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Dallas Cowboys dethrone Real Madrid to top the list of Most Valuable Sports Teams Of 2016

Bengaluru, July 14: Forbes has once again listed the top most valued teams in the world in 2016 and NFL side Dallas Cowboys tops the chart with a valuation of $4 billion.

Football clubs, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Manchester United feature in the top 5 list with 2nd, 3rd and 5th ranks respectively.

Dallas Cowboys, the most valuable sports team in 2016 (Image courtesy: Dallas Cowboys twitter handle)

This is the first time since 2011 that a football team missed out on the top position in this most valuable team list. In 2011 and 2012 English Premier League giants Manchester United were at the top of the charts and Real Madrid dominated the proceedings for the last three years.

Dallas Cowboys, owned by American business man Jerry Jones, is like the poster child of NFL who earns around $900 million for two years from NBC CBS as TV rights.

The amount money floating in the tournament clearly shows why Dallas have dethrowned Real Madrid from the most valuable teams' list.

La Liga giants Real Madrid are valued at $3.65 billion are are placed second followed by arch-rivals FC Barcelona whose valuation is $3.55 billion.

English giants Manchester United are placed in the fifth position with a net value of $3.32 billion just behind American baseball side New York Yankees ($3.4 billion)

Here is the list of top 10 most valuable sports teams in the world in 2016:

Team Value ($billion) Sport Country
Dallas Cowboys 4.00 NFL USA
Real Madrid CF 3.65 Football Spain
FC Barcelona 3.55 Football Spain
New York Yankees 3.40 MLB USA
Manchester United 3.32 Football England
New England Patriots 3.20 NFL USA
New York Knicks 3.00 NBA USA
Washington Redskins 2.85 NFL USA
New York Giants 2.80 NFL USA
Los Angeles Lakers 2.70 NBA USA

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Story first published: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 13:56 [IST]
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