Cardinals Make List of 50 Richest Sports Franchises in the World

Pablo Tucker
July 14, 2017

The Yankees, pegged at $3.7 billion, ranked second, behind only the Cowboys at $4.2 million.

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The rankings are based on Forbes' analysis done over the previous year for all NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, soccer, NASCAR and Formula One teams.

The next three are all European soccer clubs: Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Madrid are valued as the world's fourth-richest sports team at $3.64bn, with their arch-rivals Barcelona not far behind on $3.64bn.

The latest rankings of the 50 most valuable franchises is out from Forbes Magazine and, once again, the Kansas City Chiefs are listed with a value of $1.88 billion.

After United, Madrid and Barcelona, come German giants Bayern Munich who are ranked as the 15th most valuable sports team in the world at $2.71bn. There were 29 National Football League teams on the list and the Bills, Bengals and Lions were the only teams not to crack the top 50. Other Premier League teams alongside United include Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Broncos are now valued at $2.4 billion, up 24 percent from last year's valuation by Forbes of $1.94 billion.

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