Real Madrid no longer most valuable sports team

The Dallas Cowboys have overtaken La Liga giants Real Madrid as the world’s richest sports team, according to Forbes.

The financial magazine published its top 10 list of the richest teams in the world for 2016, and for the first time since 2011, Real Madrid are no longer at the top.

The NFL’s Cowboys move up one place from second with an estimated value of $4bn – that’s up from $3.2bn last year.


Real move down to second place, despite a %12.5 increase in their value to $3.65bn.

Spanish champions Barcelona, meanwhile move up to third place at $3.55bn, followed by New York’s premier baseball team, the Yankees, in fourth.

Manchester United lie in fifth place, having topped the list in 2011 and 2012.

The remaining five teams in the top 10 are all American, a mix of NFL and NBA sides.

World’s Top 10 Most Valuable Sports Teams

Dallas Cowboys $4.0bn (NFL)
Real Madrid $3.65bn (Soccer)
Barcelona $3.55bn (Soccer)
New York Yankees $3.4bn (MLB)
Manchester United $3.32bn (Soccer)
New England Patriots $3.2bn (NFL)
New York Knicks $3.0bn (NBA)
Washington Redskins $2.85bn (NFL)
New York Giants $2.8bn (NFL)
Los Angeles Lakers $2.7bn (NBA)
San Francisco 49ers $2.7bn (NFL)