In a surprising turn of events, NFL club Dallas Cowboys have been named the most valuable sports team in the world by Forbes, dethroning previous year’s toppers, Real Madrid. It has been the first time in half a decade that a non-football (soccer) club has made it to the top of the list.
The Cowboys moved up one place with an estimated value of $4bn (£3.02bn), up from $3.2bn (£2.4bn) last year, an increase of 25%. Last year’s toppers Real Madrid made $3.65bn (£2.75bn), a 12.5% rise since last year.
Barcelona move one spot up to third with a value of $3.55bn (£2.68bn). Manchester United, who came first in 2011 and 2012, came 5th with a revenue of $3.32bn (£2.5bn).
No other European football team made it to the top 10 of the list.
Top Five Football Teams:
Real Madrid 3.65 – 2nd
Barcelona 3.55 – 3rd
Man United 3.32 – 5th
Bayern Munich 2.68 – 12th
Arsenal 2.02 -23rd
Man City 1.92 -28th
( Sum In Billions)