REAL MADRID AND MAN UTD TOP THE FORBES'S 50 MOST VALUABLE SPORTS TEAMS
Real Madrid tops the list with an estimated with of $3.3 billion which is closely followed by Manchester united at $3.165 billion. The les merengues rise to the top is aided by a healthy turnover of $650 million via ticket sales, merchandise and a lucrative TV rights deal and also a sponsorship deal with adidas and Emirates airline worth $80 million annually.
While Manchester united is helped to the to of the list by a combination of ticket sales, merchandise sales, TV rights deals and sponsorship deals (they have recently signed a new Jersey desk that would bring in $559 million over the next seven years).
Barcelona comes in at No. 3 on the list with an estimated worth of $2.6 billion. The New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys make up the top 5 with $2.3 billon and $2.1 billion in estimated value. London football outfit Arsenal rounds up the top ten position with an estimated value of $1.326 billion.