Most Valuable Sports Teams 2012 – Richest Teams

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European football clubs took the top two spots among the world’s most valuable teams. According the 2012 World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams compiled by Forbes magazine, Manchester United is now the richest sports team valued at $2.23 billion. Real Madrid valued second with $1.88 billion. The Spanish champions Real and 2011 European champions Barca have seen decreases in the value of their brands. The top 50 is dominated by United States teams. Take a look at the top 20:

#1 Manchester United

Value: $2.23 billion
Owner: Glazer family

#2 Real Madrid

Value: $1.88 billion
Owner: Club members

#3= New York Yankees

Value: $1.85 billion
Owner: Steinbrenner family

#3= Dallas Cowboys

Value: $1.85 billion
Owner: Jerry Jones

#5 Washington Redskins

Value: $1.56 billion
Owner: Daniel Snyder

#6 Los Angeles Dodgers

Value: $1.4 billion
Owner: Guggenheim Baseball

#6 New England Patriots

Value: $1.4 billion
Owner: Robert Kraft

#8 Barcelona

Value: $1.31 billion
Owner: Club members

#9 New York Giants

Value: $1.3 billion
Owners: John Mara and Steven Tisch

#10 Arsenal

Value: $1.29 billion
Owner: Stan Kroenke

#11 Bayern Munich

Value: $1.23 billion
Owner: Club members

#12 New York Jets

Value: $1.23 billion
Owner: Robert Wood Johnson

#13 Houston Texans

Value: $1.2 billion
Owner: Robert McNair

#14 Philadelphia Eagles

Value: $1.16 billion
Owner: Jeffrey Lurie

#15 Ferrari

Value: $1.1 billion
Owner: Fiat Group

#16 Chicago Bears

Value: $1.09 billion
Owner: McCaskey family

#17 Green Bay Packers

Value: $1.09 billion
Owner: Shareholder-owned

#18 Baltimore Ravens

Value: $1.09 billion
Owner: Stephen Bisciotti

#19 Indianapolis Colts

Value: $1.06 billion
Owner: Jim Irsay

#20 Denver Broncos

Value: $1.05 billion
Owner: Patrick Bowlen

[See full list on Forbes.com]

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Most Valuable Sports Teams 2012 – Richest Teams