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Most Valuable Sports Teams 2012 - Richest Teams

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:

20 #1 Manchester United

Value: $2.23 billionOwner: Glazer family

19 #2 Real Madrid

Value: $1.88 billionOwner: Club members

18 #3= New York Yankees

Value: $1.85 billionOwner: Steinbrenner family

17 #3= Dallas Cowboys

Value: $1.85 billionOwner: Jerry Jones

16 #5 Washington Redskins

Value: $1.56 billionOwner: Daniel Snyder

15 #6 Los Angeles Dodgers

Value: $1.4 billionOwner: Guggenheim Baseball

14 #6 New England Patriots

Value: $1.4 billionOwner: Robert Kraft

13 #8 Barcelona

Value: $1.31 billionOwner: Club members

12 #9 New York Giants

Value: $1.3 billionOwners: John Mara and Steven Tisch

11 #10 Arsenal

Value: $1.29 billionOwner: Stan Kroenke

10 #11 Bayern Munich

Value: $1.23 billionOwner: Club members

9 #12 New York Jets

Value: $1.23 billionOwner: Robert Wood Johnson

8 #13 Houston Texans

Value: $1.2 billionOwner: Robert McNair

7 #14 Philadelphia Eagles

Value: $1.16 billionOwner: Jeffrey Lurie

6 #15 Ferrari

Value: $1.1 billionOwner: Fiat Group

5 #16 Chicago Bears

Value: $1.09 billionOwner: McCaskey family

4 #17 Green Bay Packers

Value: $1.09 billionOwner: Shareholder-owned

3 #18 Baltimore Ravens

Value: $1.09 billionOwner: Stephen Bisciotti

2 #19 Indianapolis Colts

Value: $1.06 billionOwner: Jim Irsay

1 #20 Denver Broncos

Value: $1.05 billionOwner: Patrick Bowlen

[See full list on Forbes.com]

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