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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:

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20 #1 Manchester United

Value: $2.23 billion

Owner: Glazer family

19 #2 Real Madrid

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Value: $1.88 billion

Owner: Club members

18 #3= New York Yankees

Value: $1.85 billion

Owner: Steinbrenner family

17 #3= Dallas Cowboys

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Value: $1.85 billion

Owner: Jerry Jones

16 #5 Washington Redskins

Value: $1.56 billion

Owner: Daniel Snyder

15 #6 Los Angeles Dodgers

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Value: $1.4 billion

Owner: Guggenheim Baseball

14 #6 New England Patriots

Value: $1.4 billion

Owner: Robert Kraft

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13 #8 Barcelona

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Value: $1.31 billion

Owner: Club members

12 #9 New York Giants

Value: $1.3 billion

Owners: John Mara and Steven Tisch

11 #10 Arsenal

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Value: $1.29 billion

Owner: Stan Kroenke

10 #11 Bayern Munich

Value: $1.23 billion

Owner: Club members

9 #12 New York Jets

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Value: $1.23 billion

Owner: Robert Wood Johnson

8 #13 Houston Texans

Value: $1.2 billion

Owner: Robert McNair

7 #14 Philadelphia Eagles

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Value: $1.16 billion

Owner: Jeffrey Lurie

6 #15 Ferrari

Value: $1.1 billion

Owner: Fiat Group

5 #16 Chicago Bears

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Value: $1.09 billion

Owner: McCaskey family

4 #17 Green Bay Packers

Value: $1.09 billion

Owner: Shareholder-owned

3 #18 Baltimore Ravens

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Value: $1.09 billion

Owner: Stephen Bisciotti

2 #19 Indianapolis Colts

Value: $1.06 billion

Owner: Jim Irsay

1 #20 Denver Broncos

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Value: $1.05 billion

Owner: Patrick Bowlen

[See full list on Forbes.com]

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