Forbes: Real Madrid Is World’s Most-Valuable Sports Team; Dodgers Ranked 6th At $2 Billion
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Just as the Germans won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Forbes released the list of world’s most-valuable sports teams.
Soccer swept the top 3, with Real Madrid ($3.44 billion) keeping the top spot over FC Barcelona ($3.2 billion) as the most-valuable franchises in the world.
After Manchester United at third, the New York Yankees follow the Reds Devils at four, who are worth an estimated valuation of $2.5 billion.
At No. 6, Forbes values the Los Angeles Dodgers at $2 billion, overtaking the spot over the New England Patriots from the 2013 list.
The Guggenhiem-owned club is in its first year of a television deal with Time Warne Cable that’s worth a total of $8.35 billion for 25 years.
The Los Angeles Lakers, coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history, are ranked by Forbes at $1.5 billion.
Just like the Dodgers, the Lakers also have a massive deal with TWC that is worth $3.6 billion for 20 years.
The German club Bayern Munich, who has a lot of of players on the German national team, has been creeping up the list. This year, they’re at seven.
1. Real Madrid
2. FC Barcelona
3. Manchester United
4. New York Yankees
5. Dallas Cowboys
6. LA Dodgers
7. Bayern Munich
8. New England Patriots
9. Washington Redskins
10. New York Giants
11. Boston Red Sox
12. Houston Texans
13. New York Knicks
14. New York Jets
15. Los Angeles Lakers