Forbes magazine recently published a list of the top 50 sports clubs in the world with the highest value. Of the 10 most expensive sports clubs on the planet, 7 come from the US, 2 from Spain and the UK 1.
As with the general trend of the world, team clubs like football, soccer, baseball and basketball should still make a profit. Compared to last year, the clubs all have a slight decrease in value, the American football club Cowboys still maintained the No. 1 position but decreased $ -0.8 billion.
Compared to last year’s rankings, the second place of soccer (MU club) was beaten by the New York Yankees baseball club quite spectacularly. So the two leading positions belong to American football and baseball clubs. King of sports soccer only ranked 3rd. Last season Real play not really well, club value dropped 0.6 billion USD but still guaranteed them 3rd place.
Monopolizing the top spot is Dallas Cowboys football team of famous boss Jerry Jones with the value of 4 billion USD. The Steinbrenner family, the New York Yankees baseball team, is second with 3.7 billion USD. The two giants of Spanish football, Real Madrid (£ 3.4 billion) and Barcelona (worth £ 3.23 billion), are honored to make the top 10 with third and fourth place, respectively.
In the past season, MU has not won any titles. Even, they could not win tickets to the Glazer Champions League, Manchester United only finished in sixth place in the Premier League.
According to Forbes’s valuation, the value of MU at this time is about 3.06 billion pounds. They have dropped from 2nd to 6th place in the ranking of the most valuable sports teams in the world.
The remaining teams in the top 10 are all sports clubs in the US. Meanwhile, the top 50 also witnessed only 5 more soccer teams. Bayern Munich ranked 17th with £ 2.43 billion. Man City ranked 25th (£ 2.16 billion), Chelsea ranked 32 (£ 2.08 billion), Arsenal ranked 42 (£ 1.82 billion) and Liverpool ranked 45 (£ 1.75 billion). The main reason is due to the rapidly increasing player prices in the transfer market.