Latest statistics released by Forbes magazine say that Real Madrid has been overtaken by American NFL’s Dallas Cowboys as the world’s most valuable sports team.
The La Liga giant had been on top of the rankings for the past three years, and the Cowboys’ jump marks the first time since 2011 a football club has not occupied the top spot.
However, Real Madrid remains the most valuable football club in the world with a calculated value of $3.65 billion (€3.29 billion), topping a list of eight clubs to make the rankings.
La Liga rivals Barcelona is just a spot behind on the list with a value $3.55 billion (€3.20 billion).
On Most Valuable Sports Club, Manchester United was the next football club ranked — fifth overall — with a value of 3.32 billion (€2.99 billion).
Rounding out the other football clubs was Bayern Munich at No. 12 ($2.68bn, €2.41bn), Arsenal at No. 23 ($2.02bn, €1.82bn), Manchester City at No. 28 ($1.92bn, €1.73bn), Chelsea at No. 36 ($1.67bn, €1.50bn), and Liverpool at No. 41 ($1.55bn, €1.40bn).
In addition to its value, Real Madrid also led all teams in revenue, generating $694 million during the 2014-15 season.
Most valuable sports teams Cowboys $4B Real Madrid $3.65B Barcelona $3.55B Yankees $3.4B Man United $3.32B
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