Man United most valuable sports franchise
NEW YORK, July 17: Manchester United is the most valuable franchise in sports at $2.23 billion, according to Forbes magazineīs annual survey.
The English Premier League team, owned by the same American family that owns the NFLīs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is ranked on top thanks to lucrative global sponsorship deals.
Second is Real Madrid, at $1.88 billion. The New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys are tied for third at $1.85 billion.
Rounding out the top five are the Washington Redskins at $1.56 billion.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and New England Patriots are tied for sixth at $1.40 billion, followed by Barcelona at $1.31 billion, the New York Giants at $1.30 billion, and Arsenal at 1.29 billion. The Dodgers recently were sold for $2 billion, the most for any professional sports team.