The Dallas Cowboys: World's most valuable team

Published: Sep 8, 2016 07:33:58 AM IST
Updated: Sep 8, 2016 10:24:35 AM IST

This is a terrific time to own a professional sports team: Blockbuster TV deals inked over the last several years have turbocharged franchise values. The 50 most valuable teams are now worth an average of $2.2 billion, up 26 percent over just a year ago.

With 27 teams in the top 50, the NFL reigns supreme. The Dallas Cowboys top the list, thanks in part to $125 million from premium seating and $120 million from sponsorships—football’s highest. In a first since 2010, a soccer franchise didn’t come out on top. (Manchester United wore the crown from 2010 to 2012; Real Madrid did so the last three years.) For the full list, visit .


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