Valuable Teams

1st: Man United may have lost the Premier League title on last day of the season in heartbreaking fashion to Manchester City but Red Devils still lay claim to another title: World’s most valuable sports team. Forbes estimates Man Utd is now worth $2.23 billion, 19% more than No 2 Real Madrid. (Reuters)
1st: Man United may have lost the Premier League title on last day of the season in heartbreaking fashion to Manchester City but Red Devils still lay claim to another title: World’s most valuable sports team. Forbes estimates Man Utd is now worth $2.23 billion, 19% more than No 2 Real Madrid. (Reuters)
2nd: Real Madrid, which won 32nd La Liga title this year, had the highest revenues of any soccer team during the 2010-11 season and was the most profitable team in all of sports during 2011, with operating income of $214 mn. (Reuters)
2nd: Real Madrid, which won 32nd La Liga title this year, had the highest revenues of any soccer team during the 2010-11 season and was the most profitable team in all of sports during 2011, with operating income of $214 mn. (Reuters)
3rd: The New York Yankees are part of a money making enterprise that also includes the sports channel YES Network and Legends Hospitality. The enterprise value for all three is estimated to be $5.5 billion. (Reuters)
3rd: The New York Yankees are part of a money making enterprise that also includes the sports channel YES Network and Legends Hospitality. The enterprise value for all three is estimated to be $5.5 billion. (Reuters)
4th: A master salesman, Dallas Cowboys owner has attracted the NBA All-Star game, the Super Bowl, a Manny Pacquiao fight, soccer matches, concerts and more to Cowboys Stadium since the $1.2 billion venue opened in 2009. (AP)
4th: A master salesman, Dallas Cowboys owner has attracted the NBA All-Star game, the Super Bowl, a Manny Pacquiao fight, soccer matches, concerts and more to Cowboys Stadium since the $1.2 billion venue opened in 2009. (AP)
5th: Washington Redskins have made the playoffs only three times since Dan Snyder bought the team in 1999 but that hasn't stopped fans from flocking to FedEx Field and making the Redskins the NFL's most profitable team. (Reuters)
5th: Washington Redskins have made the playoffs only three times since Dan Snyder bought the team in 1999 but that hasn't stopped fans from flocking to FedEx Field and making the Redskins the NFL's most profitable team. (Reuters)
6th: Frank McCourt sold the LA Dodgers in April through a bankruptcy court-led auction to Guggenheim Baseball for $2 bn. The new ownership group includes great Magic Johnson, former Atlanta Braves president Stan Kasten and film producer Peter Guber. (Reuters)
6th: Frank McCourt sold the LA Dodgers in April through a bankruptcy court-led auction to Guggenheim Baseball for $2 bn. The new ownership group includes great Magic Johnson, former Atlanta Braves president Stan Kasten and film producer Peter Guber. (Reuters)
6th: New England Patriots are one of the NFL's best-run teams on and off the field. The Patriots have sold out every game at Gillette Stadium since it opened in 2002. (AP)
6th: New England Patriots are one of the NFL's best-run teams on and off the field. The Patriots have sold out every game at Gillette Stadium since it opened in 2002. (AP)
8th: Barcelona has won two UEFA Champions League titles over the past four seasons, riding the golden feet of Lionel Messi. The team's broadcasting revenue of $266 million was tops among all soccer teams in 2011. (AP)
8th: Barcelona has won two UEFA Champions League titles over the past four seasons, riding the golden feet of Lionel Messi. The team's broadcasting revenue of $266 million was tops among all soccer teams in 2011. (AP)
9th: NY Giants celebrated their 2nd Super Bowl title in 5 seasons in February, led by MVP Eli Manning. (Reuters)
9th: NY Giants celebrated their 2nd Super Bowl title in 5 seasons in February, led by MVP Eli Manning. (Reuters)
10th: Arsenal's match day revenue of $150 mn in 2011 was 4th highest among soccer teams. Gunners' commercial revenue was $74 mn in 2011, but got a boost last season due to new sponsorship agreements with Carlsberg and Betsson. (Reuters)
10th: Arsenal's match day revenue of $150 mn in 2011 was 4th highest among soccer teams. Gunners' commercial revenue was $74 mn in 2011, but got a boost last season due to new sponsorship agreements with Carlsberg and Betsson. (Reuters)

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