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Top Ten Sports Franchises

Dallas ​Cowboys​
Dallas ​Cowboys​

The Dallas Cowboys are the world's most valuable sports team for 2016, worth about $4 billion, according to Forbes. The National Football League franchise's value popped 25 percent from last year, the publication said.

source: cnbc.com
New York ​Yankees​
New York ​Yankees​

In 2013, Forbes magazine ranked New York Yankees as the fourth most valuable sports team in the world, behind Real Madrid of La Liga, Manchester United of the Premier League and Barcelona of La Liga, a value of $2.3 billion.

Manchester ​United F
Manchester ​United F

Manchester City's home ground, the City of Manchester Stadium, is two miles outside Manchester city centre in east Manchester and Manchester United’s, Old Trafford, the largest club football ground in the United Kingdom, on the west side two miles from the city centre.

FC Barcelona​
FC Barcelona​

The FC Barcelona Foundation is an entity set up in 1994 on the suggestion of then-chairman of the Economical-Statutory Committee, Jaime Gil-Aluja. The idea was to set up a foundation that could attract financial sponsorships to support a non-profit sport company.

Real Madrid ​C
Real Madrid ​C

Real Madrid's net worth declined 2% from last year. Its 2017 market value of $3.58 billion means it falls from the most valuable soccer team (and second most valuable sports team overall) in 2016 to the third most valuable soccer team this year. Despite the dip in ranking, the Spanish soccer team won the UEFA Champions League in the 2015-2016 season and is led by soccer's highest paid athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid was the most valuable team in professional sports in 2013-2015.

New England ​Patriots​
New England ​Patriots​

The New England Patriots football team is based in Foxborough, Massachusetts, halfway between Boston and Providence. In 1999, the Patriots flirted with the idea of moving to Hartford, in what three National Football League (NFL) franchise owners called "the greatest financial deal any NFL owner has ever received".

New York ​Knicks​
New York ​Knicks​

The average NBA franchise is now worth $1.36 billion, a 3.5-fold increase over the last 5 years. The Warriors are the biggest mover, up 37% to $2.6 billion, third-highest behind the Knicks and Lakers.

source: forbes.com
New York ​Giants​
New York ​Giants​

The new stadium is a 50/50 partnership between the Giants and Jets, and while the stadium is owned by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority on paper, the two teams jointly built the stadium using private funds, and administer it jointly through New Meadowlands Stadium Corporation.

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Los Angeles ​Lakers​
Los Angeles ​Lakers​

The Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to several professional and collegiate sports teams. The Greater Los Angeles Area has ten major league professional teams: the Anaheim Ducks, the Los Angeles Angels, the Los Angeles Chargers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles FC, LA Galaxy, the Los Angeles Kings, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Los Angeles Rams.

San Francisco ​49ers​
San Francisco ​49ers​

Every year, Forbes puts together a ranking of the most valuable franchises across the world of professional sports. They rank out teams based on a variety of financial factors, and this year, the San Francisco 49ers came in at No. 9.

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