Revealed: the world's top ten most valuable sports teams

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Forbes magazine has revealed their list of the world’s most valuable sports teams.

Football plays a huge part in the rich list, with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona all sitting in the top four.

United, worth an astonishing £3.16 billion, are second with the Spanish giants following closely behind.

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But the Dallas Cowboys are well clear at $4.8 billion (£3.67bn) a 14 percent increase from last year.

When Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys in 1989 they faced closure and were losing $1 million a month.

Manchester City only find themselves 30th, while Arsenal are 39th on the list with Chelsea sitting in 46th place.

Here’s the top ten most valuable sports teams in the world – and just how much they’re worth.

<p>1: Dallas Cowboys: £3.67bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

1: Dallas Cowboys: £3.67bn

<p>2: Manchester United: £3.16bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

2: Manchester United: £3.16bn

<p>3: Real Madrid: £3.14bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

3: Real Madrid: £3.14bn

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<p>4: Barcelona: £3.11bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

4: Barcelona: £3.11bn

<p>5: The New York Yankees: £3.07bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

5: The New York Yankees: £3.07bn

<p>6: New England Patriots: £2.84bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

6: New England Patriots: £2.84bn

<p>7: New York Knicks: £2.76bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

7: New York Knicks: £2.76bn

<p>8: LA Lakers: £2.53bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

8: LA Lakers: £2.53bn

<p>9: New York Giants: £2.53bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

9: New York Giants: £2.53bn

<p>10: Golden State: £2.38bn </p>
The world’s most valuable sports teams

10: Golden State: £2.38bn

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