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REVEALED: Three NBA clubs rank among the world’s four most valuable sports teams with the struggling Chicago Bears ahead of Manchester United – and the Super Bowl-champion Chiefs in 33rd… so who sits at No. 1?

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Patrick Mahomes (left) and Travis Kelce play on a successful team, but in a very old stadium.
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Sportico Annual List of the most valuable teams in sports offered a variety of surprises, from the NFL’s lowly Chicago Bears at No. 12 to the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs stuck at No. 33.

A ranking that should surprise no one: the Dallas Cowboys are still at the top of the sport’s economic mountain.

The team that Jerry Jones bought for $140 million in 1989 now regularly ranks at the top of Sportico and Forbes’ annual ratings. And while Sportico didn’t include specific estimates with the top 100 list released Tuesday, the sports business website previously valued the Cowboys at $9.2 billion in August.

Meanwhile, Forbes estimated in September that the Cowboys have enjoyed an 80 percent increase in value over the past five years thanks in large part to an NFL media deal that could be worth $126 billion to the league for 2033 and the fact that Jones is an owner. the club’s cash cow with 80,000 seats, AT&T Stadium.

As for non-NFL teams, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers ranked second, third and fourth, respectively, while Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees They were in fifth place after the acquisition of Juan Soto. Interestingly, the Premier League failed to break into the top 10. And outside of Manchester United (13), the only other three football teams in the top 30 were Real Madrid (19) and Barcelona (23) of Spain, as well as Liverpool (29). ).

Patrick Mahomes (left) and Travis Kelce play on a successful team, but in a very old stadium.

Manchester United's Rasmus Hojlund is seen celebrating a December goal with Jonny Evans

Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund is seen celebrating a December goal with Jonny Evans

Juan Soto will earn $31 million in his first season in New York, but he is expected to sign for more

Juan Soto will earn $31 million in his first season in New York, but he is expected to sign for more

The most striking trend on the list has little to do with team success, but rather a team’s ability to take advantage of a modern stadium or arena. That’s probably why the Chiefs – and the 52-year-old Arrowhead Stadium – were surpassed in ranking by their rival Las Vegas Raiders (15), who benefit from the four-year-old Allegiant Stadium, home of Super Bowl LVIII . (Kansas City is currently hoping to renovate Arrowhead to increase revenue generated by the stadium)

Formula One teams made the top 100, including Ferrari (71) and Mercedes (81), while Red Bull came in at 88th.

Other football teams in the top 100 include Bayern Munich (34), Manchester City (35), Arsenal (57), Paris SG (60), Tottenham (70) and Juventus (98).

No MLS teams made Sportico’s top 100 list, and only a handful of NHL clubs ranked: Toronto Maple Leafs (82), New York Rangers (85), Chicago Blackhawks (94), Boston Bruins (97) and Philadelphia Flyers (100). .

Sportico published its top-100 list of the most valuable sports franchises on social networks

Sportico published its top-100 list of the most valuable sports franchises on social networks

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones bought the team for $140 million in 1989. It is now worth $9 billion.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones bought the team for $140 million in 1989. It is now worth $9 billion.

eBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 9.

Future Hall of Famer Stephen Curry has won four rings with the Golden State Warriors

Both LeBron James’ Lakers and Stephen Curry’s Warriors are in the top 10 on the list.

Another curious trend revealed in the Sportico rankings is that winning a title does not necessarily allow a team to move up the list.

The defending champion Chiefs (33), Denver Nuggets (61), Texas Rangers (92) and Vegas Golden Knights (unranked) are outside the top 30.

Meanwhile, the 4-13 Washington Commanders (11) continued to rank among the most valuable teams in the world, as did the 6-11 New York Giants (5) and the 4-13 New England Patriots (8).

In fact, 12 of the top 20 teams play in the NFL, which is coming off its most-watched Super Bowl in its history with 123.7 million viewers.



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