NFL: Dallas Cowboys Listed as the 3rd Most Valuable Sports Team in the World

Luis CamposAnalyst IJuly 17, 2012

On Monday, the publishing and media company Forbes announced their list of the 50 most valuable sports teams in the world. 

The list was topped by the popular European soccer teams Manchester United and Real Madrid—worth of $2.23 billion and $1.88 billion respectively. 

Tied for third place on the list was America's team, the Dallas Cowboys, a spot they shared with the New York Yankees. Both teams were reported to be worth approximately $1.85 billion. 

According to Forbes, the $1.85 billion Dallas Cowboys owed a large percentage of their financial stability to their $1.2 billion stadium, which nets a $100 million annual source of revenue. The Cowboys' sponsors, AT&T, Bank of America, Ford Motor and PepsiCo, also contributed to the team's total value—adding $60 million to the Cowboy's worth. 

Other NFL football teams on Forbes' top 10 include the Washington Redskins ($1.56 billion), the New England Patriots ($1.4 billion) and the New York Giants ($1.3 billion). Noticeably, three of teams on the top 10 list are part of the NFC East division—missing were the Philadelphia Eagles, who came in at No. 14 on the list with a net worth of $1.16 billion.

Click here for the full list of sports franchises that made the list.


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