Sport
Real Madrid, Barcelona top rich list
Publish Date: Jul 17, 2014
Real Madrid, Barcelona top rich list
Real Madrid players in action
  • mail
  • img
newvision

NEW YORK - Spain may have been embarrassingly dethroned as World Cup holders, but Real Madrid and Barcelona are still champions at making money after they were named as the world's two richest sports franchises.

For the second successive year, Forbes business magazine tagged European champions Real Madrid, where Cristiano Ronaldo plays, as the number one sports team with a value of $3.44 billion.

Barcelona, the home of Lionel Messi, Neymar and now the notorious Luis Suarez, are second in the chart with a current value of $3.2 billion, while English giants Manchester United are ranked at three at $2.81 billion despite their miserable season.

The only other football club in the top 10 are German champions Bayern Munich whose current value of $1.85 billion is good enough for seventh spot.

 
FC Barcelona's new player Brazilian Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (R) poses with Barcelona's President Sandro Rosell at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, on June 3, 2013. AFP PHOTO

The rest of the top 10 is from Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

The New York Yankees are number four, valued at $2.5 billion with the Dallas Cowboys, worth $2.3 billion, holding the fifth place.

With 30 teams in the top 50, for the second consecutive year, the NFL occupies 60% of this year's list.

The average value of the top 50 teams is $1.34 billion, which is an 8% increase from last year, according to Forbes which has been rating the world's leading sports clubs since 1998.

The New York Mets were one of three teams that dropped off this year's list of the top 50 -- the other drop-offs include the Oakland Raiders in the NFL and McLaren in Formula 1.

Forbes top 10:


1. Real Madrid $3.44 billion, 2. Barcelona $3.2 billion, 3. Manchester United $2.81 billion, 4. New York Yankees $2.5 billion, 5. Dallas Cowboys $2.3 billion, 6. Los Angeles Dodgers $2.0 billion, 7. Bayern Munich $1.85 billion, 8. New England Patriots $1.8 billion, 9. Washington Redskins $1.7 billion, 10. New York Giants $1.55 billion.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
FUFA Junior League: Sunday football
SC Villa Jogoo host Nsambya at Villa Park today as the first round of the FUFA Junior League winds up....
Seals maintain tempo at swimming gala
Nuwa Senkebe shot the works and added four gold medals in the 50m breast stroke, 400m freestyle, 500m backstroke and 50m freestyle....
CHAN: Uganda advances to next round despite draw
Uganda has progressed to the next round of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2016 qualifiers despite a 1-1 draw against Tanzania in the second leg tie....
CHAN: Micho releases Cranes final squad to battle Tanzania
Uganda Cranes tactician has released the final squad to face the Taifa Star of Tanzania in the return leg of the first round of the CHAN qualifiers....
Seals continue to excel at invitation gala
Seals Swim Club's Mercedes Mwebeiha and Jeremy Ryant continued with their winning ways, bagging 3 gold each as the Seals Invitational Swimming Championship entered day-two....
Pool League: Kingpin Gumikiriza confident of victory
Skin Samona Pool Club team captain Alfred ‘Black Sheep’ Gumikiriza has promised table leaders Gals 'fire' when the two teams clash in the national league on Sunday....
Do you think Ugandan graduates are the worst in the region?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter