Top 10 richest sports teams in the world [2023]

Top 10 Richest sports teams in the world [2022]

Top 10 richest sports teams in the world [2023]

Jidechi Chidiezie 17:00 - 17.03.2023

Real Madrid and Barcelona are two of the richest sports teams in the world but find out who joins them on this rich-list.

The average value of some of the most richest sports teams in the world had jumped 9.9% from 2020 to $3.4 billion in 2021.

This rich-list is dominated by American football teams, soccer teams as well as NBA teams.

American football team, Dallas Cowboys, are once again the undisputed most valuable top spot with a valuation of $5.7 billion.

The Cowboys have maintained their No.1 ranking since 2016 after they became the first team to surpass $4 billion in value.

The NBA’s New York Knicks also makes it to the top three.

European soccer clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid, each with a valuation just above $4.7 billion also make it to the list of richest sports teams in the world as well, but no Premier League team makes the top 10 on this occasion.

Without further ado, let's take a look at the World’s Most Valuable Sports teams according to Forbes:

10. Bayern Munich (Soccer)

Bayern Munich are the most successful and richest football club in Germany
Bayern Munich are the most successful and richest football club in Germany
  • Value: $4.21 billion
  • Owner: club members
  • Founded: 27 February 1900 (122 years ago)
  • Home Ground: Allianz Arena (75,000 Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: Bundesliga (35 titles), DFB Pokal (20x winners), UEFA Champions League( 6x winners), FIFA Club World Cup (2x winners).

They are the richest football club in Germany and the 10th richest sports teams in the world.

9. New York Giants (NFL)

The New York Giants are the ninth richest sports team in the world
The New York Giants are the ninth richest sports team in the world
  • Value: $4.3 billion
  • Owner: John Mara, Steven Tisch
  • Founded: August 1, 1925 (96 years ago)
  • Home Ground: Met Life Stadium (82,500 football Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: NFL Championship(8x winners), Super Bowl (4x winners), NFC Championship(5x winners).

The NFL side are the ninth richest sports team in the world and the lowest-ranked American football team on this list.

8. New England Patriots (NFL)

The New England Patriots are 6-times Super Bowl winners and one of the richest sports teams in the world
The New England Patriots are 6-times Super Bowl winners and one of the richest sports teams in the world
  • Value: $4.4 billion
  • Owner: Robert Kraft
  • Founded: November 16, 1959 (62 years ago)
  • Home Ground: Gillette Stadium (65,878 Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: NFL Championship(22x winners), Super Bowl (6x winners), NFC Championship(11x winners).

 

7. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Wenyen Gabriel and LeBron James make the Los Angeles Lakers one of the richest sports teams in the world (LA Lakers)
Wenyen Gabriel and LeBron James make the Los Angeles Lakers one of the richest sports teams in the world (LA Lakers)
  • Value: $4.6 billion
  • Owner: Jerry Buss Family Trusts, Philip Anschutz
  • Founded: 1947 (75 years ago)
  • Home Ground: Crypto.com Arena (19,079 Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: NBA Championships (17x winners), Conference titles (19x winners), Division titles (33x winners).

The Lakers are the lowest-ranked of the three Basketball teams on this list of the richest sports teams in the world.

6. Golden State Warriors (NBA)

The Golden State Warriors are one of three basketball teams in the list of the richest teams in the world
The Golden State Warriors are one of three basketball teams in the list of the richest teams in the world
  • Value: $4.7 billion
  • Owner: Joe Lacob, Peter Gruber
  • Founded: 1946 (76 years ago)
  • Home Ground: Chase Center (18,064 Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: NBA Championships(7x winners), Conference titles (7x winners), Division titles (12x winners).

The Warriors are the most successful NBA side in recent years and are the current champions. Their fame and value have skyrocketed, and they are the 5th richest sports team in the world

5. Real Madrid (Soccer)

Real Madrid won the Champions League and La Liga in 2022 as they continue to rank amongst the richest sports teams in the world
Real Madrid won the Champions League and La Liga in 2022 as they continue to rank amongst the richest sports teams in the world
  • Value: $4.75 billion
  • Owner: Club members
  • Founded: 6 March 1902 (120 years ago)
  • Home Ground: Santiago Bernabeu (81,044 Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: La Liga (35 titles), Copa del Rey (19x winners), SuperCopa de Espana (17x winners), UEFA Champions League( 14x winners), FIFA Club World Cup (4x winners).

Real Madrid are the most successful team in the most lucrative club competition in the world, the Champions League, helping them rank among the richest sports teams in the world.

4. Barcelona (Soccer)

FC Barcelona are the richest football team in the world and the fourth richest sports team in the world
FC Barcelona are the richest football team in the world and the fourth richest sports team in the world
  • Value: $4.76 billion
  • Owner: Club members
  • Founded: 29 November 1899 (122 years ago)
  • Home Ground: Spotify Camp Nou (99,354 Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: La Liga (26 titles), Copa del Rey (31x winners), SuperCopa de Espana (13x winners), UEFA Champions League( 5x winners), FIFA Club World Cup (3x winners).

Barcelona are the richest soccer team on the planet and the third-richest sports team in the world.

3. New York Knicks (NBA)

New York Knicks are valued at $5 billion to make them Top 3 richest sports team in the world
New York Knicks are valued at $5 billion to make them Top 3 richest sports team in the world
  • Value: $5 billion
  • Owner: Madison Square Garden Sports
  • Founded: 1946 (76 years ago)
  • Home Ground: Madison Square Garden (19,812 Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: NBA Championships(2x winners), Conference titles (4x winners), Division titles (8x winners).

The Knicks are the most valuable NBA team in the world, but they are only the third-richest sports team in the world.

2. New York Yankees (MLB)

MLB giants New York Yankees are the second richest sports team in the world in 2022
MLB giants New York Yankees are the second richest sports team in the world in 2022
  • Value: $5.25 billion
  • Owner: Steinbrenner family
  • Founded: 1903 (119 years ago)
  • Home Ground: Yankee Stadium II (50,960 Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: World Series title (27x winners), AL Pennants(40x winners), AL East Division (20x winners), Wild Card berths(9).

The Yankees are the only MLB team that features on this list. However, they are the second-richest team in the world.

1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL)

Dallas Cowboys are the richest sports team in the world
Dallas Cowboys are the richest sports team in the world
  • Value: $5.7 billion
  • Owner: Jerry Jones
  • Founded: January 28, 1960 (62 years ago)
  • Home Ground: AT&T Stadium (80,000 Capacity)
  • Notable Honours: NFL Championship(24x winners), Super Bowl (5x winners), NFC Championship(10x winners).

The richest sports team in the world is non-other than the Dallas Cowboys. The NFL team, valued at $5.7 billion, is the most valuable sports team in the world. 

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