Bengaluru, July 14: Forbes has once again listed the top most valued teams in the world in 2016 and NFL side Dallas Cowboys tops the chart with a valuation of $4 billion.
This is the first time since 2011 that a football team missed out on the top position in this most valuable team list. In 2011 and 2012 English Premier League giants Manchester United were at the top of the charts and Real Madrid dominated the proceedings for the last three years.
Dallas Cowboys, owned by American business man Jerry Jones, is like the poster child of NFL who earns around $900 million for two years from NBC CBS as TV rights.
The amount money floating in the tournament clearly shows why Dallas have dethrowned Real Madrid from the most valuable teams' list.
La Liga giants Real Madrid are valued at $3.65 billion are are placed second followed by arch-rivals FC Barcelona whose valuation is $3.55 billion.
English giants Manchester United are placed in the fifth position with a net value of $3.32 billion just behind American baseball side New York Yankees ($3.4 billion)
Here is the list of top 10 most valuable sports teams in the world in 2016:
|Real Madrid CF||3.65||Football||Spain|
|New York Yankees||3.40||MLB||USA|
|New England Patriots||3.20||NFL||USA|
|New York Knicks||3.00||NBA||USA|
|New York Giants||2.80||NFL||USA|
|Los Angeles Lakers||2.70||NBA||USA|