Forbes names five Premier League clubs in sports 50 most valuable teams

Five of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ made the list, dominated by NFL clubs, and all have seen their values ​​rise remarkably over the past year despite the pandemic

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Five Premier League clubs have been named to Forbes’ 50 most valuable sports teams in 2021.

Published on Friday, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been included but none are in the top 10.

Despite more than a year of dealing with the impacts of the global pandemic, the average value of Forbes’ 50 most valuable sports teams has increased 9.9% to 55% from five years ago.

Forbes uses “reported ratings for each sport over the past six months, calculated using revenue and operating income adjusted for revenue sharing, and includes each sport’s arena deal economics. team, but not the value of the real estate itself”.

La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, who have not yet officially withdrawn from the European Super League, display this prestigious label in fourth and fifth place respectively, alongside German heavyweights Bayern Munich (10th), while the other ESL absentees, Paris Saint-Germain, only rank in the standings. commune-43rd.

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Manchester United ($4.2bn/£3bn) are the highest valued English team in 11th, one place ahead of Liverpool ($4.1bn/£2.9bn).

Close behind are Manchester City, tied for 13th place ($4bn/£2.8bn) and Chelsea are halfway there ($3.2bn/£2.3bn).

Arsenal are the lowest of Premier League inclusions, 38th with a value of $2.8bn (£2bn).

More than half of the sports teams on the list are NFL clubs (26), and they include Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke’s Los Angeles Rams and Liverpool owners Boston Red Sox Fenway Sports Groups.

Notably, the Glazer family’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not on the list following last weekend’s protests outside and inside Old Trafford sparked by the recent Super League proposal.

Stan Kroenke’s Arsenal made it into the top 50 but trail their ‘Big Six’ counterparts except rivals Tottenham



The Bucs were tied for last place in the July 2020 Forbes rankings, but the effect of COVID-19 apparently did not trouble other stocks, such as Barca and Madrid, which each rose in terms ranking and value.

United fell one place, but all other English clubs included saw increases from the list; while Manchester City move up 21 places over last year, Chelsea 12 and Arsenal also move up nine positions.

Premier League champions Liverpool enter the 2020 50 in style, as the Dallas Cowboys retain top spot for the sixth straight year, above two New York-based sides.

Complete list :

  1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL, $5.7 billion)
  2. New York Yankees (MLB, $5.25 billion)
  3. New York Knicks (NBA, $5 billion)
  4. Barcelona (La Liga, $4.76 billion)
  5. Real Madrid (La Liga, $4.75)
  6. Golden State Warriors (NBA, $4.7 billion)
  7. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA, $4.6 billion)
  8. New England Patriots (NFL, $4.4 billion)
  9. New York Giants (NFL, $4.3 billion)
  10. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga, $4.21 billion)
  11. Manchester United (Premier League, $4.2 billion)
  12. Liverpool (Premier League, $4.1 billion)
  13. Los Angeles Rams (NFL, $4 billion)
  14. Manchester City (Premier League, $4 billion)
  15. San Francisco 49ers (NFL, $3.8 billion)
  16. Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB, $3.57 billion)
  17. New York Jets (NFL, $3.55 billion)
  18. Chicago Bears (NFL, $3.53 billion)
  19. Washington Football Team (NFL, $3.5 billion)
  20. Boston Red Sox (MLB, $3.47 billion)
  21. Philadelphia Eagles (NFL, $3.4 billion)
  22. Chicago Cubs (MLB, $3.36 billion)
  23. Houston Texans (NFL, $3.3 billion)
  24. Chicago Bulls (NBA, $3.3 billion)
  25. Denver Broncos (NFL, $3.2)
  26. Boston Celtics (NBA, $3.2 billion)
  27. Chelsea (Premier League, $3.2 billion)
  28. San Francisco Giants (MLB, $3.18 billion)
  29. Las Vegas Raiders (NFL, $3.1 billion)
  30. Seattle Seahawks (NFL, $3.08 billion)
  31. Green Bay Packers (NFL, $3.05 billion)
  32. Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL, $3 billion)
  33. Baltimore Ravens (NFL, $2.98 billion)
  34. Minnesota Vikings (NFL, $2.95 billion)
  35. Miami Dolphins (NFL, $2.9 billion)
  36. Atlanta Falcons (NFL, $2.88 billion)
  37. Indianapolis Colts (NFL, $2.85 billion)
  38. Arsenal (Premier League, $2.8 billion)
  39. Los Angeles Clippers (NBA, $2.75 billion)
  40. Brooklyn Nets (NBA, $2.65 billion)
  41. Los Angeles Chargers (NFL, $2.6 billion)
  42. Carolina Panthers (NFL, $2.55 billion)
  43. Kansas City Chiefs (NFL, $2.5 billion)
  44. Houston Rockets (NBA, $2.5 billion)
  45. Paris Saint-Germain (Ligue 1, $2.5 billion)
  46. New Orleans Saints (NFL, $2.48 billion)
  47. Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL, $2.45 billion)
  48. New York Mets (MLB, $2.45 billion)
  49. Dallas Mavericks (NBA, $2.45 billion)
  50. Cleveland Browns (NFL, $2.35 billion)

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Ruth J. Leeds