Top 10 richest sports teams in the world [2022]

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 the some of the most valuable sports teams on the planet 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 as well, but no Premier League team makes top 10 on this occasion.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the Top 10 Richest football clubs by net value according to Forbes:

The World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams

10. Bayern Munich (Soccer)

Bayern Munich are the most successful football club in Germany
Bayern Munich are the most successful 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).

9. New York Giants (NFL)

New York Giants
New York Giants
  • 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).

8. New England Patriots (NFL)

New England Patriots
New England Patriots
  • 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 (LA Lakers)
Wenyen Gabriel and LeBron James (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).

6. Golden State Warriors (NBA)

Golden State Warriors
Golden State Warriors
  • 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).

5. Real Madrid (Soccer)

Real Madrid won the Champions League and La Liga in 2022
Real Madrid won the Champions League and La Liga in 2022
  • 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).

4. Barcelona (Soccer)

FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona
  • 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).

3. New York Knicks (NBA)

New York Knicks
New York Knicks
  • 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).

2. New York Yankees (MLB)

New York Yankees
New York Yankees
  • 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).

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).

Source: PulseNG

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