The 10 Most Valuable Sport Clubs In The World
Real Madrid (Soccer)
Value- $3.3 billion
Owners- Club members
The world’s richest team signed Gareth Bale in the summer for £85million, which is a pittance to them. In the 2011-12 season Madrid made £650million and Los Merengues have recently signed deals with Adidas and Emirates Airlines which will net them £80million yearly. They also average around 1.4million in shirt sales. They are now among the favourites in the Titan Bet best odds for the Champions League this season.
Manchester United (Soccer)
Value- $3.165 billion
Owner- Glazer family
Always up there with the big boys in the Premier League odds, the English giants always seem to be breaking records, whether that be trophies won or sponsorship deals. Currently in talks with Nike for a rumoured £1billion shirt deal, United also have a record shirt sponsorship deal with Chevrolet that starts in 2014 worth $559million over seven years. On top of this, United manages to sell around 1.4million replica jerseys.
Owner- Club members
Until recently Barcelona never had a shirt sponsor, but are now in a deal with Qatar Sports Investments, worth around $38million yearly. The club manages to sell over a million replica shirts and their stadium holds nearly 100,000 people and is sold-out for every match, so it isn’t hard to see how they make their money!
New York Yankees (Baseball)
Owner- Steinbrenner Family
One of the most famous teams in the world, last year they sold part of their cable channel YES to the Fox network. From this deal they get $85million a year and by 2042 that figure will reach $350million.
Dallas Cowboys (American Football)
Value- $2.1 billion
Owner- Jerry Jones
The most valuable team in the NFL since 2007, they have the highest sponsorship and seating revenues. Mobile company AT&T pay the Cowboys $17-19million yearly for the naming rights of their stadium. The stadium itself can hold over 100,000 people.
New England Patriots (American Football)
Value- $1.635 billion
Owner: Robert Kraft
Backed by the might of the Kraft food company, the Pats have sold out every game at the Gillette stadium and have 60,000 people on a waiting list for season tickets. They also net $8million a year from Gillette.
Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball)
Value: $1.615 billion
Owner: Guggenheim baseball
The Dodgers are in the final stages of finalizing a 25-year deal with Time Warner Cable, which has been rumoured to be upwards of $8.5billion. With a 56,000 capacity stadium expect to see the Dodgers advance up the list in years to come.
Washington Redskins (American Football)
Owner: Daniel Snyder
The Redskins FedEx stadium is the second largest in the NFL and nets them nearly $8million yearly, while star player Robert Griffin III broke NFL records for the most replica shirts sold.
New York Giants (American Football)
Owners: John Mara, Steven Tisch
The Giants share the MetLife stadium with the New York Jets, which nets them $425milllion over 25 years. They have a solid fan base and their stadium sells out regularly. They are currently in negotiations with potential sponsors for their training ground.
Owner: Stan Kroenke
The London based team made £149million in matchday revenue during the 2011-12 season, which was the third highest in soccer. Backed by the millions of Stan Kroenke and his wife, an heiress to the Wal-Mart empire, they also have Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov injecting money into the club. In 2012 Arsenal signed an extension with Emirates Airline worth £150 million, which sees them sponsor the shirts and the stadium. Arsenal sell 800,000 plus shirts a year and there is a rumoured 40,000 person waiting list for a season ticket.