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Real Madrid is world's most valuable sports team! Check out top 10

July 16, 2013 12:36 IST

Real Madrid is world's most valuable sports team!

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Real Madrid headed a trio of European soccer clubs at the top of a list of the world's 50 most valuable sports teams released by Forbes on Monday which was dominated by National Football League (NFL) franchises.

The nine-times European champions were worth $3.3 billion (2.1 billion pounds), up from $1.88 billion last year, due in large part to increased revenue from deals with Adidas and Emirates Airlines, Forbes said in a statement.

With 30 teams in the top 50, the NFL occupies 60 percent of this year's list. The average value of the top 50 teams is $1.24 billion, which is a 16 percent increase from last year.

The 20 non-NFL teams in the top 50 are comprised of seven each from MLB and soccer, three from the National Basketball Association, two from motor racing and one from the National Hockey League.

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Image: Real Madrid
Photographs: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

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Manchester United

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Manchester United

Value: $3.165 billion


Photographs: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Barcelona

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Barcelona

Value: $2.6 billion


Photographs: David Ramos/Getty Images

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New York Yankees

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New York Yankees

Value: $2.3 billion


Photographs: Andy Marlin/Getty Images

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Dallas Cowboys

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Dallas Cowboys

Value: $2.1 billion


Photographs: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

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New England Patriots

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New England Patriots

Value: $1.635 billion


Photographs: Elsa/Getty Images

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Los Angeles Dodgers

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Los Angeles Dodgers

Value: $1.615 billion


Image: Mark Ellis of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Photographs: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

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Washington Redskins

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Washington Redskins

Value: $1.6 billion


Photographs: Rob Carr/Getty Images

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New York Giants

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New York Giants

Value: $1.468 billion


Photographs: Al Bello/Getty Images

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Arsenal

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Arsenal

Value: $1.326 billion


Photographs: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
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