Forbes rate Arsenal as 7th most valuable sports franchise in world

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Forbes magazine has rated Arsenal as the 7th most valuable sports franchise in the world assessing the club’s worth, following Stan Kroenke’s takeover, at $1.19 billion. Last year the Gunners placed 8th in the rankings valued at $1.18 billion.

Manchester United top the 2011 list valued at $1.86 billion, while Spanish giants Real Madrid, 5th,  make up the third football club in the top ten.

German side Bayern Munich (19th), Champions League winners Barcelona (26th), Serie A champions AC Milan (34th), Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea (46th) and Italian giants Juventus (49th) are the only other football sides to make the top fifty.

The rest of the top fifty is made up predominantly of NFL sides although baseball’s New York Yankees place 3rd, while Formula 1 giants Ferrari (13th) and McLaren (37th) also break up the dominance of American Football sides.

Top Fifty Franchises

  1. Manchester United / Football / $1.86 billion
  2. Dallas Cowboys / NFL / $1.81 billion
  3. New York Yankees / MLB / $1.7 billion
  4. Washington Redskins / NFL / $1.55 billion
  5. Real Madrid / Football / $1.45 billion
  6. New England Patriots / NFL / $1.37 billion
  7. Arsenal / Football / $1.19 billion
  8. New York Giants / NFL / $1.18 billion
  9. Houston Texans / NFL / $1.17 billion
  10. New York Jets / NFL / $1.14 billion
  11. Philadelphia Eagles / NFL / $1.12 billion
  12. Baltimore Ravens / NFL / $1.07 billion
  13. Ferrari / Formula 1 / $1.07 billion
  14. Chicago Bears / NFL / $1.07 billion
  15. Denver Broncos / NFL / $1.05 billion
  16. Idianapolis Colts / NFL / $1.04 billion
  17. Carolina Panthers / NFL / $1.04 billion
  18. Tampa Bay Buccaneers / NFL / $1.03 billion
  19. Bayern Munich / Football / $1.03 billion
  20. Green Bay Packers / NFL / $1.02 billion
  21. Cleveland Browns / NFL / $1.02 billion
  22. Miami Dolphins / NFL / $1.01 billion
  23. Pittsburgh Steelers / NFL / $996 million
  24. Tennessee Titans / NFL / $994 million
  25. Seattle Seahawks / NFL / $989 million
  26. Barcelona / Football / $975 million
  27. Kansas City Chiefs / NFL / $965 million
  28. New Orleans Saints / NFL / $955 million
  29. San Francisco 49ers / NFL / $925 million
  30. Arizona Cardinals / NFL / $919 million
  31. Boston Red Sox / MLB / $912 million
  32. San Diego Chargers / NFL / $907 million
  33. Cincinnati Bengals / NFL / $905 million
  34. AC Milan / Football / $838 million
  35. Atlanta Falcons / NFL / $831 million
  36. Detroit Lions / NFL / $817 million
  37. McLaren / Formula 1 / $815 million
  38. Los Angeles Dodgers / MLB / $800 million
  39. Buffalo Bills/ NFL / $799 million
  40. St. Louis Rams / NFL / $779 million
  41. Minnesota Vikings / NFL / $774 million
  42. Chicago Cubs / MLB / $773 million
  43. Oakland Raiders / NFL / $758 million
  44. New York Mets /MLB / $747 million
  45. Jacksonville Jaguars / NFL / $725 million
  46. Chelsea / Football / $658 million
  47. New York Knicks / NBA / $655 million
  48. Los Angeles Lakers / NBA / $643 million
  49. Juventus / Football / $628 million
  50. Philadelphia Phillies / MLB / $609 million

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