According to Forbes Magazine, Real Madrid is now the world’s most valuable sports franchise as they have bypassed Manchester United with a worth of $3.3 billion. As far as the Pittsburgh Steelers go, they are tied at 23rd overall with the New York Knicks with a value of $1.1 billion with.
30 of the 32 NFL teams made the top 50 this year with the Dallas Cowboys leading all teams as they ranked 5th overall with a value of $2.1 billion, which is nearly twice that of the Steelers.
As far as the AFC North goes, the Baltimore Ravens were tops in the division as they ranked 19th overall with a value of $1.157 billion.
Not only does soccer rule in the franchise value category, they also dominate in social media category as well. The magazine reports that the 32 NFL teams, combined, don\'t have as many Facebook fans and Twitter followers (60 million) then Barcelona (61 million) does.
The Steelers and their 5.4 million total friends and followers, however, are only second to the Cowboys and their 6 million total friends and followers as far as NFL teams go. The last time I checked, though, the Cowboys still trail the Steelers in Lombardi Trophies.
NFL Team Rankings In Forbes Top 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams
#5 Dallas Cowboys - $2.1 billion
#6 New England Patriots - $1.635 billion
#8 Washington Redskins - $1.6 billion
#9 New York Giants - $1.468 billion
#13 Houston Texans - $1.305 billion
#14 New York Jets - $1.284 billion
#15 Philadelphia Eagles - $1.26 billion
#16 Chicago Bears - $1.19 billion
#17 San Francisco 49ers - $1.175 billion
#18 Green Bay Packers - $1.161 billion
#19 Baltimore Ravens - $1.157 billion
#20 Indianapolis Colts - $1.154 billion
#22 Denver Broncos - $1.132 billion
#23 Pittsburgh Steelers - $1.1 billion
#25 Miami Dolphins - $1.06 billion
#26 Carolina Panthers - $1.048 billion
#27 Seattle Seahawks - $1.04 billion
#28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers - $1.033 billion
#29 Tennessee Titans - $1.011 billion
#30 Kansas City Chiefs - $1.008 billion
#34 Cleveland Browns - $987 million
#35 Minnesota ViKings - $975 million
#36 New Orleans Saints - $971 million
#38 San Diego Chargers - $936 million
#39 Arizona Cardinals - $922 million
#42 Cincinnati Bengals - $871 million
#43 Detroit Lions - $855 million
#44 Atlanta Falcons - $837 million
#46 Buffalo Bills - $805 million
#50 Oakland Raiders - $785 million