Real Madrid beats Man U to top Forbes' most valuable teams list
Real Madrid's new coach Carlo Ancelotti speaks during a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, July 15, 2013 12:34PM EDT
NEW YORK -- Real Madrid tops Forbes' list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.
Forbes says Real Madrid is worth $3.3 billion. The Spanish power moved up a spot from No. 2 last year.
Man United, which was No. 1 last year, is worth $3.17 million. Barcelona, Real Madrid's fierce rival and Spanish League champions last season, is worth $2.6 billion.
The New York Yankees are fourth with a value of $2.3 billion and the Dallas Cowboys are fifth at $2.1 billion.
Thirty of the 32 NFL teams made the list, along with seven baseball teams and seven soccer teams.