A team is a group of persons associated together in any work, a Sports team, is a group of persons who are selected to contend on one side in a game. Its composition varies depending on the rules of the game, from 2-person Tennis doubles, Lawn tennis, Squash to 4 person quarter athletics, 5 person Basketball,9 Baseball, even beyond to 11 people in a soccer team and American football team,15 in a rugby team and so on. { Richest Teams In The World 2018 }

Sport teams, especially in American Football League(NFL), National Hockey League(NHL), Basketball(NBA), Major League Baseball(MLB), Motor Sport(F1), SOCCER(Association Football) and Stock-Car Racing (NASCAR) are been analyzed by Forbes, an American Magazine, committed to the global rankings of individuals, companies, sports and so on since 2010. The Sports teams ranking was based on TV contracts, Labour players deal, Market size, Fan appeal, operating profits, international cross overpotentials, history, winning championships and titles, brand endorsements and other investments value. Based on all these considered indices Forbes published the top richest teams in the world and the top ten teams are analyzed below:



Dallas Cowboys, nick-named, “American’s team”, “Doomsday Defense”, is a sporting franchise created by Oilman Clint Murchison Jr, on January 1, 1960, to compete in the National football league. The team is presently headquartered in the Ford Center, Frisco, Texas and plays it’s home games at the largest domed stadium in the World, AT & T stadium. The present Management is headed by Jerry Jones who triples as the Owner, President, and Manager, while the COO is Stephen Jones. The current head coach of the Dallas Cowboys is Jason Garrett.

World Richest Team

Dallas Cowboy – World Richest Team

The Football team has a rich history of winning 5 league championships,10 conference championships,22 division championships and 32 playoff appearances and set an unchallenged record in the NFL of 20 straight winning seasons from 1966-85.16 Cowboys are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of  Fame.

The team holds some valuation record as the first sports team to be valued at $4bn in 2015 and the first US sports team to generate $600m as revenue in 2014 and the most valuable franchise in the NFL. Currently, the team is ranked the most valuable sporting team with a valuation of $4.2bn for the second year running.


NEW YORK YANKEES, nick-named the “Yanks”, “Bronx Bombers”, “The Pinstripers”, “The Evil Empire’, “Murderer’s row”, is a sporting franchise created to compete in the National Baseball League, in 1901. The team is presently headquartered in the New York City borough of Bronx and plays it ‘s home games at the Yankee stadium. The present management is the Yankee Global Enterprises under the Steinbrenner family. The team is presently managed by Aaron Boone.

Richest Teams In The World

New York Yankees – Second Richest Team In The World

The Baseball team has a very intimidating history boasting of 27 world series titles,40 American League Pennants,16 East division titles, 6 Wild Card berths. The team has the honor of having 44 of its players including baseball legends Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Yogi Berra, Whitney Ford etc and 11 of its coaches down history inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

The team has a valuation record of $3.70 billion, a 9% increase from 2016 $.making it rise 2 places to rank 2 on the richest sports team list.


Manchester United, FC,nick-named the Red Devil, is a professional soccer team founded as the Newton Heath LYR FC in 1878 and later Manchester United, in 1902, competing in the Premier League of English football. The team is presently headquartered in the Greater Manchester Region of England, where it plays its home games at the Old Trafford Stadium. The team is owned by the Manchester United Plc with the Glazer’s family controlling substantial shares in the franchise. The Current Team Manager is Jose Mourinho.

Top 10 Richest Teams In The World

Manchester United – 3rd – Top 10 Richest Teams In The World

Manchester Utd,has a rich trophy cabinets and records that has 58 domestic honours (out of which Sir Alex Ferguson won 33 of the honours) that includes:an English record of 20 league titles,12 FA cups, 5 League Cups, 21 FA community shields and 8 European/International records (out of which Sir Alex Ferguson won 6 honours) that includes 3 UEFA champion league,a UEFA Europa League,a UEFA cup winner’s cup,1 super cup,intercontinental cup, FIFA club world cup,and thus is the English Football record holder of the treble title of UEFA champions league, EPL and FA cup for a single season in 1998/99 and the only English soccer club to have won every honours organized by national and international body. The Red Devil team had produced 4 Ballon d’Or Winners and a FIFA. These winners are Dennis Law(1964), Bobby Charlton(1966), Gerorge Best(1968) and Christiano Ronaldo(2008).

The team recorded an 11% growth to move 2 places to 3rd position with a current value of $3.69billion.


FC Barcelona, nick-named “Barca” or “Blaugrana” founded on November 29, 1899, as a Barcelona Catalonia based Club to compete in the Spanish football league. FC Barcelona plays there home games at the largest stadium in Europe, Camp Nou. The team is a supporter’s owned and controlled by the current president as Josep Maria Bartomeu and the current Manager as Ernesto Valverde.

Barcelona Squad

Barcelona Squad

FC Barcelona,is a trophy and record holders of many dimensions with 73 domestic honours that includes 26 la-liga, 30 copa-del rey, 12 Super Copa de Espane, 3 Copa Eva Duarte, 2 Copa del a Liga, and 20 European/International honours of 5 UEFA champions league title, record 4 UEFA cup winner cups, 5 UEFA super cup, record 3 inter cities fair cups, Joint record 3 FIFA Club world cups and became the first and only Spanish professional team to win the Continental treble of La Liga, Copa del rey and UEFA champions league twice and the only team in Europe to win six honours out of six. The club hold the record of having (3) players of their rich history  winning the FIFA World Player of the Year Award 7 times and have 6 of its players won the Ballon d’Or award 11 times Louis Suarez(1960),Johann Cryuff(1973,1974)Hristo Stoichov(1994),Rivaldo(1999),Ronaldinho(2005),Lionel Messi(2009,10,11,12 and 2015). The team also made history for 3 of their players, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi in the FIFA/Ballon d’Or finals as eventual Winner,1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up in 2010

The team valuation is estimated at $ 3.64bn, to occupy the 4th position on the richest teams in the world 2018.


REAL MADRID C.F, nick-named Los Blancos, Los Merengues, Los Vikingos, El real, was founded on March 6, 1902, as a professional soccer team to compete in the Spanish professional soccer league “La Liga”. The team is based in “Madrid” and plays their home matches at the Santiago Bernabeu. The team current President is Florentino Perez and the manager is Zinedine Zidane.

Most Valuable Team In The World

Real Madrid – Fifth Most Valuable Team In The World

Real Madrid C.F parades some block-buster records and trophies of 64 domestic honours that includes:33 La Liga titles,19 Copa del Rey,10 Super Copa de Espana, a Copa Eva Duarte, a Copa de La  Liga and 24 European and International honours that includes a record 12 UEFA Champions League, 2 UEFA Cup, 4 UEFA Supercup and a record 6 club world championship. The team also has the honor of being the first European team to win the UEFA Champions League back-to-back and the first to win ten(10) UEFA champion league. Real Madrid C.F 6 players had won the Ballon d’Or 10 times in person of Alfred de Stefano(1958),Raymond Kopa(1959), Louis Figo(2000), Ronaldo(2002), Fabio Cannavaro(2006), Christiano Ronaldo(2013,14,16,and 2017) and 4 players won the FIFA World Player of the year 7 times in person of Figo, Ronaldo de Lima,Cannavaro and Christiano Ronaldo.

The team dropped 3 places to occupy the 5th position on the rankings with a value of $3.58bn.


NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS,nick-named The Pats, is an American Football Team, based in the town of Foxborough, Greater Boston Region of Massachusetts in the United States. The team plays their home games at the Gillette Stadium. The team is owned by Robert Kraft and currently managed by Bill Belichick.

The team is a top achiever baseball team with 5 league championships,10 conference championships,20 division championships, 25 playoff appearances, and they hold the record of the most appeared team in the Super bowl finals with a record 10 times appearances

The Pat’s valuation is $3.4bn to maintained the 6th position for two consecutive times among the top 10 richest teams in the world 2018.


THE NEW YORK KNICKS is an American professional basketball team based in the Manhattan Boroughs in New York City, of New York in the United States. The team is owned by the Madison Square Garden company under the Chairmanship of James L.Dolan, with Steve Mills as President. The Knicks was formed in 1946 by Late Ned Irish. The Home games of the Knicks are played at the Madison Square Garden.

The team has a historical record of 2 Championship,8 Conference titles, and 5 Division titles. The Knicks have 5 of their team members, John Hannah, Curtis Martin, Andre Tippett, Junior Seau and Mike Haynes, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The team is presently valued as the most valuable franchise in the NBA with an evaluation value of $3.30bn to occupy the 7th position on the list of the top 10 richest teams in the world 2018.


NEW YORK GIANTS,nick-named “Bigblue”, “G-Men”,”Jints”,”Big Blue Wrecking Giants”, is an American Professional Football team headquarters in the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, East Rutherford, in New Jersey. The home games are played at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The team was created on August 1, 1925, by Tim Mara. The present ownership is joint-shared by John Mara and Steve Tisch and has Pat Shurmur as the current head coach.

The BigBlue has a rich trophy record boasting of 8 league championships,11 conference championship,16 divisions championships, and 32 playoffs appearances. The team boasts of 29 of its fold inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame including names such as Tim Mara, Jim Thorpe, Pete Henry, Mel Hein, Carl Hubbard, Michael Strahan etc. 6 NFL MVP award winners for 8 times and 3 times Super Bowl MVP.  

The value of the New York Giants team grows by 10% to $3.10bn to move a spot to eight positions on the richest team in the world.


Los Angeles Lakers is an American professional basketball team, based in Los Angeles, California where they play their home games at the Staple center. The team established in 1947 had gone on to establish a reputation as the most successful team in the NBA. The team is presently managed as a public limited franchise with Buss family controlling the majority shares of the franchise. The current head coach is Luke Walton.

The team has the most successful team in NBA had set some records and have an intimidating honor list that comprises of 16, National Championship,31, Conference championship, 23 division Championships with records that include:

  •    NBA longest winning streak of 33 games between 1972-1973.
  •    21 Hall of Famers players and 4 coaches.
  •    4 NBA MVP(Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant)
  •    Highest field goal percentage for a season at 54.5%
  •    Highest road winning streak percentage of 0.816%
  •    Record of most win(3027) in 2009/10 season
  •    Highest winning percentage of 61.9%
  •    Most NBA finals appearances of 31.  

The team is tied with the American Football franchise San Francisco 49ers on 9th position on the richest sports teams in the world with a valuation of $3bn.


San Francisco 49ers,nick-named “Niners” are American Professional Football team,head-quartered in Marie P.Bartolo Sports Center, San Francisco Bay Area, in Santa Clara, California and plays their home games at the Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara. The Niners was founded on June 4, 1944, and presently is joint-chaired by Dennis Bartolo and John York and is coached by Kyle Shanahan.

The Niners has records of the:

  •     Most consecutive games(18),
  •    Most consecutive season leading league score between 1992-1995,
  •    Most Consecutive games scored (1979-2004),
  •    Most field goals in a season(44)
  •    the most touch down in a super bowl.
  •    The fewest turnovers in a season of 10.

The Niners also has a rich honor list that includes 5 League championships,6 Conference Championships,19 District championships and 26 Playoffs appearances.27 San Francisco 49ers member list including players, coach, and contributors have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Three of the team players had received the MVP awards 5 times(Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Steve Young), while 2 of their coaches had won the NFL coach of the year awards.

The San Francisco are tied on 9th position on the list of the top 10 richest teams in the world 2018, with the LA Lakers on the ranking list with a Valuation of $3bn. for the second consecutive season.

Read Also: 


A glimpse through the lists shows 4 NFL teams with a net value of $13.7bn,3 association soccer teams with a net value estimated at $10.91bn and 2  NBA teams with a net value worth of $6.30bn and a single MLB team. The NFL is $2.8bn more than the closest sports associations showing that the NFL is the most valuable sports league and richest sport in the world, and followed by association football while The F1, NASCAR, and NHL fail to register a spot in the top 10 most valuable sports brands in the world.

Tags: Top 10 Richest Teams In The World 2018

Leave a Reply