The 6 Most Economically Powerful Sports Clubs

The most economically powerful sports clubs receive the most revenue from advertising, sales, and marketing. Do you know which ones we're talking about?
The 6 Most Economically Powerful Sports Clubs

Last update: 12 November, 2020

These are the clubs with the most money; the ones that receive the most foreign exchange for advertising, and the ones that generate the most revenue from sales. In this article, we’ll tell you which sports clubs are the most economically powerful.

Which sports clubs are the most economically powerful?

In order to create the list in this article, we’ve followed the ranking published in Forbes magazine, specializing in business and finance. Since 2010, this magazine has been in charge of making a list of the most economically powerful sports clubs. The following data is from their 2019 list:

1. The Dallas Cowboys (American football)

This club belongs to the millionaire NFL, the United States’ National Football League. With its headquarters in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, it’s the most valuable sports club, with an estimated value of 5,000 million dollars.

The Dallas Cowboys – as shown on this article’s cover photo – was founded in 1960, although they were previously called the Dallas Sheers. To this day. this East-division team has won five Superbowls (1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, and 1996). Since 2009, they’ve had a super modern stadium, called AT&T for sponsorship reasons.

2. The New York Yankees (baseball): the most economically powerful sports clubs

This is without a doubt the most well-known baseball team on an international level; it’s also the wealthiest. Their turnover is around 4,600 million dollars. The New York Yankees compete in the American League’s East division in the MLB, the most important baseball tournament in the world.

The most economically powerful sports teams the ny yankees

The team was founded in 1903 under the name New York Highlanders, but just ten years later they changed their name to what we know them as today. Many of the best baseball stars in history have played for the Yankees: Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Lou Gehrig, are among them.

3. Real Madrid (soccer)

The Whites are in third place on the list of the most economically powerful teams. They have an income valued at 4,240 million dollars. This is mainly due to their first soccer team, which is among the most awarded in Europe and the rest of the world.

The club was founded in 1902 as Madrid Football Club, and received its ‘Real (‘royal’ in Spanish) distinction in 1920, after King Alfonso XIII of Borbon’s decision. Real Madrid has 34 First Division titles, 11 Spanish Supercups, and 13 Champion Leagues.

4. Barcelona (soccer)

The Catalan team is in fourth place as according to Forbes magazine, with a value of around 4,020 million dollars. Barcelona FC, with more than 150,000 members, is one of the most important teams on the planet; they have the most fans in Spain.

Founded 120 years ago, Barcelona FC holds 25 Premier Division titles, 30 King Cups, 13 Spanish Supercups, and five Champion Leagues.

5. New York Knicks (basketball): the most economically powerful sports clubs

We return to the United States to place the 5th most economically powerful sports club, completing the triad of the most important spots in the country – next to basketball and American football. The Knicks are valued at 4,000 million dollars, according to Forbes.

It’s one of the founding members of the BAA (the NBA’s ancestor), in 1946, and one of two teams, next to the Boston Celtics, that have kept the original team in the same city where it was founded. The Knicks have won two titles: in 1970 and 1973.

6. Manchester United (soccer)

Back to Europe now, or more precisely to the Premier League, to talk about the  Red Devils and their 3,810 million dollar turnover. Born in 1878 as Newton Heath, the team changed their name in 1902, to what it is now. They play their matches at the legendary Old Trafford…as they’ve done since 1910!

Manchester United one of the most economically powerful sports teams
Manchester United has won the National League 20 times, the FA Cup 12 times, the Football League Cup five times, and the Champion League three times.

Even more powerful sports clubs

In order to complete our list of the most economically powerful sports clubs, as according to Forbes magazine, we must mention the New England Patriots (American football, 3,800 million), the Los Angeles Lakers (basketball, 3,700 million), the Golden State Warriors (basketball, 3,700 million), and the New York Giants (American football, 3,300 million).

The other teams with more than 3,000 million dollars are the Los Angeles Dodgers (basketball), the Boston Redsox (basketball), the Los Angeles Rams (American football), the Washington Redskins (American football), the Chicago Bulls (baseball), the San Francisco 49ers (American Football), Munich Bayern (soccer), and the San Francisco Giants.

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