The World's Most Valuable Sports Teams in 2020 - Ranked

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It's been a bit of a weird year for sports teams of all kinds around the world, but there's still a crazy amont of money in sport.

As they do every year, the people over at Forbes have put together a list of the most valuable sports teams across the globe, and a solid number of football teams managed to make their way into the rankings.

Let's take a look at the top 50 teams – we'll dive deeper into the ones that we care about over here.

50. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - $2.2bn

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49. St Louis Cardinals -$2.2bn

48. Arizona Cardinals - $2.25bn

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Run it back ??

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47. Arsenal - $2.27bn

Maintaining the same value as last year is Arsenal, who have fallen five spots down to 47th.

While it hasn't been the best year on the pitch for Arsenal, inconsistent performances and sacking manager Unai Emery haven't had too much of an impact financially.

Thanks to their FA Cup final triumph, the Gunners will have the chance to build on that in next year's Europa League.

46. New Orleans Saints - $2.28bn

45. Kansas City Chiefs - $2.3bn

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44. Jacksonville Jaguars - $2.33bn

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43. New York Mets - $2.4bn

42. Dallas Mavericks - $2.4bn

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41. Carolina Panthers - $2.4bn

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Tap in ?

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40. Houston Rockets - $2.48bn

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‪? This man is not human‬‬

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39. Los Angeles Chargers - $2.5bn

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level up ?

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38. Brooklyn Nets - $2.5bn

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37. Chelsea - $2.58bn

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Good afternoon, Oli! ?☀️ #CFC #Chelsea #Giroud

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Just like Arsenal, Chelsea have also dropped five places while still retaining their same value from 2019.

The Blues had planned to have a busy year, with a brand new stadium complex on the cards, only for Chelsea to allow their planning permission to expire while they evaluate the current financial landscape.

Frank Lampard managed to guide Chelsea back to the Champions League, ensuring their income won't take much of a hit over the coming year.

36. Los Angeles Clippers - $2.6bn

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Out and runnin’

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35. Indianapolis Colts - $2.65bn

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heck yeah

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34. Manchester City - $2.69bn

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Happy Friday! ? #mancity

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Yet again, City retained their value from 2019, but growth from teams from other sports has seen them drop nine spots down to 34th.

City's financial power is no secret, and they flexed their muscle last summer by striking huge deals for Rodri and João Cancelo, and there'll probably be a fair bit of money spent this year too.

Pep Guardiola's side managed to get their Champions League ban overturned, ensuring they can remain competitive for years to come, although they did have to swallow a hefty fine.

33. Minnesota Vikings - $2.7bn

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Sundays like this.

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32. Baltimore Ravens - $2.75bn

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QB1 and Guru.

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31. Atlanta Falcons - $2.755bn

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First look at #JetJones✈️ in our gradient uni ?

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30. Miami Dolphins - $2.76bn

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29. Seattle Seahawks - $2.78bn

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Can’t wait to see this duo in action ?

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28. Pittsburgh Steelers - $2.8bn

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You know what day it is ➡️ #BensDay

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27. Green Bay Packers - $2.85bn

26. Las Vegas Raiders - $2.9bn

25. Denver Broncos - $3bn

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24. Bayern Munich - $3.02bn

Despite no drop in value, Bayern Munich find themselves falling from 17th in 2019 to 24th in 2020.

Being so far down in any rankings is an alien concept for Bayern, who have been overwhelmingly dominant in the Bundesliga in recent years.

Perennial favourites to win the Champions League, their value would enjoy a tidy rise if they can get their hands on the trophy for the first time since 2013.

23. Philadelphia Eagles - $3.05bn

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Time to ???. #FlyEaglesFly

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22. San Francisco Giants - $3.1bn

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Air Five. #SFGiants

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21. Houston Texans - $3.1bn

20. Boston Celtics - $3.1bn

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@fchwpo from every angle ?

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19. New York Jets - $3.2bn

18. Chicago Cubs - $3.2bn

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#Cubs win! ?

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17. Chicago Bulls - $3.2bn

16. Boston Red Sox - $3.3bn

15. Washington Football Team - $3.4bn

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14. Los Angeles Dodgers - $3.4bn

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Cheesin’ in AZ.

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13. Chicago Bears - $3.45bn

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? Sophomore season

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12. San Francisco 49ers - $3.5bn

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#FridayFeeling

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11. Los Angeles Rams - $3.8bn

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10. Manchester United - $3.81bn

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Looking good, Scott ? #MUFC #McTominay

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Despite dropping from sixth to tenth, Manchester United remain the third most valuable football team in the world.

It's that kind of financial power which has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some big plans for the summer transfer window, and qualifying for the Champions League will only help United strengthen, both on and off the pitch.

The Red Devils hope to be back on track after a few years of turmoil, so don't be surprised to see them climb higher up this list in 2021.

9. New York Giants - $3.9bn

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Golden Tate will score ___ TDs in 2020

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8. Barcelona - $4.02bn

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Oh my ?

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Dropping down four spots are Barcelona, who still sit second on football's rich list.

There was no drop in value for Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and co. this year, but the impact of the coronavirus outbreak might have a pretty rough impact on Barcelona's finances for the 2021 rankings.

It's been a frustrating year for the Catalan club, who need to win the Champions League to finish the campaign with any silverware. No pressure.

7. New England Patriots - $4.1bn

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6. Real Madrid - $4.24bn

Sitting atop football's financial Mount Olympus for the second straight year are Real Madrid.

Los Blancos spent big money last summer, recruiting Eden Hazard, Luka Jović, Éder Militão, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo Goes, and their reward was yet another La Liga title.

The spending might be a little calmer this time around, with Zinedine Zidane instead focusing on selling some of the club's fringe players.

5. Golden State Warriors - $4.3bn

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4. Los Angeles Lakers - $4.4bn

3. New York Knicks - $4.6bn

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2. New York Yankees - $5bn

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Baby G, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.

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1. Dallas Cowboys - $5.5bn

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