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Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics Among World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams


What to Know

  • The New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Celtics are among the world’s most valuable sports teams in 2018, according to Forbes.

  • All three local teams’ value has increased in the past year, with the Celtics up 14 percent.

  • The NFL had 29 of their 32 franchises listed in the top 50 most valuable teams.

The New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics are among the world’s most valuable sports teams in 2018, according to Forbes.com.

The Patriots are valued at $3.7 billion and rank sixth, the Red Sox are valued at $2.8 billion and rank 19th, and the Celtics are valued at $2.5 billion and are ranked 27th.

All three local teams’ value has increased in the past year, with the Celtics up 14 percent.

The NFL had 29 of their 32 franchises listed in the 50 most valuable teams, with the Dallas Cowboys on top valued at $4.8 billion. International soccer powerhouses Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona ranked second through fourth, with all valued at more than $4 billion.

Here’s a list of the top 20, with their value and percentage increase over the year:

1. Dallas Cowboys, $4.8 billion, 14 percent (NFL)

2. Manchester United, $4.123 billion, 12 percent (Soccer)

3. Real Madrid, $4.09 billion, 14 percent (Soccer)

4. Barcelona, $4.064 billion, 12 percent (Soccer)

5. New York Yankees, $4 billion, 8 percent (MLB)

6. New England Patriots, $3.7 billion, 9 percent (NFL)

7. New York Knicks, $3.6 billion, 9 percent (NBA)

8. Los Angeles Lakers, $3.3 billion, 10 percent (NBA)

8. New York Giants, $3.3 billion, 6 percent (NFL)

10. Golden State Warriors, $3.1 billion, 19 percent (NBA)

10. Washington Redskins, $3.1 billion, 5 percent (NFL)

12. Bayern Munich, $3.063 billion, 13 percent (Soccer)

13. San Francisco 49ers, $3.05 billion, 2 percent (NFL)

14. Los Angeles Dodgers, $3 billion, 9 percent (MLB)

14. Los Angeles Rams, $3 billion, 3 percent (NFL)

16. Chicago Cubs, $2.9 billion, 8 percent (MLB)

17. San Francisco Giants, $2.85 billion, 8 percent (MLB)

17. Chicago Bears, $2.85 billion, 6 percent (NFL)

19. Boston Red Sox, $2.8 billion, 4 percent (MLB)

19. Houston Texans, $2.8 billion, 8 percent (NFL)

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