Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; A general view of Raymond James Stadium before a game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and LSU Tigers. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Forbes: Bucs are 30th Most Valuable Sports Franchise in the World


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the 30th most valuable sports franchise in the world according to Forbes Magazine.

The magazine’s annual release had the Bucs as the 17th most valuable NFL franchise though despite their $1.067 billion value.

Manchester United, the Glazers’ other property, are now ranked as the third most valuable franchise in the world as they are worth $2.8 billion.

Unsurprisingly, the Dallas Cowboys top the NFL list with a $2.3 billion value.

Forbes also released their values for NBA, NHL and MLB teams too.

The Orlando Magic ranked 15th in the NBA with a value of $560 million, a list that is topped by the New York Knicks at $1.4 billion.

However, the Lightning and Rays’ value is extremely low.

The Bolts rank 29th in the NHL with a value of just $180 million while the Rays place dead last in MLB with a $485 million value.

The Toronto Maple Leafs ($1.15 billion) and New York Yankees ($2.5 billion) top the NHL and MLB rankings respectively.

The rankings show us that as always, the NFL reigns supreme. Of the top 50 sports franchises in the world, 30 of them are NFL teams. Only Jacksonville and Oakland didn’t crack the top 50.

Real Madrid remains the most valuable sports franchise as they are valued at $3.44 billion.

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