In 2012, Forbes reported that the world’s most valuable sports team of the 2011 season was worth how much more than the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees combined?
The most valuable team is Manchester United, which won the English Premiership in 2011 and is owned by billionaire Malcolm Glazer and his family. The Red Devils, which have been the top soccer team every year since Forbes began calculating valuations for the sport in 2004, are worth $2.24 billion, 20% more than last year. Manchester United’s global fan base of some 330 million also helps makes it the most valuable team in any sport, worth $385 million more than both Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Nicknamed “the Red Devils”, the club was founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910.