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Ranked: Real Madrid named third most valuable sports club by Forbes - how did other football teams fare?

NFL's Dallas Cowboys topping the list for a fourth straight year with a value of $5 billion

Real Madrid were named the third most valuable sports club in the world by Forbes magazine, with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys topping the list for a fourth straight year.

Madrid are the highest placed football club on the magazine's top 50 with a value of $4.24 billion (Dh15.57bn), one place ahead of Spanish rivals Barcelona ($4.02bn) and three ahead of English Premier League club Manchester United, who slipped four places to sixth with a value of $3.81bn.

Forbes pegged the value of the Cowboys at $5bn billion.

The NFL club owned by Jerry Jones generate twice as much sponsorship and seating revenue at their AT&T Stadium than any other team, Forbes said.

Major League Baseball's New York Yankees jumped from fifth last year to second, its value coming in at $4.6bn.

Bayern Munich, who last season clinched a seventh successive Bundesliga shield, are 17th with a value of $3.02bn while English champions Manchester City are 25th with a value of $2.69bn.

Three other English clubs made the top 50: Chelsea (32nd); Arsenal (42nd); and Liverpool (45th) who in June were crowned champions of Europe after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the Champions League final.

Updated: July 24, 2019 01:32 PM

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