10 Richest Sports Teams In The World In 2017
If you are an avid enthusiast of various sporting clubs throughout the world involved with the different tournaments of miscellaneous games, you would be utterly astonished to behold their relative net worth. All the glitter and gala exhibition along with the affable camaraderie among players which you see on television when watching a sports tournament, you would be surprised to know the relative costs necessary to retain star sports persons with a club along with providing the best facilities for their training, and with the fabulous net worth of the top ten sports teams in the world.
This world famous Spanish soccer club (based in Madrid) is worth at around $3.44 billion. It has featured some the most expensive players in its team such as Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, David Beckham and the like. It is owned by Florentino Perez.
Familiarly known as ‘Barca’, founded in 1899, it is currently owned by Josep Maria bartomeu. The football club’s star player was Lionel Messi. It has won the ‘Championship Trophy’ five times since 2011. Its net worth is supposed to be at around $3.2 billion.
It’s valued at around $4 billion, making it probably the wealthiest sports team in the world. This US based soccer team is affiliated with the National Football League from 1960 to contemporary times. Some of its eminent players include Troy Aikman, Charles Haley and Bill Parcells. It is owned by Jerry Jones, an American businessman.
Los Angeles Lakers
It’s a professional basketball team with a net worth around $2.7 billion. Some of its star players include Nick Young and Ivica Zubac. The club has won 33 matches sponsored by the national Basketball Association (NBA) for the 1971-72 sessions.
It is an American soccer team, founded on 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, and whose net worth is around $1.6 billion. It is owned by Daniel Marc Snyder. Some of its eminent players are Kirk Cousins, Josh Norman and DeSean Jackson.
New York Knicks
It’s a professional basketball team, also known as ‘Nicks’. It was founded in 1946. Its net worth is around $$1.4 billion. Some of its star players include Ron Baker and Derrick Rose. Its current owner is James Dolan.
New York Giants
It’s a professional American soccer team, established in 1925. Its net worth is around $2.1 billion. Its current owners are John Mara and Steve Tisch.
New York Yankees
Founded in 1901 as a Baseball team, it is currently owned by George Steinbrenner. Its net worth is around $3.2 billion. It is affiliated to the American League (since 1901) and the East Division (since 1969). The team has won at 27 World Series Championships.
It is a football club based in Britain, founded in 1878. It is one of the wealthiest sports team in the world, its net worth totaling at around $3.2 billion. Owned by the Glazer family, the current owners are Avram, Joel and Bryan Glazer who hold majority of the shares. Eminent players like Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo have been a part of the team.
New England Patriots
It is an American football team founded in 1959 by a Boston based entrepreneur William Sullivan. Its current owner is Robert Craft. Its net worth is around $1.40 billion. The team has the unique distinction of winning four ‘Super Bowls’ championships.