10 Most Valuable Sports Franchise Teams in the World 2013

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10 Most Valuable Sports Franchise Teams in the World 2013

Arsenal

Arsenal

  • Arsenal Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Holloway, London.
  • Founded: 1886
  • Training ground: Shenley Training Centre
  • Location: Holloway
  • Top Goalscorer All-Time: Thierry Henry (226 from 1999 to 2007)
  • League: Premier League
  • Grounds: Emirates Stadium, Arsenal Stadium
  • Top Goalscorer 2012-2013: Theo Walcott (21 in all competitions)
  • 2012-2013 League Finish: 4th
  • 2013 Rank : 10
  • 2012 Rank : 10
  • Sport : Soccer
  • Owner : Stanley Kroenka
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $1.33

New York Giants

New York Giants

  • Nicknames: Jints, Big Blue, Big Blue Wrecking Crew,G-Men, The Blue Giants
  • The New York Giants, referred to as the Giants, are a professional American football team based in East Rutherford,
  • New Jersey, representing the New York metropolitan area.
  • Location: East Rutherford
  • Stadium: MetLife Stadium (2010-present)
  • NFL championships: 1986, 1990, 2007, 2011
  • 2013 Rank : 9
  • 2012 Rank : 9
  • Sport : Football
  • Owner : John Mara, Steven Tisch
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $1.47

Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins

  • Location: Landover
  • Former name: Boston Redskins
  • Stadium: FedExField
  • The Washington Redskins are an American football team based in the United States that represents Washington, D.C.
  • The Redskins are the longest established team in the Southern United States.
  • The Redskins are the one of the most valuable franchise in the NFL.
  • 2013 Rank : 8
  • 2012 Rank : 5
  • Sport : Football
  • Owner : Daniel Snyder
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $1.6

Los Angeles Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers are a professional baseball team located in Los Angeles. All Dodgers are members of the National League West division of Major League Baseball.
  • Former name: Brooklyn Dodgers
  • Founded : 1890
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Stadium (Capacity) : Dodger Stadium (56000)
  • League: National League
  • 2013 Rank : 7
  • 2012 Rank : 6 (tie)
  • Sport : Baseball
  • Owner : Guggenheim Baseball
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $1.62

New England Patriots

New England Patriots

  • Nicknames : The Pats
  • The team was known as Boston Patriots (1960–70), Bay State Patriots (February 1971 – March 1971), New England Patriots (1971–present)
  • Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
  • Stadium: Gillette Stadium (2002-present)
  • All of  New England Patriots Super Bowl Victories Have Been Won By Three Points
  • The Pats Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Are the Richest Celebrity Couple
  • 2013 Rank : 6
  • 2012 Rank : 6 (tie)
  • Sport : Football
  • Owner : Robert Kraft
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $1.64

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys

  • Nicknames: America’s Team, Big D, The Boys, Doomsday Defense
  • Founded: 1960
  • Stadium: Cowboys Stadium (2009-present)
  • 2013 Rank : 5
  • 2012 Rank : 3 (tie)
  • Sport : Football
  • Owner : Jerry Jones
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $2.1

New York Yankees

New York Yankees

  • Nicknames: The Bronx Zoo, Damn Yankees, Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, The Bombers, The Evil Empire, The Bronx Bombers, The Pinstripers, The Pinstripes, New York Highlanders, The Yanks
  • Founded : 1901
  • Stadium (Capacity) : Yankee Stadium (50,086)
  • 2013 Rank : 4
  • 2012 Rank : 3 (tie)
  • Sport : Baseball
  • The Yankees have won 27 World Series titles (1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009)
  • Owner : Steinbrenner Family
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $2.3

Barcelona

Barcelona

  • Nickname : L’equip Blaugrana
  • Formed : 1899
  • Home Ground : Camp Nou
  • 2013 Rank : 3
  • 2012 Rank : 8
  • Sport : Soccer
  • Biggest Signing :69.5 mn euros, Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Inter Milan in 2009-2010
  • Top Goalscorer All-Time: Paulino Alcantara
  • Top Goalscorer 2012-2013: Lionel Messi (60 in all competitions)
  • Biggest Signing : 69.5 mn euros, Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Inter Milan in 2009-2010
  • Owner : Club Members
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $2.6

Manchester United

Manchester United FC

  • Nickname : Red Devils
  • Founded : 1878
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Old Trafford (76,212)
  • 2013 Rank : 2
  • 2012 Rank : 1
  • Sport : Soccer
  • Top Goalscorer All-Time: Bobby Charlton
  • Top Goalscorer 2012-2013: Robin van Persie (30 in all competitions)
  • Biggest Signing : 30.75 mn pounds, Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham Hotspur, August 2008-2009
  • Owner : Glazerfamily
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $3.17

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

  • Nickname : Los Blancos
  • Founded: 1902
  • Home Ground (Capacity): Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (80,354)
  • 2013 Rank : 1
  • 2012 Rank : 2
  • Sport : Soccer
  • Top Goalscorer All-Time: Raul Gonzalez (323 goals)
  • Top Goalscorer 2012-2013: Cristiano Ronaldo (57 in all competitions)
  • Biggest Signing :80 mn pounds, Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United
  • Owner : Club Members
  • Current Value (Billion USD): $3.30

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