The most expensive sports league in the world, the NFL, just got even more expensive.
The calculations of the specialized media “Forbes” in the current ranking for 2022 show that none of the 32 clubs (or franchises, as they are called across the ocean) has a value of less than 3 billion dollars.
For comparison, only 8 clubs in total from the far more popular in our country the European type of football are rated by “Forbes” above this quota.
Real Madrid is on top ($5.1 billion), followed by Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool, Bayern, Manchester City, PSG and Chelsea… And that’s over $3 billion.
That’s the value with all the assets of the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL, and this is the cheapest club.
In the Super League of American football, we already have the first 8 billion dollar team – the Dallas Cowboys, which for nearly two decades has not come down from the top of sports brands in terms of value. There has never been an $8 billion sports team before. Curiously enough, Dallas has been waiting for an NFL title for 27 years.
The Cowboys are up 23% from the previous ranking for 2021, and their operating income for the past 12 months is $465.9 million. That of Real, again for comparison, touches 90 million.
The team from Texas was also the first in sports in the world to build a stadium for over 1 billion dollars. And it set the tone for the emergence of architectural masterpieces that are also money machines (see the gallery and statistics above).
After Dallas, there are 8 more teams above the 5 billion quote, with #9 being the Las Vegas Raiders, valued just like the giants from Madrid in the European variety of the football game – 5.1 billion.
More expensive are the San Francisco 49ers (5.2 billion), New York Jets (5.4), Washington Commanders (5.6), Chicago Bears (5.8), New York Giants (6 billion), LA Rams (current champion, 6.2) and New England Patriots at $6.4 billion as estimated by “Forbes”.