Own a professional sports team?

Neither do we.

But we wanted to see what the average values are of each league. We pulled data from Forbes, who tracks sport teams valuations, and ran the averages for each team. It should come as no surprise that the NFL is atop the list, with the league growing its audience over the past decade. We were a little surprised to see MLB second on the list.

League Average value of every team in millions
NFL $2,390
MLB $1,540
Soccer $1,470
NBA $1,360
NHL $520

So who are the most valuable teams in each league?

NFL:

  1. Dallas Cowboys – $4.2 billion
  2. New England Patriots – $3.4 billion
  3. New York Giants – $3.1 billion
  4. San Francisco 49ers – $3 billion
  5. Washington Redskins – $2.95 billion

MLB:

  1. New York Yankees – $3.7 billion
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers – $2.75 billion
  3. Boston Red Sox – $2.7 billion
  4. Chicago Cubs – $2.68 billion
  5. San Francisco Giants – $2.65 billion

Soccer:

  1. Real Madrid – $3.65 billion
  2. Barcelona – $3.56 billion
  3. Manchester United – $3.32 billion
  4. Bayern Munich – $2.68 billion
  5. Arsenal – $2.02 billion

NBA:

  1. New York Knicks – $3.3 billion
  2. Los Angeles Lakers – $3 billion
  3. Golden State Warriors – $2.6 billion
  4. Chicago Bulls – $2.5 billion
  5. Boston Celtics – $2.2 billion

NHL:

  1. New York Rangers – $1.25 billion
  2. Montreal Canadiens – $1.12 billion
  3. Toronto Maple Leaves – $1.1 billion
  4. Chicago Blackhawks – $925 million
  5. Boston Bruins – $800 million