Real Madrid 'most valuable' sports team - Forbes

Real Madrid, Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees and Manchester United
The average current value of teams on the list is £1.12bn

Real Madrid are the world's most valuable sports team for the third straight year, according to business magazine Forbes.external-link

The Spanish football club are valued at £2.08bn, with American football side Dallas Cowboys and baseball's New York Yankees (£2.04bn) in joint second.

Real's La Liga rivals Barcelona (£2.02bn) are fourth.

Premier League club Manchester United (£1.98bn) drop from third to fifth.

The other places in the top 10 are taken by American sports teams: NBA pair Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, NFL sides New England Patriots and Washington Redskins and MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers.

Of the other Premier League sides, Manchester City (£890m) are 29th overall, two places ahead of Chelsea (£877m), with Arsenal 36th having been valued at £839m.

According to Forbes,external-link the average current value of a team on the list is £1.12bn, which is the highest ever, and a 31% increase from last year.