United top Forbes money list

2010-07-22 12:13

New York - English Premiership giant Manchester United is the most valuable franchise in sports, according to a study compiled by Forbes Magazine.

Forbes released its list of the world's most valuable teams on Wednesday, with Manchester on top at $1.84bn.

The second highest and top North American franchise is the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys at $1.65bn.

The New York Yankees, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, Real Madrid, New York Giants, Arsenal, New York Jets and Houston Texans round out the top 10.

Amid protests from fans, Manchester United's owning Glazer family has said it would not entertain offers to buy the club, which has around one billion dollars of debt.

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods was ranked as the world's most valuable athlete.

Woods earned $105m in the year to June and claimed first place on the list even though his endorsement deals have decreased by $22m to $70m since his marital infidelity became public, according to US magazine Sports Illustrated.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather was the second biggest earner, with $65m, followed by the National Basketball Association’s Kobe Bryant, who had an income of $48m.

Bryant also caught up with Woods as the USA’s favourite sports star, according to the latest version of the Harris Interactive online survey. The golf player had been the sole holder of the post since 2006.


  • Red devil - 2010-07-22 12:23

    They are the richest but somehow they forgot how to play football... lol... please, with all the names in the world they still can't perfom, I wonder why?

  • MANUTD TILL I DIE - 2010-07-22 12:58

    @red devil by your comments it seems you are not a red devil fan. secondly what do you meen by they forgot how to play football. please be specific.

  • @ RED DEVIL - 2010-07-22 13:09

    hahaha... you obviously know your football hey!! What names do they have (besides Rooney, and that is a ?) in world football, compared to the likes of Real, Barca, Chelsea and others??? THEY ARE THE GREATEST CLUB IN THE WORLD.... Cant perform????? HUH??? Stick to wheel and track sports dib!! 11 titles in 16 years, never lower than 3rd in 20 odd years, and many other titles, amongst them World Club Champs a year or so back??? Go back to sleep, I'll wake you up for the next Comrades...

  • Lamps_8@UTD TILL I DIE - 2010-07-22 13:27

    I'm just as confused as you man.Does this guy even watch football?Red Devil,You clueless bra.Utd only just lost out on the league last season.Rather watch golf or something else.Football is obviously not for you

  • @Red Devil - 2010-07-22 13:31

    Lol, obviously not a Utd supporter. They the most valuable, not the richest. They will be back this season

  • FP - 2010-07-22 15:32

    EPL football is shit and all the "so called stars plying their trade there came to the world cup to confirm that fact.

  • AL @ FP - 2010-07-23 09:33

    Kaka, Ronaldo, Messi, (Ribery) all play in the La Liga (Bundesliga) so what are you trying to say? England were knocked out in the second round HIGHER than Italy, France....The Dutch were in the final but where are Dutch teams in the Champions League? Please clarify who you actually support and why you think the EPL is sh!t? Do you actually even watch soccer?

  • Shaheen - 2010-07-23 11:14

    The Problem is that Manchester United a single entity makes a profit, but they are owned by the Glazer family, who by their rights of ownership can use that money which United generated, to pay off their personal debts. The Club itself is not in debt, but if the owners are then it's "transfered" to the Club as it is directly affected by the Owner's financial situation. Eh... just sell the Club to the people of Manchester and let it be run the way it used to be, as a PLC.

  • Frost21 - 2010-07-23 15:23

    You can talk rubbish all you want, the fact is Man U TOPPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • Kratos - 2010-07-23 22:34

    Scary when the same team supporters start crucifying each other before a season has even started. Underlying pressure ? YNWA

  • Ole! Ole! - 2010-07-24 09:22

    @Kratos, focus on Liverpool dude, your heart will heavy watching man Utd on Champion League nights. Ar'' u going to bed early or are u going to watch the best teams in Europe play? We will be thinking of you lot wishing Man Utd loses. ahahahha! Liverpool have no pressure in the 2nd class Europa league, so you YNWA losers have very little to talk about.

  • HAHA - 2010-07-27 12:34

    liverpool. chelsea. arsenal. man city. SUCK IT BITCHES

  • Ryan - 2010-07-29 08:58

    You could buy Liverfool , Chelski and AC Milan and still have change left over from 1.84 billion dollars ( American ) . Form is temporary - class is permanent . GGMU !

  • K'cHaNa@blues - 2010-08-11 21:26

    I might b a blues fan bt this season it aint going 2 daReddevils nor stanfordbridge

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