Forbes: Giants Fourth Most Valuable NFL Franchise

The New York Football Giants are the ninth most valuable franchise in the world right now according to Forbes Magazine.

They rank fourth-highest on the list of the most valued NFL properties behind the Cowboys, Patriots and Redskins. Three European soccer teams and two storied MLB teams also rank ahead of them on the list of  the world’s valuable franchises:

  1. Real Madrid $3.3 billion
  2. Manchester United $3.165 billion
  3. Barcelona $2.6 billion
  4. New York Yankees $2.3 billion
  5. Dallas Cowboys $2.1 billion
  6. New England Patriots $1.635 billion
  7. Los Angeles Dodgers $1.615 billion
  8. Washington Redskins $1.6 billion
  9. New York Giants $1.468 billion
  10. Arsenal $1.326 billion

The Cowboys are by far the most valuable NFL franchise. From Forbes: “The Cowboys have been the NFL’s most valuable team since 2007 thanks to the league’s highest sponsorship and premium seating revenues—a combined $200 million..” 

Comments on the Giants: “The team did not increase ticket prices in 2012, despite heavy demand for tickets following a second Super Bowl title in five years. MetLife is paying more than $425 million over 25 years for naming rights to stadium the Giants share with the Jets.”

Of the top 50 most valuable franchises, 30 of them are NFL teams. The Rams (#51) and Jaguars (#52) are the only two that didn’t make the cut.