Real Madrid tops Forbes' most valuable teams list

Real Madrid's new player Asier Illarramendi, left, and

Real Madrid's new player Asier Illarramendi, left, and team president Florentino Perez, right, gesture at the club's stadium. (July 13, 2013) (Credit: AP)

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Real Madrid tops Forbes' list of 50 most valuable sports teams, with Manchester United and Barcelona holding the next two spots.

Forbes says Real Madrid is worth $3.3 billion. The Spanish power moved up a spot from No. 2 last year.

Man United, which was No. 1 last year, is worth $3.17 million. Barcelona, Real Madrid's fierce rival and Spanish League champions last season, is worth $2.6 billion.

The Yankees are fourth with a value of $2.3 billion and the Dallas Cowboys are fifth at $2.1 billion.

Thirty of the 32 NFL teams made the list, along with seven baseball teams and seven soccer teams.

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