Eagles, Phillies make Forbes' list of most valuable teams

Eagles owner Jeff Lurie (left) and Phillies president and part-owner David Montgomery. (Getty Images)
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie (left) and Phillies president and part-owner David Montgomery. (Getty Images)
Posted: July 18, 2014

The Eagles and Phillies are among the 50 most valuable teams in the sports world, according to rankings released Wednesday by Forbes magazine.

The Eagles rank 17th with a listed value of $1.314 billion, Forbes said. The Phillies are 39th at $975 million.

Soccer teams took the top three spots in the rankings: Read Madrid ($3.44 billion), Barcelona ($3.2 billion), and Manchester United ($2.81 billion).

All of the Eagles' opponents in the NFC East were ranked higher in value: the Dallas Cowboys (fifth, $2.3 billion), the Washington Redskins (ninth, $1.7 billion), and the New York Giants (10th, $1.55 billion).

The New York Knicks were the top NBA team in the rankings, standing 13th with a value of $1.4 billion.

The top-ranked NHL team was the Toronto Maple Leafs, 26th at $1.15 billion.

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