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Real Madrid have been named the most valuable football club in the world and 13th in the world overall.

Forbes have given the reigning La Liga and Champions League holders a whopping $5.1 billion valuation, a 41 per cent increase from five years ago.

Los Blancos are one of the most successful teams in Europe and defeated Liverpool in the Champions League final in May to win their 14th major European honour.

Two places behind in 15th are bitter rivals Barcelona, who despite their financial troubles in recent years, are still worth a cool $5 billion.

Real Madrid currently sit atop world football in two ways. (Image Credit: Alamy)A whopping 30 of the top 50 are NFL teams thanks to one of the biggest media deals in sport, which is set to run until 2032.

The NFL finalised a $112 billion deal last year and starting this year, Thursday Night Football will air on Amazon. Top of the pile is the Dallas Cowboys, who are worth $8 billion.

Every team on the list combined has a valuation of $222.7 billion.

Check out the entire top 50 below:

1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) – $8 billion

2. New England Patriots (NFL) – $6.4 billion

3. Los Angeles Rams (NFL) – $6.2 billion

4. New York Yankees (MLB) – $6 billion

=4. New York Giants (NFL) – $6 billion

6. New York Knicks (NBA) – $5.8 billion

=6. Chicago Bears (NFL) – $5.8 million

8. Golden State Warriors (NBA) – $5.8 million

=8. Washington Commanders (NFL) – $5.8 million

10. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) – $5.5 billion

Lakers star LeBron James. (Image Credit: Alamy)11. New York Jets (NFL) – $5.4 billion

12. San Fransisco 49ers (NFL) – $5.2 billion

13. Real Madrid (Football) – $5.1 billion

=13. Los Angeles Raiders (NFL) – $5.1 billion

15. Barcelona (Football) – $5 billion

16. Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) – $4.9 billion

17. Houston Texans (NFL) – $4.7 billion

18. Denver Broncos (NFL) – $4.65 billion

19. Manchester United (Football) – $4.6 billion

Manchester United are the most valuable team in England. (Image Credit: Alamy)=19. Miami Dolphins (NFL) – $4.6 billion

21. Seattle Seahawks (NFL) – $4.5 billion

22. Liverpool (Football) – $4.45 billion

23. Bayern Munich (Football) – $4.28 billion

24. Manchester City (Football) – $4.25 billion

=24. Green Bay Packers (NFL) – $4.25 billion

26. Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) – $4.08 billion

27. Atlanta Falcons (NFL) – $4 billion

28. Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) – $3.98 billion

29. Minnesota Vikings (NFL) – $3.93 billion

30. Boston Red Sox (MLB) – $3.9 billion

=30. Baltimore Ravens (NFL) – $3.9 billion

The Baltimore Ravens are two-time Super Bowl winners. (Image Credit: Alamy)32. Los Angeles Chargers (NFL) – $3.88 billion

33. Cleveland Browns (NFL) – $3.85 billion

34. Chicago Cubs (MLB) – $3.85 billion

=34. Indianapolis Colts (NFL) – $3.8 billion

36. Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) – $3.7 billion

37. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) – $3.68 billion

38. Chicago Bulls (NBA) – $3.65 billion

39. Carolina Panthers (NFL) – $3.6 billion

40. New Orleans Saints (NFL) – $3.58 billion

The New Orleans Saints won their only Super Bowl back in 2009. (Image Credit: Alamy)41. Boston Celtics (NBA) – $3.55 billion

42. San Francisco Giants (MLB) – $3.5 billion

=42. Tennessee Titans (NFL) – $3.5 billion

44. Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) – $3.48 billion

45. Buffalo Bills (NFL) – $3.4 billion

46. Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) – $3.3 billion

47. Arizona Cardinals (NFL) – $3.27 billion

48. Brooklyn Nets (NBA) – $3.2 billion

=48. Paris Saint-Germain (Football) – $3.2 billion

50. Chelsea (Football) – $3.1 billion