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The 20 Most Valuable Sports Teams in the World – 2014

The Richest Sports Team In The World, Real Madrid

The Richest Sports Team In The World, Real Madrid

Forbes just released its annual list of the 50 most valuable sports teams in the world. Here’s a look at the top 20 with a comparison to their 2013 rankings and values.

TEAM VALUE SPORT 2013 RANK (VALUE)
1. Real Madrid $3.44 B World Football 1 ($3.30 B)
2. Barcelona $3.20 B World Football 3 ($2.60 B)
3. Manchester United $2.81 B World Football 2 ($3.17 B)
4. New York Yankees $2.50 B Baseball 4 ($2.30 B)
5. Dallas Cowboys $2.30 B American Football 5 ($2.10 B)
6. Los Angeles Dodgers $2.00 B Baseball 7 ($1.62 B)
7. Bayern Munich $1.85 B World Football 12 ($1.31 B)
8. New England Patriots $1.80 B American Football 6 ($1.64 B)
9. Washington Redskins $1.70 B American Football 8 ($1.60 B)
10. New York Giants $1.55 B American Football 9 ($1.47 B)
11. Boston Red Sox $1.50 B Baseball 11 ($1.31 B)
12. Houston Texans $1.45 B American Football 13 ($1.31 B)
13. New York Knicks $1.40 B Basketball 23 ($1.10 B)
14. New York Jets $1.38 B American Football 14 ($1.28B)
15. Los Angeles Lakers $1.35 B Basketball 31 ($1.00 B)
16. Arsenal $1.33 B World Football 10 ($1.33 B)
17. Philadelphia Eagles $1.31 B American Football 15 ($1.26 B)
18. Chicago Bears $1.25 B American Football 16 ($1.19 B)
19. Baltimore Ravens $1.23 B American Football 19 ($1.16 B)
20. San Francisco 49ers $1.22 B American Football 17 ($1.18 B)

Photo: worldfootball.net

Countries with the Most FIFA World Cup Appearances

COUNTRY WORLD CUP APPEARANCES YEARS
1. Brazil 20 1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
2. Germany / W. Germany 18 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
2. Italy 18 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
4. Argentina 16 1930, 1934, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
5. Mexico 15 1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1978, 1986, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
6. England 14 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
6. France 14 1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
6. Spain 14 1934, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
9. Belgium 12 1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2014
9. Uruguay 12 1930, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2010, 2014
11. Sweden 11 1934, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994, 2002, 2006
11. Yugoslavia 11 1930, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1974, 1982, 1990, 1998, 2006, 2010
13. Netherlands 10 1934, 1938, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2014
13. Russia / U.S.S.R. 10 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 2002, 2014
13. Switzerland 10 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014
13. USA 10 1930, 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
17. Chile 9 1930, 1950, 1962, 1966, 1974, 1982, 1998, 2010, 2014
17. Czechoslovakia 9 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1982, 1990, 2006
17. Hungary 9 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986
17. South Korea 9 1954, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
21. Paraguay 8 1930, 1950, 1958, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
21. Scotland 8 1954, 1958, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1998
23. Austria 7 1934, 1954, 1958, 1978, 1982, 1990, 1998
23. Bulgaria 7 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1986, 1994, 1998
23. Cameroon 7 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014
23. Poland 7 1938, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 2002, 2006
23. Romania 7 1930, 1934, 1938, 1970, 1990, 1994, 1998
28. Portugal 6 1966, 1986, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
29. Colombia 5 1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2014
29. Japan 5 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
29. Nigeria 5 1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014
32. Algeria 4 1982, 1986, 2010, 2014
32. Australia 4 1974, 2006, 2010, 2014
32. Costa Rica 4 1990, 2002, 2006, 2014
32. Croatia 4 1998, 2002, 2006, 2014
32. Denmark 4 1986, 1998, 2002, 2010
32. Iran 4 1978, 1998, 2006, 2014
32. Morocco 4 1970, 1986, 1994, 1998
32. Peru 4 1930, 1970, 1978, 1982
32. Saudi Arabia 4 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
32. Tunisia 4 1978, 1998, 2002, 2006
42. Bolivia 3 1930, 1950, 1994
42. Ecuador 3 2002, 2006, 2014
42. Ghana 3 2006, 2010, 2014
42. Greece 3 1994, 2010, 2014
42. Honduras 3 1982, 2010, 2014
42. Ireland 3 1990, 1994, 2002
42. Ivory Coast 3 2006, 2010, 2014
42. Northern Ireland 3 1958, 1982, 1986
42. Norway 3 1938, 1994, 1998
42. South Africa 3 1998, 2002, 2010
52. Egypt 2 1934, 1990
52. El Salvador 2 1970, 1982
52. New Zealand 2 1982, 2010
52. North Korea 2 1966, 2010
52. Slovenia 2 2002, 2010
52. Turkey 2 1954, 2002
58. Angola 1 2006
58. Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 2014
58. Canada 1 1986
58. China 1 2002
58. Cuba 1 1938
58. Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) 1 1938
58. East Germany 1 1974
58. Haiti 1 1974
58. Iraq 1 1986
58. Israel 1 1970
58. Jamaica 1 1998
58. Kuwait 1 1982
58. Senegal 1 2002
58. Slovakia 1 2010
58. Togo 1 2006
58. Trinidad & Tobago 1 2006
58. Ukraine 1 2006
58. United Arab Emirates 1 1990
58. Wales 1 1958
58. Zaire 1 1974

NBA Draft: Schools with the Most No. 1 Picks

Andrew Wiggins And Danny Manning: No. 1 Picks Out Of Kansas

Andrew Wiggins And Danny Manning: No. 1 Picks Out Of Kansas

Andrew Wiggins is the second No. 1 pick out of Kansas, following Danny Manning back in 1988.

The Jayhawks join 16 other schools that have had two No. 1 picks. Another 26 schools have had one.

But it’s Duke that has offered the NBA the most No. 1 picks, surprisingly only three, though: Kyrie Irving, Elton Brand and Art Heyman.

There are five more first picks (in the second list below) that were drafted either out of high school or from an international team, in a flurry of this early-draft activity in the early 2000′s. In fact, these five No. 1 picks were drafted within a six-year span (2001-2006).

There’s a reason this has stopped. The latest CBA eligibility rules covering the draft were changed beginning with the 2007 draft. Draftees must be at least 19 now and a year past high school graduation.

By the way, many players – not just those five picks – were drafted out of high school or from international teams all over the board and over the years. So, the changes have really impacted the process and the face (a slightly more mature one) of the draft.

NO. 1 DRAFT PICKS BY SCHOOL

SCHOOL # NO. 1 PICKS PLAYERS YEAR NBA TEAM
1. Duke 3 Kyrie Irving 2011 Cleveland Cavaliers
      Elton Brand 1999 Chicago Bulls
      Art Heyman 1963 New York Knicks
           
2. Cincinnati 2 Kenyon Martin 2000 New Jersey Nets
      Oscar Robertson 1960 Cincinnati Royals
           
2. Duquesne 2 Si Green 1956 Rochester Royals
      Dick Ricketts 1955 St. Louis Hawks
           
2. Georgetown 2 Allen Iverson 1996 Philadelphia 76ers
      Patrick Ewing 1985 New York Knicks
           
2. Houston 2 Hakeem Olajuwon 1984 Houston Rockets
      Elvin Hayes 1968 San Diego Rockets
           
2. Indiana 2 Kent Benson 1977 Milwaukee Bucks
      Walt Bellamy 1961 Chicago Packers
           
2. Kansas 2 Andrew Wiggins 2014 Cleveland Cavaliers
      Danny Manning 1988 Los Angeles Clippers
           
2. Kansas State 2 Bob Boozer 1959 Cincinnati Royals
      Howie Shannon 1949 Providence Steam Rollers
           
2. Kentucky 2 Anthony Davis 2012 New Orleans Hornets
      John Wall 2010 Washington Wizards
           
2. Maryland 2 Joe Smith 1995 Golden State Warriors
      John Lucas 1976 Houston Rockets
           
2. Michigan 2 Chris Webber 1993 Orlando Magic
      Cazzie Russell 1966 New York Knicks
           
2. North Carolina 2 Brad Daugherty 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers
      James Worthy 1982 Los Angeles Lakers
           
2. Purdue 2 Glenn Robinson 1994 Milwaukee Bucks
      Joe Barry Carroll 1980 Golden State Warriors
           
2. UCLA 2 Bill Walton 1974 Portland Trail Blazers
      Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1969 Milwaukee Bucks
           
2. UNLV 2 Anthony Bennett 2013 Cleveland Cavaliers
      Larry Johnson 1991 Charlotte Hornets
           
2. Utah 2 Andrew Bogut 2005 Milwaukee Bucks
      Bill McGill 1962 Chicago Zephyrs
           
2. UTEP 2 Jim Barnes 1964 New York Knicks
      Clifton McNeeley 1947 Pittsburgh Ironmen
           
2. West Virginia 2 Hot Rod Hundley 1957 Cincinnati Royals
      Mark Workman 1952 Milwaukee Hawks
           
19. Bowling Green 1 Chuck Share 1950 Boston Celtics
19. Bradley 1 Gene Melchiorre 1951 Baltimore Bullets
19. Davidson 1 Fred Hetzel 1965 San Francisco Warriors
19. DePaul 1 Mark Aguirre 1981 Dallas Mavericks
19. Furman 1 Frank Selvy 1954 Baltimore Bullets
19. Illinois State 1 Doug Collins 1973 Philadelphia 76ers
19. LIU 1 Ray Felix 1953 Baltimore Bullets
19. Louisiana State 1 Shaquille O’Neal 1992 Orlando Magic
19. Louisville 1 Pervis Ellison 1989 Sacramento Kings
19. Loyola of Chicago 1 LaRue Martin 1972 Portland Trail Blazers
19. Marshall 1 Andy Tonkovich 1948 Providence Steam Rollers
19. Memphis 1 Derrick Rose 2008 Chicago Bulls
19. Michigan State 1 Magic Johnson 1979 Los Angeles Lakers
19. Minnesota 1 Mychal Thompson 1978 Portland Trail Blazers
19. Navy 1 David Robinson 1987 San Antonio Spurs
19. North Carolina State 1 David Thompson 1975 Atlanta Hawks
19. Notre Dame 1 Austin Carr 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers
19. Oklahoma 1 Blake Griffin 2009 Los Angeles Clippers
19. Ohio State 1 Greg Oden 2007 Portland Trail Blazers
19. Providence 1 Jimmy Walker 1967 Detroit Pistons
19. Seattle 1 Elgin Baylor 1958 Minneapolis Lakers
19. St. Bonaventure 1 Bob Lanier 1970 Detroit Pistons
19. Syracuse 1 Derrick Coleman 1990 New Jersey Nets
19. University of the Pacific 1 Michael Olowokandi 1998 Los Angeles Clippers
19. Virginia 1 Ralph Sampson 1983 Houston Rockets
19. Wake Forest 1 Tim Duncan 1997 San Antonio Spurs

NO. 1 PICKS FROM HIGH SCHOOLS OR INTERNATIONAL TEAMS

HIGH SCHOOL OR TEAM PLAYERS YEAR NBA TEAM
1. Benetton Treviso (Italy) Andrea Bargnani 2006 Toronto Raptors
2. Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (Georgia) Dwight Howard 2004 Orlando Magic
3. Saint Vincent-Saint Mary High School (Ohio) LeBron James 2003 Cleveland Cavaliers
4. Shanghai Sharks (China) Yao Ming 2002 Houston Rockets
5. Glynn Academy High School (Georgia) Kwame Brown 2001 Washington Wizards

Photos: blacksportsonline.com / ftw.usatoday.com

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