Redskins fall off Forbes Top 10 'most valuable' list

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Forbes recently ranked the world's most valuable sports teams and Pennsylvania's two pro football franchises both made the top 30. Despite the nice growth in overall value to $1.88 billion from last year's valuation of $1.53 billion, the percentage drop in growth is quite a bit, since last year the Chiefs increased in value almost 40 percent year over year. In those three years, the Cowboys are now worth a reported $4.1 billion, almost double that total, and now stand at No. 1, above Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United.

Success on the pitch is not a guarantee of bucks in the bank - the Cowboys have not won a Super Bowl since 1995 but stay top but Madrid actually dropped three places to fifth, despite winning the most coveted trophy in club football, the Champions League, for a record 12th time last month. That's up 4 percent from its estimated value a year ago, when the Redskins franchise was valued at $2.85 billion.

Forbes estimates the Cowboys' value at $4.2 billion, dwarfing the New York Yankees' runner-up status at $3.7 billion.

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After United, Madrid and Barcelona, come German giants Bayern Munich who are ranked as the 15th most valuable sports team in the world at $2.71bn.

Of those top-seven North American teams, four missed the playoffs this past season.

Major League Baseball had eight teams on the list, followed by the National Basketball Association and European soccer, who each had seven teams on the list.