The Philadelphia Eagles are once again featured in Forbes' list of the top 50 most valuables sports teams in the world. According to Forbes, the Eagles are valued at $1.75 billion. Last year, the Eagles were valued at $1.314 billion. Keep in mind Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie bought the Eagles in 1994 for a mere cost of $185 million.
But while the Eagles' overall value has increased, their ranking has dropped. In 2014, the Eagles were the 17th most valuable sports team. Now the franchise ranks two spots lower at No. 19.
Their position in the NFL has also dropped. The Eagles were the sixth most valuable team in the league last year, but now they are seventh. The six teams ahead of the Eagles include:
1) Dallas Cowboys - $3.2 billion (No. 2 overall)
2) New England Patriots - $2.6 billion (No. 6 overall)
3) Washington Redskins - $2.4 billion (No. 9 overall)
4) New York Giants - $2.1 billion (No. 12 overall)
5) Houston Texans - $1.85 billion (No. 16 overall)
6) New York Jets - $1.8 billion (No. 17 overall)
As you can see, the Eagles are the least valuable team in the NFC East. Or you could spin it to say they're the most affordable if you're looking to buy! Who wants to get a Kickstarter going?
The most valuable sports team in the world is once again the Real Madrid Club de Fútbol valued at $3.26 billion overall. That number is actually down from last year's figure of $3.44 billion.