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Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL

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National Football League is one of the most popular sports leagues in United States. American football is originated from rugby, but the game is quite different from rugby. NFL is consisted of 32 teams which have a huge fan circles all over United States as well as Canada. The NFL lovers use to watch the young and talented football players, representing different cities with their best performance. The adrenaline-pumping game is always made the audiences glued to the tv screen 24 hours a day.

Every NFL team brings their top players to ensure that the fans don’t get disappointed. Literally, as NFL is one of the richest sports league in the world, the teams gather a huge amount of revenue into their account and their players earn big bucks.

10 Richest Football Teams in NFL:

It is Sporty Ghost, who have enlisted the top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL. Let’s check out your NFL teams with most money and most valuable players.

10. Baltimore Ravens: $1.5 billion

Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL, Baltimore Ravens
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Baltimore Ravens is an American football team, playing in NFL, with the team value of $1.50 billion. The team has generated an amazing revenue of around $304 million in the last NFL season. As of in 2013-14 NFL season, Ravens had an operating income near $57 million. Baltimore Ravens have recently signed a 10-year contract with M&T Bank for their stadium naming rights sponsorship in May, last season. The extension contract will run through the 2027 NFL season.

OWNER: Stephen Bisciotti
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2
PRICE PAID: $600 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 2004
REVENUE: $304 million
OPERATING INCOME: $56.7 million
DEBT/VALUE: 18%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $156 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $67 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 88
REVENUE PER FAN: $50
METRO AREA POPULATION: 2.7 million
VENUE: M&T Bank Stadium

9. San Francisco 49ers: $1.60 billion

Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL, San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers ; image credit commons.wikimedia.org

With the total income of $1.60 billion, San Francisco 49ers is the 9th team in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. The football team was founded in 1946 and started to play in NFL since 1949. They have won five Super Bowl Championship in just 14 years, in between 1981-1994. In the last season of NFL, San Francisco 49ers have gathered an amazing revenue of around $270 million. With an operative income of nearly $25 million in 2013-14 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers are one of the richest teams in NFL. They have recently inaugurated a new 68,500-seater privately funded Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The 50th Super Bowl will be hosted in this stadium in February 2016.

OWNER: Denise DeBartolo York, John York
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 5
PRICE PAID: $13 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1977
REVENUE: $270 million
OPERATING INCOME: $24.8 million
DEBT/VALUE: 53%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $157 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $52 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 174
REVENUE PER FAN: $45
METRO AREA POPULATION: 4.5 million
VENUE : Levi’s Stadium

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8. Chicago Bears: $1.70 billion

Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL, Chicago Bears
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Chicago Bears are a NFL professional football team situated in Chicago, Illinois. They have won a total nine NFL championships. In 2015 season of NFL, the Chicago Bears have made a value over $1.7 billion and they are inducted at no. 8 in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. The Bears have generated a revenue around $309 million in the last NFL season. They also had an operating income of nearly $57 million as of 2013-14 season of National Football League. The Chicago bears finished at 8-8 in 2013 NFL season and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive year. Recently, they missed it under the new head coach Marc Trestman who replaced Lovie Smith.

OWNER: McCaskey Family
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 9
PRICE PAID: $100
YEAR PURCHASED: 1920
REVENUE: $309 million
OPERATING INCOME: $57.1 million
DEBT/VALUE: 6%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $160 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $65 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 86
REVENUE PER FAN: $15
METRO AREA POPULATION: 9.5 million
VENUE : Soldier Field

7. Philadelphia Eagles: $1.75 billion

Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL, Philadelphia Eagles
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Philadelphia Eagles are the members of the East Division of the National Football Conference in NFL. Their current team value is worth of $1.75 billion, which put them at 7th place in the list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. So far, the Eagles have won three NFL titles and made two appearances in Super Bowl competitions. Philadelphia Eagles has generated nearly $330 million of revenue in the last season of NFL. They also had an operative income of $73 million in the 2013-2014 NFL season. The Eagles recently appointed Chip Kelly as their head coach replacing their long-time coach Andy Reid for 2013 NFL season. Kelly led the team to achieve the top spot in the NFC East.

OWNER: Jeffrey Lurie
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 3
PRICE PAID: $185 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1994
REVENUE: $330 million
OPERATING INCOME: $73.2 million
DEBT/VALUE: 11%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $150 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $63 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 114
REVENUE PER FAN: $27
METRO AREA POPULATION: 6 million
VENUE: Lincoln Financial Field

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6. New York Jets: $1.80 billion

Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL, New York Jets
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New York Jets are a professional NFL team located in New York City, Metropolitan area. They share MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey with the New York Giants. The team currently values $1.80 billion in 2015 season of NFL. They are inducted at no. 6 in the list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. They have generated an amazing revenue of nearly $333 million in the last NFL season. They also made an operative income of $80 million last year. Recently, a $255 million has been assigned by Moody’s Investment service in stadiums project revenue.

OWNER: Robert Wood Johnson IV
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1
PRICE PAID: $635 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 2000
REVENUE: $333 million
OPERATING INCOME: $79.5 million
DEBT/VALUE: 33%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $134 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $77 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 103
REVENUE PER FAN: $16
METRO AREA POPULATION: 20 million
VENUE : MetLife Stadium

Also Read: Top 10 most paid NFL players in 2015

5. Houston Texans: $1.85 billion

Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL, Houston Texans
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The Houston Texans joined the NFL in 2002 and since then they are one of the prolific teams in American professional football. Majority of the team are owned by Bob McNair. The current value of Houston Texans is nearly $1.85 billion and they stay at no. 5 in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. They have generated a revenue of $339 million in the last NFL season with an operating income of $103 million. Houston Texans’ new home was re-branded as NRG Stadium in 2015 after the owner company Reliant Energy had its own name on the Texans’ building.

OWNER: Robert McNair
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 0
PRICE PAID: $600 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1999
REVENUE: $339 million
OPERATING INCOME: $102.8 million
DEBT/VALUE: 11%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $134 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $64 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 25
REVENUE PER FAN: $27
METRO AREA POPULATION: 6.3 million
VENUE : NRG Stadium

Also Read: Top 10 highest paid athletes in 2015

4. New York Giants: $2.1 billion

Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL, New York Giants
New York Giants ; image credit en.wikipedia.org

The professional American football team, New York Giants is the no. 4 richest football team in NFL. They were one of the five teams that joined NFL in 1925. The Giants have won eight NFL titles so far, along with more championship appearances than any other NFL team. New York Giants is valued over $2.1 billion as of 2015 NFL season. They also produced a marvelous revenue of $353 million in the last season of NFL. They had an operative income of $87 million in 2013-14 season of NFL. Although the team pays an annual stadium debt of $40 million, they still manage to maintain their huge earnings every year.

OWNER: John Mara, Steven Tisch
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 8
PRICE PAID: $500, $150 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1925, 1991
REVENUE: $353 million
OPERATING INCOME: $87.3 million
DEBT/VALUE: 25%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $146 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $91 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 82
REVENUE PER FAN: $18
METRO AREA POPULATION: 20 million
VENUE: MetLife Stadium

3. Washington Redskins: $2.4 billion

Washington Redskins, Washington Redskins
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They are a professional NFL team located in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The Redskins’ home is FedExField in Landover, Maryland. Since 1932, the Washington Redskins have played more than 1,000 matches. They have managed to win five NFL Championship which include three Super Bowl Championships. The team currently values over $2.4 billion in the latest season of NFL. They also generated a revenue of $395 million in the 2013-14 NFL season with an operative income of nearly $143 million. Washington Redskins are at no. 3 in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL.

OWNER: Daniel Snyder
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 5
PRICE PAID: $750 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1999
REVENUE: $395 million
OPERATING INCOME: $143.4 million
DEBT/VALUE: 10%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $118 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $82 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 44
REVENUE PER FAN: $38
METRO AREA POPULATION: 5.9 million
VENUE: FedEx Field

Also Read: Top 10 richest sports club owners in 2015

2. New England Patriots: 2.6 billion

Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL, New England Patriots
New England Patriots ; image credit en.wikipedia.org

New England Patriots are one of the most successful teams in NFL. They play their home games at Gillette Stadium in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots joined the NFL competition in 1970. With the net value of $2.6 billion, New England Patriots at 2nd place in our list of top 10 richest football teams in NFL. Last season, they had made a remarkable revenue of nearly $428 million with an operating income of $147 million. The team has a property named ‘Patriot Place’ adjacent to the Gillette Stadium, which featured over 1.3 million square feet of dining, shopping, and entertainment.

OWNER: Robert Kraft
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 3
PRICE PAID: $172 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1994
REVENUE: $428 million
OPERATING INCOME: $147.2 million
DEBT/VALUE: 9%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $156 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $95 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 154
REVENUE PER FAN: $56
METRO AREA POPULATION: 4.6 million
VENUE : Gillette Stadium

1. Dallas Cowboys: $3.2 billion

Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL, Dallas Cowboys
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Dallas Cowboys are the richest football team in NFL with an incredible net worth of $3.2 billion. They have a record for most Super Bowl appearances (8) which they share with Pittsburgh Steelers. Dallas Cowboys are the only team in NFL to record 20 straight winning season from 1966-1985. They are the most valuable team in National Football League. Cowboys are tied with Spanish club FC Barcelona for 2nd richest sports team in the world while the richest team is Real Madrid with $3.4 billion. The Cowboys have produced a revenue of $560 million along with an operative income of $246 million in 2013-14 NFL season. They have recently signed multiple global sponsorship contracts with watchmaker Hublot and Carnival Cruise Lines. All these sponsorship endorsements ensure them several millions of dollars in revenue over the next five years in NFL.

OWNER: Jerry Jones
CHAMPIONSHIPS: 5
PRICE PAID: $150 million
YEAR PURCHASED: 1989
REVENUE: $560 million
OPERATING INCOME: $245.7 million
DEBT/VALUE: 6%
PLAYER EXPENSES: $164 million
GATE RECEIPTS: $90 million
WINS-TO-PLAYER COST RATIO: 83
REVENUE PER FAN: $57
METRO AREA POPULATION: 6.8 million
VENUE : AT&T Stadium

While the American football teams are busy in making money from sponsorships and tickets, the fans care about only one thing- the performances of the players. The fans always like to see the talented players making history under tough situations in the game. All these football players try their best to make their teams proud as well as rich and valuable.

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