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Here's where the Atlanta Falcons rank in the World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams

The list was largely dominated by NFL teams.

How valuable are the Atlanta Falcons? 

According to Forbes' 2019 "World's 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams" list, the Atlanta team came in at 28. 

The Falcons - owned by Arthur Blank - are valued at $2.6 billion, according to the list, thirteenth among the 32 NFL teams. 

Atop the list were: 

5. New York Nicks (NBA) - $4 billion
4. Barcelona (Soccer) - $4.02 billion
3. Real Madrid (Soccer) - $4.24 billion
2. New York Yankees (MLB) - $4.6 billion
1. Dallas Cowboys (NFL) - $5 billion

Forbes estimates that the value of sports teams has "skyrocketed" in just the last five years, largely due to media rights deals and more "owner-friendly collective bargaining agreements" that keep players costs low.

In 2012, only one of the 50 teams was worth more than $2 billion. Flash forward seven years - all 50 teams are billion-dollar operations.

The list was largely dominated by NFL teams - more than half of the top 50 teams are football franchises - but baseball, basket and soccer teams also ranked throughout.

H/t Atlanta Business Chronicle