Manchester United have surged ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona in Forbes' annual ranking of the world's most valuable sports teams for the first time in five years.
Yet the Premier League giants are still less valuable than American sporting behemoths the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Yankees according to the magazine.
United are worth $3.69bn according to Forbes, a valuation that puts them ahead of reigning European champions Real Madrid who had previously been named football's richest for four years running.
Real are valued as the world's fourth-richest sports team at $3.64bn, with their arch-rivals Barcelona not far behind on $3.64bn.
Those three sides are the only football teams to make the top 10 of a Forbes' most valuable sports teams list that is dominated by American franchises.
In fact, only four other football teams brush shoulders with the American financial powerhouses of the NFL, NBA and MLB in Forbes' top 50, where no cricket or rugby franchises are to be found.
After United, Real and Barcelona, come German giants Bayern Munich who are ranked as the 15th most valuable sports team in the world at $2.71bn.
According to Forbes, United are worth $1.5bn more than any other Premier League side.
Behind them are Manchester City, named as the 35th richest team in the world with a $2.1bn valuation, Arsenal at 43rd with a $1.9bn valuation and Chelsea at 48th with a $1.8bn valuation.
Despite finishing fifth in the Premier League last season, United have grown accustomed to topping financial lists, having also been named the richest club in football by Deloitte, the most valuable brand in the sport by Brand Finance and the most valuable club by KPMG.
|1||Dallas Cowboys||NFL||Jerry Jones||$4.2bn|
|2||New York Yankees||Baseball||Steinbrenner Family||$3.7bn|
|3||Manchester United||Football||Glazer family||$3.7bn|
|5||Real Madrid||Football||Club members||$3.6bn|
|6||New England Patriots||NFL||Robert Kraft||$3.4bn|
|7||New York Knicks||Basketball||Madison Square Garden Company||$3.3bn|
|8||New York Giants||NFL||Jon Mara, Steven Tisch||$3.1bn|
|9||San Francisco 49ers||NFL||Denise DeBartolo York, John York||$3bn|
|10||Los Angeles Lakers||Basketball||Jerry Buss Family Trusts, Philip Anschutz||$3bn|