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Top 10 Sports Leagues in the World

Athletes always perform their best in the ground in order to make the moment most memorable in the history of sports. But the most important part of sports is the sports fans, the people who watch the game. Fans from all kind of sports are those who use to add their life to the matches and cheers with energy and enthusiasm. Some sports fans only afford to watch the game in front of TV. On the other hand, others make it to the stadiums to watch the game live. The fans usually watch the game wearing their favorite teams’ jerseys and wigs, as well as screaming and crying for their favorite players in the ground.

Our Sporty Ghost team has made an initiative to focus on the top 10 sports leagues in the world. You have to just scroll down to see the most watched league in the world. So, be ready and brace yourself.

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Top 10 sports leagues in the world:

Apart from the international sports events, these sports leagues across the world have earned so much popularity among the sports fans. Also, all these top leagues in the world ensure a healthy income to the athletes. If you read our highest paid athletes 2015, you will know details about how rich these players are!

10. Big Bash League:

Top 10 sports leagues in the world, Big Bash League
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The KFC Big Bash League is an Australian T20 Cricket Tournament. The tournament firstly commenced in 2011. The cricket tournament is participated by the domestic teams in Australia. The Big Bash currently replaced the previous one, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. The league features only the city-based franchises instead of state teams, which had previously participated in this huge tournament. The top two teams in the Big Bash league will qualify to take part in the Champions League T20.

The Big Bash is considered as one of the elite cricket tournament in Australia. Currently eight teams participate in Big Bash League and a single season of this league consists of a total 35 matches. The Big Bash League is certainly one of the top 10 sports leagues in the world. In the last 2014/15 of Big Bash there was a total of 825,657 attendance watching this sports event all over the world.

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9. Canadian Football League (CFL):

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Canadian Football League is one of the most popular sports leagues in Canada. The CFL remains at 9th place in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. It the highest level of competition in Canadian Football, which is a form of gridiron football and closely related to American Football. The league is consists of nine teams, which are located in nine separate cities across Canada. The teams are divided into two divisions, West Division with five teams and East Division with four teams. Canadian Football League is a 20-week regular season sports event, which traditionally starts from late June to early November.

The CFL was officially established in 1958 and became the second oldest professional gridiron football league in North America. The league is also played at the amateur level such as the Quebec Junior Football League, the Canadian Junior Football League and assorted senior leagues.

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8. Nippon professional Baseball:

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Nippon professional Baseball competition is the highest level of baseball tournament in Japan. The game is also referred to as ‘Japanese baseball’. The league first started in 1934 organized by Greater Japan Tokyo Baseball Club. NPB was formed later on in 1950.

Nippon professional baseball league is consisted of two six-team circuits, divided into the central league and the Pacific League. The winning teams from the two leagues compete in the Championship series of NPB.

Nippon baseball league is at No. 8 position in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe took the initiative of expanding NPB to 16 total teams. The goal is to energize country’s regional economy by receiving the new teams.

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7. Indian Super League:

Top 10 sports leagues in the world, Indian Super League
Indian Super League champion, Athletico De Kolkata———image via: ibnlive.in.com

Indian super league is one of the top-tier Indian football leagues, while the other being the I-League. The league was founded in 2013 featuring eight franchise teams all around India. The football tournament runs from October to December, with a final series in order to determine the champions. Indian Super League stands at No. 7 in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world.

The Indian Super League, ISL operates along the lines of T20 league, IPL and Major League Soccer in USA. The specialty of ISL is that, the league does not use the promotion and relegation system unlike the majority of the football leagues in the world. The league’s inaugural season started on 12 October, 2014, which was the 4th highest sports league in the history in terms of attendance.

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6. La Liga:

Top 10 sports leagues in the world, La Liga
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La Liga or the officially named Liga BBVA is the top professional football league in Spain. The league consists of 20 teams. However, a total of 60 teams have competed in La Liga, nine of which have been crowned as champions. Since the early 50s, it was only Real Madrid and Barcelona who dominated the championship. Real Madrid won the La Liga title 32 times while Barcelona took it for a total of 22 times. All over the world, La Liga is one of the most watched football leagues among the fans. La Liga makes its way at No. 6 in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world.

La Liga is considered as one of the strongest football leagues in Europe over the past five years. La Liga clubs have won the most UEFA Champions League titles (14) and Real Madrid being the most successful club with 10 titles in the Champions League. With an average attendance of 30,275 for the league matches, it is one of the most popular football leagues in the world.

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5. Major League Baseball:

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Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball league which is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America. The baseball league also manages the international world baseball classic tournament too. MLB is consisting of 30 teams, 29 from the United States and 1 from Canada. The baseball teams play a total 162 games each season of MLB. Five top teams advance to a four-round postseason tournament that ends up in the world series. The baseball games are aired throughout North America as well as the whole world across. It has the highest season attendance of any sports league with more than 74 million viewers worldwide.

Major League Baseball has marked its step at No. 5 in the list of top 10 sports leagues in the world.

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4. Australian Football League:

Top 10 sports leagues in the world, Australian Football League
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Australian Football League is the highest level of professional football competition in Australian football. As the sport’s governing body, the AFL is responsible for making the law of the game. Previously, the Australian league was founded as the Victorian Football League (VFL), which had its inaugural season commenced in 1897.

Currently, the league consists of 18 teams from the five states of Australia, with every state apart from one having at least two teams at the league. The football matches have been played in all mainland states of Australia as well as in New Zealand. Australian football league is such a popular sports event that it stands at No. 4 in the list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. The AFL currently is composed of a pre-season tournament, which starts during the Australian winter. The top eight AFL teams then play off in a four-round final series and ultimately ends up in the AFL Grand Final. The final match is held at Melbourne Cricket Ground each year. The winning team is awarded the premiership cup.

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3. English Premier League:

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English premier league is the England’s primary football competition and is contested by top 20 English football clubs. The selection operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the football leagues. In addition, the Wales clubs can also compete in this tournament. The premier league season runs from August to May, with each team playing 38 matches and totaling 380 matches in the entire English Premier League. Officially, English Premier League is also known as Barclays Premier League, due to its current sponsorship by the Barclays Bank.

English premier league is one of the most watched football leagues in the world, broadcasting in 212 territories to 643 million homes and 4.7 billion TV audiences. English Premier League ranks at No. 3 in the list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. In the 2010-11 season of EPL, the average match attendance was 35,363, which is the second highest of any professional football league behind German Bundesliga. Manchester United won the English Premier league title for a record 13 times and Manchester City being the last title winner.

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2. Bundesliga:

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Bundesliga is a German professional football league with the highest average stadium attendance across the world. Bundesliga is Germany’s primary football competition and is very popular worldwide. This German league is contested by 18 football clubs and the tournament is operated on a system of promotion and relegation. The Bundesliga season usually starts from August to May. All Bundesliga football clubs qualify for the another major tournament, DFB-Pokal and the winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.

German Bundesliga is placed at second position in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. The Bundesliga was established in 1962 and the first season started on 1963. Since its founding, a total of 53 clubs have been participated in this league. Bundesliga is currently ranking 3rd in Europe based on recent European soccer performances. The average 45,134 fans per game during 2011/12 Bundesliga season, has earned the 2nd highest attendance of any sports leagues in the world. The football was also broadcasted over 200 countries worldwide.

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1. National Football League (NFL)

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The professional American football league, NFL is considered as the most popular American sports. A total of 32 teams are participated in NFL and are divided equally between the American Football conference and National Football Conference. The tournament is a regular 17-week season starts from the week after Labor Day to the week after Christmas.

Initially NFL was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association. The National Football League agreed to merge with the American Football League in 1966. Today, the NFL has become the most watched sports league in the world. It is one of the biggest sports events in the world. The Green Bay Packers is the most successful NFL team with 13 titles, while Pittsburgh Steelers is the most Super Bowl Champion with six titles.

National Football League is at No. 1 in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world.

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The sports fans always play a vital role in developing sports across the world. The game itself shows its color and beauty to the world by the performing sportsmen. The popularity of sports are spreading fast for these kind of sports leagues which hold everyone’s eye for 12 months around and 24 hours a day..

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Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015

American football is one of the most popular sports in America. The game is originated from Rugby and in United States, the game is recognized as just football. Moreover, in another South American country, Canada, the game is known as ‘Gridiron’. The first match of American football was played long ago in 1869. The match was played between the college teams of Princeton and Rutgers. Since then, the professional football and college football are the most popular sports in United States. In 2012, around 70,000 college athletes and about 1.1 million high school athletes took part in American football.

The National Football League, NFL is a football championship, which has earned very much popularity in America. NFL championship is holding the record of highest average attendance of any sports leagues in the world. NFL is also blessed with some huge amount of income, notably about $10 billion income per year.

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Highest Paid NFL Players 2015:

The NFL players are among the highest paid athletes in the world. The players with their sponsor endorsements and annual team salary, become one of the richest in the world. Today, we have enlisted top 10 highest paid NFL players in 2015.

Let’s have a look at the list. If you want to know who is the highest paid NFL player, it is the perfect list you will be looking for.

10. Ben Roethlisberger

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Ben Roethlisberger
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The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger is at no. 10 in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. Before drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004, he played football for the Miami. The 6 feet 5 inches tall, Ben is currently holding a 6-year contract with Pittsburgh Steelers, which will be valid till 2016. The team contract he signed is presently valued over $87.9 million including the signing bonus of $25.2 million. Now he is earning $14.6 million as an annual team salary in addition with the $33.2 million of guaranteed income.

In the last season of NFL, Ben Roethlisberger bagged a total $18.8 million, which includes $12.1 million basic salary and $6.7 million of restructure bonus. So far, in this year of NFL, his current career earnings have reached over $93.2 million with the release value of $13.5 million.

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9. Ndamukong Suh

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Ndamukong Suh
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Ndamukong Suh is a Detroit Lions defensive tackle, who started football for the Nebraska. Suh was first drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2010 as a 1st round 2nd overall pick. In the NFL, he is heighted about 6 feet 4 inches and weighed 307 pounds. Suh is currently in a 5-year contract with Detroit Lions, which will leave him as a free agent this year. His contract is worth of $64.5 million with the Detroit Lions. He has now managed to earn $12.9 million yearly average salary along with the guaranteed income of $23.2 million.

In the 2014-15 season of NFL, his earnings have reached to a total of $22.4 million including the basic salary of $12.5 million and $6.2 restructure bonus money. With all these huge amount of money, Ndamukong Suh stays at no. 9 in the list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. So far, this year he has earned $51.5 million where his release value being $19.4 million.

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8. Greg Hardy

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Greg Hardy
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Greg Hardy is currently playing for Carolina Panthers in NFL as a defensive end. He started his football career playing college football for the Mississippi. Then in 2010 NFL draft, Hardy was picked by the Carolina Panthers as a 6th round 175th overall pick. The 6 feet 4 inches and 290 lb, Greg Hardy has made a 1 year contract with Carolina Panthers and in 2016, he will be a free agent as the contract said. His contract values over $13.1 million and he is earning the amount as an annual income with his team.

In the last season of NFL, he has earned a total cap hit of $13.1 million, which is his basic team salary. In the current NFL season, Greg Hardy’s career earnings have reached to $2.7 million with the release value of $13.1 million. Greg Hardy makes his mark at no. 7 in the list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

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7. Philip Rivers

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Philip Rivers
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The current San Diego Chargers player, Philip Rivers plays as a quarterback in National Football League. Firstly, he played college football for the New York City state. Then in 2004, Philip was drafted by the San Diego Chargers as a 1st round 4th overall NFL pickup. He has a height of 6 feet 5 inches and weight of 228 lb as listed in NFL. Currently, he is playing in a 6-year contract with San Diego Chargers. The signing will last up to 2016, leaving him a free agent.

According to the contract, he will earn a total $91.8 million with his current team, which also includes $19.5 million signing bonus. Currently, he earns approximately $15.3 million as an average annual salary in addition with a total $38 million guaranteed income for his contract signing. In the 2014-15 NFL season, Philip Rivers has managed to earn a total cap hit of $16.6 million including $13.8 million basic salary from the team and a total of $1.6 million restructure bonus. In our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015, Philip Rivers makes it to no. 7 with his net worth. He earns about $106.1 million till date in the current season of NFL.

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6. Sam Bradford

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Sam Bradford
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Sam Bradford is now playing for the St. Louis Rams as an efficient quarterback in NFL. He finished his college football career for the Oklahoma City. Then in 2010, Sam was drafted by the Sam Louis Rams as a 1st round 1st overall selection. He has signed a 6-year contract with his team and the term will be valid up to 2016. The contract he signed for the St. Louis Rams is valued over $78 million, including $17.9 million of signing bonus. Currently, Sam Bradford is earning $13 million as an annual salary and he also has a total of $50 million guaranteed income according to his contract. Sam Bradford is at no. 6 position in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

In the last NFL season, Sam has earned a total cap hit of $17.6 million, which includes the basic salary of $14 million and $3 million of signing bonus. In the current season of NFL, he has earned a total $51 million so far in addition with the releasing value of $7.1 million.

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5. Mike Wallace

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace started his football career playing for the Mississippi. Currently, he is playing for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL as a wide receiver. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ draftee, Mike Wallace was first picked in the 2009 as a 3rd round 84th overall pick. The 6 feet tall and 200 lb, Mike Wallace is holding the 5-year contract with the Miami Dolphins and the signing will leave him as a free agent in 2018. With around $60 million contract value and $11 million signing bonus, Mike Wallace is at no. 5 in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

According to his contract, he is earning a total of $30 million guaranteed income in addition with $12 million annual team salary. In the 2014/15 season of NFL, he earns a total cap hit of $17.25 million including $15 million basic salary and $2.2 million signing bonus. In the current NFL season, he has earned about $16.6 million so far with the release value of $26.8 million for the Miami Dolphins.

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4. Peyton Manning

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Peyton Manning
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Peyton Manning is a NFL quarterback and currently plays for the Denver Broncos. Before drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1998, Peyton played college football for the Tennessee. He is about 6 feet 5 inches tall with 230 lb. The NFL team Denver Broncos has signed him a 5 year contract which will make him a free agent in 2017. Peyton’s contract with his current team values a total of $96 million where his current annual income is $19.2 million. He also has a total of $58 million guaranteed income with the Denver Broncos.

In the 2014/15 NFL season, he has managed to earn approximately $17.5 million, which includes $15 million of basic salary and $2.5 million as a restructure bonus. Peyton Manning has been selected for the no. 4 position in the list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. In the current season of NFL, his career earning reached to $242.7 million with the $22.5 million of release value.

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3. Eli Manning

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Eli Manning
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The New York Giant quarterback, Eli Manning is one of the highest paid NFL players 2015 with his no. 3 spot in this list. Eli Manning started his career for Mississippi and was drafted by the New York Giants in 2004 as a 1st round 1st overall pick up. The 6 feet 4 inches tall and 218 lb, Eli is a current contract holder with the New York Giants for 6 years, which will be valid upto 2016. His contract with the New York Giants values about $97.5 million including $13 million of signing bonus.

Eli Manning currently earns $16.2 million per year as an annual team salary and has a total guaranteed income of $35 million according to his contract deal. In the 2014/15 season of NFL, Eli Manning has managed to earn a total cap hit of $20.4 million, which includes $15 million basic salary and another $2.25 million restructure bonus fee. In the current season of NFL, Eli Manning’s earnings have reached to a total $135.1 million with the release value of $7.5 million.

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2. Gerald McCoy

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Gerald McCoy
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Gerald McCoy is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a defensive tackle in NFL. McCoy started his football career playing college football for the Oklahoma City. The 6 feet 4 inches heighted was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a 1st round 3rd overall pick in the NFL draft of 2010. Gerald McCoy has made a contract for 6 years with his team Tampa Bay Buccaneers which will make him a free agent in 2022. His contract value worth a total of $95.2 million with his current team, which includes $2.5 million of signing bonus.  Gerald McCoy is holding the 2nd place in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

He earns $15.8 million as his average annual salary and also has a guaranteed income of $51.5 million for his contract. In the 2014/15 NFL season, McCoy has earned a total cap hit of $20.8 million, which includes the signing bonus of $1.1 million and a basic team salary of $20.8 million. So far, he is earning $44.4 million with the release value of $20.2 million in the current season of NFL.

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1. Jay Cutler

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Jay Cutler
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Jay Cutler is a quarterback National Football League player who currently plays for the Chicago Bears. Cutler also played college football for the Vanderbilt University. Denver Broncos drafted him as a 1st round 11th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. The 6 feet 3 inches and 220 lb weighted, Jay Cutler is one of the influential player in NFL. He is now holding a 7 years contract with Chicago Bears and the contract will be valid till 2021. Cutler has earned a total of $ 126.7 million contract value with Chicago Bears.

Now his yearly salary is $ 18.1 million as well as a total guaranteed income of $ 54 million according to his contract. In the 2014-15 NFL season, Jay Cutler has earned a total of $18.5 million, which include $17.5 million as a basic salary and $1 million as a restructure bonus. In the current season of NFL, his earnings till date are $58.2 million where the release value being about $38 million.

Jay Cutler is the most successful NFL player indeed with his enormous income. He is the highest paid NFL player in our list holding the no. 1 place.

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Our top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015 may be extended by including the NFL stars like Brian Orakpo and Adrian Peterson. Orakpo has earned a total $11.4 million where Peterson has managed $14.4 million in the current season of NFL. Hope you’ve enjoyed our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. Don’t forget to give us your valuable comment in the box below.

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Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time

American football is one of the most popular sports in United States. The game is widely played all over the country. National Football League (NFL) is the professional American football competition. The NFL footballers reach the highest level in football because of their tremendous hard working as well as their athletic ability with extraordinary competitiveness. It must be a great feeling for an American footballer to be on the top. Both mentally and physically, they had to stay strong and face the immense challenge. This popular American sports has produced so many legends over the years and some are notably famous for their style of play.

Today, Sporty Ghost have enlisted the Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time. All these names are very popular among the football loving Americans. So let’s find out something new about all these football legends.

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time

10. Norm Johnson: 1,736

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time, Norm Johnson
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The former American football placekicker, Norm Johnson played continuous 18 seasons in NFL. The NFL legend marked his step in different NFL teams throughout his long career. Teams like Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers are grateful to him for his enormous contribution. Norm Johnson finished his football career with 366 of 477 field goals (76%), which gave him a total 1,736 points.

In 2013, he ranked at no. 10 in the list of NFL leading scorers of all-time. During his tenure with the Seattle Seahawks, Johnson endured a nickname “Mr. Automatic. His famous 46-yard field goal in Steelars’ 27-17 Super Bowl loss to Dallas Cowboys was a memorable one.

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9. John Kasay: 1,970

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time, John Kasay
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John Kasay is an American football kicker who is one of the most prolific figures in NFL. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks as a 1991 NFL fourth round draft. He held the record for most field goals in a single season which is 37, achieved in 1996 NFL season. Three years later, Olindo Mare broke his record by scoring 39 field goals. Again, the record was broken by Neil Rackers and later by David Akers.

John Kasay holds many records into his name as a placekicker. He ranks second for field goals made from 50+ yards. In 2009, Kasay hit the 400th field goal record. He is the no. 9 in our list of top 10 NFL leading scorers of all-time.

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8. Jason Elam: 1,983

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time, Jason Elam
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The former Denver Broncos placekicker, Jason Elam played a total 15 seasons for the Broncos while spent two with the Atlanta Falcons. With Denver Broncos, Elam has won two Super Bowl rings. He is also a three-time Pro Bowl selection. He is famous for the longest field goal in NFL history at 63 yards, while later, Matt Prater broke the record with a 64-yard field goal.

7. George Blanda: 2,002

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time, George Blanda
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George Blanda spent more seasons in NFL than any other NFL player, having played 26 season in professional American football. At the time of his retirement, he was the leading scorer than anyone in the history. Before retiring in 1976 at the age of 48, he is the only two players in the NFL history to play in four different decades.

Blanda holds another record of being the most extra point kicker in NFL. George Blanda is a very familiar figure in the NFL hall of fame. The list of top 10 NFL leading scorers of all-time will be truly incomplete without George Blanda.

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6. Matt Stover: 2,004

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time, Matt Stover
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The Greek descent, Matt Stover was one of the most accurate kickers in the history of National Football League. Stover played for the Cleveland Browns, the New York Giants, and the Baltimore Ravens. Indianapolis Colts signed him on 2009 as a replacement for the injured kicker Adam Vinatieri. Matt Stover spent his last days in football playing for Baltimore Ravens.

At the time of his retirement in 2011, Stover was the last remaining member of the Cleveland Browns still active in the National Football League. He was the fourth in NFL leading scorers of all-time at his retirement.

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5. John Carney: 2,062

John Carney played in NFL firstly as an undrafted free agent signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1987. He also played football for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants. At the time of his release from New Orleans Saints in 2009, he was the third in NFL leading scorers of all-time list, with 2,044 points. He is the last remaining player from the 1980s who is still active in NFL. His service as a kicking consultant at Saints was widely admired among the fans.

4. Adam Vinatieri: 2,146

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time, Adam Vinatieri
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Adam Vinatieri is a placekicker who plays for Indianapolis Colts in NFL. So far, Vinatieri has played five Super Bowl football tournaments in his career. He is the Super Bowl winner in 2001, 2003 and 2004 with the New England Patriots and in 2006 with the Indianapolis Colts. He holds the record of appearing in most Super Bowls (5) and winning the most Super Bowl rings (4) as a placekicker.

At the age of 42, Adam Vinatieri is still an active NFL player. He was nicknamed “Automatic Adam” for his accuracy in kicking the ball. He has scored several match winning field goals in the NFL history. Adam Vinatieri is at No. 4 in our list of top 10 NFL leading scorers of all-time.

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3. Jason Hanson: 2,150

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time, Jason Hanson
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He spent his entire 21-year career playing for the Detroit Lions in NFL. The one-club man firstly drafted by the Lions in the 2nd round of the 1992 NFL draft. Hanson is the record holder of being the most game-player with one single team. Before he got retired in 2013, Hanson played over 296 games for the Lions.

In 2012, he broke another record of being with one team for most years (21). This longest tenured Lion scored a stunning 2,150 points during his whole career. He stays at no 3 in our NFL leading scorers’ list.

2. Gary Anderson: 2,434

Gary Anderson was the first NFL kicker to have a perfect regular season in 1998. He successfully made every field goal and every PAT during that season. He was a 1982 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills as a placekicker. He also signed contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he spent 12 long seasons. In 1995-96 season, Gary Anderson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Again next season, he moved to the San Francisco 49ers. He is particularly renowned for wearing a one-bar face mask throughout his football career. With 2,434 points, Gary Anderson is the 2nd among the NFL leading Scorers of all-time.

1. Morten Anderson: 2,544

He was nicknamed as “The Great Dane”. Morten Anderson holds the record of being the all-time leading scorer in NFL. He is also a highest point scorer for two different rival teams in NFL, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. Morten spent 13 seasons playing for the Saints, while for Falcons, he spent a combined eight seasons. The NFL kicker officially retired in 2008, holding several records in his hands.

He is the holder of following NFL records:

  • ●Most points in NFL: 2,544
    ● Most game played: 382
    ● Most field goals attempted: 709
    ● Most field goals: 565
    ● Most seasons with 75 or more points: 24
    ● Most consecutive games played by a placekicker: 248
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Top 10 Best NFL Cheerleading Teams in 2015

The games of NFL would not be the same without the cheerleaders. In the top 10 best NFL cheerleading teams in 2015, we focus on the beautiful ladies representing their respective sides. Some beautiful hot women dancing along the sidelines have become the most fascinating experience for fans in the football stadium as well as for those watching on television. But, most interestingly, the organized cheerleading began in the late 19th century as an all-male activity. Now-a-days, the game has become more attractive for the gorgeous female cheerleaders. Although, the cheerleading seems to be very important to draw the fans’ attention in NFL, but there are seven NFL teams that do not have cheerleaders at all. The Chicago Bears, the Buffalo Bills, the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions, the New York Giants, the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers are the seven unlucky teams, lacking even a single cheerleader on their sidelines.

There are 25 teams in NFL , which have their own cheerleading squads. We have enlisted top NFL cheerleading squads in this article. The cheerleading helps to generate more airtime for the NFL teams and also boost their image in world media. Let’s have a look at top 10 best NFL Cheerleading teams in 2015.

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Top 10 Best NFL Cheerleading Teams in 2015

 10. Miami Dolphins Squad

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Miami Dolphins cheerleaders visit Guantanamo——image credit: Wikimedia /Elisha Dawkins

Miami Dolphins’ cheerleading squads are some of the most recognizable among the top 10 cheerleading teams in NFL. In 2012, the Miami Dolphins’ cheerleaders made a video cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s song Call Me Maybe, which became very popular and earned almost 20 million views on YouTube. The cheerleading squad makes regular USO trips. They also participate in many charity activities. Miami Dolphins cheerleading squad stands at No. 10 in the list of top 10 best NFL cheerleading teams in 2015. The cheerleaders are so popular that they are linked to their twitter and facebook pages on the front of Miami Dolphins’ official website.

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9. Washington Redskins Squad

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Washington Redskins Cheerleaders—–image via: Wikimedia/Keith Allison

 The Washington Redskins’ cheerleading squad is best known as the Redskinettes. They are the longest-running cheerleading team in NFL. Back in early 1960s, the Washington Redskins cheerleaders used to wear native themed outfits but subsequently, they changed their look to a more traditional and crowd pleasant. The Redskin cheerleaders also performed around the world and help the nation to promote commercial products in Asia. They had made several USO tours in Turkey, Spain and Italy. They are the No. 9 in our list of top 10 best NFL cheerleading teams in 2015.

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 8. Philadelphia Eagles Squad

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Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders—-image credit: Wikimedia/Lance Cpl. Robert C. Medina

The Philadelphia Eagles cheerleading squad is such hot that they have a mature content warning on their homepage site. The cheerleaders are known as the Eaglettes, who debuted in 1948. They became the Liberty Belles in early 70s. Then the Eagles cheerleaders settled with the current team. Philadelphia Eagles squad is the only in the history of NFL to perform at the “amFar Inspirational Gala” held in New York City. The cheerleaders also wear exclusive uniforms designed by the famous fashion designer Vera Wang. Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader squad have made it the hottest cheerleading team in NFL.

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7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Squad

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleading squad—image credit: Wikipedia/TSGT Kevin J. Gruenwald

Originally, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders are known as the SwashBuckler until they engage with the Buccaneers organization. This complete transformation occurred in 1999, which included a change from the old Creamsicle-colored outfits to the more attractive we’re now used to. Like other top NFL cheerleading squads, the Buccaneers cheerleaders are also invited to serve as NFL ambassadors on various military tours overseas. The cheerleaders are heavily active in their community. They have made approximately 300 community appearances every year. The Buccaneers cheerleading squad is at No. 7 in our list of top 10 best NFL Cheerleading teams in 2015.

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6. New England Patriots Squad

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New England Patriots cheerleaders—-image credit: Wikimedia/U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Matthew Bates

The New England Patriots’ cheerleading squad was founded in 1977. Since then, the charming Patriots’ cheerleaders have been entertaining fans in Foxborough. In 2008, the cheerleaders went over to China and helped to train Chinese dancers for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The Patriots cheerleaders stand at no. 6 in the list of top 10 best NFL cheerleading teams in 2015. Besides entertaining the fans, the squad are involved in a number of social programs, including “Cheers for our Heroes”, that recognizes local military personnel. Likewise, any other cheerleading squad, the Patriots’ cheerleaders also release a swimsuit calendar annually for all kinds of people to enjoy.

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5. Denver Broncos Squad

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Denver Broncos Cheerleading squad—image via: Flickr/Jeffrey Beall

The Denver Broncos fans are in need of all the cheer they can get after their heartbreaking defeat in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Denver Broncos’ cheerleading squad are always there to cheer them up. The squad was originally formed in 1971, but nine years later they were disbanded following the two members posed for Playboy magazine. Eventually, they returned in form in 1993. The Broncos cheerleading squad participated in many tours throughout the world, like Cuba, Egypt, Iraq, Hawaii and Italy. The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders keep an online blog. In 2012, their blog dedicated more than 1,500 hours of civic involvement among 100 local institutions. They have made their place at No. 5 in the list of top 10 best NFL cheerleading teams in 2015.

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4. Atlanta Falcons Squad

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Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders in Guantanamo—image credit: Wikipedia/ Unknown

The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders squad was founded in the 1950s. Since then, they had to get fans through some rough times. Initially, the squad was known as the Falconettes. After passing a disappointing season in 2013, losing the game by 4-12, the Falcons cheerleaders were just a lonely bright splash in the Georgia Dome. Like other cheerleading teams, they have made a numerous participations at local welfare events around Atlanta, and are heavily involved in the community affairs. The Falcons Cheerleaders have had great team spirit over the years, whether the team is doing bad or good. They are really doing some fantastic jobs for their team Atlanta Falcons.

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3. Houston Texans Squad

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The Houston Texans cheerleaders—-image credit: Wikimedia/Lance Cpl. Marcel C. Brown

Houston Texans are one of the novice teams in NFL, after founding 12 years ago. The Texans cheerleaders are among the most popular in the football league. The cheerleading squad is one of the best in NFL, when it comes to interacting with their team fans. According to the sports columnist Jayme Lamm,” they are 2nd to none when it comes to fan interaction”. In 2011, the Texans Cheerleaders held a “Birds and Birdies” Golf tournament in United States. They also participated in a HTC All Stars Group just before the match against the Panthers. In that event, cheerleaders from all around Houston performed at the “Happy Holidays Show”. The Houston Texans cheerleaders grab the No. 3 spot in our list of top 10 best NFL cheerleading teams in 2015.

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2. Oakland Raiders Squad

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Oakland Raiders Cheerleaders—-image credit: © BrokenSphere / Wikimedia Commons.

The Oakland Raiders fans haven’t had cheered much for very long time. Their fans are considered as some of the most passionate in NFL. The Raiders Cheerleading team didn’t disappoint them, as they always cheer them up even at the intense downhearted time. The cheerleaders are known as “Raiderettes” since their formation in 1961. They have been entertaining the Raiders fans for more than five decades. The cheerleaders, wearing their iconic uniforms perform the best, which have made them to stand at No. 2 in our list of top 10 best NFL cheerleading teams in 2015. They are also the most recognizable cheerleading squad in NFL.

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1. Dallas Cowboys Squad

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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Performance in south Korea—image via: Wikimedia/ USAG- Humphreys

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading squad is best known as the Coebelles and Beaux, as a co-ed group of the team. They are the No. 1 in our list of top 10 best NFL cheerleading teams in 2015. Initially, the males were involving in cheerleading the fans. Then luckily, female cheerleaders replaced them by 1969 and the end result was the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders we are all accustomed to. The Dallas Cowboys enjoyed a great success during the 70s and 90s and the team was then popular as “America’s Team”.

The Cowboys cheerleaders have been featured on many popular TV shows like The Love Boat, Saturday Night Live, and Are you Smarter than a 5th Grade? The squad becomes so popular among the fans as they produce their own reality TV series named as “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team”. The show was first aired in 2006 and is still going on.

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Top 10 Richest Football Teams in NFL

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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5. Houston Texans: $1.85 billion

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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

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4. New York Giants: $2.1 billion

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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

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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

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2. New England Patriots: 2.6 billion

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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

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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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List of Past Super Bowl Winners by Year

From our findings of the most played sports around the globe, we’ve come to know that American Football stands at number ten with 400 million approximate fans worldwide. Most of these are propelled from America, Europe and Australia, especially North America. And the Super Bowl is an annual American Football game to determine the Champion of the National Football League (NFL). Obviously an American city is selected as the contest venue and it is Chosen three to four years beforehand (usually warm-weather sites).

The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-2) have won the most Super Bowls with six championships. And both the San Francisco 49ers (5–1) and Dallas Cowboys (5–3) are ranked at number two with five wins. There is another issue of appearing at the Super Bowl, where Dallas, New England, Pittsburgh and Denver have the most Super Bowl appearances (eight times).

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The American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos met the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Carolina Panthers have recently played the Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, which was held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Denver Broncos claimed their victory over the Panthers by 24-10.

Super Bowl Winners List:

The first Super Bowl contest was held at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1967 between Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay won the first contest and after that there has been total fifty games held in history. Here we bring the list of past Super Bowl Winners by year.

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MVP

L Feb. 7, 2016 California Broncos 24 Panthers 10 Von Miller
XLIX Feb. 1, 2015 Arizona Patriots 28 Seahawks 24 Tom Brady
XLVIII Feb. 2, 2014 New Jersey Seahawks 43 Broncos 8 Malcolm Smith
XLVII Feb. 3, 2013 Louisiana Ravens 34 49ers 31 Joe Flacco
XLVI Feb. 5, 2012 Indiana Giants 21 Patriots 17 Eli Manning
XLV Feb. 6, 2011 Texas Packers 31 Steelers 25 Aaron Rodgers
XLIV Feb. 7, 2010 Florida Saints 31 Colts 17 Drew Brees
XLIII Feb. 1, 2009 Florida Pittsburgh 27 Arizona 23 Santonio Holmes
XLII Feb. 3, 2008 Arizona N.Y. Giants 17 New England 14 Eli Manning
XLI Feb. 4, 2007 Florida Indianapolis 29 Chicago 17 Peyton Manning
XL Feb. 5, 2006 Michigan Pittsburgh 21 Seattle 10 Hines Ward
XXXIX Feb. 6, 2005 Florida New England 24 Philadelphia 21 Deion Branch
XXXVIII Feb. 1, 2004 Texas New England 32 Carolina 29 Tom Brady
XXXVII Jan. 26, 2003 California Tampa Bay 48 Oakland 21 Dexter Jackson
XXXVI Feb. 3, 2002 Louisiana New England 20 St. Louis 17 Tom Brady
XXXV Jan. 28, 2001 Florida Baltimore 34 N.Y. Giants 7 Ray Lewis
XXXIV Jan. 30, 2000 Georgia St. Louis 23 Tennessee 16 Kurt Warner
XXXIII Jan. 31, 1999 Florida Denver 34 Atlanta 19 John Elway
XXXII Jan. 25, 1998 California Denver 31 Green Bay 24 Terrell Davis
XXXI Jan. 26, 1997 Louisiana Green Bay 35 New England 21 Desmond Howard
XXX Jan. 28, 1996 Arizona Dallas 27 Pittsburgh 17 Larry Brown
XXIX Jan. 29, 1995 Florida San Francisco 49 San Diego 26 Steve Young
XXVIII Jan. 30, 1994 Georgia Dallas 30 Buffalo 13 Emmitt Smith
XXVII Jan. 31, 1993 California Dallas 52 Buffalo 17 Troy Aikman
XXVI Jan. 26, 1992 Minnesota Washington 37 Buffalo 24 Mark Rypien
XXV Jan. 27, 1991 Florida N.Y. Giants 20 Buffalo 19 Ottis Anderson
XXIV Jan. 28, 1990 Louisiana San Francisco 55 Denver 10 Joe Montana
XXIII Jan. 22, 1989 Florida San Francisco 20 Cincinnati 16 Jerry Rice
XXII Jan. 31, 1988 California Washington 42 Denver 10 Doug Williams
XXI Jan. 25, 1987 California N.Y. Giants 39 Denver 20 Phil Simms
XX Jan. 26, 1986 Louisiana Chicago 46 New England 10 Richard Dent
XIX Jan. 20, 1985 California San Francisco 38 Miami 16 Joe Montana
XVIII Jan. 22, 1984 Florida L.A. Raiders 38 Washington 9 Marcus Allen
XVII Jan. 30, 1983 California Washington 27 Miami 17 John Riggins
XVI Jan. 24, 1982 Michigan San Francisco 26 Cincinnati 21 Joe Montana
XV Jan. 25, 1981 Louisiana Oakland 27 Philadelphia 10 Jim Plunkett
XIV Jan. 20, 1980 California Pittsburgh 31 L.A. Rams 19 Terry Bradshaw
XIII Jan. 21, 1979 Florida Pittsburgh 35 Dallas 31 Terry Bradshaw
XII Jan. 15, 1978 Louisiana Dallas 27 Denver 10 H. Martin, R. White
XI Jan. Â 9, 1977 California Oakland 32 Minnesota 14 Fred Biletnikoff
X Jan. 18, 1976 Florida Pittsburgh 21 Dallas 17 Lynn Swann
IX Jan. 12, 1975 Louisiana Pittsburgh 16 Minnesota 6 Franco Harris
VIII Jan. 13, 1974 Texas Miami 24 Minnesota 7 Larry Csonka
VII Jan. 14, 1973 California Miami 14 Washington 7 Jake Scott
VI Jan. 16, 1972 Louisiana Dallas 24 Miami 3 Roger Staubach
V Jan. 17, 1971 Florida Baltimore 16 Dallas 13 Chuck Howley
IV Jan. 11, 1970 Louisiana Kansas City 23 Minnesota 7 Len Dawson
III Jan. 12, 1969 Florida N.Y. Jets 16 Baltimore 7 Joe Namath
II Jan. 14, 1968 Florida Green Bay 33 Oakland 14 Bart Starr
I Jan. 15, 1967 California Green Bay 35 Kansas City 10 Bart Starr