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Miami Dolphins are one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world

The Miami Dolphins cracked the Forbes leaderboard, being named one of the 50 most valuable sports franchises in the world.

But you won’t find the Heat, Marlins or Panthers on that list.

Forbes put the value of the Dolphins at $1.85 billion, making the team the world’s 33rd most valuable franchise and the 17th most valuable football franchise. The Dallas Cowboys top the rankings with a value of $4 billion.

A couple of European soccer powerhouses — Real Madrid ($3.65 billion) and Barcelona ($3.55 billion) — take up the next two spots.

National Football League teams dominated the top 50 rankings.

In addition to the Dolphins, Florida’s two other NFL teams made the top 50 list: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($1.51 billion) and Jacksonville Jaguars ($1.41 billion).

While a number of National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball teams were on the list, the Heat and Marlins weren’t among them.

The New York Yankees are the most valuable team in baseball — and No. 4 in the Forbes ranking — with an estimated worth of $3.4 billion.

When Forbes assigned franchise values to major league baseball teams in March, the Marlins ranked 29th of the 30 teams with a value of $675 million. Only the Tampa Bay Rays ($650 million) ranked lower.

The Heat ranked 10th among NBA teams with a value of $1.3 billion.

Among NHL teams, the Panthers ranked the lowest of the 30 teams with a value of $186 million when Forbes released its hockey rankings in 2015.

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