Top 20 Sports Teams in the USA - The Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2024

Today we continue to announce the Top 20 results of the Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2024 with Sports Teams - USA.

With its broad international appeal, the NBA landed nine teams in the Top 20, including some of the most well known franchises in the world like the Los Angeles Lakers, the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks. The NFL landed three new teams in Top 20 for the 2024 survey - including back-to-back Superbowl Champions the Kansas City Chiefs. The MLS landed 5 teams, all of whom appeared on the list last year - a testament to the consistent popularity of soccer in the United States. Rounding out the Top 20 is one MLB team - one of the most well known names in sport - the New York Yankees.

The list is the result of a study conducted by iWorkinSport, which surveyed more than 1,600 people from 83 countries representing all continents, with the majority already working in sport, and asked them a simple question: “If you could choose to work anywhere in sport, where would that be?” 

At first, the respondents chose organisations divided into ten categories and, at the end, they indicated one single preferred choice, overall – the “Employer of their Dreams”. 

The final rankings of the iWorkinSport Most Attractive Employers 2024 will be announced at an Awards ceremony at the Olympic Museum, in Lausanne, on June 4th, at a VIP dinner offered to recruiters and academic partners of the iWorkinSport Job Fair, which will take place the following day in Lausanne. 

In the category Sports Teams - USA, the 20 most-voted teams were, in alphabetical order:

Boston Celtics (NBA)

Chicago Bulls (NBA)

Dallas Mavericks (NBA)

Golden State Warriors (NBA)

Inter Miami CF (MLS)

Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)

LA Galaxy (MLS)

Los Angeles FC (MLS)

Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

Miami Dolphins (NFL)

Miami Heat (NBA)

New York City FC (MLS)

New York Giants (NFL)

New York Jets (NFL)

New York Knicks (NBA)

New York Red Bulls (MLS)

New York Yankees (MLB)

San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

San Francisco 49ers (NFL)

Toronto Raptors (NBA)

The iWorkinSport Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2024 Report will be released on June 5th, 2024. The report will also feature insightful sports job market trends analysis and interviews. To ensure you receive a copy of the report, pre-order your free copy HERE.

Over the coming weeks, the shortlists in each category will be announced. To find out which companies are shortlisted, follow iWorkinSport’s professional and social media channels: LinkedInYouTubeFacebookInstagramTwitter (or X)and

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More about The Most Attractive Employers in Sport 2024

The survey was conducted from 16 January to 17 March 2023 and counted 1,619 respondents, from 101 nationalities, living in 83 countries, with 84% having at least a bachelor degree and 52% with postgraduate education, while 87% already work in sport. Detailed demographics data will be available in the report.

Disclaimer: As the name suggests, the Most Attractive Employers in Sport survey doesn’t necessarily measure employees’ satisfaction but rather the companies’ Employer Branding - as it is open to anyone with a desire to work in sport to participate. 

About iWorkinSport

iWorkinSport is the Global Hub for all things career, recruitment and education in sport.


The company connects and provides solutions and opportunities to all stakeholders in the field of career development in sport - be it candidates, employers, employees, students, academic programmes, HR professionals, recruitment agencies, consultants, career coaches, etc. It also produces, aggregates and curates content and knowledge relevant to careers in sport.


iWorkinSport was created in 2017 with the aim to organise the first truly international career fair focused on the sports industry. It enables some of the most renowned organisations to meet, interview and recruit students and alumni from the most prestigious sport management programmes in the world. 


World-class sports organisations have been in attendance, recruiting at the event. The next iWorkinSport Job Fair will happen in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 5th. For more information and to register, go to  


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