A new finance list has been compiled to rank the top 100 clubs on the planet in terms of their financial power. And there are plenty of surprises in this list.
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Soccerex’s report is based on the following factors:
- Account assets (stadiums, training grounds, other properties)
- Net debt
- Potential owners have to invest
- Value of current playing squad
- Cash in the bank
Premier League clubs account for a third of the teams in the top 36 clubs, with Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea all in the top 10. The PL dominates this list with all of its current teams in the top 90.
Some surprises include Barcelona ranked in 13th place, the LA Galaxy in 14th ahead of Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund to name a few European powerhouses, plus the New York Red Bulls, Seattle Sounders, New York City FC and New England Revolution all ranked inside the top 30 was slightly surprising.
In fact, Major League Soccer had 13 teams inside the top 60 and has more clubs than the Bundesliga or La Liga in the top 30, while the Chinese Super League were also well represented with four teams inside the top 60.
The full list of the top 100 teams on the planet are below, while the full report from Soccerex is here.
It is always very intriguing to see these kind of reports as many others only take into account the total revenue of a club when calculating its value.