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World’s most valuable squad – who is it?

September 3rd, 2019 Football, Home, News & Events, Press Release

The transfer window in Europe is now shut, the spending is done – but what has that done to the squads, who has the most valuable squad in world football?

Three teams in the world possess squads worth in excess of £1billion…Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, and English champions Manchester City.

And the most expensive squad belongs to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City – whose squad is currently valued £1.14billion.

Real Madrid have climbed above rivals Barcelona into second, although there is little separating the two Spanish colossus’ at £1.06billion and £1.05billion respectively.

European champions Liverpool are on the brink of joining the Billion pound club, as they sit fourth on £959million, some way ahead of Paris Germain in fifth and the next English team which is Tottenham in sixth – rated at £881million.

World’s most valuable squadsClubLeagueValue(via transfermarkt.de)
1MANCHESTER CITYPremier League£1.14bn
2Real MadridLa Liga£1.06bn
3FC BarcelonaLa Liga£1.05bn
4LIVERPOOLPremier League£959.18m
5Paris Saint GermainLigue 1£888.75m
6TOTTENHAM HOTSPURPremier League£881.55m
7Bayern MunichBundesliga£779.99m
8JuventusSerie A£777.60m
9Atletico MadridLa Liga£746.46m
10CHELSEAPremier League£712.80m
11MANCHESTER UNITEDPremier League£645.53m
12ARSENALPremier League£592.88m
13NapoliSerie A£584.10m
14Borussia DortmundBundesliga£577.89m
15Inter MilanSerie A£554.31m
16EVERTONPremier League£467.10m
17RB LeipzigBundesliga£455.49m
18AC MilanSerie A£443.70m
19ValenciaLa Liga£422.28m
20Bayer LeverkusenBundesliga£371.79m
21AS RomaSerie A£356.99m
22LEICESTER CITYPremier League£353.03m
23AS MonacoLigue 1£331.88m
24Ajax AmsterdamEredivisie£317.70m
25Olympique LyonLigue 1£306.32m
26WEST HAM UNITEDPremier League£299.03m
27AFC BOURNEMOUTHPremier League£281.70m
28BenficaLiga NOS£279.63m
29WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERSPremier League£277.07m
30Real BetisLa Liga£266.94m
31Real SociedadLa Liga£263.97m
32LazioSerie A£262.85m
33SevillaLa Liga£236.88m
34Borussia MonchengladbachBundesliga£231.30m
35FC PortoLiga NOS£228.78m
36AtalantaSerie A£226.89m
37FiorentinaSerie A£225.99m
38NEWCASTLE UNITEDPremier League£225.97m
39HoffenheimBundesliga£218.25m
40WATFORDPremier League£214.52m
41SOUTHAMPTONPremier League£209.70m
42CRYSTAL PALACEPremier League£207.50m
43TorinoSerie A£207.47m
44VfL WolfsburgBundesliga£202.41m
45Hertha BerlinBundesliga£200.88m
46Celta de VigoLa Liga£199.62m
47Athletic BilbaoLa Liga£199.62m
48Olympique MarseilleLigue 1£194.99m
49VillarrealLa Liga£188.28m
50FC SchalkeBundesliga£185.83m

And unsurprisingly the Premier League are by far the most dominant league when looking at the top-50 most valuable squads in world football, with 15 teams in the rankings.

Perhaps quite surprisingly and probably sums up their current malaise, is Manchester United who are only 11th – behind Chelsea in tenth, making them only fifth most valuable squad in English football- indeed at £645million, United’s value is nearly half of what Man City’s is.

Arsenal follow Man United in the rankings in 12th.

Of the other nine English sides, you have only one more team in the top-20 in the world and that is Everton who come in at 16th – just shy of £500million in value.

Leicester are rated 22nd in the world at £353million, with West Ham and Bournemouth coming in at 26th and 27th respectively with Wolves ranked just in the to 30 at 29th with a value of £277million.

Despite many Newcastle fans bemoaning owner Mike Ashley – they are still have a hugely valuable squad, ranking at 38th with a value of £225million.

Coming next in 40th, 41st and 42nd, again some who may be a surprise, in the shape of Watford, Southampton and Crystal Palace – but again it shows the power of the Premier League.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “It is fascinating just to see how much some squads are worth, and some still might find it surprising that Manchester City continue to top the charts ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

“The amount of English clubs, given the riches of the Premier League, is not a huge shock but certainly Man United not being in the top-ten, must be a worry to their fans – but only highlights how much they have gone backwards since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.”

*Odds correct at time of writing

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