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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 squads Club League Value (via transfermarkt.de)
1 MANCHESTER CITY Premier League £1.14bn
2 Real Madrid La Liga £1.06bn
3 FC Barcelona La Liga £1.05bn
4 LIVERPOOL Premier League £959.18m
5 Paris Saint Germain Ligue 1 £888.75m
6 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR Premier League £881.55m
7 Bayern Munich Bundesliga £779.99m
8 Juventus Serie A £777.60m
9 Atletico Madrid La Liga £746.46m
10 CHELSEA Premier League £712.80m
11 MANCHESTER UNITED Premier League £645.53m
12 ARSENAL Premier League £592.88m
13 Napoli Serie A £584.10m
14 Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga £577.89m
15 Inter Milan Serie A £554.31m
16 EVERTON Premier League £467.10m
17 RB Leipzig Bundesliga £455.49m
18 AC Milan Serie A £443.70m
19 Valencia La Liga £422.28m
20 Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga £371.79m
21 AS Roma Serie A £356.99m
22 LEICESTER CITY Premier League £353.03m
23 AS Monaco Ligue 1 £331.88m
24 Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie £317.70m
25 Olympique Lyon Ligue 1 £306.32m
26 WEST HAM UNITED Premier League £299.03m
27 AFC BOURNEMOUTH Premier League £281.70m
28 Benfica Liga NOS £279.63m
29 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS Premier League £277.07m
30 Real Betis La Liga £266.94m
31 Real Sociedad La Liga £263.97m
32 Lazio Serie A £262.85m
33 Sevilla La Liga £236.88m
34 Borussia Monchengladbach Bundesliga £231.30m
35 FC Porto Liga NOS £228.78m
36 Atalanta Serie A £226.89m
37 Fiorentina Serie A £225.99m
38 NEWCASTLE UNITED Premier League £225.97m
39 Hoffenheim Bundesliga £218.25m
40 WATFORD Premier League £214.52m
41 SOUTHAMPTON Premier League £209.70m
42 CRYSTAL PALACE Premier League £207.50m
43 Torino Serie A £207.47m
44 VfL Wolfsburg Bundesliga £202.41m
45 Hertha Berlin Bundesliga £200.88m
46 Celta de Vigo La Liga £199.62m
47 Athletic Bilbao La Liga £199.62m
48 Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 £194.99m
49 Villarreal La Liga £188.28m
50 FC Schalke Bundesliga £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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