- The CIES Football Observatory Reveals the Most Valuable Squads in Football
- Just above Manchester City United, £1bn . came out on top with a price higher than
- Chelsea raised around £800m. Scored the podium with his charming team of
- Premier League sides were above the likes of Barcelona and Bayern
Manchester City and Manchester United reigned at the top of the table for highest-valued squads, with a reported value of over £1 billion in a report by the CIES Football Observatory.
It should come as no surprise that the two Premier League power-players have led the rankings in recent seasons given their investments and transfer deals. City – who spent £100m on Jack Grealish this summer – had an estimated team of £1.28bn.
Pep Guardiola’s side were well above their local rivals Manchester United, who had a really busy window and scattered some serious talent around their already expensive squad.
£1.28bn . Man City top the ranking of highest valued team with an estimated price of
Bitter rivals Man United made £1.21bn. followed them with the hefty price of
Cristiano Ronaldo is still worth around £20m after joining Juventus, while the club have bought Real Madrid centre-back Rafael Varane for £42m and Dortmund star Jadon Sancho for around £73m.
Overall, United’s squad was worth around £1.21bn as their new signing joins other big-name players such as Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and the world’s most expensive defender.
But that wasn’t enough to oust Premier League champions City, who have slowly assembled a team full of top talent including Kevin de Bruyne, Ruben Dias, Raheem Sterling and Ilke Gundogan.
Top ten most valuable squads in Europe
1) Manchester City – £1.28bn
2) Manchester United – £1.21bn
3) Chelsea – £808m
4) Barcelona – £764m
5) Bayern Munich – £759 million
6) Liverpool – £741m
7) Real Madrid – £722m
8) PSG – £689m
9) Borussia Dortmund – £586m
10) Atletico Madrid – £565m
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The Blues were slightly higher than Barcelona, whose group is now valued at £764m. Is
At the stage of the CIES report was Chelsea, which themselves are investing heavily in their squad – bringing in Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku for an eye-watering £98m from Inter Milan.
Champions League winners are worth around £808 million, placing them just above European giants Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Barcelona have retained a relatively high place in fourth place despite losing star man Lionel Messi to PSG this summer and are worth around £764 million and the German giants, led by forward Roberto Lewandowski, are worth £759 million.
Four teams feature in the top ten, with Liverpool in sixth place, with an estimated squad value of £741 million. Like Barcelona, Madrid have dropped some big names in recent seasons such as Varane, Ramos and Martin Odegaard and their squad is now valued at around £689m – enough for seventh place on the table.
Despite boasting of the likes of Leo Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, the PSG team was only eighth in the table with a value of £689 million.
London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal move up to 13th and 14th place respectively in the CIES table
Despite PSG’s summer spree to beat Messi, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma – his team is only good enough for eighth place, worth £689m.
Their local rivals Atlético Madrid rounded out the top ten, with Borussia Dortmund – littered with rising stars like Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham – in ninth.
The rest of the best saw Juventus (£527m) miss out on a top ten spot, while Bundesliga side Leipzig (£503m) 12 compared to both London outfits Tottenham (£484m) and Arsenal (£480m). ranked high. )
The highest ranked side out of the traditional ‘top six’ was Leicester City. Brendan Rodgers’ men were in 16th place with a value of £409m.