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Soccerex Look At Football Financial Power - 2018

Soccerex Look At Football Financial Power - 2018

The Soccerex Football Finance 100 report was released this month and English Premier League sides dominate the top ten...with a number of other Premier League and Championship clubs featuring in the full table.

The report ranks sides based on both their playing and fixed assets, money in the bank, the potential investment by their owner(s) and the level of debt a club carries - but obviously there are some guestimates involved in the figures.

Last November Premier League runaway leaders Manchester City posted record revenues of £473.4million in their third straight year of profit and they lead the rankings ahead of Arsenal, Tottenhan Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea who all feature in the top ten.

In total, out of the 100 clubs ranks, 19 come from England and even Championship sides Sunderland and Aston Villa feature further down the scale. Newly promoted Brighton also make an entry at No 90.

In terms of the breakdown from the study, Arsenal have £766million worth of fixed assets which is the most owing to their move fom Highbury to the Emirates Stadium, but Manchester United take the cash in the bank tally with reported £307million compared to Arsenal's £300million.

Arsenal take the lowest net debt at £8million, but Chelsea are recorded at £800million which is the largest figure for any side featuring in the top 100. The note there however is that it's been lent to the club by parent company Fordstam - also owned by Roman Abramovich.

The study concludes.

'Manchester City, one of the most famous cases of significant foreign investment changing a club's status and potential, top the rankings. Their owner's high potential investment value is complimented by a strong performance by the club across each of the verticals. Arsenal's second place in the rankings, ahead of PSG, will surprise many and is certainly a talking point in light of criticism the club receives from some quarters for its perceived lack of spending in the transfer market. Their ranking is a reflection of the club's professionalism and a sound business model. The position of financial strength means Arsenal could invest significantly should the hierarchy of the club choose to change their business strategy.'

A number of fans will question the figures appropriated to their side though - especially potential owner investment and cash in bank - but it creates an interesting talking point, especially when applied down the line to how a club operates and then a clubs' potential.

Full Report.

Pos
Club
FFI
Score
Players
Value
Fixed
Assets
Cash
(Bank)
Owner
Investment
Net
Debt
1
Manchester City
4.883
637
534
75
788
15
2
Arsenal
4.559
592
766
300
287
8
3
PSG
4.128
485
83
107
1,050
186
5
Tottenham
2.591
463
386
231
168
240
6
Real Madrid
2.579
771
323
211
0
263
7
Manchester Utd
2.314
524
347
307
133
536
8
Juventus
2.260
470
161
33
403
209
9
Chelsea
2.093
624
201
0
315
400
10
Bayern Munich
2.086
6.3
225
101
0
0
13
Barcelona
1.626
780
143
27
0
315
16
Liverpool
1.370
459
171
11
75
163
20
Leicester City
1.119
210
72
41
151
14
27
Everton
0.775
296
12
0
70
60
30
Inter Milan
0.665
319
12
4
140
306
32
Southampton
0.627
239
4
28
53
84
33
Stoke City
0.610
157
1
17
123
79
34
AC Milan
0.581
364
20
2
39
250
35
West Ham
0.577
196
63
37
16
90
36
Newcastle
0.563
134
88
2
91
120
46
Ajax
0.515
115
33
70
0
0
55
Crystal Palace
0.411
167
12
11
25
52
60
Swansea City
0.370
148
26
27
0
57
65
Bournemouth
0.331
126
12
45
4
71
73
Burnley
0.221
82
19
8
3
20
89
Sunderland
0.111
78
20
36
39
208
90
Brighton
0.099
59
2
3
50
122
91
Aston Villa
0.092
107
13
0
39
187


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday January 17 2018
Time: 7:00AM

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