Paris Saint-German are the most powerful football club in the world in terms of finances, according to the annual Soccerex Football Finance 100, a report from football business experts.
This is the third year in which they’ve published their findings, with PSG becoming only the second side to have taken top spot after Manchester City stole first place in each of the last two editions. The English side were edged out this time around, however, finishing as runners-up.
PSG were given a score of 5.318, which relates to the total value of their squad and other assets, such as the Parc des Princes. The net worth of their owner and his willingness to invest are also factored into the equation, as is the club’s net debt.
Soccerex revealed that the Frenchmen just pipped the reigning Premier League champions, who posted a score of 5.197. Both teams are controlled by billionaires from the Middle East, with that the playing a significant role in their high rankings.
PSG edged ahead of City after the latter’s overall debt increased by
Watford and Sheffield United are the only Premier League teams who failed to make the 100-strong list, though that looks likely to change in the near future as the Blades continue their push for European football.
Elsewhere, La Liga champions Barcelona are as low down as 12th, a place behind Atletico Madrid. Borussia Dortmund secured the final spot in the top 10, with Juventus occupying ninth position.
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