Manchester City – The Most Expensive Squad Money Can Buy – Official


There’s an excellent report released on Monday from the CIES Football Observatory, and it lists the costs of the squads assembled by European football clubs.

And you are right – Manchester City have spent the most to assemble their squad – a cool €878M (£784).

And to think Rafa was allowed to spend £19M (€21.3M) net on six new players last summer.

We have always thought that Manchester City are the best team money can buy, and that’s backed up by the results in this CIES report.

Newcastle are in 29th place with €129M (£115.2), and that’s 14.7% of the City figure.

Pep Guardiola – Manchester City manager

And it shows how Newcastle have dropped in the world of football over the last 11 years with smaller clubs like Stoke, Leicester, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Southampton all having spent more on their squads.

A personal note to Mike Ashley – please sell the club before the summer so we can start to repair the significant damage you have caused since 2007.

The average squad costs in each league are also noted – €97M for the French Ligue 1, €113M for the German Bundesliga, €124M for the Italian Serie A, €131M for the Spanish Liga and a whopping €291M for the English Premier League.

Here are the top 12 clubs and then the remaining Premier League clubs listed after that:

1. Manchester City – €878M
2. PSG – €805M
3. Manchester United – €747M
4. Barcelona – €725M
5. Chelsea – €592M
6. Real Madrid – €497M
7. Liverpool – €461M
8. Juventus – €448M
9. Arsenal – €403M
10. Everton – €365M
11. Bayern Munich – €363M
12. Tottenham Hotspur – €358M
18. Southampton – €229M
19. Crystal Palace – €225M
22. West Ham United – €178M
24. Leicester City – €162M
27. Stoke City – €150M
29. Newcastle United – €145M
30. Watford – €141M
32. Swansea – €133M
33. West Brom – €130M
41. Burnley – €102M
43. Bournemouth – €98M
45. Brighton – €90M
48. Huddersfield – €77M

Just to finish things off – Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager is the highest paid manager in football at over £15M a year (£288K/week).

Reminder for next season – we have to beat Manchester City as well as Manchester United (again).

Comments welcome.



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26 comments so far

  • Jib

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Happy birthday Kevin Keegan

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  • hibbit

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Premier League Clubs Squad Values
    1.Manchester City –€878M
    2. Manchester United – €747M
    3. Chelsea – €592M
    4. Liverpool – €461M
    5. Arsenal – €403M
    6. Everton – €365M
    7. Tottenham Hotspur – €358M
    8. Southampton – €229M
    9. Crystal Palace – €225M
    10. West Ham United – €178M
    11. Leicester City – €162M
    12. Stoke City – €150M
    13. Newcastle United – €145M
    14. Watford – €141M
    15. Swansea – 133M
    16. West Brom – 130M
    17. Burnley – 102M
    18. Bournemouth – 98M
    19. Brighton – 90M
    20. Huddersfield – 77M

    Comments welcome.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #3

    anybody know if that includes the value of loan players in the squad ??

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  • G

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #4

    http://www.football365.com/news/first-foreign-footballers-perus-nobby-solano

    Off subject, but a nice little article about Nobby Solano worth a read

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  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #5

    So we’ve got the 13th most expensive squad in the premier league and we’re in… What position?

    PSG must be skewed on just one player.

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  • Jib

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Strangely
    Our position 7th from the bottom of that list
    Reflects exactly our current League position

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  • Kebabacus

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #8

    Prem Table
    1 Manchester City
    2 Manchester United
    3 Liverpool
    4 Chelsea
    5 Tottenham Hotspur
    6 Arsenal
    7 Burnley
    8 Leicester City
    9 Everton
    10 AFC Bournemouth
    11 Watford
    12 West Ham United
    13 Newcastle United
    14 Brighton & Hove Albion
    15 Crystal Palace
    16 Swansea City
    17 Huddersfield Town
    18 Southampton
    19 Stoke
    20 West Bromwich Albion

    Premier League Clubs Squad Values
    1. Manchester City –€878M
    2. Manchester United – €747M
    3. Chelsea – €592M
    4. Liverpool – €461M
    5. Arsenal – €403M
    6. Everton – €365M
    7. Tottenham Hotspur – €358M
    8. Southampton – €229M
    9. Crystal Palace – €225M
    10. West Ham United – €178M
    11. Leicester City – €162M
    12. Stoke City – €150M
    13. Newcastle United – €145M
    14. Watford – €141M
    15. Swansea – 133M
    16. West Brom – 130M
    17. Burnley – 102M
    18. Bournemouth – 98M
    19. Brighton – 90M
    20. Huddersfield – 77M

    Southampton under-performing, Burnley over-performing. Everyone else not far off where you’d expect.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Everton more than bayern munich!! And 3 times more than us and they’ve put fat sam in charge of it!
    Bloody mental like

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    I think those tables should read “costs” rather
    than “values”.
    Don’t know what happens with valuing loan players,
    or players such as Sanchez whose contract was
    near its end, so the fee was relatively low but his
    weekly wage is obscene.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    And this thread sums up the difference between me and Jib.

    Me – We’re 13th
    Jib – We’re 7th off bottom.

    Glass half empty is it marra?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 14, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Daily Star has just been sold to the Mirror Group -announced 5-6 days ago.

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  • G

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Kind of agree with comment 8 here, that if that list proves anything, its that Burnley are probs the best ran and managed club in the Prem. On paper anyway.

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  • Jib

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #14

    DubaiMicky
    You got your figure from Hibbit’s list
    I got mine from Ed’s
    hope this helps

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #15

    G

    Well, Burnley had an excellent start to the season,
    hence their league position, but check out their
    recent form.

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  • Jib

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #16

    Trinity Mirror buys Express and Star in £200m deal
    Richard Desmond agrees to sell newspapers along
    with celebrity magazine OK!

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  • Jib

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #17

    I wonder if Desmond is going to use
    some of the £200m to join a PCP
    consortium

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  • G

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #18

    True TIC. But still, safe from the drop, and in the black for the 2nd year. Not bad from either the football or business perspective

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  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #19

    That doesn’t make sense Jib, in Ed’s we’re 8th bottom, not seventh.

    Hope that helps.

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  • Jib

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Micky
    In Hibbits we are 8th also
    doh !

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  • Ninjacent

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #21

    Think this proves what we have been saying all along, with decent investment and top management team in place you can compete. We have spent way below the average in the league which for a club the size of NUFC is criminal. Spurs look good on this list, the Toffees not so good. POCH or Sam anyone. In Rafa we trust ?

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  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #22

    As part of Desmond’s sale of Northern & Shell’s publishing assets, he takes a minority stake in Trinity Mirror, making him one of its largest shareholders.

    So he will still hold a great deal of influence in a, now much enlarged, media conglomerate.

    Not bad work if you can get it.

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  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #23

    G, lovely article on Wor Nobby there. One of my favourite players of the PL era.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #24

    I said 13th top, you said 7th/8th bottom (academic), this is what I mean, I took the positive, you took the negative.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #25

    Jib
    think it’s an all share deal with no cash changing hands
    with Desmond’s becoming a major shareholder in Trinity Mirror, making him one of its largest shareholders.

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  • H.Houdini

    Feb 14, 2018 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #26

    You need to buy a new shovel pmsl

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