Here’s how much it would cost to buy the 32 biggest football clubs in Europe

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In Roman Abramovich, Chelsea has one of the wealthiest owners in football, but how much is the club worth?
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KPMG has released a report this week listing the 32 most valuable clubs in European football.

Here’s the bad news: Buying a football team doesn’t come cheap. The good news: It’s always nice to know the worth of your favourite side.

To identify the market value, KPMG has used a methodology that considers the market value of the owner’s equity, plus total debt, less cash and cash equivalents.

These five factors were also considered:

Profitability – overhead costs-to-revenue ratio of the past two financial years Popularity – the relationship between championship pedigree and social media traction Sporting potential – squad value Broadcasting rights – TV revenue already negotiated and guaranteed for the seasons ahead Stadium ownership – a key asset yet some clubs do not own their own ground outright

This provided KPMG with a figure it calls “enterprise value.” This basically means what the business is worth.

Without further ado, here’s how much it would cost to buy the 32 biggest football clubs in the world. The list is ascending order, from cheapest to most expensive.


32: Olympique de Marseille – €187 million (£160 million)

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Marseille’s Velodrome arena.
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31: PSV Eindhoven – €210 million (£179 million)

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PSV Eindhoven.
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30: Beşiktaş – €219 million (£187 million)

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Beşiktaş.
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29: SS Lazio – €227 million (£194 million)

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Lazio.
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28: Valencia CF – €235 million (£200 million)

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Valencia CF.
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27: Sevilla FC – €261 million (£222 million)

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Sevilla.
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26: AFC Ajax – €274 million (£233 million)

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Ajax.
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25: Athletic Club Bilbao – €340 million (£256 million)

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Athletic Bilbao.
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24: Olympique Lyonnais – €317 million (£270 million)

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Olympique Lyonnais.
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23: SL Benfica – €340 million (£289 million)

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Benfica.
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22: Fenerbahçe SK – €349 million (£297 million)

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Robin van Persie.
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21: Galatasaray SK – €377 million (£321 million)

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Galatasaray.
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20: SSC Napoli – €409 million (£348 million)

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Marek Hamsik.
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19: Inter Milan – €429 million (£365 million)

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Mauro Icardi.
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18: AS Roma – €453 million (£386 million)

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17: Everton FC – €457 million (£389 million)

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16: Leicester City FC – €462 million (£394 million)

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Jamie Vardy.
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15: AC Milan – €547 million (£466 million)

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Carlos Bacca.
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14: FC Schalke 04 – €691 million (£588 million)

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FC Schalke.
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13: Atletico Madrid – €793 million (£675 million)

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Diego Simeone.
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12: Borussia Dortmund – €971 million (£827 million)

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Marco Reus, Ousmane Dembele, and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
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11: Paris Saint-Germain FC – €998 million (£850 million)

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Edinson Cavani.
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10: Tottenham Hotspur FC – €1 billion (£861 million)

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Dele Alli.
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9: Juventus FC – €1.2 billion (£1 billion)

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Miralem Pjanic, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic, and Alex Sandro.
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8: Liverpool – €1.3 billion (£1.1 billion)

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Georginio Wijnaldum.
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7: Chelsea FC – €1.6 billion (£1.4 billion)

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Eden Hazard.
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6: Arsenal FC – €1.95 billion (£1.66 billion)

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Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
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5: Manchester City FC – €1.97 billion (£1.68 billion)

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Sergio Aguero.
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4: FC Bayern München – €2.4 billion (£2.1 billion)

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Arturo Vidal, Xabi Alonso, David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski, and Franck Ribery.
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3: FC Barcelona – €2.8 billion (£2.4 billion)

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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Neymar.
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2: Real Madrid CF – €3 billion (£2.5 billion)

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Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
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1: Manchester United FC – €3.1 billion (£2.6 billion)

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Manchester United lifts the Europa League title.
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