English Premier League is the biggest football league in the world. It is the most-watched sports league in the world, broadcast in 212 territories to 643 million homes and a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people. The market vlaue of the Premier League clubs is huge due to the massive TV broadcast deals. In thisarticle, we will be ranking the Premier League clubs based on market value.
It’s well known that the Premier League is the richest domestic competition in world football, but which club has the most valuable squad? Using data from Transfermarkt, we’ve ranked all 20 teams on that very question.
Of course, a player’s actual value is determined by how much a buyer is willing to pay for him. The figures here are therefore estimates, albeit ones based on relevant factors such as ability, age, contract status and plenty more.
This data is correct as of 1st March. After that, there has been a huge dip in the market values of the clubs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here is the ranking of the 20 Premier League clubs based on market value.
20. Sheffield United [142,85 mil. €]
This should come as much as a surprise, given the club’s performance in the Premier League this season. The club is flying high and is currently placed on the seventh position in the league table, above the likes of Spurs and Arsenal. The newly-promoted club didn’t spend heaps of money and still boast a handful of players from their League One days.
19. Norwich City [145,35 mil. €]
Unsurprisingly, the bottom placed Premier League club has the second least valuable squad. After winning the Championship last term, Norwich took a less-is-more approach in the transfer market, spending just £1.1m on new additions. Keeping faith with the group that got them promoted could prove to be a masterstroke. It didn’t turn out to be so and they are struggling to stay in the Premier League.
18. Burnley FC [195,75 mil. €]
A club of Burnley’s size can probably never feel completely relaxed about their Premier League status, but under Sean Dyche’s astute management, the Clarets have managed to establish themselves in the top tier.
The extent of Dyche’s achievement is evidenced by the fact that, even after four successive seasons at this level, Burnley’s squad has the lowest collective value of anyone but the promoted clubs. Striker Chris Wood and centre-back James Tarkowski lead the way for the Lancastrians.
17. Southampton FC [220,00 mil. €]
Southampton’s better years of football were in 2015-2017, but they managed to stay up and perform. Their squad is another valued at a little over €200m, with the departure of Mario Lemina and Wesley Hoedt helping bring the average down. There are still a few players in the £15m-20m bracket, though, with Jannik Vestergaard and Nathan Redmond (both £18m) topping the pile.
16. Brighton & Hove Albion [227,25 mil. €]
After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Brighton felt a change of direction was in order. Out went Chris Hughton and in came Graham Potter, who has implemented a more progressive, attack-minded style of play at the Amex Stadium. One thing hasn’t changed, though: Brighton’s squad still has one of the lowest market values in the Premier League.