PSG, Man City and the most financially powerful clubs in world football

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  • PSG, Man City and the most financially powerful clubs in world football

    Paris Saint-Germain have usurped Manchester City as the club with the most financial power in world football, according to the latest Soccerex Football Finance 100 report.

    Bayern Munich are a distant third in the standings, while Tottenham and Real Madrid round out the top five. 

    Manchester United, meanwhile, have failed to make the top 10, dropping down to 16th, mainly due depreciation in squad value and an increase in cash debt. 

    The findings take into account a club's playing assets (A), tangible assets (B), cash in the bank (C), potential owner investment (D) and net debt (E) to give an overall Football Finance Index (FFI) score.

    FFI looks at the performance of clubs in each of the five key variables identified, weighted against that variable’s percentage of the cumulative total.

    FFI score for each team can be calculated as follows: (A) FFI Score + (B) FFI Score + (C) FFI Score + (D) FFI Score – (E) FFI Score.

    Read on to discover the 40 most financially powerful clubs in the game today...

  • 1 New England Revolution

    Players Value: €19.6m | Tangible Assets: €160m | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €205m | Net Debt: N/A

    FFI Score: 0.835

  • 2 Fiorentina

    Players Value: €251m | Tangible Assets: €0.918m | Cash In Bank: €8.1m

    Owner Potential Investment: €141m | Net Debt: €61m

    FFI Score: 0.838

  • 3 Fulham

    Players Value: €136m | Tangible Assets: €1.4m | Cash In Bank: €9.8m

    Owner Potential Investment: €240m | Net Debt: €19.4m

    FFI Score: 0.875

  • 4 Spartak Moscow

    Players Value: €106.6m | Tangible Assets: N/A | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €264m | Net Debt: N/A

    FFI Score: 0.878

  • 5 Colorado Rapids

    Players Value: €14.3m | Tangible Assets: €89.2m | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €291m | Net Debt: N/A

    FFI Score: 0.892

  • 6 Aston Villa

    Players Value: €191m | Tangible Assets: €9.9m | Cash In Bank: €3.1m

    Owner Potential Investment: €300m | Net Debt: €149.1m

    FFI Score: 0.930

  • 7 AC Milan

    Players Value: €511m | Tangible Assets: €14.5m | Cash In Bank: €24.8m

    Owner Potential Investment: €103m | Net Debt: €338.1m

    FFI Score: 0.940

  • 8 Everton

    Players Value: €506m | Tangible Assets: €17.8m | Cash In Bank: €10.7m

    Owner Potential Investment: €44m | Net Debt: €200.7m

    FFI Score: 1.008

  • 9 Wolves

    Players Value: €333.8m | Tangible Assets: €4.3m | Cash In Bank: €2.6m

    Owner Potential Investment: €190m | Net Debt: €132.6m

    FFI Score: 1.025

  • 10 Ajax

    Players Value: €375.9m | Tangible Assets: €20.3m | Cash In Bank: €12.2m

    Owner Potential Investment: €0m | Net Debt: -€46.6m

    FFI Score: 1.027

  • 11 Shakhtar Donetsk

    Players Value: €137.4m | Tangible Assets: €169.8m | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €169m | Net Debt: N/A

    FFI Score: 1.048

  • 12 Vissel Kobe

    Players Value: €27.2m | Tangible Assets: N/A | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €430m | Net Debt: €2.6m

    FFI Score: 1.079

  • 13 Valencia

    Players Value: €495.5m | Tangible Assets: €268.6m | Cash In Bank: €11.5m

    Owner Potential Investment: €49m | Net Debt: €425.9m

    FFI Score: 1.087

  • 14 Seattle Sounders

    Players Value: €29.5m | Tangible Assets: €250.3m | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €254m | Net Debt: N/A

    FFI Score: 1.146

  • 15 Lyon

    Players Value: €367.7m | Tangible Assets: €399.4m | Cash In Bank: €9.2m

    Owner Potential Investment: €16m | Net Debt: €282.7m

    FFI Score: 1.197

  • 16 Inter

    Players Value: €535.9m | Tangible Assets: €19m | Cash In Bank: €45.1m

    Owner Potential Investment: €170m | Net Debt: €335.7m

    FFI Score: 1.200

  • 17 Nagoya Grampus

    Players Value: €20.5m | Tangible Assets: N/A | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €524m | Net Debt: €8.3m

    FFI Score: 1.275

  • 18 Zenit

    Players Value: €212.6m | Tangible Assets: €116m | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €247m | Net Debt: N/A

    FFI Score: 1.309

  • 19 LA Galaxy

    Players Value: €37.4m | Tangible Assets: €225m | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €338m | Net Debt: N/A

    FFI Score: 1.317

  • 20 Leicester City

    Players Value: €410.3m | Tangible Assets: €67.2m | Cash In Bank: €30.8m

    Owner Potential Investment: €145m | Net Debt: €68.9m

    FFI Score: 1.372

  • 21 Monaco

    Players Value: €354.3m | Tangible Assets: €7.8m | Cash In Bank: €17.3m

    Owner Potential Investment: €134m | Net Debt: -€142.8m

    FFI Score: 1.443

  • 22 Bayer Leverkusen

    Players Value: €415.3m | Tangible Assets: €84.4m | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €190m | Net Debt: €25.1m

    FFI Score: 1.551

  • 23 Los Angeles FC

    Players Value: €38.5m | Tangible Assets: N/A | Cash In Bank: N/A

    Owner Potential Investment: €661m | Net Debt: N/A

    FFI Score: 1.657

  • 24 Napoli

    Players Value: €625.8m | Tangible Assets: €0.3m | Cash In Bank: €118.7m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €18m | Net Debt: €5m

    FFI Score: 1.670

  • 25 Manchester United

    Players Value: €753.3m | Tangible Assets: €277.3m | Cash In Bank: €273.5m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €164m | Net Debt: €799.8m

    FFI Score: 1.743

  • 26 Guangzhou Evergrande

    Players Value: €76.3m | Tangible Assets: €112m | Cash In Bank: €8.4m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €611m | Net Debt: N/A

    FFI Score: 1.853

  • 27 Hoffenheim

    Players Value: €234.8m | Tangible Assets: €76.9m | Cash In Bank: €49.2m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €410m | Net Debt: -€102m

    FFI Score: 1.922

  • 28 RB Leipzig

    Players Value: €544.6m | Tangible Assets: €14.7m | Cash In Bank: €2.7m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €373m | Net Debt: €149.8m

    FFI Score: 1.949

  • 29 Barcelona

    Players Value: €1,180m | Tangible Assets: €156.6m | Cash In Bank: €40.3m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €0m | Net Debt: €652.1m

    FFI Score: 2.036

  • 30 Atletico Madrid

    Players Value: €872.5m | Tangible Assets: €379.4m | Cash In Bank: €23m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €62m | Net Debt: €537.9m

    FFI Score: 2.049

  • 31 Borussia Dortmund

    Players Value: €640.5m | Tangible Assets: €195.5m | Cash In Bank: €54.9m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €63m | Net Debt: -€19.8m

    FFI Score: 2.154

  • 32 Juventus

    Players Value: €864m | Tangible Assets: €162.4m | Cash In Bank: €15.3m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €313m | Net Debt: €539.4m

    FFI Score: 2.195

  • 33 Liverpool

    Players Value: €1,070m | Tangible Assets: €199.4m | Cash In Bank: €11.7m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €80m | Net Debt: €294.6m

    FFI Score: 2.616

  • 34 Chelsea

    Players Value: €807m | Tangible Assets: €199.8m | Cash In Bank: €35.8m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €365m | Net Debt: €184.4m

    FFI Score: 2.893

  • 35 Arsenal

    Players Value: €683.8m | Tangible Assets: €480.1m | Cash In Bank: €261.5m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €291m | Net Debt: €271.6m

    FFI Score: 3.150

  • 36 Real Madrid

    Players Value: €1190m | Tangible Assets: €341.2m | Cash In Bank: €190.1m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €0m | Net Debt: €243.7m

    FFI Score: 3.336

  • 37 Tottenham

    Players Value: €984m | Tangible Assets: €1101.1m | Cash In Bank: €113.7m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €162m | Net Debt: €898m

    FFI Score: 3.441

  • 38 Bayern Munich

    Players Value: €882.7m | Tangible Assets: €257.72m | Cash In Bank: €220.8m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €416m | Net Debt: €6.9m

    FFI Score: 3.888

  • 39 Manchester City

    Players Value: €1280m | Tangible Assets: €464.2m | Cash In Bank: €31.5m 

    Owner Potential Investment: €647m | Net Debt: €173.2m

    FFI Score: 5.197

  • 40 Paris Saint-Germain

    Players Value: €1,050m | Tangible Assets: €99.9m | Cash In Bank: €138m

    Owner Potential Investment: €1,003m | Net Debt: -€34.1m

    FFI Score: 5.318

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