Manchester City Top Rich List
Runaway Premier League leaders, Manchester City, are packing more financial power than any other club in world football, according to a new study.
The Soccerex Football Finance 100, which ranks the world’s top teams based on both their playing and fixed assets, money in the bank, owner potential investment and debt, was published on Wednesday.
City, who have dropped just four points in the league this season, lead the way ahead of Arsenal with English clubs dominating the top 10. Tottenham are fifth on the list ahead of seventh-placed Manchester United, with Chelsea in ninth.
According to the study, Arsenal have £766 million worth of fixed assets — following their move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium — more than any other club in world football, while only Manchester United have more money in the bank (£307m) than Arsenal’s £300m.
The north London club also have the lowest net debt (£8m) of any other team from England, with Chelsea’s £800m recorded as the largest of clubs in the top 100.
The annual report by Soccerex suggests that Arsenal have the monetary muscle to “invest significantly” in the transfer market.
“Manchester City, one of the most famous cases of significant foreign investment changing a club’s status and potential, top the rankings,” the study concludes. “Their owner’s high potential investment value is complimented by a strong performance by the club across each of the verticals.
- Manchester City, 2. Arsenal, 3. PSG, 4. Guangzhou Evergrande, 5. Tottenham, 6. Real Madrid, 7. Manchester United, 8. Juventus, 9. Chelsea, 10. Bayern Munich
11. Zenit St Petersburg, 12. RB Leipzig, 13. Barcelona, 14. LA Galaxy, 15. Atletico Madrid, 16. Liverpool, 17. Borussia Dortmund, 18. Lyon, 19. Monaco and 20. Leicester