Click me

The Most Expensive Football Team

The World's MOST EXPENSIVE Football Team Today, the football industry has annual revenues exceeding £16 billion, making it not just the world's most popular sport but also its most valuable. It's no surprise then that those at the heart of the game, the players themselves, take an eye-watering slice of the pie for their services. This infographic will reveal just how much the game's all-time most expensive team-sheet would set you back. POSITIONS Starting XI Left back Left midfield Čentre back Centre forward £70.3 Annual Goalkeeper Defensive midfield Attacking midfield wage bill for this Centre back Centre forward million Right back Right midfield team Coentrão £25m Ronaldo Silva C37m £80m Ibrahimovic £50m+** Verón Zidane Buffon £32.6m Ferdinand £28.1m £50m Figo Rooney £27m £30m Thuram £37.5m £22m ** Samuel Eto'o, who was valued at around £19.8m, was given to Inter as part of the deal. £744.8million Lifetime transfer fees for this team Collectively these players scored That's more than 778 a £1million goals over the for each goal! Course of their careers. On the Bench The World's Most Profitable Players Some of the greatest players in the game have come from humble origins. Often a manager will take a punt on a young or out-ofform player and within years have achieved spectacular results. Kompany Michu Van Persie Hart Bale Messi Vieira Attacking Midfielder Striker Goalkeeper Centre Left Centre Defensive Back Winger Forward Midfielder The Most Expensive Manager Stadium A world class team needs a world class gaffer, and such talent does not come cheap: A team like this can expect high attendances! WEMBLEY STADIUM (London, UK) Best Paid Manager JOSE MOURINHO Portugese Team: Chelsea Annual Salary Capacity Cost £8.5m 90,000 £962.4m The Bill £1.7 billion To buy these players at their peak, cover the cost of the stadium and a year's salary for all involved, you would need a loan of at least: Good luck convincing the bank manager! Sources Rio Ferdinand faces £50,000-a-week pay cut in new deal to stay at Manchester United - United miss out on Thuram - Top 10 highest-paid soccer managers of 2012 - Wembley costs soar towards £l bn - Thuramset to join Juventus- Veron moves to Manchester Figo's the Real deal - Tiger Woods toppled from top of Forbes' sports personality rich list, with David Beckham among top ten - Is Michu the Bargain of the Century? The Sports Market - MoneySupermarket com

The Most Expensive Football Team

shared by Moneysupermarket on Jul 29
1 comment
The global football industry enjoys annual revenues that top an eye-popping £16 billion. It’s not just the world’s most popular sport, but also its richest. So imagine how much it would cost to a...


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size