The English Premier League officially haemorrhages the most money on transfers, which will not come as a surprise after a loss of £284,886,800 on transfer fees in the Premier League for 2012-13, because they are buying far more than they are selling.
The Premier League tops the table for the most money spent as well with £549,898,800 while The Championship is also in the top 10 with a spend of £75,138,800, but made an overall profit on transfers to the tune of £8,654,800.
While Serie A spent the scond highest amount of money they managed to make a profit on players of £8,360,000. The biggest profit made was by the Portuguese League making a whopping £114,765,200.
The most incredible stat might just be how much of a profit the Spanish League made on player transfers at £52,773,600 in the green; astonishing when you consider the standard of the league.
Here are top ten leagues in the world for spending and the top ten leagues for profit.
League Money Spent(£)
1. English Premier League 549.898.800
2. Italian Serie A 338.518.400
3. German Bundesliga 217.342.400
4. French Ligue 1 206.272.000
5. Russian Premier Liga 199.117.600
6. Spanish Primera Division 114.928.000
7. Turkish Süper Lig 77.906.400
8. English Championship 75.138.800
9. Dutch Eredivisie 43.003.400
10. Ukrainian Premier Liga 40.194.880
League Profit on player sales (£)
1. Portuguese SuperLiga 114.765.200
2. Brazilian Série A 106.128.000
3. Dutch Eredivisie 54.978.000
4. Spanish Primera División 52.773.600
5. Spanish Segunda División 47.190.000
6. German 2.Bundesliga 31.477.600
7. Argentine Primera Division 30.461.200
8. Chilean Primera División 25.977.600
9. French Ligue 2 24.112.000
10. Serie B 17.054.400
It seems that for all the economic problems reported at Malaga and Atletico Madrid that Spain does in fact run a pretty tight ship when it comes to the overall finances of their leagues considering both La Liga and Segunda Liga’s prevalence in the latter table.
What do you make of these statistics?