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Big-5 league soccer clubs' spending on transfer fees 2010-2019

Big-5 league football clubs transfer fee spending is mostly concentrated during the summer months. In the summer months of 2018, the big-5 spent 4.7 million euros whereas in the winter, the clubs spent 1.1 million euros. Highest share of the transfer fees of big-five league football clubs , approximately 44 percent in 2018, were made to clubs in other big-5 leagues.

The English Premier League constitutes the highest level of professional football in England

   It is one of the big-5 leagues and it is considered to be the most-followed and best-known football league in the world. The Premier League in its current format, comprising 20 clubs, was formed in 1992, breaking away from the Football League, which was originally founded in 1888.

The Premier league is growing in every aspect.

   Over the last decade, the total transfer fees of clubs in the Premier League have more than quadrupled. In 2018 they amounted to approximately 2.1 billion euros. The majority of revenue comes from broadcasting, which generated close to 3 billion euros during the 2018/19 season. Match-day revenues accounted for roughly 1.38 billion euros.

Total transfer fee spending of big-5 league football clubs from 2010 to 2019

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Release date

September 2019


Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

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Statistics on "The 'Big Five' European Football Leagues"

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