Premier League football clubs' spending on transfer fees 2010-2019

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 2019 they amounted to approximately 2 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.

Brand and market value

  When looking at the top 10 team market values in the Premier League, Manchester City has been on top since the end of 2017, as of 2019 standing just slightly above one billion British pounds. However, when it comes to the brand value of Premier League clubs, it is Manchester United who ranks highest.

Close to 6 billion in transfer fees in Big-5 leagues

  The Premier League is part of the soccer leagues of the ‘Big Five’, which refers to the top tier football leagues of England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France. Together they generated a total revenue of roughly 17 billion euros in the 2018/19 season, of which England accounted for approximately 5.65 billion. Out of those 17 billion, the ‘Big Five’ spent roughly 5.8 billion on transfer fees, of which around 4.7 billion were spent during the summer and 1.1 billion in winter.

Transfer fee spending of Premier League football clubs from 2010 to 2019

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Release date

September 2019


Europe, United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

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