The 'Big Five' European Football Leagues

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Statista dossier on the 'Big Five' top tier football leagues in Europe

The dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about the leading five football leagues in Europe, also known as the 'Big Five'. These include the Premier League in England, the Bundesliga in Germany, La Liga in Spain, Serie A in Italy and Ligue 1 in France. Following an overview with direct comparisons, a chapter for each league is included, providing facts and statistics about revenues, attendance, salaries and more analytical data.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Revenue of the top European soccer leagues (Big Five) 2006-2020

    • Revenue of the 'Big Five' European soccer leagues 1996-2020

    • Big-Five football leagues in Europe 2018-2019, by brand value

    • Market size of professional football in Europe 2017-2018, by league type

    • Europe: commercial revenue of "Big five" football leagues 2004-2018, by league

    • Big-5 league soccer clubs' spending on transfer fees 2010-2018

    • Wage costs of "Big five" professional football leagues in Europe 2017-2018, by league

    • Profitability of "Big five" professional football leagues Europe 2009-18, by league

    • Average attendance of the main football leagues in Europe 2018-2019

  • 2. Premier League
    • Revenue of the Premier League by stream 2014-2019

    • Brand value of Premier League (England) football teams 2019

    • Average revenues of Premier League and Championship clubs 2018, by stream

    • International rights fees share of the Premier League by region 2016-2019

    • Revenues and wage costs of Premier League clubs in England 2017-18

    • Revenues and wage costs of Premier League clubs in England 2018, by club

    • UK: Premier League and Football League clubs relegation impact on attendance 2018-19

    • Jersey kit sponsorships in the Premier League by club 2018/19

    • Average per game attendance English Premier League 2017/18

    • Capacity of Premier League stadiums 2018/19

    • Barclays Premier League clubs ranked by average attendance 2017/18

    • English Premier League: average first-team player pay per year in the UK in 2018/2019

  • 3. Bundesliga
    • German Bundesliga (top-tier soccer league) revenue 2008-2018, by segment

    • German Bundesliga (top-tier soccer league) expenditure 2008-2018, by segment

    • Brand value of Bundesliga (Germany) football teams 2011-2018

    • German Bundesliga stadium naming rights revenue 2018/19

    • Kit sponsorship revenue of the German Bundesliga 2012-2019

    • Kit sponsorship revenue of German Bundesliga clubs 2018/19

    • German 1. Bundesliga number of staff / employees 2017/18

    • Average player salary in the Bundesliga 2018/19, by team

    • 1. German football Bundesliga average per game attendance 2017/18

    • German soccer Bundesliga stadiums ranked by capacity 2018/19

    • German soccer Bundesliga clubs average attendance 2017/18

    • Bundesliga clubs ranked by viewing audience on Sky Deutschland in Germany 2017/2018

  • 4. La Liga
    • La Liga: TV rights revenue received by football teams in Spain 2017-18

    • Brand value of first division (Spain) football teams 2011-2018

    • Budget of the football teams of La Liga in Spain 2018/2019

    • La Liga: seating capacity in football stadiums Spain 2018/2019

    • La Liga (Spain) clubs average attendance 2018/19

    • Average player salary in La Liga 2018/19, by team

    • Highest annual wages of football players in Spain 2015

    • La Liga soccer clubs' spending on transfer fees 2010-2018

    • La Liga: most common scores in the first division in Spain 2018/2019

    • La Liga: top 10 scorers in the Spanish football league 2018/2019

    • Brands on the PSAI for the Spanish men's football division La Liga Santander in 2017

    • Kit sponsorship deals in Spain's La Liga 2017/18

  • 5. Serie A
    • Italy: Serie A football income breakdown 2010-2017, by source

    • Italy: professional football Serie A expenditure breakdown 2010-2017, by type

    • Brand value of Serie A (Italy) football teams 2018

    • Jersey kit sponsorships in the Serie A by club 2017/18

    • Italy: Serie A football teams market values 2019

    • Italy: Serie A soccer players market values 2019

    • Italy: Serie A soccer stadiums 2018/2019, by capacity

    • Italy: average attendances at Serie A soccer games 2018/2019, by team

    • Italy: attendances at Serie A soccer games 2018/2019, by team

    • Italy: Coppa Italia soccer cup winners 1935-2018, by number of victories

    • Serie A soccer clubs' spending on transfer fees 2010-2018

    • Average player salary in Serie A 2018/19, by team

  • 6. Ligue 1
    • French Ligue 1 total revenue 2016-2018, by type

    • Brand value of Ligue 1 (France) football teams 2018

    • Ligue 1: market value of football clubs in France 2018-2019

    • Sponsorship revenues of Ligue 1 clubs in France 2016-2017

    • Ligue 1 soccer clubs' spending on transfer fees 2010-2018

    • Average player salary in Ligue 1 2018/19, by team

    • France: Ligue 1 Conforama average stadium capacity 2010-2017

    • France: Ligue 1 Conforama average stadium attendance 2010-2017

    • France: Ligue 1 Conforama average stadium utilization 2010-2017

    • France: Ligue 1 average stadium attendance, by club 2017-2018

    • Football: ticketing revenue in France 2016-2017, by team

    • French players with the highest market value of the Big-5 European leagues June 2019

    • Share of French people following the Ligue 1 2019

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