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The Soccerex Football Finance 100: PSG more powerful than City

The Soccerex Football Finance 100 ranks the top 100 clubs in terms of financial power and for the first time in three years, a Premier League side it not top.

Paris St Germain

París Saint-Germain (PSG) is the club with the most financial power in world football according to Soccerex Football Finance 100, an annual report by football business experts who rank the top 100 club's in the world financially.

In 2020's edition, the French club have recieved a rank of 5.318, which is higher than Manchester City's 5.197. It is the first time in the three-year history of the report that an English club is not in first place.

The position of both clubs at the top of the list is based on the fact that their owners come from the Middle East, who are worth billions. The Ligue 1 side has managed those finances better, however.

The main reason why PSG rank higher than Man City is because of their reduction of debt. They wiped €70 million from their debt while the Premier League side added €90 million to theirs. PSG, however, changed their cash reserve due to the sale of players, which added €316 million to the club's capital.

Soccerex Football Finance 100 has five keys to their ranking: value of players, tangible assets, bank balance, investment potential from the owner and net debt.

Europe continues to dominate financial report

In the top 100, there are 15 different leagues with 80% of those coming from Europe. The Premier League dominates with 23 clubs from the Premier League five from the EFL in the top 100. Manchester United is not in the top 10 and have dropped eight places since the last report.

LaLiga have 11 clubs represented in the table. Real Madrid is the most financially powerful and sit in fifth place with a rating of 3.336. Atlético Madrid are in 11th and Barcelona sit 12th.

Major League Soccer is the second most represented league with 15 clubs, 15 from the United States and two from Canada, followed by LaLiga and then Serie A, who have 11 clubs. After that, the Bundesliga have 10 clubs who crack the top 100.

Football Finance TOP 12

PositionClubCountryFFI Rating
2Manchester CityENG5.197
3Bayern MunichGER3.888
5Real MadridESP3.336
10Borrusia DortmundGER2.154
11Atlético de MadridESP2.049