There’s a direct correlation between squad value and sporting performance according to KPMG Football Benchmark.
The Champions League make us dream, no doubts about that. Top European sides face each other to lift the trophy with big ears. Football powerhouses showcase their stars and the fans are happy.
According to a study carried out by KPMG Football Benchmark, this edition of the Champions League highlights the importance for clubs of making investments pursuing great talents or experienced players.
The parameter taken into consideration is the aggregate squad value of the teams involved in this prestigious European competition. The clubs that got access to the knockout stage are the richest on the football scene.
The richest team in the Champions League edition 2018-19 is Barcelona (€1140m). Manchester City (€1060m) and Real Madrid (€981m) are on the second and third step of the podium.
In the group G, Roma (€371m) confirmed this trend qualifying as a second force of the group ahead of Viktoria Plzen and CSKA Moscow.