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CIES Football Observatory published a list of the most expensive team in the world

Manchester United – the most expensive team, Real Madrid  – the 2nd

Swiss company which represents the exclusive data and analysis of players and football clubs has counted all the transfer costs of clubs from five top leagues of the world, and revealed the team with the most expensive squad.

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The total cost of the current team was formed taking into account the cost of transfers of players and the size of their salaries. After purchase of Paul Pogba, who became the most expensive football player in history. The first place went to the Red Devils – Manchester United roaster’s estimated value was about £627.7 million.

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The second and third place have Real Madrid and the Mourinho’s team neighbours – Manchester City. The squad of Royal Club is £73 million less than the MU. The Citizens spent £93 million less than the United.

In total, the top twenty includes nine Premier League clubs, three Spanish clubs, two representatives from France and Germany, as well as four clubs from A Series.

It is noteworthy that ten clubs from top 5 leagues spent less than €10 million for it’s whole squad.


We would like to emphasize that the greatest deal of money within transfer window was spent by Manchester City.

For all players, Manchester City have spent €231 million in the summer 2016.

Manchester City is also a leader in this ranking, considering all transfers in the period since 2010.

In six years, The Citizens have bought players for more than €1 billion.

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