10 most valuable football leagues in the world

In this article, we will discuss the top 10 most valuable football leagues around the world and it is not a surprise that the English Premier League topped the list.
Top 10 most valuable football leagues in the world.
Top 10 most valuable football leagues in the world.Image | Sportz Point

Club football in the 21st century has gone beyond mere entertainment to a money-spinning venture and the leagues where the money spins the most make up the most valuable leagues in the world. Any league that finds itself in the category of 10 most valuable football leagues in the world, has a high number of players that cost so much to sign and their transfer market value is always on the rise and obviously the competition level is higher as well.

Top 10 most valuable football leagues in the world.
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10 most valuable football leagues in the world

#10 Saudi Pro League | Saudi Arabia | 7,929 Cr

Saudi Pto League has a market value of 7,929 Cr.
Saudi Pto League has a market value of 7,929 Cr.

After the powerpacked inclusions of players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane and Neymar Jr., Saudi Pro League has become one of most valuable football leagues in the world. The Saudi Pro League is the most valuable league in Asia or Australasia with a market value of 7,929 Cr.

It was Cristiano Ronaldo who started the trend of joining the Saudi Pro League in 2023 and then players like Karim Benzema and Sadio Mane along with Neymar Jr. joined him in the league.

The Saudi Pro League consists 18 teams and with 18 titles, Al-Hilal SFC are the most successful team in the league's history. Neymar Jr. with a market value of ₹360 Cr is the highest paid player in the league currently.

#9 Süper Lig | Turkey | 8,653 Cr

Galatasaray are the most successful team in Turkish League's history.
Galatasaray are the most successful team in Turkish League's history.Image | X

Süper Lig in Turkey surprisingly comes at number 9 on our list of most valuable football leagues in the world. It ranks 8th in the most valuable leagues in Europe with a market value of 8,653 Cr.

The Turkish league has 20 teams in the competition and Sacha Boey with 176 Cr market value, is the league's most valuable player at the moment. Galatasaray are the tournament's most valuable and successful team with 23 titles since the start in 1959.

#8 MLS | America | 8,918 Cr

Lionel Messi raised the market value of MLS to nearly 9000 Cr.
Lionel Messi raised the market value of MLS to nearly 9000 Cr.

Major League Soccer is the most valuable football league in America with nearly 9000 Cr market value. With players like Lionel Messi joining the league with Inter Miami CF, the league's growth financially started happening rapidly.

Lionel Messi joined Inter Miami CF for a base salary of $12 million and $20.4m in guaranteed compensation. Before him, players like Zlatan Ibrahimović and Thierry Henry had played in the league as well.

The MLS has 29 teams in the league and Los Angeles Galaxy with 5 titles are the most successful team in legaue's history. Lionel Messi with a market value of 280 Cr is the league's most expensive player currently.

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#7. Eredivisie | Netharlands | 9,975 cr

Eredivise is one of the most compettive leagues in the world.
Eredivise is one of the most compettive leagues in the world.

The Eredivisie consists of 18 clubs. Each club meets every other club twice during the season, once at home and once away. At the end of each season, the two clubs at the bottom are automatically relegated to the second level of the Dutch league system.

It is ranked 10th in the list of most valuable football leagues in the world. Its current value is 9,975 cr. The winner of the Eredivisie claims the Dutch national championship. With 35 national league titles, Ajax is the most successful team in the league's history. PSV Eindhoven are next with 24, and Feyenoord follow with 15. Since 1965, these three clubs have won all but three Eredivisie titles.

#6. Liga Portugal | Portugal | 11,042 Cr

António Silva with 360 Cr market value is the most expensive player in Liga Portugal currently.
António Silva with 360 Cr market value is the most expensive player in Liga Portugal currently.

Liga Portugal, also known as Primeira Liga is a Portuguese supreme football league. It is ranked 7th in the list of most valuable football leagues in the world with a market value of 11,042 Cr.

António Silva with 360 Cr market value is the most expensive player in Liga Portugal currently.

The league which started in 1934 is ranked 6th best national league in Europe. The League currently has 18 teams and Benfica are the most successful and valuable team in the competition with 38 titles.

#5. Ligue 1 | France | 29,240 Cr

Ligue 1 is the 5th most valuable football league in the world.
Ligue 1 is the 5th most valuable football league in the world.Image | Ligue 1

Currently valued at 29,240 Cr, Ligue 1 is the 5th most valuable league in the world. The league which started as Ligue 1 in 2002 generated the highest revenue in the history of the league during the 2018-2019 season. Both Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, generated €2 billion at the end of the 2018-2019 season.

The premier football tournament of France has 18 teams in the league and PSG is their most successful team in the history of the league with 11 titles.

Kylian Mbappe with a market value of 1,440 Cr is the most value football player of the league.
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#4. Bundesliga | Germany | 35,044 Cr

Jamal Musiala is currently the highest paid player in Bundesliga with a market value of 880 Cr along with Harry Kane.
Jamal Musiala is currently the highest paid player in Bundesliga with a market value of 880 Cr along with Harry Kane.Image | Bavarian Football Works

Bundesliga or the German National League is one of the most watched leagues in the world. In 2021-22 season the league generated a total revenue of over 3.6 billion euros. Bundesliga have 18 teams in the league and Bayern Munich is their most successful and most valued team.

Bayern Munich have won the league for a record 33 times and has a market value of 7,456 Cr. Jamal Musiala with a market value of 880 Cr is the league's most valuable player.

#3. Serie A | Italy | 37,116 Cr 

Lautaro Martinez is the most valuable player in Serie A with a market value of 880 Cr.
Lautaro Martinez is the most valuable player in Serie A with a market value of 880 Cr.Image | ESPN

Italian first-tier league Serie A is the third most valuable league in the world behind the Premier League and Laliga. Currently, the league has a market value of 37,116 Cr. Incepted in 1929, the Italian league is regarded as the most tactical and defensively sound national leagues in the world.

The league have 20 teams in the tournament and Juventus is the most successful team in the history of the league with 36 titles. Although, currently, AC Milan with a 4,695 Cr market value, is the most valuable team of the league.

#2. LaLiga | Spain | 39,249 Cr

LaLiga is the second most valued football league in the world.
LaLiga is the second most valued football league in the world.Image | Wallpaper Cave

The League that have the most UEFA Champions League winners and Ballon d'Or winners is at the second place in the list of the most valuable football leagues in the world. La Liga, with a current market value of 39,249 Cr, is placed just behind the Premier League of England and posted a profit of €12.1 million ($13.30 million) for the 2022-23 season, with overall revenue coming in at almost €2 billion.

Real Madrid with 35 titles and a market value of 8,304 Cr is the most successful and highest-valued team in the LaLiga.

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#1. Premier League | England | 88,268 Cr

Erling Haaland is currently the most valued player in Premier League.
Erling Haaland is currently the most valued player in Premier League.Image | Manchester City

The Premier League started on 20 February 1992 after first division teams in England decided to part ways from the English Football League. In its first few years in operation, the league started generating £1 billion per year from a television rights deal.

Premier League have 20 teams in the league with each team playing 38 matches every season. Manchester United (20 titles) is the most successful team in the league's history while Erling Haaland is currently the most valued player in the league (1,440 Cr.)

The Premier League is regarded as the most-watched league in the world and is said to have a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people. Premier League generated £5.5bn in 2021-22 season which was more than La Liga and Bundesliga combined during that period.

N.B : The stats are accurate as of 02/01/2024. The market values are taken from Transfermarkt.

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