We end this series of articles with the clubs from Ligue 1.

First, we will look at each season between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 to analyze which clubs achieved better results between these variables. Then, we will examine the 14 clubs that remained on Ligue 1 during these seasons and how they performed compared with how much they paid on average per player.

2016/2017

In the edition of 2016/2017, AS Monaco won the competition also presenting the 2nd highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Nantes achieved the 7th position in the competition with only the 2nd lowest average salary amount per player. In the opposite perspective, Bastia was the case with less success finishing in the last place with the 12th highest average annual salary per player.

None of the clubs presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2017/2018

In the next season, Paris Saint-Germain was crowned champion with the highest annual average salary per player.

Dijon and Guingamp were the surprises achieving the 11th and 12th positions in the league with only the 17th and 18th highest salary values. On the opposite side, Lille was again the case with less success finishing in the 17th place with the 7th highest amount per player.

PSG, AS Monaco, Girondins Bordeaux and Strasbourg presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2018/2019

In the 2018/2019 edition of the Ligue 1 it was not different and PSG won once more the competition presenting the highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Nimes achieved the 9th position in the competition with the lowest salary value. In the opposite perspective, AS Monaco was the case with less success finishing in 17th place with the 4th highest average annual salary per player.

PSG, Olympique Lyonnais and Angers presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the Premier League.

2019/2020

With the cancellation of the season due to the pandemic, PSG won the league once again with the highest annual average salary per player of the league.

On the positive side, Stade Reims performed incredibly well finishing in the 5th position in the competition with the 17th highest salary amount per player. In the opposite perspective, Saint Étienne was the case with less success occupying the 17th place with the 6th highest average annual salary per player.

Only PSG presented the same position in the salaries ranking as it did in the Premier League.

2016/2017 to 2019/2020 – Which club profits more from the players’ salaries

Finally, we analyzed the performance and salaries of the 14 clubs that took part in the Ligue 1 between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020.

The giant Paris Saint-Germain is the club with the highest average annual salary per player. Nantes and Angers were the clubs with more success when comparing sporting performance and salaries since, on average, they achieved the 10th and 12th places with only the 13th and 15th highest average amounts per player.

With the exponential growth of the eSports market and the increasing attention given by brands to this new trend, the pandemic has also brought an even greater focus on this market by the sports apparel brands.

This interest is mainly based on the possibility for brands to reach the millennials that are traditionally difficult to reach through other sports.

According to the company Sportcal, the deals established by apparel brands in this market went from 2 in 2017 to 37 in 2019.

Nike has been the most active brand being responsible for the highest value deal. The sportswear giant entered the League of Legends market in China in February 2019 providing a deal worth 6.6 million euros a year. The sponsorship establishes the provision of sports equipment to all members of the 16 teams in the LOL Pro League. In 2020, Nike signed three more deals including one with T1 Entertainment and Sports from South Korea.

Adidas has also been active in the market having signed six agreements with eSports companies in 2019, including a long-term equipment supply contract with Team Vitality, one of Europe’s leading eSports organizations. In 2019, Adidas also signed a partnership with superstar Ninja, the most recognized professional player in the world with millions of followers on social networks and gaming platforms.

Other companies such as Champion, Fanatics Authentic, Kappa, and Puma have also entered the eSports market with interesting deals.

With the interruption of several sports due to the pandemic, eSports gained even more awareness. Games like FIFA, Formula 1, and NBA2K have been able to reach sports fans who, under other conditions, would consume the usual sports content.

After assessing Premier League, Serie A and La Liga, we now focus on the relationship between sporting performance and the average annual salaries paid per player of the clubs from German top-division Bundesliga.

As before, first, we will look at each season between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 (until matchday 32) to analyze which clubs achieved better results between these variables. Then, we will examine the 13 clubs that remained on Bundesliga during these seasons and how they performed compared with how much they paid on average per player.

2016/2017

In the edition of 2016/2017, Bayern Munchen won the competition also presenting the highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Freiburg achieved the 7th position in the competition with only the 3rd lowest average salary amount per player. In the opposite perspective, Wolfsburg was the case with less success finishing in the 16th place with the 4th highest average annual salary per player.

Bayern Munchen, Ingolstadt 04 and Darmstadt 98 presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2017/2018

In the next season, Bayern Munchen was crowned champion once more with the highest annual average salary per player.

Stuttgart was the surprise achieving the 7th position in the league with only the 15th highest salary value. On the opposite side, Wolfsburg was again the case with less success finishing in the 16th place with the 3rd highest amount per player.

Bayern Munchen, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig, Hertha and Mainz presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2018/2019

In the last edition of the Bundesliga it was not different and Bayern Munchen won once more the competition presenting the highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Fortuna Dusseldorf achieved the 10th position in the competition with the 16th highest salary value. In the opposite perspective, Schalke 04 was the case with less success finishing in 14th place with the 4th highest average annual salaries per player.

Bayern Munchen, Borussia Dortmund, Augsburg and Nurnberg presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in Bundesliga.

2019/2020

With 32 matches played, Bayern Munchen is close to being crowned champions one more time with the highest annual average salary per player of the league.

On the positive side, Freiburg is performing incredibly well in the 8th position in the competition with the 3rd lowest salary amount per player. In the opposite perspective, Werder Bremen is, at the moment, the case with less success occupying the 17th place with the 9th highest average annual salaries per player.

Bayern Munchen, Borussia Dortmund, Hertha and Paderborn have, so far, presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the Premier League.

2016/2017 to 2019/2020 – Which club profits more from the players’ salaries

Finally, we analyzed the performance and salaries of the 13 clubs that took part in the Bundesliga between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 (until matchday 32).

The giant Bayern Munchen is the club with the highest average annual salary per player. Freiburg is the club with more success when comparing sporting performance and salaries since, on average, it achieved the 11th place with only the 17th highest average amount per player.

Article originally published at www.totalfootballanalysis.com.

After analyzing the Serie A we move to the Spanish top-division La Liga.

First, we will look at each season between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 (until matchday 30) to analyze which clubs achieved better results between these variables. Then, we will examine the 14 clubs that remained on La Liga during these seasons and how they performed compared with how much they paid on average per player.

2016/2017

In the edition of 2016/2017, Real Madrid won the competition presenting the 2nd highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Alavés achieved the 9th position in the competition with only the 3rd lowest average salary amount per player. In the opposite perspective, Valencia was the case with less success finishing in the 12th place with the 4th highest average annual salary per player.

Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2017/2018

In the next season, Barcelona won the league with the highest annual average salary per player.

Getafe was the surprise achieving the 8th position in the league with only the 17th highest salary value. On the opposite side, Athletic Bilbao was the case with less success finishing in the 16th place with the 6th highest amount per player.

Barcelona and Valencia presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2018/2019

In the last edition of the La Liga it was not different and Barcelona won once more the competition presenting the highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Getafe achieved the 5th position in the competition with the 16th highest salary value. In the opposite perspective, Celta was the case with less success finishing in 17th place with the 8th highest average annual salaries per player.

Barcelona, Valencia, Real Betis and Huesca presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the championship.

2019/2020

With 30 matches played, Barcelona and Real Madrid are fighting once more for the championship with the highest annual average salaries per player.

On the positive side, Getafe is performing again incredibly well in the 5th position in the competition with the 14th highest salary amount per player. In the opposite perspective, Espanyol is, at the moment, the case with less success occupying the last place with the 11th highest average annual salaries per player.

Atlético Madrid and Mallorca have, so far, presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the league.

2016/2017 to 2019/2020 – Which club profits more from the players’ salaries

Finally, we analyzed the performance and salaries of the 14 clubs that took part in the La Liga between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 (until matchday 30).

The giant Barcelona is the club with the highest average annual salary per player. Alavés is the club with more success when comparing sporting performance and salaries since, on average, it achieved the 12th place with only the 16th highest average amount per player.