With the end of the Liga NOS won by FC Porto and with Carlos Vinicius from SL Benfica as the main scorer, we present you the relationship between the squads’ market value and the league standings as well as the impact on that valuation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The big winner in this analysis is Gil Vicente FC by having reached the 10th position in the championship presenting the squad with the lowest market value (5 million Euros on 07/2019 and 10 million on 07/2020). The good performances of Henrique Gomes, Sandro Lima (10 goals scored in the League) and Ygor Nogueira contributed a lot to this achievement.

FC Famalicão also stood out, reaching the 6th position in the championship with the 12th most valued squad at the beginning of the competition. In the Famalicão side, Fábio Martins stood out with 12 goals scored, as well as Diogo Gonçalves, Pedro Gonçalves and Toni Martinez with 10 goals scored.

On the other hand, Portimonense SC ended up being the biggest disappointment, which, with a squad currently valued at around 17 million Euros and the 6th most valuable at the beginning of the season, was unable to abandon the 17th place in the Portuguese league and will compete in the second division (Liga PRO) in 2020/2021.

Between the 1st of April and the 15th of June, the market values ​​of the squads suffered an abrupt drop due to the pandemic, about 19%, with SL Benfica being the most harmed due to the devaluation of its players by about 62 million Euros. With the resumption of the championships, these values ​​have been slowly rising in some cases.

Market values corresponding to 7/15/2019 and 7/15/2020.

COVID-19 impact (difference between the values at 4/1/2020 and 6/15/2020).

Values in million of Euros.

With the end of the Premier League won by Liverpool 30 years later and with Jamie Vardy as the leading scorer, we present you the relationship between the squads’ market value and the league standings as well as the impact on that valuation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The big winner in this analysis is undoubtedly Sheffield United, reaching the 9th position in the championship, presenting the squad with the lowest market value (47 million Euros on 07/2019 and 120 million on 07/2020). The good performances of Chris Basham, John Egan, Jack O’Connell, and Oliver McBurnie contributed to this achievement. We recall that Sheffield United, this season, also presented the lowest average salary per player in the competition as we previously presented here.

Burnley also stood out, reaching 10th place in the championship with the 5th least valued squad at the beginning of the competition and the 4th lowest average salary per player in the Premier League. In the season that has now ended, James Tarkowski, Dwight McNeil, and Chris Wood stood out with 14 goals scored.

On the other hand, the biggest disappointments turned out to be West Ham and Bournemouth which, with squads currently valued at around 288 and 247 million Euros, respectively, and the 9th and 11th most valued squads at the beginning of the season, were unable to abandon the 16th and 18th places in the English league.

Between the 1st of April and the 15th of June, the market values ​​of the squads suffered an abrupt drop due to the pandemic, around 18%, with Manchester City being the most harmed due to the devaluation of its players by about 244 million Euros. With the resumption of the championships, these values ​​have been slowly rising in some cases.

Market values corresponding to 7/15/2019 and 7/15/2020.

COVID-19 impact (difference between the values at 4/1/2020 and 6/15/2020).

Values in million of Euros.

With the abrupt end of Ligue 1 due to the pandemic and the new victory of Paris Saint-Germain, we present you the relationship between the squads’ market value and the league standings in the championship as well as the impact on that valuation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The big winner in this analysis is, without a doubt, Stade de Reims by having reached the 5th position in the championship presenting only the 13th most valuable squad (78 million Euros on 07/2019 and 74 million on 07/2020). With a very low record of goals scored and conceded (26 vs. 21), the good performances of Hassane Kamara, Yunis Abdelhamid, Xavier Chavalerin, and Predrag Rajkovic contributed a lot to this achievement. We recall that Stade de Reims, this season, also presented only the 4th lowest average salary in the competition as we have previously presented here.

Stade Brest also stood out, reaching the 14th position in the championship with the least valued squad at the beginning of the competition and the 2nd lowest average salary per player in Ligue 1. This season, Gautier Larsonneur and Gaetan Charbonnier stood out.

On the other hand, the big disappointment turned out to be AS Saint-Étienne which, with a squad currently valued at around 74 million Euros and the 10th most valuable squad at the start of the season, was unable to go beyond the 17th place in the French league.

Between the 1st of April and the 15th of June, the market values ​​of the squads suffered an abrupt drop due to the pandemic, about 18%, with PSG being the most harmed due to the devaluation of its players by about 177 million Euros.

Market values corresponding to 7/15/2019 and 7/15/2020.

COVID-19 impact (difference between the values at 4/1/2020 and 6/15/2020).

Values in million of Euros.

With the end of the Bundesliga won once more by Bayern Munchen, we present you the relationship between the squads’ market value and their league standings as well as the impact on that valuation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main highlights were, without a doubt, SC Freiburg and FC Union Berlin by reaching the 8th and 11th positions, respectively, in the championship presenting the 2nd and 5th squads with the lowest market value (37 and 114 million Euros at the beginning of the season).

Regarding SC Freiburg, Nils Petersen, Lucas Holer and Jonathan Schmid contributed a lot by scoring 24 of the team’s 48 goals but also Nicolas Hofler‘s good performances. We remind you that SC Freiburg is also the club that takes more advantage of the salaries it pays to its athletes, as we showed earlier here.

FC Union Berlin also stood out with the contribution of Christopher Trimmel and Sebastian Andersson. The Berlin team also presented this season the 2nd lowest average salary per player in the competition.

At the same time, the big disappointment turned out to be Werder Bremen who, with a squad currently valued at around 119 million Euros and the 12th most valuable squad at the start of the season, was unable to go beyond the 16th place in the German league.

Between the 1st of April and the 15th of June, the market values ​​of the squads suffered an abrupt drop due to the pandemic, about 18%, with Bayern Munchen being the most harmed due to the devaluation of its players by about 180 million Euros. With the resumption of the championships, these values ​​have been slowly rising in some cases.

Market values corresponding to 7/15/2019 and 7/15/2020.

COVID-19 impact (difference between the values at 4/1/2020 and 6/15/2020).

Values in million of Euros.

With the end of the La Liga won by Real Madrid and with Messi as the main scorer, we present you the relationship between the squads’ market value and the league standings as well as the impact on that valuation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The big winner in this analysis is, without a doubt, Granada CF having reached the 7th position in the championship presenting the squad with the lowest market value (22 million Euros on 07/2019 and 52 million on 07/2020). Carlos Fernández, Darwin Machis, Antonio Puertas, and Roberto Soldado contributed a lot to this achievement, scoring 31 of the team’s 52 goals but also the good performances of Yangel Herrera and Victor Díaz. We recall that Granada CF, in the present season, also presented only the 5th lowest average salary per player in the competition, as we previously presented here.

CA Osasuna also stood out, reaching the 10th position in the championship with the 3rd least valued squad at the start of the competition and the lowest average salary per player in La Liga. In the Pamplona club, Chimy Avila, Pervis Estupiñán, Rúben Garcia, and Roberto Torres stood out.

On the other hand, the big disappointment turned out to be RCD Espanyol, which, with a squad currently valued at around 130 million Euros and the 11th most valuable squad at the start of the season, was unable to abandon the last place in the Spanish league and will compete in the second division in 2020/2021.

Between the 1st of April and the 15th of June, the squads’ market values suffered an abrupt drop due to the pandemic, about 20%, being FC Barcelona the most harmed due to the devaluation of its players by about 200 million Euros. With the resumption of the championships, these values ​​have been slowly rising in some cases.

Market values corresponding to 7/15/2019 and 7/15/2020.

COVID-19 impact (difference between the values at 4/1/2020 and 6/15/2020).

Values in million of Euros.

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After assessing the Barclays Premier League, we examine today the relationship between sporting performance and the average annual salaries paid per player of the clubs from Italian Serie A.

First, we will look at each season between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 (until matchday 24) to analyze which clubs achieved better results between these variables. Then, we will examine the 15 clubs that remained on the Serie A 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 of the Serie A, Juventus (who else?) won the competition also presenting the highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Atalanta achieved the 4th position in the competition with only the 14th highest average salary amount. In the opposite perspective, Genoa was the case with less success finishing in the 16th place with the 8th highest average annual salary per player.

Juventus, AS Roma, Torino and Sassuolo presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2017/2018

In the following season, Juventus was crowned champion once more with the highest annual average salary per player.

Atalanta was again the surprise achieving the 7th position in the league with only the 13th highest salary value. On the opposite side, AC Milan, Bologna and Hellas Verona were the cases with less success: the Milan giant finished in the 6th place with the 2nd highest amount per players, Bologna finished in the 15th position with 11th highest amount, and, finally, Hellas Verona achieved the 19th place with the 15th highest value per player.

Only Juventus presented the same position in the salaries ranking as it did in the competition.

2018/2019

In the last edition of the Serie A, Juventus won once more the competition presenting the highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Atalanta achieved the 3rd position in the competition with the 13th highest salary value. In the opposite perspective, Fiorentina was the case with less success finishing in 16th place with the 8th highest average annual salaries per player.

Juventus, Torino, Sampdoria, Bologna, and Frosinone presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the Premier League.

2019/2020

With 24 matches played, Juventus is close to being crowned champions with the highest annual average salary per player of the league.

On the positive side, Hellas Verona is performing incredibly well in the 7th position in the competition with the 2nd lowest salary amount. In the opposite perspective, Torino is, until now, the case with less success occupying the 14th place with the 7th highest average annual salaries per player.

Only Juventus and Internazionale 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 15 clubs that took part in the Serie A between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 (until matchday 24).

The giant Juventus is the club with the highest average annual salary per player. Atalanta, with recent brilliant campaigns, is the club with more success when comparing sporting performance and salaries since, on average, it achieved the 5th place with only the 13th highest average amount per player.

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.

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.

Article originally published at www.totalfootballanalysis.com.

We start publishing today a set of articles that examine the relationship between sporting performance and the average annual salaries paid per player by clubs from the “Big-5” (Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A). We will start by the state-of-the-art Barclays Premier League.

First, we will look at each season between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 (until matchday 29) to analyze which clubs achieved better results between these variables. Then, we will examine the 14 clubs that remained on the Premier League 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 of the Barclays Premier League, Chelsea won the competition presenting the 3rd highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Bournemouth achieved the 9th position in the competition with only the 19th highest salary value. In the opposite perspective, Sunderland was the case with less success finishing in the last place with the 13th highest average annual salary per player.

Only Hull City presented the same position in the salaries ranking as it did in the competition.

2017/2018

In the following season, Manchester City was crowned champion with the 2nd highest annual average salary per player.

Burnley was the surprise achieving the 7th position in the league with only the 18th highest salary value. On the opposite side, West Bromwich was the case with less success finishing in the last place with the 12th highest average annual salary per player.

Crystal Palace, Everton, and Leicester presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the competition.

2018/2019

In the last edition of the Barclays Premier League, Manchester City won once more the competition presenting the 2nd highest annual average salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Wolverhampton achieved the 7th position in the competition with the 14th highest salary value. In the opposite perspective, Manchester United and Southampton were the cases with less success finishing in 6th and 16th place with the 1st and 11th highest average annual salaries per player.

Only Chelsea and Arsenal presented the same position in the salaries ranking as they did in the Premier League.

2019/2020

With 29 matches played, Liverpool is very close to being crowned champions with the 3rd highest annual average salary per player of the league.

On the positive side, Sheffield United is performing incredibly well in the 6th position in the competition with the lowest salary value. In the opposite perspective, West Ham is, until now, the case with less success occupying the 16th place with the 9th highest average annual salaries per player.

Only Newcastle has, 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 14 clubs that took part in the Barclays Premier League between 2016/2017 and 2019/2020.

The two giants from Manchester are the clubs with a higher average annual salary per player. Burnley, with recent brilliant campaigns, is the club with more success when comparing sporting performance and salaries since, on average, it achieved the 12th place with only the 18th highest average amount per player.