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Top 10 clubs in Europe by net debt

  • We take a look at the top 10 teams in terms of net debt as per UEFA's Club Licensing Benchmarking Report for the financial year 2015.
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Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 09:22 IST

#9 Juventus, €209 million

TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 08:  Gonzalo Higuain of Juventus FC celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and Bologna FC at Juventus Stadium on January 8, 2017 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Gonzalo Higuain was bought by Juventus for a record-breaking  €90 million from Napoli

Italy's dominant powerhouse this decade, Juventus also find themselves on the list and they edge Roma by one million with a debt of €209 million. However, unlike Roma, the Old Lady’s revenue stands at €324 million as per Forbes and having won five Scudettos in a row, the debt can be handled.

Further, their new stadium is already raking in good amount of income and the record-breaking transfer of Gonzalo Higuain for €90 million last summer, further emphasis on their financial stability.

The sale of Paul Pogba to Manchester United was expected to balance Higuain’s transfer fee and Juventus need to further up their finances, especially their commercial revenue if they want to compete with major European heavyweights.

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Published 15 Jan 2017, 12:36 IST
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