The global football industry enjoys annual revenues that top an eye-popping £16 billion. It’s not just the world’s most popular sport, but also its richest.
Back, as they say, of the net.
So imagine how much it would cost to assemble the game’s all-time most expensive team. And imagine what that group of players might achieve… if they could put their egos to one side and play as a unit, of course!
But can you also imagine the wage bill? This infographic looks at the sums paid to the likes of Ronaldo, Buffon and Rooney. And that annual expenditure would be in addition to the transfer bill: good luck getting a bank loan in the region of £1.7 billion!