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Top 10 wage bills in Europe. Why is LFC's so high?

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by bluebell, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. bluebell

    bluebell Well-Known Member

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    Why is the club's wage bill so high?
    The likes of PSG and Juve who have stars on their books that earn £300-£500k a week still have a lower wage bill. Real Madrid has a wage bill only £2m more than Liverpool but the turnover is several hundred millions more.
    1. Barcelona - £438 million
    2. Manchester United - £332 million
    3. Manchester City - £315 million
    4. Real Madrid - £312 million
    5. Liverpool - £310 million
    6. Bayern Munich - £292 million
    7. Paris Saint-Germain - £290 million
    8. Chelsea - £285 million
    9. Juventus - £281 million
    10. Arsenal - £230 million
    https://www.sportbible.com/football...-bills-for-201819-have-been-revealed-20200306
     
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    Hass Well-Known Member

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    You pay peanuts you get monkeys. What? Our stars shouldn't be paid what they are getting?
     
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    The Nomad Well-Known Member

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    What's the source

    + bonuses and sign on fees would play a part. We've been getting players to extend contracts.
     
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    Halmeister Some sort of pun about having a well known member Member

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    Lol at City's figures.
     
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    Yeah, that doesn't look right. Smaller squad and fewer stars than Real and City, but similar wage bill?

    I wonder how it's progressed as a % of turnover, that's the crucial measure you want to keep fairly static.
     
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    It's from 2019's accounts (so it won't include the Champions League win bonuses as the final was after the year end). However, it also WILL include all staff and some of the figures above may be players only. It's not a perfect comparison but for sure our playing wage bill will be comfortably in the top 10.
    City's presumably won't include the player image rights (which could easily be £30m) as they are, per Der Spiegel / Football Leaks, paid through another company to keep the costs down (which UEFA didn't bother to challenge).
     
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    3rd highest in England as champions? Not bad. It'll also likely be down a couple of places next year based on rumoured/completed transfers (eg. our outs vs Chavs ins). Without the % of revenue stat it's a bit silly to get worked up about it. Last I checked it was about 59% and it'll likely be nearer 55% this year, very reasonable.
     
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    Wage bill has a much higher correlation with on field success than transfer kitty. Source: some LSE dude about 10 years ago
     
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    Its the most reliable predictor of success over the longer term. Which  tells you that Utd and City are not going anywhere, as long as they pay massive wages they will be competitive.

    I'm assuming Chelseas wage bill is going to sky rocket next years based on the players they are supposedly signing.
     
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    UEFA's ranking sound more plausible
    20. Crystal Palace – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €132million (£113million)
    19. Monaco – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €133million (£114million)
    18. Leicester – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €134million (£115million)
    17. AC Milan – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €150million (£129million)
    16. Roma – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €159million (£136million)
    15. Inter Milan – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €159million (£136million)
    14. Tottenham – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €167million (£143million)
    13. Everton – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €180million (£154million)
    12. Borussia Dortmund – Wage bill for the 2018 financial = €187million (£160million)
    11. Atletico Madrid – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €212million (£182million)
    10. Juventus – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €261million (£224million)
    9. Arsenal – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €271million (£232million)
    8. Chelsea – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €275million (£236million)
    7. Liverpool – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €298million (255million)
    6. Man City – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €314million (£267million)
    5. Bayern Munich – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €315million (£270million)
    4. Manchester United – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €334million (£286million)
    3. Paris Saint-Germain – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €337million (£289million)
    2. Real Madrid – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €431million (£369million)
    1. Barcelona – Wage bill for the 2018 financial year = €529million (£453million)
     
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    Per the accounts our 2018 wage bill (all staff) was 263.6m GBP so the Euro figure looks about right.
    Over the last 3 published years, our wage bill has gone up massively from £208.3m in 2017, to £263.6m in 2018 and then to £310m in 2019.
    When you throw in the Champions League success in 2020 I expect it will be higher again.
     
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    So it's gone up over £100m in 2 seasons? What the hell.
     
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    No wonder that we're not buying anyone. Entire budget going to wages.
     
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    Re our wage bill: it’s doubled since 2015
     
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    Lallana and Lovren leaving the club have reduced the wage bill by 10 million a year.
     
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    You would think that. No guarantee we'll find a buyer or another club to loan out Karius. Several key players have signed bumper new deals, so I expect wages to be even higher.
     
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    I think the basic wages is actually relatively small compared to other big teams but we structure healthy bonuses for players and since we have been doing well lately I guess that means our wage bill has gone up.  For example it's reported that Werner is going to get 200k which puts him on the same or more than VVD, but VVD bonuses for thinks like clean sheets and win bonuses means that he is getting much more than good basic wages.
     
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    Yea, that’s a lie.
     
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