Premiership Clubs: As Rich As Small Countries

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

It’s long been a go-to joke for bloggers and journalists that Premiership clubs spend the equivalent of the whole economies of small Island nations on players every year. Not our funniest, but still a useful jibe. Well, someone’s gone to the trouble of figuring out exactly which small Island nations are being outspent, and put them into a handy infographic.

This graphic, from, takes the turnover reported by Premiership clubs, adds in the market value of their squads, and matches each team up with a country of a similar size.

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