Spain – Atletico Madrid the holding champions of La Liga, produced better academy products than their rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Andalusian country.
The club has been able to raise many funds through the sales of academy players more than anyone in the world only below Ajax, who benefited the most.
Atletico was ranked 2nd best in the world after an analysis made by Online Money Advisor shows the record of their sales. From 2010 o date, they are the most profitable only because of how they listen to the transfer value of the players.
Atletico Madrid, 9 most profitable Spanish academies
Within the moments of the transfers, Atletico has raised 214m and they’re ahead of all Spanish clubs. Surprisingly, Real Madrid couldn’t make the top 10 which is disappointing.
Below is the list of the most profitable Spanish clubs.
1.Atletico Madrid – 214,250,000 euros
2.Barcelona – 148,980,000 euros
3.Real Sociedad – 94,000,000 euros
4.Las Palmas – 20,000,000 euros
5.Rayo Vallecano – 15,300,000 euros
6.Granada – 15,000,000 euros
7.Levante – 14,700,000 euros
8.RCD Mallorca – 8,400,000 euros
9.Racing Santander – 6,000,000 euros
10.Cadiz – 5,500,000 euros
Top 10 most profitable European academies
While in Spain Atletico is the best, in Europe as a large Ajax top the chart.
European most profitable clubs
1.Ajax – 247,755,000 euros
2.Atletico Madrid – 214,250,000 euros
3.Benfica – 194,325,000 euros
4.Monaco – 188,800,000 euros
5.Schalke 04 – 170,750,000 euros
6.Lyon – 157,282,000 euros
7.Barcelona – 148,980,000 euros
8.Manchester City – 142,005,000 euros
9.Borussia Dortmund -128,875,000 euros
10.Aston Villa – 127,865,000 euros
Atletico Madrid’s huge profit here comes when they sell Lucas Hernandez to Munich for a fee of €80m and Thomas Partey to Arsenal for €50m.