Benfica and Porto in top ten of clubs across Europe for money made from player sales over the past decade
Portuguese giants Benfica and Porto are comfortably amongst the top ten European clubs with regards to money made on the sale of players over the last ten years.
Portuguese clubs are renowned for producing some of the best young players in world football, while they have also shown their capabilities of signing (generally young) talent from South America before selling them on to some of Europe’s largest clubs for a significant profit.
And that has been shown by data taken from Transfermarkt, who show that Porto are ninth, and Benfica are second in the rankings of club player sales.
Liverpool are the side that just about make it into the top 10, having made 751 million euros from player sales over the last ten years.
FC Porto are well ahead of them in 9th though, having brought in 765.7 million euros since 2009, more than 15M more than the Champions League winners.
Barcelona are the side in 8th, having made 779.6 million euros from player sales in the last decade, a significant proportion of that coming from the sale of Neymar to PSG.
While Barcelona are above Porto in terms of revenue from player sales, it is worth pointing out that, overall, Porto made a profit of 336.51 million euros when you take into account both player sales and player signings; Barcelona, however, have made a net loss of 679.67 million euros over the same period of time.
Benfica, meanwhile, sit 2nd in the rankings, having made a remarkable 960.06 million euros in player sales over the same period of time, just 40 million short of 1 billion euros.
AS Monaco were the side in third - having made 917.2 million euros over the last ten tears, well shy of the total that Benfica brought in.
The only side that above Benfica in the rankings are Atletico Madrid who, after the sale of Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona, have made 969.9 million euros over the last 10 years.
Benfica, however, are the side on the list that have made by far the most profit over the last decade, bringing in 589.15 million euros overall when you take into account both acquisitions and departures. FC Porto are then 2nd, having made 366,51 million euros over that time.
The only other club that even made a net profit was AS Monaco (+209 million). The biggest overall loss was from Real Madrid (-577.8 million).