20 March 2024 - 3:40 PM


IMAGO | Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) on the ball with Jules Kounde (FC Barcelona) tracking him down at a game between the two teams on 17th March 2024

LaLiga's financial paradox: Boosting turnover while battling operational losses

  • Sixteen of the twenty clubs participating in LaLiga for the 2022/23 season have disclosed their annual financial statements, allowing for an assessment of the financial health of Europe's second-largest football league.
  • The general financial trend is positive, with revenue growing and expenses decreasing.
  • Why it matters: LaLiga's spending cap ensures financial stability, yet it could render the league less competitive compared to its international counterparts.
  • The perspective: Despite ongoing criticism of the financial regulations in Spanish football, the lack of widespread endorsement keeps the debate on a potential Super League alive.

Historically, LaLiga has been celebrated for attracting premier talent and captivating a global audience. However, in recent years, the spotlight has shifted due to various factors, including financial challenges and the departure of top players from the league.

Furthermore, attempts by leading clubs to form a breakaway Super League have intensified discussions around Spain’s premier football division. The push towards a Super League is

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