LaLiga's debt is a quarter of the English top flight's: "We admire the Premier League for many reasons, but we do not use them as a reference in terms of financial management"

4 March 2020

Photo: PA Images Eibar (in green), one of the smallest clubs in LaLiga, are an example of a club who have overseen significant growth in recent years.

The combined debt of clubs in LaLiga stood at £1.4 billion in the 2017/18 season, roughly a quarter of the Premier League's £6.3 billion.

LaLiga claims to have the strongest economic controls of any football league, but according to its corporate operations director, the league is not limiting investment either.

Under the league's regulations, SD Eibar have become one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.

A lack of industry-wide standards makes it difficult to determine the critical debt threshold.

Emil Gjerding Nielson

In the 2017/18 season, the combined debt of clubs in LaLiga stood at around £1.4 billion. While that amount may seem substantial, it pales in comparison to that of clubs in the Premier League, who shared liabilities of £6.3 billion in the same period - 4.5 times that of their Spanish rivals. 

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