Wage analysis of 114 European clubs: 45 per cent exceed UEFA risk indicator

19 May 2020

Photo: PA Images Parma are one of the clubs with the highest wages-to-reveue ratio in Europe.

An Off The Pitch analysis of 114 European clubs has revealed a wage-to-revenue average of 75 per cent.

What's more, wage proportions relative to revenue have revealed a significant disparity between leagues - 14 of the 20 clubs with the highest wage-to-revenue ratios are in the English second tier.

On the other end of the spectrum, Bundesliga clubs are setting the standard. 

Joseph Mailil, analyst jm@offthepitch.com

The COVID-19 pandemic - or rather, its disastrous financial consequences for football - has resulted in top executives across Europe advocating seriously - for the first time ever - for a wage cap to stop football's skyrocketing wages. 

But just how bad is the wage situation? 

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