The Premier League’s 20 clubs made record revenues of £4.827 billion ($6.117 billion) in 17‑18, paying total wages of £2.8 billion ($3.55 billion). Without a salary cap, players earned approximately 57 percent of the revenue total.

Spain’s La Liga declared this month record combined revenues of €4.48 billion (£3.86 billion), for all 42 clubs in its two divisions for 2017-18, almost £1 billion less than the Premier League’s alone. The German Bundesliga announced similar record revenues, €4.42 billion (£3.88 billion) for all 36 clubs in its two divisions.