Spain’s LaLiga and England’s Premier League are two of the top soccer leagues in the world. Both divisions typically sit atop the rankings of most-watched leagues around the globe as well. After all, there are nine massive clubs between these two leagues. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur regularly feature at the top of yearly lists of most popular teams.

However, there is quite a big difference in revenue between the two leagues. In the 2021/22 season, LaLiga generated around $1.5 billion in TV revenue to split amongst their 20 teams. This is obviously a massive figure. Nevertheless, the Spanish league is also very much a three-headed monster when it comes to money.

Competition dwarfs LaLiga TV revenue

Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid receive significantly more money than the remaining Spanish clubs. In fact, the trio rake in a combined $481 million. This is about a third of all revenue shared by LaLiga.

While the LaLiga figures are impressive, Premier League revenues are astounding. During the same timeframe, England’s top flight teams received about $3.1 billion in TV revenue. That’s more than double what LaLiga generated. Unsurprisingly, the Premier League ‘Big Six’ were at the top of the financial table; however, the money was split far more evenly compared to LaLiga.

For instance, Manchester United only generated roughly $7.8 million more in TV revenue than West Ham United. The Red Devils are one of the most popular clubs in the entire world. West Ham, on the other hand, most likely would not make the top 20 in global popularity.

Relegated Norwich made more money than Sevilla

Comparing the two leagues also gets very interesting. For instance, Norwich generated about $118 million in revenue while finishing bottom of the Premier League in 2021/22. This TV revenue is more than any of the 17 LaLiga teams received. Only Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid received more revenue than Norwich last season.

The Premier League certainly reigns supreme when it comes to money. It truly is the richest soccer league in the world.

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