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    The Worlds 30 highest spending clubs this summer

    Read an article in World Soccer last week about the highest spending clubs in football this summer. Without googling or reading the article I wonder who could get closest to the the 30 top spending clubs and in the correct order?

    I will post up the clubs tomorrow. (Hint: There are no LOI clubs in the List )

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    Man U, Real, Barca, Chelsea, Inter, Juve, Bayern, Lyon, Milan, Liverpool, Arsenal, Atletico, Zenit.
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    Bundyapor Tashkent?

    (By "highest spending this summer", do you mean transfer fees or total expenses? And I assume it'd be level of spending then? Sorry to be pedantic, but it might be the difference between getting three and four right. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Bundyapor Tashkent?
    Wow. No results from google. That's impressive.
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    Probably spelt it wrong. Uzbeki side who signed Rivaldo on a $14m contract in the summer. With crowds of 10000+, middle eastern oil money behind them and a Champions' League semi coming up, they could be an obscure outside bet. There's usually one or two.

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    FC Bunyodkor, of Tashkent, Uzbekistan says wikipedia.

    They're managed by Zico, but don't seem to have any other particularly high profile internationals (one guy has four caps for Chile).
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    Wasn't too far off!

    I'd say a couple of "lower" English clubs are there too, like Everton, Spurs and Newcastle. LA Galaxy are a possibility, though again just because of one player. Maybe a team in the UAE? The big Brazilian clubs like Corinthians, Palmeiras and Flamengo? Though I'd say at least 25 of them will be European teams.

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    Corinthians are in Serie B this year, afaik. Doubt they are spending much money.
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    Not in order or anything
    Inter, Man City, Man Utd, Barca, Fiorentina, Atletico Madrid, Juve, Bologna(maybe?), Genoa, Roma, Sunderland, Villa, Spurs?, Liverpool

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    Shaktar? Spartak Moscow? Ajax? Man City?
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    Man Utd's only major outlay this summer was Berbatov. Spurs (they may have sold Berbatov and Keane but they've splashed out as well) and Man City would have to feature.

    If we are including wages and signing on fee's then I'd expect to see a few obscure teams! The PL would surely have at least 5 places in the top 30?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post

    (By "highest spending this summer", do you mean transfer fees or total expenses? And I assume it'd be level of spending then? Sorry to be pedantic, but it might be the difference between getting three and four right. )

    By highest spending I mean spent minus recieved. The highest club this summer actually spent £78.45m sterling in transfers but recieved £13.8m in transfers. So in this case the club is considered to have spend £64.65m on transfers this summer (this is what the actual highest spending club this summer did spend).

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    I thought there would be more replies but I reckon Mr maroon got nearest if he did it honestly. When I saw the list I was speechless. Would not have guessed most of the clubs at all

    1. Man City £ 64.65m
    2. Internazionale £43.25m
    3. Aston Villa £39.4m
    4. Fiorentina £37.77m
    5. Zenit st Petersburg £30m
    6. Sunderland £26.4m
    7. Barcelona £25.4m
    8. Man Utd £24.84m
    9. Wolfsburg £24.08
    10. Lyon £20.55m
    11. Roma £ 19.31m
    12. Liverpool £19.25m
    13. Stoke £19m
    14. Atletico Madrid £17.4
    15. Ajax £17m
    16. Fenerbahce £16.65m
    17. Napoli £16.49m
    18. Bologna £15.91m
    19. Juventus £15m
    20. Benfica £14.61m
    21. Fulham £14.5m
    22. Panathinaikos £14.05m
    23. WBA £13.05m
    24. Bolton £13m
    25. Olympiakos £12.94m
    26 Betis £11.07m
    27 Genoa £10.88m
    28. Hull £10.4m
    29. Schalke £10.25m
    30. Newcastle £10.19m

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    The fact I follow Serie A helped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Maroon View Post
    The fact I follow Serie A helped

    Its weird to see no Real Madrid, Chelsea or Milan in that list. I wonder is the recession hitting the bigger clubs? We have a few unusual clubs in the CL group stages this season, will it continue next season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliodorus View Post
    Its weird to see no Real Madrid, Chelsea or Milan in that list. I wonder is the recession hitting the bigger clubs? We have a few unusual clubs in the CL group stages this season, will it continue next season?
    It could be said that Milan didn't spend that big because they are only in the UEFA Cup this season, no CL money.
    Real have cut down hugely on their massive spending from the Galactico era. They seem to be concentrating on developing more of their own young players now.
    Chelsea have surely spent enough in the last few years!

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    I don't think the list is all that important. Sure, Sunderland spent more on transfers (net) than Man Utd, but who's spending more on salaries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliodorus View Post
    Its weird to see no Real Madrid, Chelsea or Milan in that list. I wonder is the recession hitting the bigger clubs? We have a few unusual clubs in the CL group stages this season, will it continue next season?
    Chelsea's dealings

    In:
    Bosingwa 16.2m
    Deco 8m

    Out:
    Sidwell: 5m
    Ben Haim: 5m
    Shevchenko ?
    Wright-Phillips 9m
    Boulahrouz 5m

    Also Real Madrid sold Robinho to Man City so that balances their books a lot.
    Real Madrid

    In: Ezequiel Garay (€10 mil, Racing Santander), Ruben de la Red (undisclosed, Getafe), Esteban Granero (loan return, Getafe), Javi Garcia (€4 mil, Osasuna), Rafael Van der Vaart (€13m, Hamburg SV)

    Out: Adrian Gonzalez (undisclosed, Getafe), Antonio Cassano (undisclosed, Sampdoria), Jose Maria Callejon (€1.2m, Espanyol), David Moreno (undisclosed, Almeria), Javier Balboa (undisclosed, Benfica), Esteban Granero (undisclosed, Getafe), Roberto Soldado (€6m, Getafe), Daniel Parejo (loan, QPR), Juanmi Callejon (€1m, Mallorca), Julio Baptista (€9m initially, Roma), Robinho (£32.5m, Manchester City)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metrostars View Post
    Chelsea's dealings

    In:
    Bosingwa 16.2m
    Deco 8m
    Surely that makes Chelsea one of the big spenders, even if they did sell a lot too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliodorus View Post
    I thought there would be more replies but I reckon Mr maroon got nearest if he did it honestly. When I saw the list I was speechless. Would not have guessed most of the clubs at all

    1. Man City £ 64.65m
    2. Internazionale £43.25m
    3. Aston Villa £39.4m
    4. Fiorentina £37.77m
    5. Zenit st Petersburg £30m
    6. Sunderland £26.4m
    7. Barcelona £25.4m
    8. Man Utd £24.84m
    9. Wolfsburg £24.08
    10. Lyon £20.55m
    11. Roma £ 19.31m
    12. Liverpool £19.25m
    13. Stoke £19m
    14. Atletico Madrid £17.4
    15. Ajax £17m
    16. Fenerbahce £16.65m
    17. Napoli £16.49m
    18. Bologna £15.91m
    19. Juventus £15m
    20. Benfica £14.61m
    21. Fulham £14.5m
    22. Panathinaikos £14.05m
    23. WBA £13.05m
    24. Bolton £13m
    25. Olympiakos £12.94m
    26 Betis £11.07m
    27 Genoa £10.88m
    28. Hull £10.4m
    29. Schalke £10.25m
    30. Newcastle £10.19m
    Stoke and Wolfsburg in there? Would have expcted Fulham in there, but that is a shock!
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