Which club is the most indebted?
A new report suggests the Serie A champions are the most heavily indebted club in Italy, while Lazio are the biggest debt-ridden club in Serie A. The Serie A club debt-to-income ratio is now at a whopping 3.75, the report by the Credit Suisse Investment Research Group (CSRI) found.
The top-flight outfit’s debt is now worth an estimated €8 billion, with the average debt of the club at a mere €7.4 million, while the average net worth of the league champions is estimated at €40 million.
Liguria are the second most indebted club, with an average net debt of €6.9 million, followed by Genoa, Juventus and Fiorentina.
CSRI’s report also showed that the Italian Serie A team has the third-highest net worth in the world at €1.3 billion, while Serie B is third at €737 million.
Lazio, which have a total debt of a staggering €7 billion, are the least indebted club at €824 million.
The report also found that the average revenue per match in Serie B has dropped from €80,000 in 2011/12 to €60,000 this season.