10 Richest Sports Leagues in the World

There have been different sports which are immensely popular among the fans all over the world. There are some of the most popular Sports leagues in the world which have given so many thrilling moments to the fans throughout the years.  Some sports leagues have a huge fan base all over the world which helps them generate more and more revenue. In the following listicle, we will discuss the 10 richest Sports leagues in the world. 

10 Richest Sports Leagues in the World

10. UEFA Champions League

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The European Football League consists of the top Football clubs from the European Leagues such as the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and the Bundesliga. The UEFA Champions League is reported to have a revenue of more than €3.5 billion. 

9. Serie – A 

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Serie – A is one of the top Football leagues based in Italy, reported to generate a revenue of more than €2.8 billion. The tournament consists of 20 Football clubs and 38 matches in a season and it is one of the richest sports leagues in the world.

 

8. Bundesliga

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The German top-flight Football League – Bundesliga is another name in the list of richest sports leagues in the world. The league generates a revenue of more than €4 billion with most of the revenue coming from television rights, advertisements and sponsorships. 

7. La Liga

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Spain-based Football league La Liga comes seventh in the list of richest sports leagues in the world. The tournament consists of some of the top football clubs in the world such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia and Villarreal. The league has generated a revenue of more than $900 million with most of its coming from sponsorships, television rights and advertisements. 

6. National Hockey League

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North America’s popular Ice Hockey league is one of the most popular sports leagues in the country. The league has generated an estimated value of more than $5 billion. A total of 82 matches are played among 32 teams in the league stage of the NHL followed by playoffs and the Stanley Cup Finals.


5. English Premier League

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Fifth in the list of richest sports leagues, the Premier League is regarded as the biggest sports league in the world. With 20 clubs participating every season, the league generates a revenue of around $30 billion. The league has an immense fan base all over the world. 

4. National Basketball Association

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One of the biggest sports leagues in the world, the National Basketball Association has an immense fan base among Basketball and sports fans and generates a revenue of around $10-12 billion every year. It is one of the richest sports leagues in the world with some popular basketball teams such as Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Indians Pacers and many more. 

3. Major League Baseball

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One of the most popular sports leagues in America. Major League Baseball is the third richest sports league in the world. A total of 162 matches are played among 30 teams every year in Major League Baseball. The league generate a revenue of around $11 billion.

2. Indian Premier League 

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The Indian Premier League comes second in the list of richest sports leagues in the world. The biggest cricket league in the world generates a revenue of around $9.5 billion, with some of the popular cricket franchises being Mumbai Indian, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bengaluru and many more. 

1. National Football League  

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The richest sports league in the world, the National Football League is one of the most popular sports leagues in America and among the most watched sports leagues in the world as well. A total of 32 participate in every season of the NFL with some of the popular teams being the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, and Los Angeles Chargers. 

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