Analysis  | 7 min read
25 Nov 22

Is European football getting a salary cap?

  • Squad cost ratio has been trending upwards across all leagues through the seasons impacted by Covid-19
  • Average squad cost ratios amongst the six largest clubs in the Bundesliga are the lowest of the Big Five; the highest are in Ligue 1
  • Atalanta and Real Madrid have shown the most consistent control on squad cost ratio over the last five reporting periods

UEFA’s new Financial Sustainability Regulations, introduced in June, limit the percentage of revenues clubs can spend on player wages.