The Atletico Madrid team is the first to receive funds from the sale of football players. The Spanish club is at the top of the scale for the past 10 years. "The Duschekschi" are the best-selling teams in Europe and returned 873 million pounds of 196 players.
Interesting is Benfica's second place. In the last 10 seasons, the Portuguese have sold players to £ 864 million and bought discounts of only 334 million. A simple Transfermark account proves that their profit is greatest if only buy-in players (589 million) are visible.
The big difference between Atletico Madrid and Benfico is not so much in the sum of the players sold, but at a net cost. In the same ten-year period, the Spaniards spent 900 million for transfers, compared with £ 334 million for Benfico. Tj. Alteico Madrid fell by £ 31 million.
In this decade, Benfica has sold some of the best players in the world. David Lewis, Axel Watsel, Nemanja Matic, Jan Cloud, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cassello, Renato Sanchez, Nelson Semedo, Victor Lindelof, Luca Jovic and Joao Felix.
Monaco (825 million), followed by Chelsea (791 million), Roma (732 million) and Juventus (721 million).
The top ten complement Real Madrid, Barcelona, Porto and Liverpool.