Despite the imminent growth of MLS clubs, the billing ranking in the Americas continues to be led by Brazilians. According to data from Sports Value, Flamengo, palm trees e Corinthians occupy, respectively, the first three places in the list.
Considering operating revenues, excluding amounts from the sale of athletes, Flamengo takes the lead with a turnover slightly higher than R$ 1 billion. Next, Palmeiras appears with R$ 682 million billed. Corinthians is right behind with R$633 million.
Besides the three, the only team that appears in the Top 10 is São Paulo, with revenues of R$ 422 million, in seventh place. Among the top 30, there are also Atlético-MG (11º), International (18º), Santos (23rd) and Athletico-PR (24º).
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The surprise, however, is given by the number of MLS clubs among the top 30 in the Americas. The North American football league has 18 representatives on the list, six of them in the top 10. This dominance is a consequence of the amounts raised through stadiums and marketing, which are much higher than those received by Brazilians.
As a result, the US dominates total revenues, with approximately R$8.3 billion, approximately R$800 million more than Brazil.
When it comes to TV contracts, Brazilian clubs still dominate. In Brazil, revenue is US$ 575 million, while in the United States it is around US$ 250 million. This disparity justifies the size of the Brazilian market.
— LAFC (@LAFC) May 25, 2023
Check out the clubs with the 10 highest revenues in the Americas (in R$ million)
Flamengo – BRL 1,044
Palm trees – BRL 682
Corinthians – R$ 633
Los Angeles FC – R$ 606
Atlanta United – R$ 538
Los Angeles Galaxy – R$ 512
Sao Paulo – BRL 422
Austin FC – R$ 407
Charlotte FC – R$ 371
Seattle Sounders – R$ 345
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