List of professional sports leagues by revenue

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The following is a list of professional sports leagues by revenue.

In this table, the "Season" column refers to the league season for which financial data is available and referenced, which is usually not the most recently completed season of competition.

League Sport Country Season Teams Revenue
(€ million)
Rev. per club
(€ million)
Ref
National Football League American football  United States 2016 32 12,270 383 [1]
Major League Baseball Baseball  United States
 Canada
2016 30 9,440 314 [2]
National Basketball Association Basketball  United States
 Canada
2015–16 30 5,870 196 [3]
Premier League Association football  England
 Wales
2014–15 20 4,070 203 [4]
National Hockey League Ice hockey  United States
 Canada
2014–15 30[n 1] 3,300 110 [5]
Bundesliga Association football  Germany 2015–16 18 3,240 180 [6]
La Liga Association football  Spain 2014–15 20 2,417 121 [7]
Serie A Association football  Italy 2014–15 20 1,792 90 [8]
Ligue 1 Association football  France
 Monaco
2014–15 20 1,418 71 [8]
Nippon Professional Baseball Baseball  Japan 2012 12 1,253 104 [9]
Campeonato Brasileiro Association football  Brazil 2015 20 958 48 [10]
Russian Premier League Association football  Russia 2014–15 16 803 50 [8]
Football League Championship Association football  England
 Wales
2014–15 24 620 26 [11]
Major League Soccer Association football  United States
 Canada
2015 20[n 2] 536 27 [12]
J1 League Association football  Japan 2015 18 532 30 [13]
Süper Lig Association football  Turkey 2014–15 18 520 29 [14]
Liga MX Association football  Mexico 18 509 28 [15]
2. Bundesliga Association football  Germany 2014–15 18 505 28 [16]
Eredivisie Association football  Netherlands 2014–15 18 442 25 [11]
Australian Football League Australian rules football  Australia 2015 18 342 19 [17]
Primera División Argentina Association football  Argentina 20 338 17 [15]
Indian Premier League Cricket  India 2016 8 337 42 [18]
Chinese Super League Association football  China 2015 16 336 21 [19]
Belgian Pro League[n 3] Association football  Belgium 2014–15 16 303 18.9 [8]
Top 14 Rugby union  France 2014–15 14 299 21.3 [20]
Primeira Liga Association football  Portugal 2014–15 16 298 18.6 [14]
Serie B Association football  Italy 2011–12 22 276 12.5 [21]
J2 League Association football  Japan 2015 22 262 11.9 [13]
National Rugby League Rugby league  Australia
 New Zealand
2015 16 241 14.0 [22]
Korea Professional Baseball Baseball  South Korea 2014 9 235 26 [23]
Ligue 2 Association football  France 2011–12 20 214 10.7 [21]
Swiss Super League Association football   Switzerland
 Liechtenstein
2014–15 10 206 20.9 [14]
Canadian Football League Canadian football  Canada 2015 9 200 22 [24]
Segunda División Association football  Spain 2014–15 22 198 9 [7]
Categoria Primera A Association football  Colombia 18 176 10 [15]
3. Liga Association football  Germany 2013–14 20 167 8.4 [25]
Football League One Association football  England 2014–15 24 163 6.8 [8]
Ukrainian Premier League Association football  Ukraine 2014–15 16 158 11.2 [14]
Allsvenskan Association football  Sweden 2014 16 152 9.5 [8]
Tippeligaen Association football  Norway 2014 16 152 9.5 [14]
English Premiership Rugby union  England 2010–11 12 149 12.4 [26]
Danish Superliga Association football  Denmark 2014–15 12[n 4] 149 12.4 [8]
Superleague Greece Association football  Greece 2014–15 16 137 7.6 [14]
Scottish Premiership Association football  Scotland 2014–15 12 135 11.3 [8]
Austrian Football Bundesliga Association football  Austria 2014–15 10 129 12.9 [8]
Chilean Primera Division Association football  Chile 18 113 6.3 [15]
South African Premier Division Association football  South Africa 16 111 6.9 [27]
Football League Two Association football  England
 Wales
2014–15 24 108 4.5 [8]
Liga ACB Basketball  Spain[n 5] 2011–12 18 107 5.9 [28]
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Ice hockey  Germany 2013–14 14 106 7.6 [29]
Rugby Pro D2 Rugby union  France 2014–15 16 97 6.1 [30]
Egyptian Premier League Association football  Egypt 20 95 4.7 [31]
Basketball Bundesliga Basketball  Germany 2013–14 18 91 5.0 [29]
Handball-Bundesliga Handball  Germany 2013–14 18 89 4.9 [29]
Ekstraklasa Association football  Poland 2014–15 16 77 4.8 [14]
Mexican Pacific League Baseball  Mexico 2012–13 8 72 9 [32]
Indian Super League Association football  India 2014 8 70 8.6 [33]
Czech First League Association football  Czech Republic 2014-15 16 69 4.3 [14]
Liga I Association football  Romania 2014-15 18 66 3.7 [14]
A-League Association football  Australia
 New Zealand
2012–13 10 63 6.3 [34]
Minor League Baseball Baseball  United States
 Canada
2015 160 62 0.38 [35]
Super League Rugby league  England 2015 12 60 5.0 [36]
Eerste Divisie Association football  Netherlands 2011–12 18 58 3.2 [37]
Israeli Premier League Association football  Israel 2014-15 14 56 4 [14]
Chinese Basketball Association Basketball  China 2012–13 17 53 3.1 [38]
J3 League Association football  Japan 2015 12 35 2.9 [13]
Mexican League Baseball  Mexico 2016 16 23 1.5 [39]
Pro Kabaddi League Kabaddi  India 2016 12 17 1.41 [40]
Tamil Nadu Premier League Twenty20 cricket  India 2016 8 6.7 0.83 [41]
Pro Wrestling League Wrestling  India 2015 6 3.2 0.53 [42]
Premier Badminton League Badminton  India 2016 6 2.9 0.48 [43]
  1. ^ The NHL will expand to 31 teams for the 2017–18 season.
  2. ^ MLS will expand to 22 teams for the 2017 season.
  3. ^ Renamed as Belgian First Division A effective with the 2016–17 season.
  4. ^ The Danish Superliga expanded to 14 teams starting with the 2016–17 season.
  5. ^ The ACB has included a team from Andorra since the 2014–15 season.

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