List of professional sports leagues by revenue

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The following is a list of sports competitions 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. Revenues are listed in millions of euros.

Notes
  1. ^ Number of teams in the season referenced in this table. Due to league expansion and contraction, does not necessarily match the number of current teams.
  2. ^ The NHL expanded to 31 teams starting with the 2017–18 season.
  3. ^ MLS expanded to 23 teams starting with the 2018 season.
  4. ^ Cited revenue was £720 million; approximate average exchange rate of €1.17 per £1 for 2016–17 season used here.
  5. ^ Cited revenue was USD 378.78 million; approximate average exchange rate of USD 0.9 per EUR 1 for 2016 season used here.
  6. ^ Renamed as Belgian First Division A effective with the 2016–17 season.
  7. ^ Cited revenue was £187.9 million; approximate average exchange rate of €1.33773 per £1 for 2015–16 season used here.[27]
  8. ^ During the 2015–16 season cited in this table, the Super League included FC Vaduz, based in Liechtenstein (whose football clubs all play in the Swiss league system). Vaduz were relegated at the end of the 2016–17 season, making the Super League once again an all-Swiss circuit.
  9. ^ Cited revenue was £146 million; approximate average exchange rate of €1.17 per £1 for 2016–17 season used here.
  10. ^ Renamed Eliteserien effective with the 2017 season.
  11. ^ Cited revenue was £91 million; approximate average exchange rate of €1.17 per £1 for 2016–17 season used here.

See also[edit]

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[1]
League Sport Country(ies) Season Teams[a] Revenue
(€ mil)
Rev. / team
(€ mil)
Ref.
National Football League American football  United States 2016 32 10,700 333.1 [1][2]
Major League Baseball Baseball  United States
 Canada
2017 30 7,683 256.1 [3]
National Basketball Association Basketball  United States
 Canada
2016–17 30 5,940 198 [4]
Premier League Association football  England
 Wales
2016-17 20 5,297 264.9 [5]
National Hockey League Ice hockey  United States
 Canada
2016–17 30 [b] 3,700 123.3 [1]
Bundesliga Association football  Germany 2016–17 18 3,375 187.5 [6][7]
La Liga Association football  Spain 2016–17 20 3,363 168.2 [8]
Serie A Association football  Italy 2016–17 20 2,267 113.4 [9]
UEFA Champions League Association football Europe 2016–17 32 2,089.4 65.3 [10]
Formula One Auto racing United Nations International 2017 10 1,830 166.4 [11]
Ligue 1 Association football  France
 Monaco
2016–17 20 1,644 82.2 [12]
Campeonato Brasileiro Association football  Brazil 2016 20 1,298 64.9 [13]
Nippon Professional Baseball Baseball  Japan 2012 12 1,253 104 [14]
Chinese Super League Association football  China 2016 16 945 59 [15]
Major League Soccer Association football  United States
 Canada
2017 22 [c] 851 38.7 [16][17]
EFL Championship Association football  England
 Wales
2016–17 24 842 [d] 35.1 [5]
Kontinental Hockey League Ice hockey  Russia 2016–17 29 820 28.3 [18]
Australian Football League Australian rules football  Australia 2017 18 754 41.9 [19] [20]
Süper Lig Association football  Turkey 2016–17 18 734 40.8 [5]
Russian Premier League Association football  Russia 2016–17 16 701 43.8 [5]
NASCAR Auto racing  United States 2017 20 660.8 33.0 [21]
2. Bundesliga Association football  Germany 2016–17 18 635 35.3 [7]
Korea Professional Baseball Baseball  South Korea 2014 10 563 56 [22]
J1 League Association football  Japan 2015 18 532 30 [23]
K League Association football  South Korea 2014 12 509 26 [24]
Liga MX Association football  Mexico 18 509 28 [25]
Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket  India 2016 8 480 [e] 42.6 [26]
Eredivisie Association football  Netherlands 2016–17 18 451 25.1 [5]
Primeira Liga Association football  Portugal 2016–17 18 366 20.3 [5]
Belgian Pro League [f] Association football  Belgium 2015–16 16 359 22.44 [27]
Top 14 Rugby union football  France 2016–17 14 339.7 24.3 [28]
Primera División Argentina Association football  Argentina 20 338 17 [25]
Segunda División Association football  Spain 2016–17 22 299.7 13.6 [8]
Serie B Association football  Italy 2011–12 22 276 12.5 [29]
J2 League Association football  Japan 2015 22 262 11.9 [23]
Saudi Professional League Association football  Saudi Arabia 2016–17 14 254.61
[unreliable source?]
18.2 [30]
English Premiership Rugby union football  England 2015–16 12 251.4 [g] 20.95 [31]
National Rugby League Rugby league football  Australia
 New Zealand
2015 16 241 14.0 [32]
Swiss Super League Association football   Switzerland
 Liechtenstein[h]
2015–16 10 227 22.70 [27]
Ligue 2 Association football  France 2016–17 20 219 11.0 [12]
Scottish Premiership Association football  Scotland 2016–17 12 211 17.6 [5]
Canadian Football League Canadian football  Canada 2015 9 200 22 [33]
Swedish Hockey League Ice hockey  Sweden 2016–17 14 186 13.3 [34]
Danish Superliga Association football  Denmark 2016–17 14 184 13.1 [5]
Austrian Football Bundesliga Association football  Austria 2016–17 10 176 17.6 [5]
Categoria Primera A Association football  Colombia 18 176 10 [25]
EFL League One Association football  England 2016–17 24 171 [i] 7.1 [5]
National League Ice hockey   Switzerland 2013–14 12 167 13.9 [35]
Allsvenskan Association football  Sweden 2017 16 162 10.1 [5]
3. Liga Association football  Germany 2016–17 20 155 8.6 [36]
Tippeligaen [j] Association football  Norway 2016 16 146 9.13 [27]
Superleague Greece Association football  Greece 2015–16 16 142 8.88 [27]
Ekstraklasa Association football  Poland 2016–17 16 129 8.1 [5]
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Ice hockey  Germany 2016–17 14 117 8.4 [37]
Chilean Primera Division Association football  Chile 18 113 6.3 [25]
South African Premier Division Association football  South Africa 16 111 6.9 [38]
Basketball Bundesliga Basketball  Germany 2016–17 18 110 6.1 [39]
EFL League Two Association football  England
 Wales
2016–17 24 106 [k] 4.4 [5]
Kazakhstan Premier League Association football  Kazakhstan 2016 12 105 8.75 [27]
Handball-Bundesliga Handball  Germany 2016–17 18 103 5.7 [40]
Rugby Pro D2 Rugby union football  France 2016–17 16 99.7 6.2 [41]
B1 League Basketball  Japan 2016–17 18 96.4 5.3 [42]
Egyptian Premier League Association football  Egypt 20 95 4.7 [43]
Ukrainian Premier League Association football  Ukraine 2015–16 14 94 6.71 [27]
SM-liiga Ice hockey  Finland 2016–17 15 94 6.3 [44]
Israeli Premier League Association football  Israel 2015–16 14 91 6.50 [27]
Mexican Pacific League Baseball  Mexico 2012–13 8 72 9 [45]
Czech First League Association football  Czech Republic 2015–16 16 71 4.44 [27]
A-League Association football  Australia
 New Zealand
2012–13 10 63 6.3 [46]
Eerste Divisie Association football  Netherlands 2014–15 20 61 3.1 [47]
Hungary First League Association football  Hungary 2015–16 12 60 5.00 [27]
Super League Rugby league football  England
 France
2015 12 60 5.0 [48]
Liga I Association football  Romania 2015–16 14 58 4.14 [27]
Chinese Basketball Association Basketball  China 2012–13 17 53 3.1 [49]
Indian Super League Association football  India 2017-18 10 50 5 [50]
Croatian First Football League Association football  Croatia 2015–16 10 47 4.70 [27]
Cypriot First Division Association football  Cyprus 2015–16 14 46 3.29 [27]
A Group Association football  Bulgaria 2015–16 10 41 4.10 [27]
J3 League Association football  Japan 2015 12 35 2.9 [51]
Belarusian Premier League Association football  Belarus 2016 16 35 2.19 [27]
Azerbaijan Premier League Association football  Azerbaijan 2015–16 10 32 3.20 [27]
Liga ACB Basketball  Spain
 Andorra
2016–17 18 30 1.7 [52]
Slovak Super Liga Association football  Slovakia 2015–16 12 30 2.50 [27]
B2 League Basketball  Japan 2016–17 18 28.3 1.6 [42]
Veikkausliiga Association football  Finland 2016 12 24 2.00 [27]
Mexican League Baseball  Mexico 2016 16 23 1.5 [53]
Serbian SuperLiga Association football  Serbia 2015–16 16 20 1.25 [27]