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.

League Sport Country(ies) Season Level on pyramid Teams[a] Revenue
(€ mil)
Rev. / team
(€ mil)
Ref.
National Football League American Football  United States 2017 1 32 11,394[b] 356.1 [1]
Major League Baseball Baseball  United States
 Canada
2018 1 30 9,200 306.6 [2]
Premier League Association Football  England
 Wales
2017–18 1 20 6,562 328.1 [3]
National Basketball Association Basketball  United States
 Canada
2017-18 1 30 6,271 267 [4]
La Liga Association Football  Spain 2017-18 1 20 4,479 223.95 [5]
National Hockey League Ice hockey  United States
 Canada
2017–18 1 31 4,152 133.9 [6]
Bundesliga Association Football  Germany 2017–18 1 18 3,810 211.7 [7]
Serie A Association football  Italy 2016–17 1 20 2,163 108.2 [8]
UEFA Champions League Association football Europe 2017–18 1 32 2,108 65.9 [9]
Formula One Auto racing Worldwide 2017 1 10 1,830 166.4 [10]
Ligue 1 Association football  France
 Monaco
2017–18 1 20 1,692 84.6 [11]
Nippon Professional Baseball Baseball  Japan 2016 1 12 1,184[c] 98.7 [12]
Campeonato Brasileiro Association football  Brazil 2016 1 20 1,298 64.9 [13]
Chinese Super League Association football  China 2016 1 16 945 59 [14]
J1 League Association football  Japan 2017 1 18 860 48 [15]
Major League Soccer Association football  United States
 Canada
2017 1 22 [d] 851 38.7 [16][17]
EFL Championship Association football  England
 Wales
2016–17 2 24 842 [e] 35.1 [18]
Kontinental Hockey League Ice hockey  Russia
 Belarus
 China
 Croatia
 Finland
 Kazakhstan
 Latvia
 Slovakia
2016–17 1 29 820 28.3 [19]
Russian Premier League Association football  Russia 2016–17 1 16 813 50.8 [8]
Australian Football League Australian rules football  Australia 2017 1 18 754 41.9 [20][21]
Süper Lig Association football  Turkey 2016–17 1 18 731 40.6 [8]
NASCAR Auto racing  United States 2017 1 20 660.8 33.0 [22]
Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket  India 2018 1 8 633.62 [f] 79.2 [23]
2. Bundesliga Association football  Germany 2017–18 2 18 608 33.8 [6]
Chinese Basketball Association Basketball  China 2015–16 1 20 575.8 [g] 28.8 [24]
Korea Professional Baseball Baseball  South Korea 2014 1 10 563 56 [25]
K League Association football  South Korea 2014 1 22 509 23 [25]
Liga MX Association football  Mexico 1 18 509 28 [26]
Eredivisie Association football  Netherlands 2016–17 1 18 505 28.1 [8]
Primeira Liga Association football  Portugal 2016–17 1 18 431 23.9 [8]
Belgian First Division A Association football  Belgium 2016–17 1 16 383 23.9 [8]
Primera División Argentina Association football  Argentina 1 20 338 17 [26]
Top 14 Rugby union football  France 2017–18 1 14 337.2 24.1 [27]
Segunda División Association football  Spain 2017–18 2 22 326.8 14.9 [5]
National Rugby League Rugby league football  Australia
 New Zealand
2018 1 16 317.3 19.83 [28]
Serie B Association football  Italy 2011–12 2 22 276 12.5 [29]
J2 League Association football  Japan 2015 2 22 262 11.9 [30]
Saudi Professional League Association football  Saudi Arabia 2016–17 1 14 254.61
[unreliable source?]
18.2 [31]
Premiership Rugby Rugby union football  England 2015–16 1 12 251.4 [h] 20.95 [32]
Swiss Super League Association football   Switzerland
 Liechtenstein[i]
2016–17 1 10 232 23.2 [8]
Ligue 2 Association football  France 2016–17 2 20 219 11.0 [11]
Scottish Premiership Association football  Scotland 2016–17 1 12 209 17.4 [18]
Canadian Football League Canadian football  Canada 2015 1 9 200 22 [33]
Swedish Hockey League Ice hockey  Sweden 2018–19 1 14 183 13.0 [34]
Danish Superliga Association football  Denmark 2016–17 1 14 179 12.8 [8]
Austrian Football Bundesliga Association football  Austria 2016–17 1 10 179 17.9 [8]
Categoria Primera A Association football  Colombia 1 18 176 10 [26]
EFL League One Association football  England 2016–17 3 24 171 [j] 7.1 [18]
National League Ice hockey   Switzerland 2013–14 1 12 167 13.9 [35]
B.League Basketball  Japan 2017–18 1 18 153.4 [k] 8.5 [36]
Ekstraklasa Association football  Poland 2016–17 1 16 152 9.5 [8]
Eliteserien Association football  Norway 2017 1 16 152 9.5 [8]
Allsvenskan Association football  Sweden 2017 1 16 145 9.1 [8]
3. Liga Association football  Germany 2017–18 3 20 143 7.2 [37]
Deutsche Eishockey Liga Ice hockey  Germany 2018–19 1 14 130 9.3 [38]
Basketball Bundesliga Basketball  Germany 2018–19 1 18 128 7.1 [38]
Rugby Pro D2 Rugby union football  France 2017–18 2 16 119.7 7.5 [39]
Kazakhstan Premier League Association football  Kazakhstan 2017 1 12 118 9.8 [8]
Superleague Greece Association football  Greece 2016–17 1 16 118 7.4 [8]
Liiga Ice hockey  Finland 2018–19 1 15 117 7.8 [40]
Chilean Primera Division Association football  Chile 1 18 113 6.3 [26]
South African Premier Division Association football  South Africa 1 16 111 6.9 [41]
Israeli Premier League Association football  Israel 2016–17 1 14 108 7.7 [8]
EFL League Two Association football  England
 Wales
2016–17 4 24 106 [l] 4.4 [18]
Handball-Bundesliga Handball  Germany 2018–19 1 18 105 5.8 [38]
Egyptian Premier League Association football  Egypt 1 20 95 4.7 [42]
Super Rugby Rugby union football  Argentina
 Australia
 Japan
 New Zealand
 South Africa
2018 1 15 94.0 7.0 [43]
Hungary First League Association football  Hungary 2016–17 1 12 89 7.4 [8]
Ukrainian Premier League Association football  Ukraine 2016–17 1 14 89 6.4 [8]
Mexican Pacific League Baseball  Mexico 2012–13 1 8 72 9 [44]
Czech First League Association football  Czech Republic 2016–17 1 16 74 4.6 [8]
Liga I Association football  Romania 2016–17 1 14 71 5.1 [8]
A-League Association football  Australia
 New Zealand
2012–13 1 10 63 6.3 [45]
Eerste Divisie Association football  Netherlands 2014–15 2 20 61 3.1 [46]
Super League Rugby league football  England
 France
2015 1 12 60 5.0 [47]
EuroLeague Basketball Europe 2018-19 1 16 69 4.3 [48][49]
Indian Super League Association football  India 2018-19 1 10 65 6.5 [50]
Cypriot First Division Association football  Cyprus 2016–17 1 14 60 4.3 [8]
Croatian First Football League Association football  Croatia 2016–17 1 10 42 4.2 [8]
Belarusian Premier League Association football  Belarus 2017 1 16 41 2.6 [8]
A Group Association football  Bulgaria 2016–17 1 10 40 4 [8]
J3 League Association football  Japan 2015 3 12 35 2.9 [30]
Azerbaijan Premier League Association football  Azerbaijan 2016–17 1 10 34 3.4 [8]
Serbian SuperLiga Association football  Serbia 2016–17 1 16 32 2 [8]
Slovak Super Liga Association football  Slovakia 2016–17 1 12 32 2.7 [8]
Liga ACB Basketball  Spain
 Andorra
2016–17 1 18 30.1 1.7 [51]
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Gaelic Football  Ireland
 England
 United States
2019 1 34 29.5 0.87 [52]
Persian Gulf Pro League Association Football  Iran 2015–16 1 16 29 1.81 [53]
Ecuadorian Serie A Association football  Ecuador 2018 1 12 25 2.1 [54]
Veikkausliiga Association football  Finland 2017 1 12 25 2.1 [8]
Mexican League Baseball  Mexico 2016 1 16 23 1.5 [55]
Pro14 Rugby union football Ireland Ireland
 Italy
 Scotland
 South Africa
 Wales
2017–18 1 14 20 1.4 [56]
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. ^ Cited revenue was 15.56B$, exchange rate of 1 USD = 0.8329 EUR used here for end of 2017
  3. ^ Cited revenue was USD 1300 million; approximate average exchange rate of USD 1.098 per EUR 1 for October 2016 used here.
  4. ^ MLS expanded to 23 teams in the 2018 season, and 24 in the 2019 season.
  5. ^ Cited revenue was £720 million; approximate average exchange rate of €1.17 per £1 for 2016–17 season used here.
  6. ^ Cited revenue was USD 500.01 million; approximate average exchange rate of USD 0.9 per EUR 1 for 2018 season used here.
  7. ^ Cited revenue was USD 655 million; approximate average exchange rate of USD 0.88 per EUR 1 for March 2016 used here.
  8. ^ Cited revenue was £187.9 million; approximate average exchange rate of €1.33773 per £1 for 2015–16 season used here.[8]
  9. ^ During the 2016–17 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.
  10. ^ Cited revenue was £146 million; approximate average exchange rate of €1.17 per £1 for 2016–17 season used here.
  11. ^ Cited revenue was 18.5 billion yen; exchange rate of €1 per 127.154 yen for end of May 2018 used here.
  12. ^ Cited revenue was £91 million; approximate average exchange rate of €1.17 per £1 for 2016–17 season used here.

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