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10 Most Profitable Sports Leagues In The World

The sports is an important factor for entertainment and has a major part in competative games played between the countries. Sports league are considered one of the most profitable league overall the world. Sports has its fan all over the world which creates a monopoly of sports league. Here are the top 10 profitable league overall all the world.

Most of the sports are played for passion people love to watch passionate players and their dedication towards the game. People are also fond of team spirits which they see in the games played against the other country. Sports also create a healthy and disciplined enviornment around the nation. As the people can compete with each other without getting injured.

1.National Football League

The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season. 

In India there are very few people who know what NFL is, but it generates the highest amount of profit, more than the most popual Europian football league.. In 2019, the 32 teams of the NFL generated revenue of 15.26 billion U.S. dollars , in 2020 the NFL generated 12.2 billion U.S. dollars after loosing an approx of 4 billion U.S. dollars due to the unexpected COVID-19 pandamic. the money they earn comes from the long term contract with major sports television networks and the profits from selling the tickets , merchendices etc,.

2.Major League Baseball

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Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the world. 

Yet another American Based sports ,it is the second most popular sports viewed in America having majority of fan base in America it has generated 10.7 billion U.S. dollar in 2019, the profit did drop significantly in 2020 , but are expected to rise again . And is geting popular since 2006 and has a significant rise in proft each year except in 2020 due to COVID.

3.National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America. The league is composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).

The teams of the NBA generated combined revenues of around 7.92 billion U.S. dollars in the 2019/20 season . The NBA hasn’t released revenue numbers for the shortened 72-game season in 2020-21, but the authorities notified the NBA’s revenue was down about 35% last year instead of the estimated 40%.

The NBA compared to NFL and MLB has a huge golbal fan base . some of the richest sports franchises belong to the NBA .

4.Indian Premier League

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league, contested by eight teams based out of eight Indian cities in 2021. The league was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007.

IPL not being a globally popular league ,the majority of fan base being in India is one of the top 5 profitable league generating a profit of 4,400 crores which is approx 6 billion dollar in 2019 and 4000 crore in 2020 , and the board is expected to generate 200 crore more than the average due to the sponsership change to Vivo which will pay 484 crore than 222 crore that Dream 11 pays in 2020.

5.English Premier League

The Premier League, often referred to as the English Premier League or the EPL (legal name: The Football Association Premier League Limited), is the top level of the English football league system.

The EPL generates profits far less than compared to the American league while having the world wide fans watching the game. The EPL generated around 5.6 billion euro in 2019/20 which is available.

6.National Hockey League

The National Hockey League is a professional ice hockey league in North America comprising 32 teams—25 in the United States and 7 in Canada. It is considered to be the premier professional and largest ice hokey league in the world .

In the 2018/19 season, the total league revenue of the NHL was 5.09 billion U.S. dollars and reduced to 4.37 billion U.S. dollar in 2019/20 due to COVID , and is expected to once again pass the 5 billion U.S. dollar mark as they have also signes a 10 year right deal with the NBC and NBC sports net paying the sum of 200 million U.S. dollar each year (2 billion U.S. dollar for 10 year).

7.La Liga Santander

The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, commonly known La Liga in English-speaking countries , is the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish football league system.

Despite the effects of Covid-19, La Liga saw revenue for the 2019/20 season grow to €5.045 billion (US$5.996 billion), which represented an increase of 3.6 per cent compared to the previous year2018/19, when it generated €4.479 billion (US$5.323 billion). probably the only league to note loose its profit in the COVID. but not for long because the leage lost a big amount in 2020/21 season

8.Germany’s Bundesliga

The Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany, and is at the top of the German football league system.

The german football league in the 2018/19 season earned around 4.019 euros () and due to covid droped the revenue around 5.7 percent and earned a little less than 4 billion euros but is futher dropped by 1 billion euro in 2020/21 season bue to covid pandamic .

9.Italy’s Serie A

Serie A is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system.

In the 2018/2019 season the league recorded an all time high of 2.5 billion U.S. dollars , due to COVID the league esitmated a loss of of 700 million euro in 2019/2020 and again aloss of 250 million euro in 20120/2021 season .

10.UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League (abbreviated as UCL) is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs, deciding the competition winners through a round robin group stage to qualify for a double-legged knockout format, and a single leg final. It is one of the most prestigious football tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football,

In the 2019/2020 season the profits were estimated to be 2.04 billion euro as per the data released by the UEFA .

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