Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
APOEL, the ultimate minnow
March 26th, 2012 7:51PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

TAGS:  real madrid, soccer business, spain, uefa champions league


[MONEY MATTERS] It is considered the biggest match to be ever played on Cyprus. Six thousand fans descended on Nicosia's GSP Stadium on Friday to snap up the last 300 tickets for Tuesday's APOEL-Real Madrid match at the 23,000-seat stadium. By most financial measures, the game will be a mismatch, but APOEL has all season confounded the experts. For a financial comparison between the two teams ...

APOEL: $287,000, the Cypriot club's average player salary.
Real Madrid: $7.4 million, the Spanish club's average player salary last year, the second highest in the world behind only Barcelona's

APOEL: $13 million, the Cypriot club's annual budget, the smallest of any team left in the Champions League.
Real Madrid: $654 million, La Liga leader's budget, the largest of any club in the world.

APOEL: $120,000, money spent on Portuguese midfielder Helder Sousa, its lone acquisition on the 2011 summer transfer market.
Real Madrid: $73 million, money Merengues paid on their "modest" spending spree on the 2011 summer transfer market.

APOEL: $934,000, money spent on Brazilian signing Ailton from FC Copenhagen, the most money the Cypriot club has paid for a player.
Real Madrid: $130 million, money spent to buy Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, a world record transfer fee.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Playoffs: Youngster Boateng takes charge for Galaxy    
Emmanuel Boateng made up for a penalty whistled on him that negated the LA Galaxy's early ...
Report: Barrett out of running for Dynamo head coach    
Wade Barrett, who served as the Houston Dynamo interim coach for the last five months, won't ...
What They're Saying: Michael Bradley    
"For tonight, every player, every person who is a part of this club, every fan, every ...
What They're Saying: Harvard dean Rakesh Khurana    
"As a human being, and a member of the Harvard College community, I am always profoundly ...
MLS Moves: Robinson stays with 'Caps, but changes coming    
Three days after a 4-1 win over Portland ended a disappointing MLS season for Vancouver, the ...
MLS Playoffs: Toronto FC stars come to play    
Ten years. That's the time it took Toronto FC to finally win its first playoff game. ...
MLS: SKC takes win streak into first playoff meeting    
The Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City have been playoff mainstays -- eight straight appearances for ...
MLS Playoffs: Teams at familiar stage    
MLS's Knockout Round concludes Thursday with two games: D.C. United-Montreal and Seattle-Sporting KC. All four teams ...
Video Pick: Sublime scissor kick by Nacho    
Real Madrid's 26-year-old Nacho scored the goal of the week, a 17-yard scissor kick, on Wednesday ...
U.S. Abroad: Julian Green nets first Bayern goal    
Julian Green scored his first goal for Bayern Munich in his first start of the season, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives