Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
APOEL, the ultimate minnow
March 26th, 2012 7:51PM

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

MOST COMMENTED

[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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: IRS crime chief Richard Weber    
"I don't think there was ever a decision or a declaration that we would go after ...
What They're Saying: Tab Ramos    
"We didn't play how we wanted to play, that's for sure. We found in front of ...
Under-20 World Cup: Results & Schedule    
Panama rallied to tie perennial U-20 power Argentina, 2-2, in the opening game in Group B. ...
MLS: This weekend ...    
Sporting Kansas City's 4-0 win over FC Dallas moved it into a tie for second place ...
Video Pick: George Evans starts Man City's U.S. tour in style    
Manchester City's 20-year-old academy product George Evans spent all of the past two years on loan ...
Video Pick: Brilliant soccer tennis at French Open    
The French Open crowd erupted in cheers when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Dudi Sela started using their ...
U.S. U-23s down the Dutch, 3-1     
The USA bounced back from its 3-1 opening loss against France at the Festival International Espoirs ...
ICYMI | MLS: Orlando City will expand new downtown stadium    
Orlando City will increase capacity in the new stadium, initially expected to hold 19,000 fans, to ...
FIFA: Blatter survives, easily winning election to fifth term    
Embattled Sepp Blatter won election for a fifth four-year term as FIFA president, defeating his sole ...
What They're Saying: Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah    
"While I am very happy to be in Congress, it is not as quiet as we ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives