Man Utd, Juventus, AC Milan & the 20 European clubs with the biggest debt

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For football clubs, debt can be catastrophic, leading to the potential for administration, winding-up orders or points deductions, which can all be applied if a club is run badly enough.

The majority of clubs are in debt but, for most of these, it doesn't matter because they could be in a position to pay it off, if they wanted or needed to.

For others, though, it endangers their future as a club. Teams such as CSKA Moscow make this list, but their revenues aren't close to covering what they owe.

  1. Jan Gregus Copenhagen 2018
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    FC Copenhagen | €143m net debt | +10% YoY

     
  2. Britt Assombalonga – Middlesbrough v Hull City
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    Middlesbrough | €146m net debt | YoY N/A

      
  3. Andrea Raggi  Monaco Borussia Dortmund Champions League 11122018
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    Monaco | €147m net debt | +13% YoY

      
  4. Gokhan Tore Besiktas
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    Besiktas | €154m net debt | +8% YoY

     
  5. Nastasic Schalke 04
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    Schalke | €158m net debt | +21% YoY

       
  6. Marcelo Guedes Lyon
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    Lyon | €174m net debt | -31% YoY

      
  7. Hector Herrera Porto 2018-19
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    FC Porto | €177m net debt | +10% YoY

     
  8. Papy Djilobodji Sunderland
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    Sunderland | €185m net debt | +3% YoY

      
  9. Denis Cheryshev Valencia CF
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    Valencia | €213m net debt | -12% YoY

       
  10. Fenerbahce BB Erzurumspor 171218
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    Fenerbahce | €215m net debt | +44% YoY

        
  11. Edin Dzeko Roma 2018-19
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    Roma | €219m net debt | -14% YoY

      
  12. Andy Robertson Liverpool
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    Liverpool | €225m net debt | -17% YoY

       
  13. Edin Dzeko Roma CSKA Mosca
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    CSKA Moscow | €229m net debt | +18% YoY

      
  14. Younes Belhanda Galatasaray
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    Galatasaray | €229m net debt | +13% YoY

      
  15. Benfica
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    Benfica | €269m net debt | -13% YoY

     
  16. Patrick Cutrone Sampdoria Milan
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    AC Milan | €272m net debt | +30% YoY

      
  17. Dybala Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus
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    Juventus | €289m net debt | +2% YoY

     
  18. Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid 2018-19
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    Atletico Madrid | €391m net debt | +44% YoY

     
  19. Mauro Icardi Inter 2018-19
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    Inter Milan | €438m net debt | +44% YoY

      
  20. David De Gea Manchester United
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    Manchester United | €459m net debt | -18% YoY