Palmeiras, the Brazilian team with the best transfer balance in the last five years

The information was published by the CIES Football Observatory
Martín O'Donnell
2024-02-23 09:00:40

The Brazilian league is the one that moves the most money in South America, whether through player acquisitions or sales. Palmeiras is the club that achieved the best balance in the last five years, above other teams that also invested and received large sums of money.

According to a study by the CIES Football Observatory, Verdao managed €307 million in transfers in that period and ended with a positive balance of €143 million in the same currency.


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The institute only considered those clubs that moved at least €100 million, so behind Alviverde, we find teams like Athletico Paranaense, Sao Paulo, and Fluminense.

  • Palmeiras: €143 million
  • Athletico: €122 million
  • Sao Paulo: €84 million
  • Fluminense: €83 million
  • Corinthians: €73 million
  • Santos: €71 million
  • Internacional: €70 million
  • Gremio: €69 million
  • Flamengo: €44 million
  • Vasco: €36 million
  • Atletico Mineiro: €23 million
  • Bragantino: -€28 million

In addition, Palmeiras ranked as the tenth club with the best balance worldwide, on a list led by Benfica from Portugal, which recorded a positive balance of €354 million.

However, if we go back to the last 10 years, the Sao Paulo-based team falls to seventh place, with a balance of €119 million in the last decade.

  • Athletico Paranaense: €177 million
  • Sao Paulo: €173 million
  • Santos: €161 million
  • Corinthians: €160 million
  • Fluminense: €156 million
  • Gremio: €154 million
  • Palmeiras: €119 million
  • Flamengo: €98 million
  • Vasco: €93 million
  • Internacional: €82 million
  • Atlético Mineiro: €66 million
  • Bragantino: -€28 million