The Chinese presented are determined to create an impressive championship. To "force" the sporting world to see how is born a new superpower in the coming years the world will have turned his gaze in their own league. Besides, the order of the Government for two years now was "invest in football."
A few years ago if you were to ask a fan to tell us who believes he is the richest owner of an international group renowned probably would have said the Russian, Roman Abramovich Chelsea. Or the US, Palotta Roma. Or Dmitry Ribolovlev of Monaco.
But the reality is too much. In a recent survey conducted by the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt, reports that high on the list of top 20 investors in the world are Chinese and with money that can not be calculated as have countless companies around the world. Shares in many industries from clothes, cars that can be imagined one. After much power they have and Arabs. The owner of PSG by Sheikh Al Thani has assets of EUR 70 billion.
So it is easy to understand why the last two years big names of international football prefer to continue their career in distant China. Zhang Jindong man who now directs the Inter Milan property has 3 EUR 8 billion but many money available is much more. It is said that the coming summer will spend too much money to strengthen the manpower of the group, so the new season to be able to be the main rival of Juventus in the battle to win the title. The money is too much ...
The list of top 20 football investors are:
Tamin Bin Hamad Al Thani: Sheik owner of PSG has assest of EUR 70 Billion and has made total investments of EUR 600 million
Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Sheikh of Abu Dhabi, owner of Manchester City has assest of EUR 26 billion and has made investments of EUR 600 million
Francois Pinault: French Rennes with assest of EUR 14,4 billion has made total investments of EUR 180 Million
Dietrich Mateschitz: Austrian co-founder of Red Bull acquired and German, RB Leipzig this year`s revelation of the Bundesliga, has assest of EUR 13,2 Billion. Total has made of investments of EUR 150 million
Dietmar Hop: The German owner of TSG Hoffenheim has assest of 7.9 billion and has made total investments of EUR 350 Million
Stanley Kroenke: The American owner of Arsenal has assest of EUR 7,7 Billion and total investments reach EUR 500 million.
Dmitry Ribolovlev: The Russian owner of "Scorpio" bought the majority stake in Mónaco in 2011. It has assest of EUR 7,7 billion and total investments reach EUR 250 million.
Roman Abramovich: The Russian owner of Chelsea FC has personal assest of EUR 7,6 billion and has made investments of EUR 1,5 billion.
Joe Lewis: The British owner of Tottenham has assest of EUR 5,3 billion and has made investments of EUR 800 million.
Malcom Glazer: The American owner of Manchester United has assest of EUR 4 billion and has made investments of EUR 800 million.
Zhang Jindong: The Chinese just took 2016 Inter. The investments so far have reached 100 mil. While the property is EUR 3,8 million.
John Henry: The American owner of Liverpool has assest of EUR 3,4 Billion and total investments reach EUR 600 Million.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: The thai owner of Leicester has assest of EUR 3,3 billion. The investments are estimated at EUR 200 million.
Peter Lim: The Malaysian owner of Valencia from Singapore. Bought the Spanish team in 2014. It has assest of EUR 2,3 billion and has made total investments of EUR 300 million.
Frank Mc Court: The new American owner of Marseille which aims in the coming years to rise to the top of League 1. The property is valued at 2,3 billion and total investments reach EUR 200 million.
Chen Yangshend: The Chinese made the fortunes of RCD Espanyol in 2015, has assest amounting to 1,1 billion euros. Indeed until now has made total investments of 50 mil. Euros. Much less that of what fans of the Spanish team would hace expected. But there is time and is even ahead of him.
Chien Lee (China) and Alex Zeng (USA): They took the French Nis 2016. Up to now have invested EUR 100 mln. Euro. But no one knows what their financial strength.
Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani: Sheikh bought the Malaga in 2010. The property has not been revealed, while total investments reach EUR 250 million.
James Palotta: The American owner of AS Roma, arrived in the Italian capital in 2012. The range of property not have.
Lee Yonghongk: The Chinese businessmen agreed with Silvio Berlusconi on the AC Milan market, has made knows his property, with total investments of 350 million euros.
For. Manos Staramopoulos
Journalist- Analyst of International Football and Affairs
AIPS Football Member Commission, Member of IFFHS
Editor Discoveryfootball.com- English
Special correspondent France Football, A Bola, Mundo Deportivo
In Athens (Greece)