A quick view at the teams for season 2014-15
Have you ever wondered why the bookmakers insist on offering low odds for clubs that may not be doing so well? The reason is simple; their roster value. The team with the most expensive players is a favorite whether we like it or not. This factor alone is not enough to determine the outcome of a match. Soccer is way more complicated than that. Super League 2014-15 has already started, the summer transfer period is closed, so a look at the (theoretic) value of the teams is a first tool to understand what they are really after.
I consider transfermarkt.com (and all sub-domains) to be a reliable source not only for Super League, but for all competitions worldwide. Recently I published a similar article for Football League and I realized I should have done the same thing when the top Greek competition started. Here it is:
The market value of Super League clubs
|Team||PL||Av. Age||Market Value||Avg. Value|
|Olympiakos||33||24.9||€77.10 Mil.||€2.34 Mil.|
|PAOK||29||26.1||€43.15 Mil.||€1.49 Mil.|
|Panathinaikos||29||25.7||€26.50 Mil.||€914 Th.|
|Asteras Tripolis||36||25.0||€18.60 Mil.||€517 Th.|
|Atromitos||26||27.4||€14.05 Mil.||€540 Th.|
|OFI Crete||28||23.8||€6.85 Mil.||€245 Th.|
|Skoda Xanthi||30||27.1||€14.50 Mil.||€483 Th.|
|Ergotelis||26||25.3||€12.00 Mil.||€462 Th.|
|Panetolikos||25||27.0||€12.15 Mil.||€486 Th.|
|Platanias||28||25.2||€11.15 Mil.||€398 Th.|
|Veria||34||27.4||€12.45 Mil.||€366 Th.|
|Levadiakos||25||27.4||€12.13 Mil.||€485 Th.|
|PAS Giannina||23||25.9||€9.15 Mil.||€398 Th.|
|Kalloni||30||27.6||€10.40 Mil.||€347 Th.|
|Panthrakikos||31||26.3||€8.40 Mil.||€271 Th.|
|AOK Kerkyra||31||26.7||€8.70 Mil.||€281 Th.|
|Panionios||33||23.0||€10.30 Mil.||€312 Th.|
*Source: Transfermarkt.gr (21/10/14).
*Attention: Changes at the rosters may influence the sums and averages displayed above. A new article will be published when the winter transfer period ends.
*The article was originally published on 15/10/14 and updated on 21/10/14 and on 24/04/15. Relevant information for Football League clubs is available here.