6 March 2019 – Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb are ranked 8th in the world in terms of profit from player transfers over the last decade, according to data from Transfermarkt, gol.hr reports.
From the 2008/9 season until the 2018/9 season, Dinamo Zagreb have earned 206.35 million euros from the sale of 309 players. They brought in 319 players in that period, spending 60.63 million euros, giving the club a profit of 145.72 million euros.
This is the 8th highest profit from any club in the world over the last 10 years.
Dinamo Zagreb’s opponents in the UEFA Europa League last 16, Benfica, were at the top of the list. Benfica sold 417 players in that period for 797 million euros. In the same period they brought in over 500 players for 370 million euros meaning a profit of 427 million euros.
Another Portuguese club, Porto, was second on the list with a profit of 198.84 million euros, whilst Monaco was third with 145.72 million euros profit.
Dinamo Zagreb spent the least amount of money on transfers out of all the clubs in the top 10. Only Brazilian club Santos spent under 100 million euros in the top 10.
The Croatian club sold two players for more than 20 million euros in that period, Luka Modrić to Spurs and Marko Pjaca to Juventus. Other big signings include Filip Benković to Leicester, Eduardo to Arsenal, Marko Rog to Napoli, Mateo Kovačić to Inter Milan, Josip Brekalo to Wolfsburg, and Dejan Lovren to Lyon.
The next best-ranked Croatian club on the list is Hajduk Split in 47th place. Hajduk in the last decade sold players for a total of 81.56 million euros and spent just 10.88 million euros.
Rijeka is ranked 69th with 48 million euros profit.