Jun 25, 2022 - Economy

Yankee imperialism comes to European soccer

Percentage of teams with foreign majority owners, by league

None of America's football or baseball teams is foreign-owned — but the English Premier League is dominated by foreign owners, especially American ones.

Between the lines: Chelsea Football Club and the Denver Broncos sold to American consortiums.

  • The difference: In the case of the NFL team, it was unthinkable that a foreign bidder could even be in the running.

Go deeper: Why American investors now own a majority of the 20 best teams in the Premier League.

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