They say that the quickest way for a multi-millionaire to lose money is by buying a football club.

And, it's not difficult to see why judging by the latest findings from, which shows that even the biggest and best teams in the world are riddled by an increasing level of debt.

Every year, club's are ranked in order of their overall value with little attention paid to the overheads, even though the majority of owners made their high-profile purchases through a series of loans.

Generally speaking, these seven-figure sums of debt are not treated with much concern, with many of the world's most prestigious clubs boasting huge assets - both playing and non-playing - and rapidly increasing revenue streams.

It might come as a surprise to see that some of the "richest" clubs in the world are also the ones saddled with the largest amount of debt, though it might explain the various sales of star players, as owners look to alleviate some of their growing financial pressures.

Click through the tabs - above or below - to check out the top 10 most debt-ridden clubs in the world, and have your say in the comment box provided which of the illustrious outfits is the most surprising inclusion!

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