Nine European clubs with Southeast Asian owners

5. Valencia CF (Spain)

Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim purchased 70.4 percent of Valencia’s share in May 2014 for £420 million, making him the owner of the club.

In their first season under the new owner, Valencia finished fourth in the domestic league, allowing them to compete in the Champions League 2015/16 season.

However, they were knocked out of the Champions league group stage and only managed to reach the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey.

The real estate tycoon will likely have to inject more cash into the Spanish club in order for them to improve on their table position.