—- The transfer window opens officially on July 1 but moves behind the scenes always start early.
So we created an infographic which looks at the richest football club owners of the premier league to look at the level of their wealth and how much they have invested. Here are some of the key points from the infographic:
You can view the infographic here, and I’ve also attached the full press release below.
Let me know if you have any questions, if you require any additional information or the full dataset.
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Glazers, Sheikhs, and the Government of China – Football Club Owners in the Premier League
A new graphic from SBO looks into the owners of Premier League football teams, and just how much they’ve paid into their clubs – with the top figure being £2 billion, Roman Abramovich’s investment into Chelsea FC.
If you’ve ever held aspirations of owning a football club in the Premier League, you might have to win the lottery a few times.
Research from SBO shows the investments club owners have made in order to possess their teams, and even the smallest in the top ten is £105 million – making it quite the pricey game to maintain a top football club.
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Overall, the investment in clubs from the Premier League was roughly £5.15 billion – with £2 billion of that being contributed by Roman Abramovich. The top five investors into the League were as follows:
To give some context, however, the highest-value player in the world, Neymar, has been valued at £217 million – meaning some of these investments aren’t enough to dominate the game
The lowest disclosed figure for investment across the entire Premier League was £70,000, from the Swansea City Supporters Trust into… well, Swansea City, in order to take advantage of a share offer which took the Trust shareholding within the club to 21%.
Whichever football team you support, make sure you know just how much went into it – look at the top investors in the Premier League on the full graphic here.
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