Nov 12, 2007

Football Rich List

Foreign investors with a combine value of more than £13 billion have become involved in the English Premiership football club management over the past year. The power and control of overseas wealth is shown by these Premiership clubs:

Manchester United, Chelsea, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Aston Villa, West Ham and Portsmouth with boardrooms headed by overseas figures.

The Football Rich List, compiled by FourFourTwo magazine, shows Chelsea's Russian owner Roman Abramovich way ahead of his rivals at Number One with a personal fortune of £10.8 billion.

Management Top 10:
1 Roman Abramovich, Chelsea, £10.8billion;
2 Joe Lewis, Tottenham, £2.8billion;
3 Alisher Usmanov, Arsenal, £2.76billion;
4 Bernie Ecclestone, QPR, £2.5billion;
5 Mike Ashley, Newcastle £1.6billion;
6 Dermot Desmond, Celtic £1.6billion;
7 Malcolm Glazer, Man Utd, £1.25billion;
8 Stanley Kroenke, Arsenal £1.2billion;
9 Trevor Hemmings, Preston, £980million;
10 Lord Ashcroft, Watford, £950million.

Players top 10:
1 David Beckham, LA Galaxy, £112million;
2 Michael Owen, Newcastle £37million;
3 Robbie Fowler, Cardiff £30million;
4 Wayne Rooney, Man Utd £30million,
5 Sol Campbell, Portsmouth, £28million;
6 Andriy Shevchenko, Chelsea £25million;
6 Rio Ferdinand, Man Utd £25million;
8 Ryan Giggs, Man Utd £23million;
9 Michael Ballack, Chelsea £18million;
10 Steven Gerrard, Liverpool, £15million.

Source: Manchester Evening News


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Can't believe Roman has been'll have to add Man City to this list now!

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