Premier League: How in Debt Are Clubs?

Author: David Conn @ The Guardian

The Premier League’s 20 clubs collectively made a loss of £361m last year – sort the saints from sinners here

The Premier League trophy

Photograph: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images
Manchester United won the Premier League in 2010-11, and also finished top of the money-making table with a turnover of £331m, more than £100m more than any other English club. The Premier League’s 20 clubs made a record income of £2.3bn in 2010-11, yet still made a collective loss of £361m. David Conn explains the maths here. Eight of the 20 clubs made a profit while Manchester City, whose lavish funding by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan has just won them the league title, reported the greatest financial loss in the history of football: £197m.
Football turnover
Football turnover Photograph: Graphic
Manchester City were also the only Premier League club whose wage bill (£174m) exceeded their turnover (£153m).
The smallest wage bill in the 2010-11 season was perhaps unsurprisingly to be found at Blackpool (£25m), but West Bromwich managed to avoid relegation with the second smallest spend on wages, of £37m.
Team
Turnover (£m)
Gate and Match- day in- come (£m)
TV and Broad-casting (£m)
Com- mercial (£m)
Wages as a per- centage of turn- over (%)
Wage bill (£m)
Net debt (£m)
Inte- rest pay- able (£m)
Arsenal 256 93 85 33 48 124 98 15
Aston Villa 92 21 54 17 90 83 114 6
Birmingham City 56 7 42 7 68 38 16 1
Blackburn Rovers 58 6 42 9 86 50 26 0.7
Blackpool 52 48 25 4.3 0.08
Bolton Wanderers 68 9 45 82 56 110 5
Chelsea 222 86 190 92 0.8
Everton 82 17 53 12 71 58 45 4
Fulham 77 12 51 10 75 58 190 0.6
Liverpool 184 41 65 77 73 135 65 3
Manchester City 153 20 69 65 114 174 43 5
Manchester United 331 109 119 103 46 153 308 50
Newcastle United 89 24 48 16 60 54 130 0.2
Stoke City 67 70 47 Nil Nil
Sunderland 79 12 48 10 77 61 77 2
Tottenham Hotspur 163 20 54 19 56 91 57 6
West Bromwich Albion 59 8 43 7 63 37 2 Nil
West Ham United 81 19 46 12 69 56 45 3
Wigan Athletic 51 78 40 21 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 64 10 44 5 59 38 Nil 0
To see how the TV/broadcast revenue money was divided, click here.
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