May 18, 2022

The Best Premier League Club Owners According to Data

Payset have crunched the data around being a Premier League owner to find out who truly ranks as number one in the league.

Looking at the duration of ownership, growth of the clubs value, investment, and how much they spent per league win, we have found the top 20 ranking of all current Premier League owners.

When Roman Abromavich bought Chelsea in 2003, he created the trend for billionaires and consortiums to purchase football clubs for financial gain and publicity. In the years following his purchase, the Middle East and America saw their richest pump hundreds of millions in order to win silverware and compete with Europe’s elite. 

However, funding their team’s success hasn’t been every owner's intention. Manchester United’s Glazer family have used the historic club to leverage their own financial debt, whilst Stan Kroenke’s lack of investment in Arsenal has caused grown men to cry on camera and become viral sensations outside the Emirates Stadium. 

A few inspirational owners, however, have shown that It’s not all about money.  Whilst Ambramovich’s Chelsea and Mansour’s Manchester City have spent their way to trophies and success, there have been literal rag-to-riches stories at the other end of the table. 

Brighton’s poker player owner Tony Bloom saved the club from the abyss and brought them up to the Premier League as one of the best run clubs in England. Matthew Benham, the sports betting analytics whizz, became the anonymous saver of Brentford and saw them rise from League One to the Premier League in rapid succession, playing scintillating football using his own analytical methods. The jewel of Norwich, Delia Smith, saved her hometown club and has seen them all the way from the depths of English football to beating Man City at Carrow Road.

Payset have taken in all the data from the clubs value increase, money invested, money spent per league win, trust of fans, season ticket cost, and trophies to find out who really is the best Premier League team owner. 

The overall winner of the study was Brighton owner Tony Bloom, who had propelled the club from the bottom tiers of English football to one of the most promising in the top. Brighton are renowned for their progressive thinking on and off the field, with their appointment of Graham Potter helping take them to the next level. Bloom was followed by the long-time Norwich owner Delia Smith who’s shrewd management of the club has seen them continuously flutter around with being a Premier League club. Roman Abramovich (Chelsea) and Matthew Benham (Brighton) completed the top four, both for different reasons. Abramovich’s aggressive spending helped see Chelsea become a perennial contender in all of the competitions they played in. Benham’s analytical and data-led approach saw Brentford become one of the most innovative clubs in the Premier League, and they are expected to kick on next season.

At the other end of the table, the worst owners were Dragan Solak (Southampton), David Gold and David Sullivan (West Ham), Yasir Al-Rumayyan (Newcastle) and Alan Pace (Burnley). While Al-Rumayyan and Solak are at the bottom of the scores due to short duration, the West Ham and Burnley owners don’t have the same excuse. The West Ham ownership have had a notoriously bad relationship with their fan base, after moving away from Upton Park and never quite hitting the lofty ambitions when they took over. Burnley’s Alan Pace has not had the same length of time but has already built up a divisive reputation after a sketchy debt-laden takeover followed by the sacking of club legend Sean Dyche.

Three of the top four owners have seen their clubs exceed 2,000% in value since they took over. Delia Smith has the best ROI as her 25 years has seen the Canaries’ value increase by 5,600% as she has made Norwich close to a Premier League club as anyone in the bottom leagues. Having yo-yoed three times in the last 8 years, she will be desperate to see Norwich get consistent years in the top flight soon. The owners to see the least growth who have been at the club a reasonable amount of time can be found in Stan Kroenke and Farhad Moshiri with both having less than 70%. Moshiri’s huge investment in Everton hasn’t paid off at all; the club is fighting to avoid relegation this season. For the amount of money he put in, the investment has not been worth it. Stan Kroenke purchased Arsenal when they were one of Europe’s biggest clubs fresh from Premier League titles and a Champions League final. The club never kicked on from then, and whilst he saw Arsenal become one of Europe’s more successful clubs off the field, the lack of huge success on it has left his investment on the fence.

Total investment is no surprise, as Mansour, Abramovich and Moshiri lead with over £1.5 billion having been put in between them. Tony Bloom is a shock in 4th, but he has put over £300m into his club and also allowed them to make signings every summer to improve the squad. At the bottom of owners who have been at their club for a reasonable amount of time, Stan Kroenke hilariously joins Delia Smith for his notorious lack of investment in Arsenal. 

The owners to spend the most per league win are Newcastle’s Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Aston Villa’s Nassef Sawairis and Wes Edens followed by Everton’s Farhad Moshiri. Newcastle started their spending spree this winter after the takeover, spending £19.7m per win to keep them in the Premier League. Sawiris and Edens have had a popular spending strategy with Aston Villa fans, as they continued to sign high profile stars after the exit of fan favourite Jack Grealish. The club have spent £10m per league win after a promising first two seasons back in the Premier League, but have yet to kick on as expected and challenge for the top six. Everton’s Farhad Moshiri has spent an eye-watering £6.8m per league win, despite fluttering with the relegation places this season - a far way from his aimed top four when he began his ownership.

Here are the top 20 Premier League club owners, starting with number one:

#1 - Tony Bloom (Brighton & Hove Albion) - 97/100

A renowned poker player in the early 2000s, Tony Bloom saw his winnings exceed $1.5m in 2008 before he made more money in his betting consultancy firm Starlizard. He bought Brighton in 2009, a club his family have been actively involved with since the 1970s (his uncle was a director and his grandfather was a vice-chairman in the 70s). 

He invested £93m to make the club ‘Premier League’ ready, overseeing the implementation of a new stadium and training ground. His stewardship saw the club go from League One to the Premier League in rapid fashion, whilst money was continuously reinvested back into the club. 

It’s not hard to see why Bloom was given Freedom Of The City status in 2017 - he has seen the  club’s value grow to almost 4,000% since he took control, whilst being ranked in the top 3 for the best spent money, with each league win costing £1.1m since he took over.  

This stat shouldn’t imply that Bloom has been tight on the Seagull’s wallet - in fact his £319m investment in transfers ranks as one of the highest of the leagues, trumping most of the owners in the league. 

He’s the most trusted owner in the league with 95% of Seagulls fans delighted with the way Bloom has steered the club to the top.

#2 - Delia Smith (Norwich City) - 93/100

Just like Tony Bloom, Delia Smith came in to save her hometown club -  all the way back in 1998. No one has seen the impacts of foreign billionaire investment like the beloved TV chef.

It is a testament to her commitment that she’s continued to see Norwich in good stead, allowing them to compete at the upper-echelons of English football despite yo-yoing from the Premier League to the Championship. Only recently, she was doing food and wine workshops to raise money for their youth academy, and spoke about the tough nature of being a self-funded club in today’s Premier League.

 

"It's an uphill struggle when there's so much money around," Delia said. "The challenge for us is to do it anyway, so watch this space."

In her 25 year tenure, Delia Smith has overseen a 5600% increase in the market value of the club, and her investment of £8 million from her own pocket has seen a savvy figure of £690,000 per league win - making Norwich the 2nd most shrewd spenders in the league. 

She has also seen her club lift 5 trophies during his time at Carrow Road, placing them above most Premier League club owners who are yet to experience the shine of silverware.  Despite Norwich’s success on a meagre budget, fans are becoming increasingly restless as they see fellow bottom Premier League rivals get purchased up by lucrative owners. Earlier this year, fans protested Delia Smith’s ownership in hope for a billionaire owner, although a large portion of fans defended their TV star owner. 

Delia Smith still has a fan trust rating of 70.6% and has one of the cheapest season tickets in the Premier League at an average cost of £575. Her savvy, stable and self-sufficient stewardship over a quarter of a century ranks her as the 2nd best owner in the Premier League.

#3 - Roman Abramovich - 89/100

Roman Abramovich arguably revolutionised the way football club ownership across the globe when he bought Chelsea. 

Going all the way back to 2003 when he bought the club from Ken Bates for £140 million. Abramovich pumped riches unseen into the team, making them an instant major force in England and beyond.

His trophy-laden tenure is coming to an end, as he is looking to sell Chelsea for a fee ranging between £3-3.5 billion - capping off almost 20 years of unparalleled investment and success across Europe. During his time in West London, he put almost £700m into the club as well as over £1 billion to pay off club debts. 

Once a deal is passed through, it will make Chelsea the most expensive sports franchise  in history and in large part due to the high investment and success from Abrambovich. It is questionable whether his reign has been good for football however, as his route paved the way for football becoming a ‘pay to win’ game across Europe.

In his first two seasons, he spent upward of £300 million on new players, and over the years saw the returns of this spending level through two European titles, five league titles, five FA Cups and three League Cups in 19 years. Whilst Chelsea fans will be grateful for this period, it is unlikely that the wider football world will be. He leaves with a fan trust rating of 75% and a football landscape irreversibly changed by his peculiar yet powerful spell as Chelsea owner.

#4 - Matthew Benham - 88/100

In similar fashion to Tony Bloom, Matthew Benham is a true ‘rags to riches’ story who has transformed his hometown club into a huge success.

Starting a career in predictive gambling models through analytics, his path actually crossed with Tony Bloom in the early 2000s, before the pair parted ways. Realising the huge edge that comes with statistics, data, algorithms and research, Benham created his own betting syndicate called Smartodds. From there he bought a small club in Denmark called FC Midtjylland which became renowned for their scouting methods, finding hidden gems which propelled them to success. 

In 2007 Brentford were facing a financial crisis, and Benham came forward anonymously to provide the funds which would put the club in the hands of the fans. He left an option, that if fans did not want to repay a £568,000 loan, he would become the owner of his boyhood club. The fans opted to decline and Matthew Benham became the owner. 

At Midtjylland, Benham honed his analytical theories and even opted for the brave decision of scrapping the traditional academy system in favour of a developmental squad with scouting, taking players who were undervalued and released from other clubs. 

The analytical model worked to a tee - Benham took his boyhood club from the depths of the lower tiers of English football to the Premier League, and after this season they look certain to be a fixture for the foreseeable future. A new stadium, a dynamic manager and a playing squad that are the sum of their parts. To top it all off, Benham has seen his £568,000 loan pay off many times over, creating a club worth over £243.6 million.

#5 - Srivaddhanaprabha family - 86/100

Leicester was bought by the Srivaddhanaprabha family in August 2010, overseeing the upward tick from a newly-promoted League One side to eventual Premier League champions in 2016 -  an incredible transformation in just six years. 

The late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha took over as chairman of the club in 2011 and instantly had a huge connection with the fans. After near misses of promotion, Leicester reached the Premier League in 2014. A relegation-threatened first season in 14-15 saw the club do the unthinkable and win the Premier League in 15-16, at odds of 5,000-1. 

After the tragic passing of Vichai in October 2018, the stewardship was passed to the popular Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha. He continued his father’s tremendous work at the East Midlands club,  the strong relationship with fans and ownership as well as on-field success. In 2021 the club won the FA Cup and are aiming to get back into the European football places after sliding away over the past season.

Leicester fans still trust their ownership more than any other fanbase in the Premier League, showing that the feel-good factor is still thriving at the King Power Stadium.

#6 - Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan - 76/100

Sheikh Mansour has overseen Man City’s project-like rise to the top of European football since he took over in 2008. 

In his 13-year tenure, the powerful Middle Eastern businessman has seen his club win five Premier League titles, six League Cups and two FA Cups. Most importantly and noteworthy, the elusive Champions League title continued to go through his hands at every opportunity. The Manchester club lost the final last season as favourites against Chelsea, and fell out in the semi-finals in the 21/22 Champions League campaign despite having a two-goal advantage with one minute left against Real Madrid. This will not be a barrier for Sheikh Mansour, as he recently sanctioned the transfer of Erling Haaland for £51.5m. 

Mansour has also paid the highest price for his success in the Premier League, with each win in the league costing £5.3m. A large criticism has always been that he ‘bought’ success, riding the wave that Abramovich brought to English football. Similarly, his reputation outside of the Man City fanbase is murky, but his tenure has brought a huge amount of success to a club that was forever in Man United’s shadow.

#7 - Glazer family - 76/100

Arguably one of the more controversial-yet-successful spells in English football ownership, the Glazer’s rank 7th in large part due to their longevity and success. 

When looking at the Glazer ownership, which began in 2006, it can be split between the Sir Alex Ferguson era which they started with, and the wilderness years from 2013 onwards. They bought onto a high-speed  success train, which became one of the most expensive sports franchises in the world. A host of trophies including Premier League titles and Champions League success was built on the back of controversy of their takeover. 

The Glazers bought the club using  loans which were leveraged against the club’s assets with expected profitability. This has led to huge animosity between the fanbase and the Glazer family. Interest payments have continued since the start of their tenure, with United unable to get back into the black. 

Despite this financial irregularity, the Glazer family always put money into the playing squad. After the silverware-laden tenure of Sir Alex Ferguson, the club squandered huge sums of money on signings like Angel Di Maria and Paul Pogba, which sums up the clubs mismanagement in the post-Fergie wilderness. Di Maria left after an underwhelming season whilst Pogba’s mixed six-year spell is set to end with him acrimoniously leaving on a free transfer.

#8 - Nassef Sawiris & Wes Edens - 73/100

After former Aston Villa owner Tony Xia left the club in 2018, Sawiris and Edens came in and showed real commitment from the start, helping Villa achieve promotion in 2018-19. Once back in the Premier League, Villa achieved plaudits for their pragmatism on the pitch and for their owners willingness to put their money into the club.

Villa have seen upward of over a  quarter of a billion invested in less than four years, gracing signings like Phillipe Coutinho and playing a brand of football which had pundits picking them to break into the top four this season. Despite not quite hitting those lofty goals, the fan trust is one of the highest with 89.3%, showing that despite the huge outlay fans are still bullish on achieving the huge aims of being a top contender in English football.

#9 - Steve Parish - 68/100

Another story of a lifelong fan coming in to save the day, Parrish came with a consortium named CPFC to the club's aid in 2010. A turbulent time on and off the pitch, which saw him stabilise the club, seek new investment, take the club to the promiseland of the Premier League in the matter of 10 years. 

He’s also extended the stadium and saw Palace become a mainstay in England’s top flight, something that other clubs can admit is not easy. Palace have some of the best support and rightly so, as they have the one of the best average prices for season tickets at £554.70 and have seen their club compete against the best in the league. Fan’s trust is waning with Parish however, as only 55.60% have trust in him to keep the club on its upward trajectory. 

#10 - Andrea Radrizzani - 62/100

Despite such a short spell of ownership, Andrea Radrizanni restored Leeds to the top of English football and has aims on taking them to the top six. 

After purchasing the club for £45m in 2017, his savvy appointments of renowned manager Marcelo Bielsa and director of football Victor Orta who went about revitalising the club and utilising it’s famous academy.

Astute purchases and Bielsa’s famous brand of gung-ho football saw Leeds reach the Premier League, having a strong first campaign before dwindling this year. The decision was made to bring in Jesse Marsch and results have seemingly picked up, giving Leeds a strong chance to stay in the Premier League. Radrizzani is believed to be relinquishing a controlling stake to 49ers Enterprises, the owners of the NFL franchise The San Francisco 49ers. 

Radrizzani will look back at a huge success when this eventually happens - he saw a 5x increase on his initial investment in Leeds, delivered a trophy to Elland Road and had the fans believing in their team like it was football of old. Whether he can reach his top six ambitions remains to be seen. 

#11 - Farhad Moshiri - 56/100

If there was a ranking for most disappointed or underwhelmed owners, it’s hard to think that Farhad Moshiri would not win it.

After buying a controlling stake six years ago, Moshiri put into action a plan to see Everton reach the top of English football. After investing over £348m on transfers as well as additional amounts on the proposed new stadium, Moshiri seems to be looking for an exit as Everton have battled against relegation this season.

Moshiri would almost certainly be taking a big hit if he was to sell to the rumoured consortiums interested - but many are even turning away at the huge work required to rebuild the squad.

Despite the huge decline in league performance and the lack of financial clarity going forward, fans have a lot of faith in Moshiri, with the Iranian self-made billionaire gaining a 75.40% trust rating from Toffee fans. Whether he’s their owner for much longer remains to be seen, as is Everton’s Premier League status.

#12 - Daniel Levy - 53/100

Daniel Levy has rejuvenated the club, taking them from a laughing stock to one of Europe’s brightest in a brand new stadium. However, a big smudge on his pristine record comes in the form of absent success.

He’s seen his initial stake in Tottenham grow over 2,300% despite gaining transfer investment from elsewhere. His leadership and guidance of Spurs is what is most noteworthy - as chairman of the North London club, he oversaw the rise of Pochettino and came close to silverware on multiple occasions. 

The negatives however, come in the latter. Lack of success despite having talents like Heung Min-Son and Harry Kane led to him making the decision to make the brave managerial swap - an unpopular decision amongst Spurs fans. Jose Mourinho did little to bring that winning mentality, nor did his compatriot Nuno Espirito Santos. Lack of genuine transfer investment and silverware have impacted his rating heavily, and his trust rating is one of the lowest at 25.8%. If Spurs fail to get top four this season, you can expect it to get much lower. 

#13 - Jeff Shi - 52/100

After being placed as chairman following the club’s purchase by Fosun in 2017, Shi oversaw a dramatic rise in five years. The influx of high-quality Portuguese players and manager Nuno Espirito Santos saw Wolves win promotion to the Premier League in 2018, and start their debut campaign with a bang. 

The club finished in the top seven and received plaudits for their playing style and quality to compete with the top Premier League sides. The next season was equally as strong, as the 2019/20 campaign saw the club reach the last eight of the Europa League and finish seventh again. 

This campaign saw the tide of success turn. A 13th place finish also saw the outgoings of popular mainstays like Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota. This all preceded the eventual mutual exit of popular manager Nuno Espirito Santos. Whilst he failed to find the same success at his next club, Wolves seem to have their man in fellow Portuguese coach Bruno Lage. The club are 8th and not far from getting back into the Europa League.

Despite this, the fans are not fully convinced with Jeff Shi. His trust rating is only 54.4% despite leading the club through a period of growth which could make Fosun almost 150x on their initial purchase of the club. 

#14 - Stan Kroenke - 51/100

Stan Kroenke has been in for  a turbulent time during his ownership stake in Arsenal. 

After making his considerable wealth through land development and sports teams investments (he is also married to the daughter of Walmart co-founder James Walton), he opted into  Premier League club ownership in 2007.

At this time, Arsenal were a club fresh from dominating English football with Manchester United, and were a year from losing a narrow Champions League final to Barcelona. They were just getting settled into the state-of-the-art Emirates Stadium and this was expected to put them at the same level of riches other Premier League sides could enjoy.

Kroenke’s introduction could pinpoint the beginning of negativity that crept into the club. Arsene Wenger continued to have his Arsenal teams play world-class football that competed with Europe’s best, all on a shoestring budget as the club paid off stadium debts. The lack of titles seen before Kroenke led to fans protesting the new owner and the long-serving manager. In 2013/14, the club finally finished paying their stadium debt, bought their first world-class talent from Real Madrid in the form of Mesut Ozil and all signs pointed to a change in the winds. Despite FA Cup success (2014, 2015, 2017 wins) the club has seen loud dismay at Kroenke’s ownership and lack of investment. 

He took an even larger controlling stake in 2018 and seems to want the club to use revenue generated rather than dip into his own pockets like other owners. The success and trophies that Arsene Wenger helped achieve before his eventual departure gives Kroenke points for his rating, but he’s not seen the progression that had Arsenal competing at the top of European football. Now, with Mikel Arteta, signs are pointing in both directions. Will Kroenke support a manager financially and allow the club to follow  City or Liverpool, or will he allow another manager to take the brunt of an underwhelmed fan base? All signs point to the latter, with only 8.9% of Arsenal fans trusting Kroenke as owner of their club.

#15 - Gino Pozzo - 51/100

The manager's worst nightmare in this list, Gino Pozzo’s lack of stability when it comes to keeping a manager can answer instability problems all around Watford.

Since Pozzo took over in 2012, Watford have cycled through 13 managers which almost hits two per season. Despite all this instability with management, Pozzo's side have had two promotions and five consecutive years in the Premier League.

Gino Pozzo has a high amount of football acumen compared to other owners on the list. His father bought Italian club Udinese and Gino worked inside the scouting department. Whilst it is easy to critique Pozzo for his inability to stick with a manager, a lot of Hornet fans point to the club's changes since 2012. Promotion in 2015 saw five consecutive seasons before relegation, and also led to a 2019 FA Cup final. 

Football aside, Pozzo has also put money into the infrastructure as well as the playing team. He has put money in stadium refurbishments as well and seems to be completely committed to working inside the club as he did with Udinese. 

Former players and managers have claimed that the ruthless involvement of Pozzo is apparent. However not all said it was negative. Compared to other clubs on the list, the Hertfordshire club have experienced moderate success and are able to keep their Premier League status.

#16 - John W. Henry - 49/100

John W. Henry came to Liverpool’s rescue after the nightmare years of Tom Hicks and George Gillet, purchasing the club in 2012. The latter duo became widely unpopular due to failed promises on a new stadium and consistent poor results. It only took Henry two years to get his first trophy as Liverpool owner, winning the League Cup. 

He also had his first negative experience with the fan base after sacking club legend Kenny Daglish, with pundits also attacking the decision. The new hire Brendan Rodgers almost gave Liverpool their first Premier League title in 20 years, but after two poor seasons following a 2nd place finish, Rodgers faced the same fate as Daglish.

Henry made the popular decision to hire Jurgen Klopp, a move supported by the fans. After two seasons of developing and signing players, Liverpool reached a Champions League final before winning it the year after. In 2019-20 Liverpool finally got their hands on a Premier League title. Whilst Henry’s stewardship gets many plaudits for his investment in the club and ambitious approach, he was slated with the other top six owners and chairman for the attempt to form a European Super League. 

#17 - Alan Pace - 49/100

Alan Pace bought a controlling stake with his partners, ALK Capital and immediately began to make changes to make Burnley a mainstay in the top flight. Despite the positive words, Burnley fans are still up-in-arms over the Glazer-like takeover which saw Pace and ALK Capital leverage debt onto the shrewd and healthy club.

Despite the promises of the future or even the popular Cornet signing, he’s the only owner to see the club lose value since the initial purchase. With zero money invested from outside of the club, the pressure is on for Pace to make good on his promises.

Whether the fans are truly on his side remains to be seen. Making the tough decision to sack club legend Sean Dyche after a run that threatened their Premier League status. Pundits and fans were strongly against this move, but the move has given Burnley new life and a strong chance of avoiding relegation this season. 

#18 - Yasir Al-Rumayyan - 43/100

The wave and excitement seen when Newcastle were finally taken over was put on ice when the club’s Premier League status was threatened, despite hundreds of millions being planned for investment. 

Yasir Al-Rumayyan has been a regular at Newcastle games this season and despite his short tenure, has made popular waves within the fan base. All eyes are onto next season and what kind of cash will be splashed on the team.

#19 - David Sullian & David Gold - 42/100

Arguably the most unpopular owners despite ranking above newcomer Dragan Solak, Sullivan and Gold have had a very confusing relationship with Irons fans dating back to their purchase in 2010.

Two boyhood fans bought the East London club and led a rollercoaster ride which saw successful Premier League seasons, appearances in the Europa League and deep cup runs to protests, vitriol and the decision to leave the fabled Upton Park which still hurts West Ham fans to this day.

Gold and Sullivan have certainly seen their fair share of ups and downs, from relying on Kevin Nolan and Andy Carrol to drag them out of the Championship to Dimitri Payet and Slaven Bilic helping them fight for Champions League places. When all is said and done, the fans protesting and losses to teams like Astra Giurgui in the Europa League sum up the clubs fortunes under the duo.

Their tenure looks to be coming to an end as Daniel Kretinsky is aiming to increase his stake from 27% to a controlling majority soon. Whenever it does end, they leave an impactful rollercoaster and a strong legacy, not necessarily a good one. 

#20 - Dragan Solak - 42/100

Only at the bottom due to sheer longevity, Dragan Solak seems to be inheriting a club of mixed fortunes. The Saints have had years of successful stability in the Premier League, playing good football in one of the better stadiums. They have an incredible transfer policy and have the quality to break into the top ten. 

However, this season has not gone to plan. The Saints have slowly dipped all the way to a few points from relegation trouble, leading some fans to boo Ralph Hassehutl, who was incredibly popular amongst the Saint Mary’s faithful. This saga could be the first task on Dragan Solak’s ‘to-do’ list on the South Coast. 

Methodology

To get the data sets, the study looked into the ownership of each Premier League club owner, including duration, the increase in club valuation using the team value according to Transfermarkt, the amount of money invested according to Deloitte, Transfermarkt, the amount of money spent per league win (total amount of transfer costs since ownership / league wins), fan trust according to a Sky survey from 2021, the amount of trophies won and the average season ticket according to the club’s official website prices. 

We then ranked each owner and scored 1-20 for each category ranking (20 points for 1st, 1 for 20th) and used these to get totals to get an overall score and a 1st to 20th.

VIEW THE FULL DATA HERE

*Data accurate as of 12/05/2022

Sources

Sportbible

Swiss Ramble (Twitter)

1Sports1

Sportico

Transfermarkt

Deloitte: Annual Review of Football FInance 2021

Deloitte: Football Money League 2022

Forbes

Sport.Optus

Vavel


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