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Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club (1986) Ltd.

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The club was in severe financial difficulties throughout the early to mid-1980s but was reinvigorated with the arrival of Sir Jack Hayward as owner in 1990. His money and management totally transformed the decrepit Molineux stadium with £20 million of redevelopment and helped raise the club from the bottom division of English professional football.

Turnover and pre-tax profit figures are in millions.

Financial Overview

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2007/08

18.152

-4.021

76.4

263

2006/07

15.855

1.776

73.6

252

2005/06

23.823

-0.140

64.4

234

2004/05

23.915

3.495

59.0

216

2003/04

37.980

5.888

50.8

216

2002/03

16.997

-8.671

89.5

193

2001/02

16.828

-3.914

67.9

180

2000/01

10.490

-2.576

83.3

192

1999/00

11.159

2.192

70.6

214

1998/99

11.400

-3.681

69.5

201

1997/98

12.911

-1.646

61.4

204

1996/97

11.436

-6.243

62.9

178

1995/96

10.450

-7.135

59.2

154

1994/95

10.882

-6.150

 

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