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Top 10 Football Matches by Number of Viewers - UK - 2004

Figures are for average number of viewers during course of match but does not include those watching in pubs and clubs.

Portugal versus England drew the highest audience in 2004, at over 20 million viewers. The most watched club football match was Chelsea v Arsenal in the Champions League Quarter Final which had an estimated 7.7 million viewers.

Football Statistics

Here we present our collection of football related statistics and data covering subjects such as football club finances, broadcasting rights, football kit suppliers, sponsors and more.

There are 4 sections:

- Financial Statistics

- Match Attendances / Spectators

- Television & Broadcasting

- Miscellaneous


Please select from the sidebar to the right or just scroll through the list presented below.

Total Attendances at English Domestic Cup Competitions - 1989-90-2002-03

Total attendances at English Cup Football competitions, statistics tables, for seasons 1989 to 2003, covering the FA Cup, The Football League Cup and the Football League Trophy. The FA Cup was first held in 1871–72, and is the oldest association football competition in the world. There are a total of 14 rounds in the competition — six qualifying rounds, followed by six further rounds, semi-finals, and the final.

Fees Paid to Agents by Coca-Cola Championship Clubs in 2004

A list of clubs in the English Coca Cola Championship and their payments to agents and number of player deals in 2004. Leeds United were the biggest spenders and were the only club to outlay more than £1 million. Other clubs spending over a quarter of a million pounds were: Derby County, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, West Ham United and Sunderland.

At the other end of the scale, Crewe Alexandra spent nothing and Watford £2,000 - less than Elton John's monthly bill for flowers and posies.

Transfer Spending by English Premier League Clubs in 2004

List of the twenty Premier League clubs in 2004 comparing amounts spent during 2004 vs 2003. Figures are in £ million.

Roman Abramovich's Chelsea spent almost double their nearest competitor, Manchester United, and three-times that of the next ranked club, Liverpool, while the two clubs at the bottom of the list did not break £1 million.

Top Wage Earners in English Premier League - as of August 2004

Roy Keane of Manchester United headed this list of the top twenty two wage earners in the English Premier League - as of August 2004. It was estimated that he earned £100,000 a week, some £10,000 ahead of second-placed Stevie G of Liverpool FC. Michael Owen, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Frank Lampard were all estimated at £80,000 per week. Nice work if you can get it.

Total Transfer Expenditure by English Football Clubs – 1992-2004

Football Transfer fees rose by over 400 per cent in the 12 year period covered by this table. The substantial fall recorded in 2003 was reversed in 2004 with gross spending of over £400m - largely driven by Chelsea FC.

In 2004, the amount of transfer fees leaving the English game to overseas football clubs and agents was a record at £263m.

English Premier League Prize Money | Merit Award | Seasons 1998-99 vs 2002-03

Clubs received money according to their
position in the league table at the end of the season. This was called the
'Merit Award' and still existed as of 2010.

 

Football Boots Manufacturers Market Share by Value - 2000

List of the main Football Boots Manufacturers in the UK ranked by estimated Market Share by Value iin year 2000. Adidas headed the list, followed by (in order) Puma, Reebok, Umbro and then Nike. Brands in the 'Others' category would include: Lotto, Joma, Mizuno, Valsport, Asics, uhl and more.

Source: ODS

Lincoln City FC saved by fans

Fans of Lincoln City were praised by a judge who said they had helped save the football club as he discharged the administration order which had been imposed three months ago. Hundreds of thousands of pounds had been raised by fans by many methods including a seat-naming scheme. The club's future now looks secure after a hearing at the High Court in Birmingham. It follows an agreement between shareholders and creditors which guaranteed the Sincil Bank club for the next two years.