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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.

Online Shopping for England Fans

Excerpt from Information Age magazine e-commerce case study - Sportsetail and The Football Association

With the approach of the World Cup 2002 Sportsetail decided it had to turn the UK Football Association's official web site into a dynamic, easy-to-use shopping experience for England football fans.