Nearly £1 billion in prize money, but tickets are more expensive than ever and we’ve still not won a title in more than two decades? Sounds about right.
According to a new study by Spreadex (cited in Echo), we netted ourselves £815 million in Premier League prize money alone since 1992. That’s the third-highest amount in the division behind Man Utd and Arsenal. They state that Man Utd will be the first club to break through the £1 billion barrier next season – as long as Mourinho can guide them to a top five finish.
The study claims that Man City, Chelsea, and Spurs round out the top six.
Andy Mackenzie, who helped organise the study for Spreadex, claimed he was staggered when he saw the results:
“The prize money awarded to clubs is staggering – even teams that finish in the relegation positions now receive amounts that are eye-watering by anyone’s standards. With 24 years of consistent growth, this shows that the English Premier League is arguably the most marketable and successful sports league worldwide.”