Top 10 Richest Football Players and Owners in EnglandBy: Bob | December 5th, 2006
By now you might have heard that Liverpool might be bought by a Dubai sheikh who happens to be one of the richest men in the world. Indeed, the money is flowing into the English Premiership, a league with overseas investors with a net worth of about £13 billion. But what about the players? Are they getting their fair share? You bet they are. FourFourTwo magazine recently released a top ten list of footballers in England with the greatest net worth and none of the players on the list are going hungry.
It is no surprise that the wealthiest English footballer is one who plies his trade in Spain. David Beckham dwarfs the competition with a figure of £87million, more than twice that of second-placed Michael Owen who is said to be worth £32m. Imagine how much each of those guys is making per minute played this season!
You might be surprised to see Robbie Fowler’s name so high on the list of millionaires. The Liverpool striker has apparently parlayed his playing money into a small fortune in the UK property market. Would you rent a flat from him?
Here is the complete list:
1. David Beckham, Real Madrid, £87m
2. Michael Owen, Newcastle Utd, £32m
3. Robbie Fowler, Liverpool, £28m
4. Sol Campbell, Portsmouth, £27m
5. Rio Ferdinand, Man Utd, £22m
6. Ryan Giggs, Man Utd, £22m
7. Andriy Shevchenko, Chelsea, £22m
8. Thierry Henry, Arsenal, £21m
9. Wayne Rooney, Man Utd, £20m
10. Michael Ballack, Chelsea, £18m
As for the owners, you know who is currently number one, but if the Dubai sheikh has his way, that won’t last for too much longer. Presumably the egg shaped dude from West Ham will be on this list next year. By the way, interesting to see the owners of the two Scottish powers on this list. Remember that next time you hear them bemoaning the money they make playing in the SPL.
1. Roman Abramovich, Chelsea, £10.8bn
2. Joe Lewis, Tottenham, £2.1bn
3. Dermot Desmond, Celtic, £1.25bn
4. Malcolm Glazer, Man Utd, £1.05bn
5. Trevor Hemmings, Charlton and Preston NE, £900m
6. Sir Alan Sugar, Tottenham, £790m
7. Randy Lerner, Aston Villa, £789m
8. David Murray, Rangers, £650m
9. Simon Keswick & family, Cheltenham Town, £644m
10. David Sullivan, Birmingham City, £595m