Highest Earning Premier League Supporters Have Been Revealed
The Premier League table of fans earnings has been revealed today, with surprises across the board.
The study, via FootballTips, ranks all 20 teams based on the average salary of their local fans. Brighton and Hove Albion were ranked champions of the table of top earners with an average salary of £43,000.
Most of the usual top six clubs were nowhere to be seen, with Chelsea, the richest borough in the country, taking second with £41,000 and Leicester a surprise third at £40,000.
For comparison, the average UK salary brings in £27,000-per-year, which is nearly half the average weekly wage of a Premier League footballer at £50,000.
Arsenal fans rank eighth, earning on average £30,000, but will yet again have to fork out the most cash to go and see their club play. The gunners cheapest season ticket is 'only' £891.
Premier League teams shared a ridiculous $5b from the new TV deal, yet fans are not seeing that money trickle down, as season ticket prices were once again raised by clubs, leaving them outraged.
Huddersfield Town fans will be glad to know that despite ranking joint 12th on £25,000 they can pick up their dearest season ticket for £299, last season some season tickets were offered for as low as £100.
The bottom three ranking clubs are Burnley on £21,000, West Ham on £20,000, and Cardiff City on £19,000.
Despite this, football fans will continue to wholeheartedly follow their teams, is it time we saw a change in pricing across the board? Have your say in the comments.
Full Premier League Average Earnings Table below:
1.Brighton & Hove Albion - £43,000
2.Chelsea - £41,000
3.Leicester City - £40,000
4.Bournemouth - £37,000
5.Southampton - £35,000
6.Watford - £33,000
7.Tottenham Hotspur - £31,000
8.Arsenal - £30,000
8. Manchester City - £30,000
10.Wolverhampton Wanderers - £29,000
11.Fulham - £27,000
12.Huddersfield Town - £25,000
12. Manchester United - £25,000
14.Newcastle United - £24,000
15.Liverpool - £23,500
16.Everton - £23,000
17.Crystal Palace - £22,000
18.Burnley - £21,000
19.West Ham United - £20,000
20.Cardiff City - £19,000
Words: George Buksmann