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At the moment Newcastle United has grow to be one of many richest golf equipment within the Premier League.

Successfully taken over by the Saudi Arabian state, the £300m deal is being welcomed by followers after Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign resulted in a scarcity of funding and success for the membership.

The takeover has gone forward regardless of issues about Saudi Arabia’s human rights file, with the League glad its “Public Funding Fund” is separate from the federal government.

Right here Sky Information seems at who owns all 20 golf equipment within the Premier League – and the way controversial they’re with followers.

Chelsea – Roman Abramovich

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Abramovich is pictured in his field at Chelsea. Pic: AP
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Abramovich, 54, has an estimated web value of $14.5bn (£10.66bn).

The Russian-Israeli businessman and former politician is the largest philanthropist in latest Russian historical past, however has been branded an oligarch by his critics.

He purchased Chelsea in 2003, which has seen the membership win 18 main trophies since.

Abramovich is blamed by many for beginning a pattern of billionaires shopping for soccer golf equipment in a bid to win trophies.

He was closely criticised for his involvement within the now-shelved European Tremendous League.

Liverpool – John W Henry and Tom Werner

Players celebrate their Premier League win last year. Pic: AP
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Liverpool gamers have fun their Premier League win final yr. Pic: AP

American businessmen Henry and Werner are a part of the Fenway Sports activities Group, which additionally owns the Boston Purple Sox.

They took over Liverpool on the finish of 2010 from fellow Individuals Tom Hicks and George N Gillett Jr.

Hicks and Gillett Jr had grow to be massively unpopular amongst followers, primarily for failing to construct a brand new stadium, eliminate the membership’s debt and accusations they mistreated senior workers.

The earlier house owners tried to sue, however the case was quickly dropped.

Liverpool gained their first league title in 20 years by profitable the Premier League in 2019-20.

Manchester Metropolis – Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan arrives to see Boris Johnson at Downing Street last month. Pic: AP
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Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan arrives to see Boris Johnson at Downing Road final month. Pic: AP

Bin Zayed al Nahyan, generally known as Sheikh Mansour, is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of the Abu Dhabi royal household.

He’s value an estimated $22bn (£16.2bn) and his possession of the Abu Dhabi United Group noticed him purchase Manchester Metropolis in 2008.

It has seen the membership win 5 main titles for the primary time since 1968.

He owns various different soccer golf equipment and his takeover of Manchester Metropolis has been described as an try by the UAE at “sportswashing” – gaining political affect over international coverage by way of sport.

Manchester United – Glazer household

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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Cristiano Ronaldo at {Old} Trafford

After warding off a takeover bid by Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB group in 1998, the American Glazer household, who personal the Tampa Bay Bucaneers within the US, purchased shares in United in 2003.

By 2005, their holding firm Purple Soccer had a 98% share.

The takeover was financed overwhelmingly by loans, plunging the membership into debt and inflicting outrage amongst followers.

Supporters fashioned a Love United Hate Glazer group after the takeover, with LUHG chanted at matches.

United haven’t gained the Premier League since 2013 and have underperformed in recent times, with the Glazers going through additional criticism for his or her bid to kind a European Tremendous League this yr.

Tottenham Hotspur – Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane attempts a shot on goal during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday October 3, 2021.
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Harry Kane shoots at aim at White Hart Lane

Lewis, 84, has an estimated web value of £4.33bn and is the primary investor within the Tavistock Group, which owns 200 corporations in 15 nations.

Levy has been chairman and co-owner of Tottenham since 2001, which makes him the longest-serving chairman within the Premier League.

He tried to purchase shares within the membership twice, from former proprietor Alan Sugar, however each bids have been unsuccessful till he joined the board.

Each males have a share within the holding firm, ENIC Worldwide, which is an funding firm primarily based within the Bahamas, which in flip owns 80% of Spurs.

Arsenal – Stan Kroenke

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Arsenal’s Emirates stadium in north London

Kroenke, 74, has an estimated web value of $8.2bn (£6.03bn) and has had shares in Arsenal since 2007.

The American billionaire is married to Walmart heiress Ann Walton and has his personal actual property group, which has developed residence blocks and purchasing centres round Walmart supermarkets.

He elevated his shares in Arsenal to greater than 90% in August 2018 in a £600m deal.

Kroenke, a Republican, owns Arsenal WFC in addition to quite a few American soccer and basketball groups.

He has confronted controversy in America for relocating the St Louis Rams from Missouri to Los Angeles, in addition to his involvement within the now-shelved European Tremendous League.

Everton – Farhad Moshiri and Invoice Kenwright

Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Arsenal - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - December 21, 2019 Everton chairman Bill Kenwright and owner Farhad Moshiri arrive before the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff
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Chairman Invoice Kenwright and proprietor Farhad Moshiri (proper)

Moshiri, 66, is a British-Iranian billionaire primarily based in Monaco, and chairman of a Russian firm that specialises in metals, mining and telecoms.

Moshiri used to have shares in Arsenal, however offered them in 2016 to launch a takeover bid at Everton.

He holds a 77% share, whereas chairman and West Finish theatre producer Invoice Kenwright, born and bred in Liverpool, has a small stake.

Kenwright has been on the board at Everton since 1989.

Wolverhampton Wonderers – Fosun Worldwide

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - October 2, 2021 Wolverhampton Wanderers' Hwang Hee-Chan celebrates scoring their second goal with Marcal REUTERS/Tony Obrien
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Wolves gamers have fun throughout a match in opposition to Newcastle

Chinese language holding firm Fosun Worldwide purchased Wolves in July 2016 from earlier proprietor Steve Morgan for round £45m.

Headquartered in Shanghai and Hong Kong, they’ve a presence in 16 nations and are estimated to be value round $9.14bn (£6.72bn).

For the reason that Fosun takeover, Wolves have carried out significantly properly, ending seventh within the Premier League and qualifying for the Europa League.

Leicester Metropolis – Srivaddhanaprabha household

Leicester City Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, right, and Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, 2nd right, show the Premier League Trophy to fans at Victoria Park during the victory parade to celebrate winning the English Premier league title in Leicester, England, Monday, May 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira).
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Present Leicester chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (proper) and his father Vichai earlier than his dying in 2018

Thai billionaire businessman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha purchased Leicester in 2010 and was closely concerned within the membership as chairman.

In July 2011, Leicester’s stadium was renamed the King Energy stadium, after Vichai’s obligation free enterprise empire.

When Leicester gained the 2015-16 Premier League from 5,000/1 odds in the beginning of the season, the proprietor gifted 19 gamers £100,000 BMWs.

He died in a helicopter crash because the plane left the stadium for Luton Airport in October 2018 and was succeeded by his son.

Gamers laid flowers on the stadium the day after the crash and his funeral lasted for eight days.

Brighton and Hove Albion – Tony Bloom

Soccer Football - FA Cup Quarter Final - Millwall v Brighton & Hove Albion - The Den, London, Britain - March 17, 2019 Brighton chairman Tony Bloom celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs
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Tony Bloom is pictured at The Den in 2019

Bloom, 51, is knowledgeable poker participant and sports activities bettor with a protracted affiliation with Brighton.

His grandfather was a vice chairman within the Seventies, whereas his uncle nonetheless sits as a director.

He has been chairman of the membership since 2009 and oversaw their promotion to the Premier League for the primary time in 34 years through the 2016-17 season.

Bloom has frequently seen the membership by way of monetary difficulties and invested £93m in its new Falmer Stadium.

Brentford – Matthew Benham

Benham, 52, is a lifelong Brentford fan and watched his first recreation on the age of 11. He additionally owns Danish membership FC Midtjylland.

Unbeknownst to followers, as a “thriller investor” he propped up the membership in 2007 when it grew to become the primary skilled group in London to be owned by its followers.

The millionaire made his cash in on-line playing with the 2 corporations Smartodds and Matchbook.

His full takeover has seen Brentford promoted to the Premier League within the 2020-21 playoffs and a string of encouraging outcomes – together with a 3-3 draw with Liverpool and 2-1 win over West Ham.

West Ham United – David Sullivan, David Gold and Albert Smith

Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Ipswich Town v West Ham United - Portman Road, Ipswich, Britain - July 28, 2018 West Ham United co chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan (R) before the match Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt
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David Gold (left) and David Sullivan are pictured collectively in 2018

Sullivan owned newspapers the Each day Sport and Sunday Sport till 2007 when he offered them for £40m.

In keeping with The Sunday Occasions wealthy record he has a web value of £1.2bn.

Alongside together with his enterprise accomplice and fellow West Ham proprietor Gold, he labored within the porn business for a number of a long time.

Gold owns lingerie corporations Ann Summers and Knickerbox and was once chairman of Birmingham Metropolis FC till his involvement in West Ham.

American businessman Albert Smith owns the remaining 10% share of the membership.

Aston Villa – Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens

Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - October 3, 2021 Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Action Images via Reuters/Paul Child
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Aston Villa have fun throughout a match in opposition to Spurs

Sawiris, 60, is an Egyptian businessman with an estimated web value of $9.2bn (£6.76bn).

Wes Edens, 59, is an American personal fairness investor, who additionally owns the Milwaukee Bucks basketball group within the US.

Collectively they took over Aston Villa from earlier proprietor and chairman Tony Xia in July 2018.

They made various large modifications, together with a brand new supervisor, chief govt and sporting director, on prime of a number of participant signings.

It noticed Villa obtain their longest profitable streak within the 2018-19 season and them re-promoted to the Premier League.

Crystal Palace – Steve Parish, Joshua Harris and David S Blitzer

Crystal Palace fans cheer on their team during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park, London. Picture date: Sunday October 3, 2021.
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Crystal Palace followers at Selhurst Park this season

Parish, 56, led the 2010 bid to avoid wasting Crystal Palace from liquidation, shopping for the membership in a £3.5m deal from Lloyds Financial institution.

He has been the chairman and co-owner since, investing in numerous features of the membership.

Parish made his cash in pc graphic design and was as soon as earmarked to seem as a dragon on Dragons’ Den.

American buyers Harris and Blitzer every personal an 18% share – alongside American hockey group the New Jersey Devils.

Watford – Gino Pozzo

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Watford’s Cucho Hernandez celebrates scoring in opposition to Aston Villa in August

Pozzo, 55, is an Italian multi-millionaire businessman, who purchased Watford alongside his father from earlier proprietor Laurence Bassini in June 2012.

Though he has little or no contact with the gamers, he’s typically seen at Watford’s coaching floor and research analytics of the gamers’ efficiency.

Lately, Watford have had some promising outcomes, reaching the FA Cup Ultimate in 2019 and being promoted again to the Premier League final season having been relegated the one earlier than.

Leeds United – Andrea Radrizanni, 49ers Enterprises

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Leeds rating in opposition to Watford earlier this month

Radrizanni, 47, is an Italian billionaire businessman who additionally owns a sports activities broadcasting firm known as Eleven Sports activities.

His arrival at Leeds in 2017 was met with a shock resignation from head coach Gary Monk.

He has been embroiled in various disputes with followers, together with one over a possible new badge for the membership, which was later shelved.

In 2018, 49ers Enterprises, which is the enterprise a part of American soccer group the San Francisco 49ers, purchased a share in Leeds.

Southampton – Gao Jisheng

Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton vs Manchester United - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - September 23, 2017 Southampton's new owner Jisheng Gao in the stands before the match REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Jisheng Gao within the stands at St Mary’s Stadium in 2017

Chinese language businessman Jisheng has an estimated web value of round $4bn (£2.49bn) and a share of 80% in Southampton.

Katharina Liebherr nonetheless owns a stake, having inherited the membership from her father when he purchased it to put it aside from monetary wreck in 2010.

Jisheng purchased a majority share in Southampton in 2017, however remained dwelling in China, leaving his daughter and chief govt Martin Semmens to run the membership.

He was reported to be seeking to finish his affiliation with the membership, however plans for any buyout have been interrupted by COVID.

Burnley – ALK Capital

Burnley's Ben Mee celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Monday September 13, 2021.
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Burnley play away at Goodison Park

Burnley is owned by an American sports activities consortium known as ALK Capital, which has an 84% share of the membership.

It’s headed up by former Wall Road govt and sports activities investor Alan Tempo.

ALK are presently providing followers an opportunity to relinquish their 6% share within the membership.

Newcastle United – Public Funding Fund

Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin (hidden) celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game with team-mates and fans during the Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle. Picture date: Friday September 17, 2021.
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Newcastle United have fun with followers at St James’ Park

Newcastle has simply been purchased by an arm of the Saudi Arabian authorities.

The £300m deal has been funded by the nation’s Public Funding Fund, which is seen as separate to the state, lastly permitting the bid to undergo.

Newcastle followers have welcomed the takeover, after 14 years below Sports activities Direct proprietor Mike Ashley introduced a scarcity of funding, ardour and success for the membership.

Norwich Metropolis – Delia Smith, Michael Wynn-Jones and Michael Fougler

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Norwich Metropolis shareholders Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones within the stands in 2019

TV {cook} Delia Smith and her husband Michael Wynn-Jones have been invited to spend money on Norwich Metropolis throughout monetary difficulties in 1996.

The couple personal a 53% share, with Smith working catering on the membership till her seventieth birthday in 2011.

She made headlines in 2005 throughout a match in opposition to Manchester Metropolis – as Norwich confronted relegation – when she took the announcer’s microphone and shouted “let’s be ‘avin’ you”, later denying she was drunk.

The remaining shares are owned by Fougler, the managing director of a Norfolk-based poultry agency with a £100m annual turnover.



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