Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Top Scorers


David Beckham £87m
Michael Owen £32m
Robbie Fowler £28m
Sol Campbell £27m
Rio Ferdinand £22m
Ryan Giggs £22m
Andriy Shevchenko £22m
Thierry Henry £21m
Wayne Rooney £20m
Michael Ballack £18m


R Abramovich (Chelsea) £10.8bn
J Lewis (Spurs) £2.1bn
D Desmond (Celtic) £1.25bn
M Glazer (Man Utd) £1.05bn
T Hemmings (Ch'ton, Preston) £900m
Sir A Sugar (Spurs) £790m
R Lerner (Villa) £789m
D Murray (Rangers) £650m
S Keswick, family (Cheltenham) £644m
D Sullivan (Birmingham) £595m

Abramovich is only the second richest man in the country, behind steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, worth an estimated £13.2bn. It is thought that Abramovich has ploughed around £440m into Chelsea.
Icelandic Eggert Magnusson's got West Ham United for £85m
Mohamed al-Fayed, owner of Fulham , is just outside the Top Ten in 13th position with a £426m fortune.
Robert Earl, aged 55, is No 19 as a result of his 23 per cent stake in Everton after buying out Paul Gregg for £15m. His overall wealth is estimated at £210m.
Portsmouth's Alexandre Gaydamak, aged 30. , who has invested over £30m, is joint 31st in the list with an estimated bank balance of £100m.

As an Edinburgian , Hearts Vladamir Romanov , first injection of cash: £800,000 up front for shares, and subsequent outlays which eventually reached a total of £2.2m for an 80% controlling stake. Romanov's fortune is estimated at £200 million, £80m more than the Hibs owner Sir Tom Farmer .

Who wants a game of fitba' ? Who has the cheque-book ?

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