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Back of the debt – how Premier League football clubs fare compared to your area

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Football and debt go hand in hand. We always hear of the massive figures floating around in the world of football; but do we really know just how much our favourite clubs borrow, and how this compares to the nation’s debt?

Know Your Money have created this tool, which displays just that. Using the tool, you can compare financial borrowing in your area, to your favourite, local, or any team you fancy! Some of results might just surprise you:

  • Manchester United top the table for club debt with a sum of £503m, however the residents of the M postcode have out borrowed the club with a total personal debt sum of £599m
  • Newcastle United earn enough from shirt sponsorship to pay for 7727 fans to have an all zones Metro Season ticket
  • Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino earned an £85,000 goal bonus after scoring 16 goals. This means he could afford to buy a house around Anfield Road with this goal bonus alone.

John Ellmore of Know Your Money had the below to say:

We love to talk about football at Know Your Money – and whilst we’re excited by the prospect of the Premier League’s return – we think it’d be great if we all thought about our own finances too…The tool gives some great insight into where you live and the club you support and put some of the eye-popping financial figures surrounding the Premier League into context.”

Want to see how your local area compare? Check out the tool below:

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