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UK football clubs finance survey: shareholder dependence in 2019, by league

This statistic presents the level of shareholder financing dependence of football clubs to meet revenue shortfalls and operating losses in the United Kingdom (UK) as of 2018, broken down by football league. A total of 70 percent of all clubs reported that they do depend on their principal shareholders to meet revenue shortfalls.

Is your club dependent on the principal shareholder(s) to finance annual revenue shortfalls or operating losses?

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Release date

August 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

48 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

finance directors of English football clubs

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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