Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

FourFourTwo.com Football Rich List

FourFourTwo.com Football Rich List


Whilst here at Wigan Athletic we have what we consider to be a wealthy benefactor for a chairman in Dave Whelan his bank account is dwarfed by that of some of footballs truly rich, take a look at the fourfourtwo.com article below, re-produced with their permission of course.

THE NEW TOP TEN

The FourFourTwo.com Football Rich List 2009 has a new man at the top. The billionaire steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, who has a stake in Championship club QPR, is the world`s eighth richest man with an estimated fortune of £18.4bn.

Mittal, 59, who lives in London, is already well-known to the Loftus Road faithful since he spent £200,000 purchasing a 20% stake in the club in December 2007 and has been tipped as a potential buyer of Flavio Briatore`s 54% in the club.

Number two in the list, now available in full at FourFourTwo.com, is Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan, the owner of Manchester City. Sheikh Mansour has funded the spending spree at City and last month took sole ownership of the club when he bought the final 10% of shares held by former owner Thaksin Shinawatra.

The price was not disclosed but Mansour had spent £250m on buying his stake up until then and another £200m on players such as Robinho, Carlos Tevez, Gareth Barry and Emmanuel Adebayor. Mansour, who is worth £17bn, is the brother of the ruler of the oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the biggest of the United Arab Emirates.

Last year`s list was headed by Sheikh Mansour and Lakshmi Mittal was number two.

Bouncing back at number three is Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich who has seen his value increase by £800 million to £7.8 billion. Despite a costly divorce, the 42-year-old Russian still has a string of property, art and yachting assets world-wide.

Hugh Sleight, Editor in Chief of FourFourTwo magazine said: 'Despite his enormous wealth, Mittal crept in under the radar at QPR because of the media focus on Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone. But the real financial power at Loftus Road lies with the Indian. It`s a signal of just how wealthy he is that even a small recovery in the economy can give him a £6bn bump.

'Foreign investors continue to be attracted to our national game despite recession, competition and the dubious money-making opportunities that investing in football offer. As a result, this is again our richest ever rich list with 19 new entries, a new number one and a combined value of £69bn. To make it into our list of the 100 wealthiest people in UK football, you now have to be worth at least £15m and, despite the talk of inflated player wages, that rules out all but a couple of handfuls of elite performers.'

The full top 10 is:
Lakshmi Mittal - £18.4bn - QPR
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nayan - £17bn - Manchester City
Roman Abramovich - £7.8bn - Chelsea
Joe Lewis - £2.5bn - Tottenham Hotspur
Stanley Kroenke - £2.079bn - Arsenal
Denis O`Brien - £1.73bn - Celtic
Malcolm Glazer and family - £1.5bn - Manchester United
Bernie Ecclestone - £1.466bn - QPR
Alisher Usmanov - £1.3bn - Arsenal
Lord Grantchester and family - £1.2bn - Everton

THE TOP TEN PLAYERS

David Beckham is still in a league of his own when it comes to players in the FourFourTwo.com Football Rich List with a wallet-busting fortune of £125m. Chelsea and Manchester City have four players making the lineup.

FourFourTwo`s Editor in Chief, Hugh Sleight, said: 'Beckham at number one won`t come as a surprise to anyone. The real story is at numbers 2 and 3 where Michael Owen is clinging on from Wayne Rooney. In 12 months` time, Rooney will have eclipsed his new team-mate off the pitch, just as he has on it.'

The full top 10 is:
David Beckham - £125m - LA Galaxy
Michael Owen - £38m - Manchester United
Wayne Rooney - £37m - Manchester United
Rio Ferdinand - £30m - Manchester United
Ryan Giggs - £24m - Manchester United
Michael Ballack - £22m - Chelsea
Frank Lampard - £21m - Chelsea
Steven Gerrard - £20m - Liverpool
John Terry - £18m - Chelsea
Didier Drogba - £16m - Chelsea

THE TOP TEN MANAGERS

England`s World Cup qualifying manager Fabio Capello tops the list of managers in the FourFourTwo.com Football Rich List with a fortune of £30m.

Fabio Capello - £30m - England
Roy Keane - £27m - Ipswich
Sir Alex Ferguson - £22m Manchester United
Carlo Ancelotti - £17m - Chelsea
Sven-Goran Eriksson - £15m - Notts County
Arsene Wenger - £15m - Arsenal
Harry Redknapp - £10m - Tottenham Hotspur
Rafael Benitez - £9m - Liverpool
Martin O`Neill - £9m - Aston Villa
Mark Hughes - £8m - Manchester City

Article supplied by fourfourtwo.com




Bookmark and Share






You can listen to the Latics Speyk podcasts now by clicking on the player here:











[br]Powered by Podbean.com









Latics Speyk Car Stickers Have Arrived

Vital Wigan are pleased to announce that the Latics Speyk car stickers have arrived anyone who wants one follow the instructions in this link

Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site


Vital Latics - Bringing you the Latics Speyk car stickers and the podcasts

It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved








*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Wednesday October 7 2009
Time: 6:23PM

Comments

0
Surprised to see how much Roy Keane is worth!!! Almost has much as baskerville
worbo
07/10/2009 18:29:00
0
Surprised Steve Bruce isnt on there, he's had 2 x £1 million bonuses off Whelan for keeping the Latics in the Prem
Latixfan
07/10/2009 18:32:00
0
Hooray for Mr Mittal, lets hope we start seeing that money soon! :D
Boxer
07/10/2009 19:07:00
0
You don't become number one on the rich list by writing checks!
avantsweater
07/10/2009 21:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Video Highlights - Wigan Latics 0 Oldham Latics 0

Video highlights from the Wigan Athletic v Oldham Athletic goalless draw at the DW Stadium on Saturday 13th February 2016:

Dan's Big Game Report - Wigan Latics 0 Oldham Latics 0

Jonathan Jackson must know a very good carpet fitter. Because every time I have attempted to lay one, it has taken much longer than a couple of days. In fact, I think I still need to pin down t

Stats: Wigan Athletic v Oldham Athletic

All the stats from Wigan Athletic (0) vs (0) Oldham Athletic, DW Stadium, 13/02/16 3pm Att: 9,817

Team Sheets - Latics v Oldham Athletic

The team sheets have been handed in at the DW Stadium ahead of the battle of the Latics:

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Barry Worthington
Profile
Dan Farrimond (JWAW)
Profile
Adam Convery
Profile
Frank Ford
Profile
Noel Wards Leg
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man Of The Match v Sheffield United
Suggested By: Jimmy Crankie
Jussi Jääskeläinen7%
Donervon Daniels1%
Craig Morgan3%
Jason Pearce7%
Chris McCann3%
David Perkins5%
Sam Morsy18%
Max Power5%
Yanic Wildschut43%
Conor McAleny5%
Will Grigg3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 30 20 3 7 63 17
2 Gillingham 31 17 7 7 58 20
3 Walsall 30 16 9 5 57 17
4 Wigan 31 15 11 5 56 21
5 Coventry 31 14 10 7 52 22
6 Millwall 30 15 5 10 50 10
7 Southend 30 13 8 9 47 5
8 Sheff Utd 30 12 9 9 45 5
9 Port Vale 32 12 9 11 45 -1
10 Peterborough 30 13 5 12 44 9
11 Bradford 29 12 8 9 44 1
12 Barnsley 30 13 3 14 42 5
13 Scunthorpe 29 12 5 12 41 -3
14 Swindon 31 11 6 14 39 -2
15 Rochdale 29 10 7 12 37 -3
16 Bury 29 10 7 12 37 -13
17 Doncaster 30 9 9 12 36 -5
18 Blackpool 30 9 6 15 33 -8
19 Shrewsbury 31 9 6 16 33 -14
20 Fleetwood 29 7 9 13 30 -3
21 Chesterfield 30 9 3 18 30 -12
22 Crewe 30 6 9 15 27 -20
23 Oldham 28 4 13 11 25 -13
24 Colchester 30 5 7 18 22 -35
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Bury (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Peterborough United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Colchester United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 19 2016 3:00PM : Bradford City (H)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BrickLatic143
2.Moonay129
3.Thorpyness102
4.Whittleblue94
5.hindleymonwafc79
6.Noel Wards Leg64
7.TRUE BELIEVER42
8.JJ_WAFC40
9.GrimReaper8734
10.Marksparko33