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Football finances in detail

Premier League wages moved close to 1bn in the 2006/7 season, research by Deloitte has found.

And while the usual suspects topped the spending, several smaller clubs began paying big wages to try and gain ground.

THE PAYROLL: WHAT PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS PAY STAFF

Club Wage rank 2006/07 League position 2006/07 Total wages 2006/07 m Total wages 2005/06 m % increase
Chelsea 1 2 132.8 114.0 17%
Manchester United 2 1   92.3 85.4 8%
Arsenal 3 4   89.7 83.0 8%
Liverpool 4 3   77.6 68.9 13%
Newcastle United 5 13   62.5 52.2 20%
Premier League average 5.5 10.5 48.5 42.7 13%
West Ham United 6 15   44.2 31.2 41%
Tottenham Hotspur 7 5   43.8 40.7 8%
Aston Villa 8 11   43.2 38.3 13%
Everton 9 6   38.4 37.0 4%
Middlesbrough 10 12   38.3 n/a n/a
Portsmouth 11 9   36.9 24.8 49%
Blackburn Rovers 12 10   36.7 33.4 10%
Manchester City 13 14   36.4 34.3 6%
Fulham 14 16   35.2 30.1 17%
Charlton Athletic 15 19   34.3 34.2 0%
Bolton Wanderers 16 7   30.7 28.5 8%
Reading 17 8   29.8 14.2 109%
Wigan Athletic 18 17   27.5 20.6 34%
Sheffield United 19 18   22.4 15.2 48%
Watford 20 20   17.6 10.0 76%


Note: The table excludes Middlesbrough's wage costs for 2005/06 as the accounts represent a six month period ending 31 December 2005.


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