City reveal record losses

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester City have announced record losses of £121.3million.

The figure shows the sheer scale of the vast investment into City by owner Sheikh Mansour and the Abu Dhabi United Group.

Wage costs of £133.3m exceeded turnover (£125m), which in any normal business would be unsustainable.

"Two years ago I was fortunate enough to become part of the Manchester City story and I remain grateful for the warmth of the welcome that you have given me," Sheikh Mansour said in a letter posted on the official website,

"The ownership of a club like Manchester City, with such a rich heritage and diverse community of stakeholders, carries a unique set of obligations to the fans, staff and broader Manchester community. This is something I do not take lightly.

"Therefore the challenge I set my board and executive leadership team is to develop City so that it is one of the most successful clubs both on and off the pitch, but to do so without losing any of the characteristics that make it so special."

At the side of the huge losses, there are some more positive eye-catching figures.

Turnover has increased by 40%, with growth in every area.

There has been a considerable hike in commercial activity, though, which has more than doubled to £52.8million.

This reflects the growing interest in City, which will increase even further should the club retain its present fourth place in the Barclays Premier League standings and gain entry into the lucrative Champions League.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Manchester City
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again