Premier League 2020/21 commercial guide

Following the return of the English Premier League, Premier Sports Network present a commercial guide to all the major TV deals and an overview of every club and their sponsors, including all the major off-field developments ahead of the 2020/21 season.


Major media rights holders


Domestic

Estimated total value (2019-2022): £5 billion (US$6.3 billion)

UK and Ireland: Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video, BBC (highlights)


Major overseas

Estimated total value (all overseas): UK£3.83 billion (US$4.98 billion)

Australia: Optus Sport

Balkans: Sportklub (from IMG, excluding Bulgaria), Nova (Bulgaria exclusive)

Brazil: ESPN Brasil, DAZN

Canada: DAZN

China: CCTV

France: Canal+, RMC Sport

Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Sky Deutschland

Greece: Cosmote

India: STAR Sports

Indonesia: Mola TV, TVRI, JakTV

Italy: Sky Sports

Japan: J Sports, NHK, DAZN

Korean Republic: SuperSport

Malaysia: Astro

MENA: BeIN Sports

Mexico (Central America): Sky Mexico

Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Totaal

New Zealand: Spark

Portugal: Sport TV

Russia: Rambler

Scandinavia: Nent, YouSee (Denmark only), TV2 (Norway only)

Singapore: Singtel

South America: ESPN South America (from DAZN)

Spain: DAZN

Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport, Canal+ Afrique, Infront

Thailand: TrueVisions Group

Turkey: Saran (S Sport), TRT

USA: NBC Sports, Telemundo Deportes



Club commercial guide


Arsenal

Last season: 8th

Owner: Stan Kroenke

Chief executive: Vinai Venkatesham

Stadium: Emirates Stadium (60,260)

Kit supplier: Adidas, £300 million (US$365.15 million), signed 2018, expires 2024

Main sponsor: Emirates, £200 million (US$257.6 million), signed 2018, expires 2024

Sleeve sponsor: Rwanda Tourist Board, £30 million (US$38.6 million), signed 2018, expires 2021

Training kit partner: N/A (included in Emirates deal)

2019/20 prize money: £23.1 million (US$29.6 million)

Other partners: Acronis, Global Kapital Group, Konami, Santa Rita, VBet, Zoom, 425, Banque du Caire, Cadbury, Camden Town Brewery, Ganzberg, Hyde Park Developments, Intel, Lavazza, MBNA, Octopus Energy, SBL

Offseason developments: With long term deals in place for all of their key categories, the 2019/20 season as a quiet one commercially for Arsenal. Another disappointing league season was salvaged slightly by winning the FA Cup and ensuring European participation but not qualifying for the Uefa Champions League will impact the club’s finances given the wages being paid out. In March, Arsenal announced that they had made their first overall loss since 2002, ending the 2018/19 season £27.1 million (US$35.4 million) in the red.


Aston Villa

Last season: 17th

Owner: Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens

Chief executive: Christian Purslow

Stadium: Villa Park (42,785)

Kit supplier: Kappa, £3 million (US$3.72 million) per season, signed 2019, expires 2022

Main sponsor: Cazoo, £6 million (US$7.2 million) per season, signed 2020, expires 2022

Sleeve sponsor: N/A 

Training kit partner: N/A (included in Cazoo deal)

2019/20 prize money: £7.1 million (US$9.1 million)

Other partners: Luke, Aston University, Heineken, Purity Brewing

Offseason developments: A move away from partnerships with Midnight Gaming brands W88 and BR88 has been the main story of Villa’s commercial activity during the shortened off-season. Although the club start the season without a sleeve sponsor, it has seen a benefit from dropping betting brands from their kit with sales for the 2020/21 shirt 50 per cent up on last year.


Brighton & Hove Albion

Last season: 15th

Owner: Tony Bloom

Chief executive: Paul Barber

Stadium: American Express Community Stadium (31,000)

Kit supplier: Nike, £1.5 million (US$1.86 million) per season, renewal signed 2019, expires 2022

Main sponsor: American Express, £100 million (US$121.1 million), signed 2019, expires 2031

Sleeve sponsor: SnickersUK.com, value unreported, signed 2020, expires 2021

Training kit partner: N/A (included in American Express deal)

2019/20 prize money: £10.7 million (US$13.7 million)

Other partners: Betway, Monster Energy, Heineken, Harvey’s, Snickers Workwear, Southern Water, Marc Darcy, iTalk, Sussex Skills Solutions, Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors, Fileder Filter Systems, Mansell McTaggart, Gap Solutions, Sun Harvest, City Sprint, Brighton Tools and Fixings, Porsche Mid Sussex, Oliver & Graimes, Focus Group, MDJ Light Brothers, Parker Building Supplies, Mexmast, Network My Club, Hanover Displays, Clinic Center, Reesink Turfcare UK, Avoncrop Ammenity Products, Rigby Taylor

Offseason developments: Brighton were the first Premier League club to welcome fans back to their stadium as 2,500 were allowed in for a trial run at implementing socially distanced soccer for the preseason friendly against Chelsea. The pilot was hailed as a success and could serve as a template for an expanded rollout in October.


Burnley

Last season: 10th

Owner: Mike Garlick, John Banaszkiewicz

Chief executive: Neil Hart

Stadium: Turf Moor (22,546)

Kit supplier: Umbro, £1.5 million (US$1.86 million) per season, signed 2019, expires 2022

Main sponsor: LoveBet, £7.5 million a year (US$9 million), signed 2019, expires 2022

Sleeve sponsor: LoveBet, included in main sponsorship, signed 2019, expires 2022

Training kit partner: N/A (included in LoveBet deal)

2019/20 prize money: £19.5 million (US$25 million)

Other partners: James Hargreaves Group, Oak Furnitureland, Carlsberg, Fitlion, Sportfive, Barnfield Construction, Albert & Smith, Clearly Interiors

Offseason developments: Neil Hart stepped into the Burnley chief executive role just as the UK entered lockdown and little over a month later the club announced a year-on-year fall in profits from £37 million (US$48 million) to £4.3 million (US$5.5 million), largely as result of reduced player sales, prize money and broadcast revenue.


Chelsea

Last season: 4th

Owner: Roman Abramovich

Chief executive: Guy Laurence

Stadium: Stamford Bridge (41,631)

Kit supplier: Nike, £900 million (US$1.15 billion), signed 2016, expires 2032

Main sponsor: Three, £40 million (US$52 million) per season, signed 2020, expires 2023

Training kit partner: N/A 

2019/20 prize money: £30.2 million (US$34.8 million)

Other partners: Vitality, Singha, Fanatics, Beats by Dr Dre, Sure, Spring Media, MSC, Levy Restaurants, Millennium Hotels, Fiserv, Hublot, EA Sports, Cadbury, Carabao

Offseason developments: Chelsea’s main commercial piece of business was done in January as they secured a new three-year, £40 million a season partnership with telecommunications brand Three. Another interesting move from over the summer saw the club bid to jump on the trend for at-home-training by launching a new mobile soccer coaching platform with a premium tier priced at £9.99 (US$13) per month.


Crystal Palace

Last season: 14th

Owner(s): Steve Parish, Joshua Harris, David Blitzer

Chief executive: Phil Alexander

Stadium: Selhurst Park (25,486)

Kit supplier: Puma, £4 million (US$4.97 million) per season, signed 2018, length unreported   

Main sponsor: W88, £6.5 million (US$8.3 million), signed 2020, expires 2021

Sleeve sponsor: Iqoniq, value unreported, signed 2020, length unreported

Training kit partner: N/A 

2019/20 prize money: £12.4 million (US$16.4 million)

Other partners: Apsley Tailors, Carlsberg, Etoro, Utilita, Monster Energy

Offseason developments: Palace secured Asian betting brand W88 as their shirt sponsor for the forthcoming campaign after their deal with ManBetX, another gambling operator, expired at the end of the 2019/20 season. The Eagles find themselves on a sound financial footing following the sale of academy product Aaron Wan-Bissaka last June, which helped the club end the 2018/19 financial year with a £5.4 million (US$7.1 million) profit, compared with a £35.5 million (US$47.1 million) loss for the 12 months before.


Everton

Last season: 12th

Owner: Farhad Moshiri

Chief executive: Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale

Stadium: Goodison Park (39,500)

Kit supplier: Hummel, £10 million (US$13.2 million) per season, signed 2020, expires 2023

Main sponsor: Cazoo, £10 million (US$13.2 million) per season, signed 2020, expires 2023

Sleeve sponsor: N/A

Training kit partner: N/A (included in Cazoo deal) 

2019/20 prize money: £16 million (US$20.5 million)

Other partners: USM Holdings, Fanatics, Fratelli Beretta, Carling, Davanti Tyres, Monster Energy, Lucozade, Megafon

Offseason developments: Everton have been one of the busiest Premier League clubs from a commercial perspective, bringing in both a new kit supplier and main sponsor for the 2020/21 season. Attention will now turn to finding a new sleeve sponsor after the club’s deal with video game developer Rovio expired. The last 12 months have also seen the Toffees strengthen their ties with Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov and his USM holding company, which in January paid £30 million (US$39.8 million) for exclusive first option on the naming rights for Everton’s new 52,000-seater stadium, which is due to be completed in 2023.


Fulham

Last season: Promoted from Championship 

Owner: Shahid Khan 

Chief executive: Alistair Mackintosh

Stadium: Craven Cottage (25,700)

Kit supplier: Adidas, value unreported, renewal signed 2017, expires 2023 

Main sponsor: BetVictor, £3 million (US$3.8 million) per season, signed 2020, expires 2022

Sleeve sponsor: N/A

Training kit partner: N/A  

2019/20 prize money: Promoted from Championship

Other partners: Buxton, Carlsberg, Corona Corporate Solutions, Charles Tyrwhitt, Europcar, Football Index, RingCentral, Teng Tools, Walk London, Mayo Clinic Healthcare, Corney & Barrow, HH Global, Taittinger, FanTeam

Offseason developments: Fulham are in the middle of a £80 million (US$106.2 million) stadium development that is set to transform the Riverside Stand and expand the capacity of Craven Cottage to 29,600. Funding that project will be aided by the Cottagers’ return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, which is set to see the club receive £135 million (US$179 million) in additional revenue over the next three years, according to Deloitte.


Leeds United

Last season: Promoted from Championship

Owner: Andrea Radrizzani  

Managing director: Angus Kinnear 

Stadium: Elland Road (37,890)

Kit supplier: Adidas, value unreported, signed 2020, expires 2025 

Main sponsor: SBOTOP, £6 million (US$7.8 million) per season, signed 2020, length unreported

Sleeve sponsor: JD, value unreported, signed 2020, expires 2021

Training kit partner: Clipper Logistics, value unreported, renewal signed 2020, expires 2022 

2019/20 prize money: Promoted from Championship

Other partners: Transunion, Deliveroo, Wish, Global Autocare, Burflex Scaffolding, Utilita, Heineken

Offseason developments: Leeds

wasted no time capitalising on their promotion to the Premier League, bringing in new main, technical, sleeve and training kit partners in the weeks after they secured a place in English soccer’s top flight for the first time in 16 years. Leeds’ long-awaited return to the Premier League has also fuelled speculation that the San Francisco 49ers could up their ten per cent ownership stake in the Yorkshire club, with Paraag Marathe, the president the National Football League (NFL) team’s investment arm, saying that the franchise are “absolutely hoping” to increase their investment in the English soccer side.


Leicester City

Last season: 5th

Owner: King Power International Group

Chief executive: Susan Whelan

Stadium: King Power Stadium (32,000)

Kit supplier: Adidas, £3 million (US$3.8 million) per season, signed 2018, length unreported

Main sponsor: Tourism Authority of Thailand (Premier League), value unreported, signed, 2020, expires 2021; King Power (domestic cup and European games), £4 million (US$5.3 million) per season, length unreported

Sleeve sponsor: ThaiBev, £600,000 (US$730,500) per season, signed 2019, length unreported

Training kit partner: Parimatch, value unreported, signed 2020, length unreported

2019/20 prize money: £28.4 million (US$37.7 million)

Other partners: Chang, SCB, DHL, Xpress Money, De Montfort University, Monster Energy, Vitality, Betway, Yabo Sports, Bet365, W88, Walkers, Etoro, Lanes, Marc Darcy

Offseason developments: Leicester’s principal partner King Power has given up its place on the front of Leicester’s shirts for this season so that the club can promote the ‘Thailand Smiles With You’ slogan. That is the result of a one-year partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand designed to support the country’s Covid-19 recovery by encouraging people to visit the nation. The Foxes have also announced that they will be bringing their affiliated women’s team in-house after acquiring the second-tier FA Women’s Championship side.


Liverpool

Last season: 1st

Owner: Fenway Sports Group

Chief executive: Billy Hogan

Stadium: Anfield (54,000)

Kit supplier: Nike, £186 million (US$241.2 million), signed 2020, expires 2025

Main sponsor: Standard Chartered, UK£160 million (US$207.4 million), renewal signed 2018, expires 2023

Sleeve sponsor: N/A

Training kit partner: Axa, £60 million (US$77.8 million), signed 2019, expires 2022

2019/20 prize money: £35.5 million (US$45.5 million)

Other partners: Carlsburg, Mauritius, MG, Nivea Men, Petro-Canada Lubricants, HollyFrontier, EA Sports, Quorn, Tigerwit, Acronis, Iugis, NH Foods, Joie Baby, Lavazza, Vodafone, Reducose, Mitel, Tatweer Misr, Levi, Alexbank, Verbier, Extra Joss, Intel

Offseason developments: Having sealed their first domestic top-flight title in 30 years, the Anfield club’s success on the field of play in recent seasons has only heightened their commercial appeal. While the coronavirus pandemic saw the Reds lift the Premier League trophy behind closed doors, its disruption was felt off the pitch too, with former kit supplier New Balance securing a short-term extension to expiring contract to ensure the brand featured in the celebrations. That move forced Liverpool to defer their new five-year deal with Nike until August despite having won a legal battle with New Balance last October to swap kit partners. Having recently appointed Billy Hogan to replace former chief executive Peter Moore, the club’s next call to business will be to find a viable sleeve sponsor, after recently cutting short a £5 million (US$5.5 million) a year deal with Western Union by two seasons. 


Manchester City

Last season: 2nd

Owner: City Football Group (CFG)

Chief executive: Ferran Soriano

Stadium: Etihad Stadium (55,000)

Kit supplier: Puma, £650 million (US$842.8 million) signed 2019, expires 2029

Main sponsor: Etihad Airways, £400 million (US$518 million) signed 2011, expires 2021

Sleeve sponsor: Nexen Tire, £10 million (US$12.7 million) per season, renewed 2019, length unreported

Training kit partner: Marathonbet, signed 2019, value and length unreported

2019/20 prize money: £33.8 million (US$43.3 million)

Other partners: Etisalat, Nissan, Abu Dhabi, Nexen Tyre, Marathon Bet, SAP, Sure, Cisco, Wix, EA Sports, Midea, Hays, Xylem, Gatorade, Qnet, Tecno, Ubtech, JNC, Wega, Dsquared2, SeatGeek, Acronis, Vejo, SportsWater, Citibank, Nestle, Khmer Beverages, Kawien, Melco, SHB, Tecate, Heineken, Power Horse, Star Beer, Healthpoint, PZ Cussons, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Intel, Cadbury, Laybuy

Offseason developments: It has been a bittersweet summer in the blue half of Manchester. While City succeeded in overturning a two-year Uefa Champions League ban in July – which also saw the club’s fine for breaching Uefa financial fair play (FFP) rules reduced to £9 million (US$12 million) – a month later, the club suffered their fourth consecutive quarter-final exit from European soccer’s top club competition in unceremonious fashion. Lionel Messi also decided trying to get out of his contract at Barcelona was not worth the bother.


Manchester United

Last season: 3rd

Owner: The Glazer family

Managing director: Richard Arnold

Stadium: Old Trafford (75,000)

Kit supplier: Adidas, £75 million (US$97.2 million) per season, signed 2015, expires 2025

Main sponsor: Chevrolet, £64 million (US$82 million) per season, signed 2012, expires 2021

Sleeve sponsor: Kohler, £10 million (US$13 million) per season, signed 2018, length unreported

Training kit partner: Aon, £22.5 million (US$29.2 million) per season, includes training ground naming rights, signed 2013, expires 2021

2019/20 prize money: £32 million (US$41 million)

Other partners: Kohler, Aeroflot, Apollo Tyres, Cadbury, Canon Medical Systems, Casillero del Diablo, Chivas, DHL, Gulf, HCL, Konami, Maui Jim, Marriott Hotels, Melitta, Mlily, New Era, Remington, Swissquote, Tag Heuer, Visit Malta, Yabo, Harves, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Science in Sport, Lego

Offseason developments: With their Chevrolet and Aon partnerships set to expire at the end of the 2020/21 season, the Old Trafford club’s commercial department have plenty to getting on with. It was reported last year that the club were on the brink of signing a world record £70 million (US$93 million) annual kit deal with Haier, though the Chinese electronics firm was quick to rebuff reports that an agreement had been reached, despite meeting with club officials. United’s return to the Champions League may well prove important in commercial negotiations, with soccer’s biggest club competition providing enhanced global exposure for United.   


Newcastle United

Last season: 13th

Owner: Mike Ashley

Managing director: Lee Charnley

Stadium: St James’ Park (52,000)

Kit supplier: Puma, £6.5 million (US$8.4 million) per season, signed 2014, expires 2020

Main sponsor: Fun88, £6.5million (US$8.4 million) per season, renewal signed 2020, expires 2020

Sleeve sponsor: N/A

Training kit partner: N/A (included in Fun88 deal)

2019/20 prize money: £14.2 million (US$18.2 million)

Other partners: Sports Direct, Vitality, Carling, Mansionbet, Bet365, Pulman Volkswagen, Stelrad, Energy Impact, Everyone Active, London North Eastern Railway, DFDS, SSD Concerts, Tomahawk Steakhouse, Intu, Perfect Image, Loganair, Totum Sport

Offseason developments: Sports Direct tycoon Mike Ashley looks set to remain Newcastle United’s owner for at least another season after the club’s proposed £340 million (US$456 million) sale to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) fell through at the eleventh hour. With interest from American businessman Henry Mauriss and the Paris-based Bellagraph Nova Group has failing to materialise into anything more substantial, Ashley is now taking legal advice after accusing the Premier League of not acting 'appropriately' in formally rejecting Staveley’s takeover bid. 


Sheffield United

Last season: 9th

Owner(s): Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Musa-ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Chief executive: Stephen Bettis

Stadium: Bramall Lane (32,000)

Kit supplier: Adidas, £750,000 (US$932,000) per season, signed 2014, length unreported

Main sponsor: Union Standard Group, £3.5 million (US$4.3 million) per season, signed 2019, expires 2022

Sleeve sponsor: Union Standard Group, included in main sponsorship, signed 2019, expires 2022

Training kit partner: N/A

2019/20 prize money: £21.3 million (US$29.6 million)

Other partners: Utilita, SteelPhalt, Monster Energy,  Al Wefaq Rent a Car, PAS Nutrition, First Touch Games (FTG), Soccer Supplement

Offseason developments: The Blades begin their second season back in the Premier League in relatively good health. However, uncertainty still remains over their three-year deal with principal sponsor Union Standard International Group (USG) amid allegations troubling allegation regarding the broker's Australian operation. The company has entered administration only 15 months after signing a contract with the Blades but the club insist their deal is with USG's UK arm and is safe.


Southampton

Last season: 11th

Owner(s): Gao Jisheng (80 per cent), Katharina Liebherr (20 per cent)

Chief executive: Martin Semmens

Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium (33,000)

Kit supplier: Under Armour, £9 million (US$11.1 million), signed 2016, expires 2023

Main sponsor: Sportsbet.io, £4 million (US$5.1 million) per season, signed 2020, expires 2021

Sleeve sponsor: Virgin Media, £1.2 million (US$1.55 million), signed 2019, expires 2022

Training kit partner: N/A

2019/20 prize money: £17.8 million (US$22.8 million)

Other partners: Kuflink, Monster Energy, Kingfisher, Unibet, Etoro, Utilita, Wow Hydrate, Solent University, Showcase Cinema De Lux, Radio Taxis, Coliseum Coaches, Shanghai 1814, Elmtree, Healthspan, Waltet, Room Ten, Connect IT Utility Services, Cedar Group, Imperial Cars

Offseason developments: Tensions between the UK and China reached the south coast after Chinse firm LD Sports was replaced by multicurrency sports betting firm Sportsbet.io as the Saints’ main sponsor during preseason. LD’s three-year deal, signed in May 2019 and worth £7.5 million (US$9.9 million) per season, was reportedly cut short amid political wrangling between the two countries. Despite attempts from Southampton to ‘secure confirmation that LD Sports are still an appropriate and viable partner for the club’, they were ‘left with no alternative’ but to end the partnership. Sportsbet.io, part of the Coingaming Group, has penned a one-year agreement with the team.


Tottenham Hotspur

Last season: 6th

Owner(s): ENIC International Ltd.   

Chief executive: Daniel Levy

Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,000)

Kit supplier: Nike, £30 million (US$39.8 million) per season, signed 2018, expires 2033

Main sponsor: AIA, £320 million (US$414million), signed 2019, expires 2027

Sleeve sponsor: N/A

Training kit partner: N/A

2019/20 prize money: £26.6 million (US$34.1 million)

Other partners: HSBS, Hewlett Packard, William Hill, Fun88, Betway, Audi, Heineken, Monster Energy, Kumho Tyre, EA Sports, IWC Schaffhausen, Hotels.com, Cadbury, Hugo Boss, O.R.S, New Era, Maurten, Healthspan, Smartfish, Mammoth, Tiki Tonga

Offseason developments: During the height of lockdown in April, Spurs took out a £175 million (US$232 million) loan from the Bank of England to help them survive during the coronavirus crisis. The club are estimated to be losing out on more than £200 million (US$265 million) in revenue due to the pandemic, including the absence of National Football League (NFL) international games, causing chairman Daniel Levy to urge authorities to find a “safe way” to get fans back into stadiums. The club's long-awaited Amazon’s All or Nothing series also premiered on Prime Video on 31st August. 


West Bromwich Albion

Last season: Promoted from Championship 

Owner(s): Lai Guochuan

Chief executive: Xu Ke

Stadium: The Hawthorns (26,688)

Kit supplier: Puma, value unreported, signed 2018, length unreported

Main sponsor: Ideal Boilers, £3 million (US$3.8 million) per season, renewal signed 2019, expires 2021

Sleeve sponsor: N/A

Training kit partner: N/A (included in Ideal Boilers deal)

2019/20 prize money: Promoted from Championship

Other partners: 12Bet.com, Bet365, Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Lager, University of Wolverhampton, Molson Coors, Marc Darcy

Offseason developments: The Baggies’ WBA TV streaming platform will be getting an upgrade this season after the club signed a long-term partnership with StreamAMG.


West Ham United

Last season: 16th

Owner(s): David Sullivan, David Gold

Vice chairman: Karren Brady

Stadium: London Stadium (60,000)

Kit supplier: Umbro, £5 million per season (US$6.21million), renewal signed 2019, expires 2023

Main sponsor: Betway, £10 million (US$12.3 million) per season, signed 2019, expires 2025

Sleeve sponsor: Scope Markets, £1 million (US$1.3 million) to £1.5 million (US$1.9 million) per season, signed 2020, length unreported

Training kit partner: N/A (included in Betway deal)

2019/20 prize money: £8.9 million (US$9.1 million)

Other partners: Lycamobile, Monster Energy, RoadX Tyres, Experience Kissimmee, EVA Air, Heineken, Utilita, Global Reach, ITD Global, iPro, Spire London East Hospital, Paul Robinson Solicitors, Madisons Recruitment, London Event Design, Ivacy VPN, Soccer Supplement, Quattro Group, Hawes & Curtis, Global Image Sports

Offseason developments: A dismal 2019/20 for West Ham was compounded by posting a pre-tax loss of £28.2 million (US$37.4 million) for the year ending 31st May 2019. Despite having a rise in turnover to £190.7 million (US$253.2 million), this was offset by the wage bill rising by almost £30 million (US$39.8 million) to £135.8 million (US$180.3 million), taking the Hammers’ wages-to-turnover ratio to 71 per cent. With new kit supplier and sleeve sponsor deals, as well a slew of other partnerships, secured for the new campaign, the club will also be hoping for better fortunes on the field this term. 


Wolverhampton Wanderers

Last season: 7th

Owner(s): Fosun International

Executive chairman: Jeff Shi

Stadium: Molineux (32,000)

Kit supplier: Adidas, £3 million (US$3.72 million) per season, expires 2022

Main sponsor: ManBetX, value £8 million (US$9.8 million) per season, signed 2019, length unreported

Sleeve sponsor: Aeroset, value unreported, signed 2020, length unreported

Training kit partner: N/A 

2019/20 prize money: £24.9 million (US$31.9 million)

Other partners: Carling, Bet365, Crypto Millions Lotto, University of Wolverhampton, Silverbug, Altodigital, Energy Angels, Precision Hydration, Tile Choice, Blyth Group, DIS Graphics, Club Med, A&H Construction, Mauve, Nuffield Health, Three Pines, Reconomy, Wednesfield Radio Cars, City of Wolverhampton College, Smile Works Dentistry, BBC WM 

Offseason developments: As part of efforts to grow their global brand, Wolves have branched out significantly into the esports market. In March, the club launched their very own tournament portal, enabling users to take part in online gaming events. This was followed with Wolves’ first ever Fortnite tournaments, in addition to partnering with the Gulf Racing team for the virtual 24 hours of Le Mans and joining the Identity V League. The Midlands outfit have also partnered with China’s Weibo Esports Club, with all this esports expansion helping to grow Wolves’ fanbase by 400 per cent in a little over 18 months. 



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