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Premier League Club Ownership: Who Owns Every Premiership Football Club in England?

Here is the comprehensive list of the owners of all English Premier League clubs. 

In the world of English football, the ownership of clubs varies greatly, from individual investors to multinational conglomerates. Let’s take a closer look at the ownership structures of each Premier League club:


American Stan Kroenke acquired a 9.9% stake in Arsenal in 2007, gradually increasing his ownership until he assumed 100% control in 2018. Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, his holding company, oversees both Arsenal and Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids.

**Aston Villa**

Nassef Sawaris and Wes Edens, collectively known as V Sports, acquired a controlling stake in Aston Villa in 2018. They also invested in Vitoria Guimaraes, reducing their stake to 29% after both clubs qualified for the Europa Conference League.


Matthew Benham took full control of Brentford in 2012, after initially investing in the club in 2005. While he previously held shares in Danish side FC Midtjylland, he sold them in August.


Tony Bloom, a devoted Brighton fan, secured a 75% shareholding in the club in 2009. He also completed the takeover of Saint-Gilloise in 2018, adjusting his ownership stake after both clubs qualified for the Europa League.


In 2022, Maxim Demin sold his 100% stake in Bournemouth to American businessman Bill Foley’s Black Knight Football Club. Foley’s diverse portfolio includes investments in French Ligue 1 and the Australian A-League.


ALK Capital acquired an 83% stake in Burnley in 2020, forging a “strategic relationship” with Scottish Premiership side Dundee. Other notable investors include former NFL star JJ Watt and US sport and YouTube entertainment group Dude Perfect.


American investor Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital completed a £4.25bn takeover of Chelsea in 2022. Boehly’s investments extend to baseball, women’s basketball, and NBA franchises, sparking speculation about potential Saudi involvement at Stamford Bridge.

**Crystal Palace**

John Textor’s Eagle Football Holdings owns Crystal Palace, along with other clubs globally. Textor expanded his portfolio with the acquisition of French side Lyon in 2022.


Farhad Moshiri became the major shareholder of Everton in 2016, steadily increasing his stake since then. However, talks of a potential sale to Miami-based investment firm 777 Partners loom, signaling potential changes in ownership.


Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, purchased Fulham in 2013. His diverse interests include co-ownership of wrestling company All Elite Wrestling (AEW).


Fenway Sports Group acquired Liverpool in 2010, with Redbird Capital Partners joining as a partner in 2021. Their investments extend to Serie A and French Ligue 1 clubs.

**Luton Town**

Luton Town Football Club 2020, chaired by David Wilkinson, owns Luton Town. Notable director Paul Ballantyne plays a significant role in the company.

**Manchester City**

The City Football Group (CFG), founded by Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Khaldoon Al Mubarak, boasts a majority ownership by Abu Dhabi United Group. CFG’s global presence includes clubs in Girona, Mumbai City, and New York City.

**Manchester United**

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s Ineos Group acquired a 25% stake in Manchester United in December. Ratcliffe’s diverse interests span across football and other sports ventures.

**Newcastle United**

Newcastle United is owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), making them one of the richest clubs globally. PIF’s acquisitions extend to prominent Saudi Arabian clubs, fueling speculation about potential player signings and transfers.

**Nottingham Forest**

Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis purchased Nottingham Forest in 2017. His ownership portfolio includes Greek top-flight side Olympiakos and Portuguese club Rio Ave.

**Sheffield United**

Prince Abdullah’s United World Group owns 50% of Sheffield United, with plans for a potential sale underway. Abdullah’s investments extend globally, including Belgium, France, and India.


British investment company ENIC International holds the majority of shares in Tottenham, with ties to various European clubs in the past. Their investment strategy shifted towards a larger stake in Tottenham in 2007.

**West Ham**

The majority of shares in West Ham are held by David Sullivan, Daniel Kretinsky, and Vanessa Gold. Kretinsky’s influence in Czech football has led to strategic player acquisitions for West Ham.


Fosun Group, a Chinese investment firm, owns Wolves. Their ownership interests include shares previously held in Swiss club Grasshoppers, signaling their global investment strategy.

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