1 Dec 2010

Agents do well out of English football clubs

10:23 am on 1 December 2010

Chelsea and Liverpool paid out 19.2 and 18.8 million dollars respectively to agents in the year ending in September 2010, according to English Premier League football figures.

That was 6 million dollars higher than the next biggest club - Manchester City, which splashed out 12.3 million on agents.

In all 140 million dollars passed hands between the 20 top-flight clubs and agents for the period October 2009 to September 2010...7.3 million less than the previous year.

Blackpool were bottom of the top-flight agent table having spent just 94 thousand dollars.

However, the newly promoted club imposed strict spending limits when they were promoted to the top-flight at the end of last season