Salaries vs. Performance – Barclays Premier League 2011/20120


Following the articles published by Football Industry addressing the relationship between sports performance and average annual salaries paid per player by clubs, today we present this data for the 2011/2012 season.

In the 2011/2012 edition of Barclays Premier League, Manchester City won the championship presenting the highest average annual salary per player.

From a positive perspective, Swansea City and Norwich City managed to reach the 11th and 12th places recording only the 19th and 20th highest salary figures. In the opposite perspective, Aston Villa was the case with less success finishing in 16th place with the 7th highest average annual salary per player.

Only Manchester City reached the championship position corresponding to the ranking of average annual salary per player.

Overall, the average annual salary grew 4% between 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 from 2.47 to 2.56 million Euros. The amount paid by Manchester City was 4.8 times higher than the one of Wolverhampton, club with the lowest value.

Average Annual Salary per Player 11/12
Average Annual Salary per Player 10/11
Var. (%)
Salaries Ranking 11/12
League Position 11/12
Difference 11/12
1Man. City6.156.706 €5.271.732 €17%110
2Man. United4.608.335 €3.931.445 €17%321
3Arsenal4.307.736 €3.759.622 €15%431
4Tottenham3.087.900 €2.712.480 €14%642
5Newcastle2.127.220 €1.594.822 €33%954
6Chelsea4.769.022 €4.838.917 €-1%26-4
7Everton1.905.886 €1.688.910 €13%1174
8Liverpool3.944.051 €3.724.316 €6%58-3
9Fulham1.855.479 €1.726.799 €7%1293
10West Bromwich1.664.035 €1.175.075 €42%15105
11Swansea City1.200.850 €--19118
12Norwich City1.187.408 €--20128
13Sunderland2.195.840 €1.685.718 €30%813-5
14Stoke City1.724.430 €1.389.349 €24%1314-1
15Wigan Athletic1.303.780 €1.301.690 €0%17152
16Aston Villa2.550.079 €2.896.176 €-12%716-9
17Queens Park Rangers1.989.980 €--1017-7
18Bolton1.616.493 €1.668.271 €-3%1618-2
19Blackburn1.667.662 €1.541.023 €8%1419-5
20Wolverhampton1.269.470 €1.042.397 €22%1820-2

Change in the Global Average Annual Salary of the League between 10/11 and 11/12: + 4%

Note: Exchange Rate June 11, 2013: 1 GBP = 1.175 EUR

Nuno Bolas

Escrito por: Nuno Bolas

Consultor e Analista, Mestre em Gestão pela NOVA - School of Business and Economics.

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