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  • Oklahoma City Thunder No1 earners in sport as gender gulf endures

    By Nick Harris 26 November 2017 Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA are now the best paid team in global sport according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2017, published today. This year’s GSSS is a 140-page special edition, which, for the first time, includes an ‘audit’ that quantifies the gulf between men’s and women’s professional […]

  • Premier League shirt sponsorship deals soar to £281.8m

    By Alex Miller  25 July 2017 Premier League clubs have smashed their own record for combined shirt sponsorship deals, with the 20 clubs generating £281.8 million for the 2017-18 season, a rise of more than £55m on last year. The increase underlines the commercial strength of the League with shirt sponsorships close to trebling in seven years. The combined total in 2010-11, when Sportingintelligence […]

  • Where the money went: Chelsea top prize cash table with £151m

    By Sportingintelligence 1 June 2017 Chelsea’s Premier League title win in Antonio Conte’s first season as a manager in England earned them almost £151m in prize cash, with official figures released today showing they have pocketed £150,811,183 from central funds alone. The money comes primarily from the PL’s huge TV deals but also includes Chelsea’s share of […]

  • Sharapova, Guardiola, doping, darkness and light

    By Edmund Willison 25 April 2017 This week sees the return of the former darling of tennis, Maria Sharapova, after a 15-month drugs ban from professional sport. The highest earning woman in global sport plays as a wild card in the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart from Wednesday. In the wake of her positive test early last year for a recently banned […]

  • Cavaliers No1 in world sports pay, Man Utd highest in football

    By Nick Harris 13 November 2016 The Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA are now the best paid team in global sport according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2016, to be published in full tomorrow, and with key extracts in today’s Mail on Sunday (links below). The average first-team pay at the Cavaliers, home to NBA icon LeBron James, […]

  • Man Utd pip Real Madrid and Barca in global shirt sales league

    By Alex  Miller 16 October 2016 Manchester United have regained their status as the world’s most popular football club by sales of official replica shirts according to authoritative new research. The Old Trafford club sold an average of 1.75m shirts per year in the five-season period from 2011-12 to 2015-16 inclusive. That puts them in the […]

  • Brian Sears: RIP

    By Sportingintelligence 16 September 2016 Brian Sears, the in-house statistician for Sportingintelligence who was a founding partner in this website and a weekly contributor for almost seven since years since our launch in late 2009, passed away suddenly last night. Brian, 73, was a retired school teacher whose abiding passions were, in order, his family, Watford FC, and his […]

  • Win or bust for Leicester’s title hopes – against bogey team Arsenal

     By Brian Sears  19 August 2016 It was this time a year ago that we wrote that Chelsea’s title hopes were as good as gone after two games – purely from a statistical history point of view. Jose Mourinho’s team (as they were then) had lost both their opening games, and in the piece linked here we […]

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    How Giroud tops Vardy, and why Arsenal fail to spend

    By Joel Oberstone 18 August 2016 Arsenal began the season with a home defeat. Some fans already have their annual revolt against Arsene Wenger underway. It’s business as usual, this growing disquiet that club and manager will make a mess of hiring good new players. With the next fixture on Saturday away at champions Leicester, now is perhaps […]

  • Hull have hardest start, Baggies and Mourinho’s United the easiest

    By Brian Sears  12 August 2016 So the 25th Premier League season is about to start and we reckon that Hull and Watford have the trickiest starts. West Brom have it easiest, followed by Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. By the end of August each club will have played three league games before the international break. One ‘objective’ […]

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