Irons in world’s top 20 at £203m

David-Sullivan-and-David--001Forbes has published a list of the top 20 most valuable football clubs in the world with West Ham managing to rank at 19th.

It means the Hammers are the eighth most valuable club in England behind Manchester United £2.07Bn, Manchester City £905m, Chelsea £898m, Liverpool £644m,  Spurs £394m and Newcastle £229m.

West Ham’s value of £203m is based on a revenue of £122m.

David Sullivan and David Gold purchased 50% of West Ham  in 2010 valuing it at £105m,  later that year they increased their ownership to 60% for an additional £8m.

In 2013 Sullivan invested another £25.5m to buy a further 26.2% of West Ham taking their combined share holding to 86.2% (Sullivan 51.1% / Gold 35.1%) Gold and Sullivan have also invested a total of £49.2m in share holder loans to the club in five years.

The latest valuation by Forbes of £203m means Sullivan’s shareholding could be valued at £102.7m while Gold’s shares are valued  £71.23m although Claret and Hugh understand nether have any intention of  selling up .


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Irons in world’s top 20 at £203m

  1. And when Newcastle are relegated they will move up I position.
    When we move that will double

  2. Good news for West Ham! If a sheikh is interested in buying Milan… Well you’re welcome!
    Berlusconi fuori dai coglioni insieme ad Allardyce (Berlusconi get the fu*k out of here along with Allardyce)… Lol

  3. Matte it will happen if the barbs want the second team in Manchester with the old commonwealth arena then there is going to be a queue wanting the best team in London with the Olympic Arena,
    Maybe Putin ?

  4. I wonder what the value was when we were relegate. Of course Sam Allardyce had nothing to with this increase. If he had not been appointed we would be in the semi finals of the European cup. Sacking Sam would be a remake of one threw other cuckoo nest.

    The owners are not that dumb!

  5. Ahaha… Putin, Berlusconi’s best friend… Lol

  6. He has to put that money somewhere,
    He can ride his horse across our ground in his judo suit making gay comments,
    As long as he buys Messi,Ronaldo,Neymar,Tevez,Bale,Rooney,Aguero,
    Makes Marinio manager,
    And makes non ST holders real fans that count and no banjo,s in the stadium

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