Premier League Shirt Sponsors Dominated By Betting Companies

Source: Statista

If you’ve watched a Premier League game on TV in the UK over the last few years you will have undoubtedly been met with such phrases as ‘bet in play now’, ‘latest live odds’ or ‘£50 free bet’ during the half-time break. Gambling has of course always gone hand in hand with sport but the rise and development of modern betting culture in football has been particularly interesting to observe.

Even when the game is running, viewers are exposed to the advertising efforts of gambling firms looking to gain an edge in this fiercely competitive market. In recent years, one avenue exploited more and more has been shirt sponsorship. Behind only perhaps the renaming of a stadium, the centre of a teams jersey is prime advertising real estate. As the infographic below shows, in the current 2016/17 season, exactly half of the teams in the Premier League have a main shirt sponsor from the gambling industry – back in 2013/14, this stood at 15 percent, and in the previous year 25.

This chart shows the share of Premier League teams with a shirt sponsor from the gambling industry:

Infographic: Premier League Shirt Sponsors Dominated By Betting Companies | Statista
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How Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri’s Salary Measures Up

Source: Statista

Claudio Ranieri’s feat in leading Leicester to the Premier League title was remarkable but so too is his salary by football standards. One of Statista’s recent infographics featured in the indy100 shows that Ranieri was paid £1.5 million this season, roughly the same amount as Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. Ranieri has reportedly received a £1.7 million bonus for winning the league and is due a new deal worth £3 million next year. However, he is still paid far less than Arsene Wenger or Louis van Gaal.

This chart shows Claudio Ranieri’s salary compared to other Premier League managers at the start of the 2015/2016 season.

Infographic: How Claudio Ranieri's salary measures up | Statista
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What Premier League Team Sells The Most Expensive Match-Day Tickets?

What Premier League Team Sells The Most Expensive Match-Day Tickets? You would think Liverpool based on the recent walkout by their fans but they come in third.

What about league leaders Leicester? You’ll be shocked to see they provide the cheapest tickets!

Here is the complete list. Where does your team place?

Cheapest Macth Day Tickets

Source: BBC

Are You Fat and Love Football/Soccer? Then This League is For You! ;)

Do you have a BMI over 30? Does a large shirt fit a bit snugly? Still think you have some moves on the football/soccer field? Then we have good news! ManVFat has a league for the portly player 😉

You have to love that you can’t play if you have a BMI under 30 – if you do then you have to form your own league!

Andy Allsop told BBC’s Radio 5 Live:

We’ve all been to weight watchers and slimming world and all sorts of stuff where you go, you pay your money, you get weighed and then you talk about how you’re going to do better next week.

This way you go and weigh yourself but you don’t go and talk about it, you play on a football pitch.

Weight is everybody’s Everest that goes there, we’re all trying our hardest.

It’s one of the few places you can back yourself for pace in the game!

Who is he to speak? Check out this cheeky move: