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finances, revenues, transfers and salaries Newcastle United

Here you will find extensive information on Newcastle United finances, transfers and player salaries. We offer you detailed insights into the club's financial situation, including revenue from merchandising, sponsorship and ticket sales, as well as spending on player transfers, salaries and infrastructure. Our website is updated regularly to ensure you are always aware of the latest developments.


Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. The club plays in the Premier League, the highest division in the English football league system. The club was formed in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. The team play their home games at St James' Park in central Newcastle. Following the Taylor Report, which required all Premier League clubs to have stadiums with seats, the stadium was remodeled in the 1990s and currently has a capacity of 52,305.

The club were participants in the top tier of English football for all but three seasons from the formation of the Premier League in 1992 and have never left the second tier since joining the Football League in 1893. Newcastle have won four league titles, six FA Cups, one FA Charity Shield and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1968-69, which is the ninth-highest trophy tally among English clubs. The club's most successful period was between 1904 and 1910 when they won an FA Cup and three of their League titles. The last major title win was in 1955. More recently, the club were runners-up or FA Cup finalists four times in the 1990s. Newcastle were relegated in 2009 and 2016 but managed straight back to the Premier League as champions each time.

Newcastle have a longstanding rivalry with nearby Sunderland, with whom they have hosted the Tyne Wear derby since 1898. The team's traditional kit colors are black and white striped shirts, black shorts and black socks. Their coat of arms contains elements of the city coat of arms, which shows two gray hippocamps. Before each home game, the team takes the field to the song "Local Hero" and "Blaydon Races" is also sung during games. The movie Goal! 2005 featured Newcastle United and many credit the film with boosting the club's popularity with players and fans.

Newcastle United was incorporated in September 1895 as a private limited company. In April 1997, John Hall took the club public. Later that year, Hall resigned as chairman and was replaced by Shepherd. In December 1998, media group NTL had considered a full takeover of the club after buying a 6.3% stake in the club for £10m. This was later dropped following concerns by the Competitions Commission, established in April 1999, about the ownership of football clubs by media outlets. In 2007 Mike Ashley bought the club and acquired more shares until he owned 93.19% of the club.

Ashley had announced plans to sell the club three times. The first time this happened was after fan protests against Kevin Keegan's retirement in September 2008, when Ashley declared, "I've been listening to you guys. You guys want me to go. That's what I'm trying to do now." On May 31 In 2009 it was reported that Ashley wanted to sell the club again.On 8 June 2009 Ashley confirmed the club was up for sale, at a price of £100m.The club had been withdrawn from the market by the end of August 2009. On 16 June 2009 In October 2017 Newcastle United announced that Ashley had put the club up for sale again and that he hoped a deal could be finalized by Christmas 2017.

In April 2020 it was reported that a consortium consisting of the Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media had finalized a bid to acquire Newcastle United. The proposed takeover has sparked concerns and criticism, including allegations of sports washing related to the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia and the ongoing piracy of sports broadcasts in the region.

In July 2020, Saudi Arabia officially pulled out of the Newcastle deal, stating that they would withdraw their interest in acquiring the club. However, in October 2021, the Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media officially confirmed the completion of the Newcastle United acquisition. In May 2022 it was reported that Boris Johnson's UK government was involved in the takeover.

  • Name: Newcastle United Football Club

  • Headquarters: Newcastle upon Tyne, England

  • Founded: 1881 (as Stanley FC)

  • Colours: black and white

  • Owners: PIF (80%), RB Sports & Media (10%), PCP Capital Partners (10%)

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  • Venue: St James' Park

  • Places: 52,305[1]

  • League: Premier League

Newcastle United revenue and full year results for financial years 2016/17 to 2021/22

Newcastle United's owner, the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is a sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia established in 1971 to invest money on behalf of the government. With estimated total assets of 382 billion euros, the PIF is one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world. Originally, he applied a conservative investment strategy and granted loans for national development projects. However, it has since grown into a global investor and is part of the Saudi government's Vision 2030 development plan, which aims to grow it into the world's largest sovereign wealth fund. The fund's headquarters are in Riyadh, with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as chairman having a significant say in its decisions. This makes Newcastle United's owners the richest owners in the world (see the list below).

The ten richest football club owners in 2023:

  1. Public Investment Fund (PIF) - net worth: 379.51 billion - Club: Newcastle United

  2. Qatar Investment Authority - net worth: 260.91 billion - club: Paris St Germain

  3. Sheikh Mansour - net worth: 24.86 billion - Club: Manchester City, among others

  4. Mark Mateschitz - net worth: 18.60 billion - Club: RB Leipzig, Red Bull Salzburg, among others

  5. Andrea Agnelli - net worth: 16.60 billion - club: Juventus

  6. Todd Boehly - net worth: 12.71 billion - club: Chelsea FC

  7. Philip Anschutz - net worth: $9.58B - Club: LA Galaxy

  8. Stan Kroenke - net worth: $8.06B - Club: Arsenal FC

  9. Zhang Jindong - net worth: 7.31 billion - Club: Inter Milan

  10. Guo Guangchang - net worth: 6.17 billion - club: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Revenues and full-year results of Newcastle United from the financial years 2016/17 to 2021/22 in million euros:


  • 2021/22, 212.00

  • 2020/21, 170.00

  • 2019/20, 185.00

  • 2018/19, 200.00

  • 2017/18, 201.00

  • 2016/17, 104.00

Annual results:

  • 2021/22: -12.00

  • 2020/21: -17.00

  • 2019/20: -31.56

  • 2018/19: 49.77

  • 2017/18: 27.92

  • 2016/17: -57.06

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