Stoke City‘s finances have been compared to their Championship rivals.
Football finance expert Kieran Maguire has collated the latest figures for all 24 clubs in the second tier of English football in 2018/19 – and it has thrown up some interesting comparisons.
The 2018/19 campaign was the Potters’ first season back in the Championship, following their relegation from the Premier League.
And, while they finished down in 16th place in the table, they enjoyed the second highest revenue, of £70.6m – behind only West Brom (£70.8m).
They also had the second highest wage bill, of £56m, behind Aston Villa (£95m), who won promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.
It means the club was forking out 79 percent of its income on wages, with an average weekly wage of just over £26,000.
Leeds United banked £48.9m in revenue and had a wage bill of £46.2m.