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Barnsley Football Club Ltd

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The club was originally founded in 1887 as Barnsley St. Peter's, playing in the Sheffield and District League from 1890, then in the Midland League from 1895 and finally joining the Football League proper in 1898. Barnsley FC plays at The Oakwell Stadium (capacity 23,009, and 3 whippets). Turnover and pre-tax profit figures are in millions. Relegation and the collapse of ITV Digital led to the football club being placed into administration in October 2002 by then owner John Dennis. Ten days before the club was due to close the then mayor of Barnsley, Peter Doyle made a takeover approach and his was confirmed by December 2002. In September 2003, former Leeds United chairman Peter Ridsdale announced that he had purchased the club alongside local businessman Patrick Cryne. Ridsdale ultimately stepped down in December 2004 and ownership was transferred to board member Gordon Shepard, with Cryne remaining in a prominent position at the club.

Financial Overiew

Year
Turnover
Pre-tax profit
Wages / Turnover ratio (%)
Employees

2007/08

 

3.847

 

113

- - -

- - -

- - -

- - -

- - -

2002/03

1.207

 

 

 

2001/02

4.500

-0.608

 

119

2000/01

8.429

 

 

 

1999/00

7.964

-2.007

 

105

1998/99

7.640

0.799

92.6

103

1997/98

12.700

0.717

32.9

103

Website: 
www.barnsleyfc.co.uk

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