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Estimated Total Players' Earnings English Football Leagues - 1996 to 2004

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In the nine years this table covers, Premier League footballers saw their earnings increase by a multiple of five. Notes: All figures are in £ million. Estimates include National Insurance contributions but exclude 'salary sacrifices' (amounts paid to players' pension funds) and so do not represent the total players' wage bill borne by clubs.

Source: Deloitte

Stats Table: 
SeasonPremierChampionshipLeague 1League 2
1995/96110502213
1996/97135592614
1997/98190803317
1999/99284824220
1999/003191144223
2000/013961384224
2001/024751505127
2002/035481494826
2003/045831384025