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Manchester United FC Ltd

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The club was formed as Newton Heath L&YR F.C. in 1878 as the works team of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway depot at Newton Heath, changing its name to Manchester United in 1902. Prior to the 2005 takeover by the Glazer family the company had traded as Manchester United plc on the London Stock Exchange (since 1991) and prior to flotation was registered as Manchester United Football Club Limited. The club relisted as a plc on the NYSE on 10 August 2012.

Turnover and pre-tax profit figures are in £ millions. Please note figures shown below with a * are for the plc and other results are for Manchester United FC Ltd.

Financial Overview

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

2015/16*

515.345

48.833

45.0

799

2014/15*

395.178

-3.567

51.0

813

2013/14*

433.164

40.503

 

869

2012/13*

363.189

-8.793

 

 

2011/12*

320.320

-4.664

 

 

- - -

- - -

- - -

- - -

- - -

2007/08

180.267

23.515

56.7

313

2006/07

143.823

19.541

53.3

270

2005/06

105.925

-3.486

66.0

276

2004/05

107.561

-8.672

60.8

297

2003/04*

169.080

27.907

45.5

504

2002/03*

173.001

39.345

46.0

493

2001/02*

146.062

32.347

47.9

495

2000/01*

129.569

21.778

38.6

536

1999/00*

116.005

16.788

38.6

526

1998/99*

110.674

22.411

33.4

498

1997/98*

87.875

14.104

30.6

463

1996/97*

87.939

27.577

25.6

412

1995/96*

53.316

15.399

24.9

338

1994/95*

60.622

20.014

 

299

1993/94*

43.815

10.766

 

 

1992/93*

25.177

4.202

 

 

1991/92*

20.145

5.056

 

 

* = Manchester United plc

 

Average Match Attendances

Season
Ave. No. Spectators

2015/16

75,279

2014/15

75,335

2013/14

75,207

2012/13

75,530

2011/12

75,387

- - -

- - -

2008/09

75,305

2007/08

75,690

2006/07

75,826

2005/06

68,674

2004/05

67,750

2003/04

67,640

2002/03

67,602

2001/02

67,557

2000/01

67,490

1999/00

58,014

1998/99

55,188

1997/98

55,168

1996/97

55,081

1995/96

41,683

1994/95

43,683

Website: 
www.manutd.com

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