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Sunderland Association Football Club Ltd.

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Traditional Sunderland football shirt

The club play at the 'Stadium of Light' which has a capacity of 49,000 spectators. In 1996, the club was floated on the London Stock Exchange under the chairmanship of Bob Murray but delisted in 2004. The Drumaville group bought the club in July 2006 in a deal which valued the club at £53m (in 2014, Brand Finance website valued the club at USD $93 million, ranked 31st in the world overall). The Drumaville Consortium secured 89.13% of the shares in Sunderland Ltd. and ex-player Niall Quinn became Chairman. American businessman Ellis Short then gained a controlling interest in Sunderland A.F.C. in 2008, and assumed full ownership of the club in May 2009. Official kit supplier to the club since 2012 has been Adidas (taking over from Umbro who had been supplier for 5 years previous).

Turnover and pre-tax profit figures given below are in millions.

Financial Overview

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

2015/16

108.000

-33.000

77.6

 

2014/15

101.000

-25.400

76.3

 

2013/14

104.400

-17.100

67.0

 

2012/13

75.500

-13.000

77.0

 

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2007/08

63.477

-2.274

58.1

562

2006/07

26.207

-13.658

90.1

528

2005/06

39.258

6.129

44.2

497

2004/05

25.341

-7.818

64.3

471

2003/04*

28.531

-1.216

59.1

468

2002/03*

42.454

-20.642

80.1

600

2001/02*

43.829

-2.790

58.8

606

2000/01*

46.021

3.011

 

605

1999/00*

36.292

-1.963

 

564

1998/99

24.078

1.465

 

540

1997/98

18.825

0.564

 

506

1996/97

13.415

3.080

 

627

1995/96

5.507

-0.084

 

 

* Sunderland plc - other figures for Sunderland AFC Ltd.

 

Average Match Attendances*

* Domestic League Matches

Season
Ave. No. Spectators

2015/16

43,071

2014/15

41,379

2009/10

40,355

2004/05

32,820

1999/00

41,375

1994/95

15,475

Website: 
www.safc.com

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