Revealed: Leeds United's staggering wage bill increase since 1992 compared to Manchester United, Celtic and Rangers

A football finance expert has charted the meteoric rise in yearly wages since the beginning of the Premier League back in 1992.

Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 9:43 am
Revealed: Leeds United's staggering yearly wage bill increase from 1992 compared to British rivals Manchester United, Celtic and Rangers

Kieran Magure has documented how much clubs - including Leeds, Manchester United, Celtic and Rangers - were paying 17-years ago compared to now, also working out the percentage difference which makes for interesting reading.

Maguire states that back in 1992 a pint of lager cost would £1.44, if the price of beer had risen in line with Premier League wages, a pint would today cost £44.88.

To see the results and how Leeds United compare to other British clubs, simply scroll down and click through the pages...

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Manchester City have enjoyed a meteoric rise since Middle Eastern investment in the club. In 1992 their wage bill was 4m, now its 315.8m. Thats an increase of 7862%.
The Roman Abramovich era has seen the London club splash the cash. In 1992 their wage budget was 4.5m, now it is 285.6m. An increase of 6206%.
The Premier League eras most successful club, Manchester Uniteds wage bill has grown from 7.6m in 1992 to 332.2m in 2020. Thats an increase of 4280%.
The Premier League winners in waiting, Liverpools wage bill has grown from 7.7m in 1992 to 310m in 2020. A rise of 3945%.
The Merseyside clubs wage bill in 1992 was 4.5m. In 2020, that figure sits at 160m. An increase of 3441%.
Saints' wage bill in 1992 was 3.4m. Now, the South Coast club shells out 115.2m per year in wages. An increase of 3330%.
Another one of the Premier League eras most successful clubs, the Gunners enjoyed a wage bill of 6.9m in 1992. In 2020, that figure has risen to 231.7m. A 3248% increase.
In 1992, the London club had a wage bill of 3.8m. In 2020, that figure stands at 117.3m. Thats an increase of 3012%.
Tottenham had a wage bill of 6.2m back in 1992. Nowadays, that figure is up to 178.6m. An increase of 2759%.
A staple club in the Premier League era, Villa had a 4.5m yearly wage budget back in 1992. In 2020, that figure has increased to 95m. Thats a 2012% increase.
The Scottish giants had a wage bill of 3.8m back in 1992. In 2020, that figure now stands at 56.1m. An increase of 1367%.
The North East club had a 2.8m yearly wage bill back in 1992. In 2020, that figure is now 40.1m. An increase of 1322%.
In 1992, Norwich City paid 3.6m in yearly wages. In 2020, that figure is up to 51.2m, an increase of 1317%
Back in 1992, the Blades had a 3m wage budget. In 2020, that figure is up to 40.2m, an increase of 1284%.
The Owls had a 4.7m wage bill back in 1992. In 2020, that figure stands at 42.4m. An increase of 802%.
In 1992, Forests wage bill stood at 4.5m. Now, the figure is up to 36.3m. Thats an increase of 701%.
The Tractor Boys paid 2.8m in wages back in 1992. In 2020, that figure stands at 19m. An increase of 573%
Back in 1992, the Rs had a wage budget of 3.7m. Fast forward to 2020 and that figure is now 24m. Thats an increase of 543%.
Back in 1992, Leeds United were shelling out 5.3m on player wages. In 2020, that figure stands at 31.4m. Thats an increase of 497%
In 1992, the Scottish giants had a wage budget of 7.3m. In 2020, that figure now stands at 34.5m. An increase of 375%.
The one-time Premier League champions had a wage budget of 5.2m back in 1992. In 2020, that figure stands at 22.4m An increase of 333%.
Now in League One, Coventry City had a wage bill of 3m back in 1992. In 2020, that figure now stands at 5.3m. An increase of 78%.
Before the MK Dons scandal and fall and rise of Wimbledon, the London club had a wage bill of 2.7m. In 2020 and in now League One, it now stands at 4.7m. An increase of 73%.