Sergio Gallardo


Of the 20 clubs in the Premier League, eight have US owners


The Premier League is the world’s top domestic soccer division. It has the best players, coaches and infrastructure, and is a commercial powerhouse.

US investors have set their sights  on England’s top flight, with  several Premier League clubs now under American ownership.


Todd Boehly bought Chelsea from Roman Abramovich for $5.2bn last summer. Since then, he has spent  more than $600m on signings.

Boehly owns 20% of MLS franchise  the LA Dodgers and WNBA team the LA Sparks. He also has a 27% joint stake in NBA giants the LA Lakers.

Stan Kroenke has been Arsenal's sole  owner since 2018. He also controls the Denver Nuggets in the NBA, and the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL.


Headed up by John W Henry, Fenway Sports Group saved the club from bankruptcy in the 2010/11 season, buying the Reds for £300m.


Henry is the owner of MLB franchise the Boston Red Sox, too. FSG could now sell Liverpool - the group began inviting offers late last year.

With a 98% stake in the club, the Glazers have had control of United since 2005. They’re also the owners of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL.


Malcolm Glazer died in 2014, and  his sons, Joel and Avram, became  the 20-time English champions’  co-owners and co-chairmen.

Since 2018, Wes Edens and Egyptian Nassef Sawiris have owned Villa. The American is additionally co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA.


Bill Foley led a consortium that took over at Bournemouth in December last year. Foley is also the owner of the Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL.


Josh Harris, David Blitzer and John Textor are co-owners, alongside Briton Steve Parish. Harris and Blitzer bought an 18% stake for some $70m in 2015.


Harris owns the New Jersey Devils in the NFL and the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. Blitzer is a shareholder in both, plus several other sports teams.

Textor took a 40% stake in 2021 for over $100m. Among his other sports business interests, he is majority shareholder at Botafogo and Lyon.

American holding company 49ers Enterprises has a 44% stake in Leeds United, whose majority owner and chairman is Italian Andrea Radrizzani


Only five Premier League clubs have British owners. The division is awash with US money - but there’s plenty of investment from elsewhere, too...

Newcastle United (Saudi Arabia), Manchester City (UAE), Leicester City (Thailand), Everton (Iran), Nottingham Forest (Greece), Wolves (China)…