Owen, Capello top British football rich list

Michael Owen and Fabio Capello are the richest player and manager respectively in Four Four Two Magazine's list of the wealthiest people in British football.

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Owen's name would come as a surprise to some, given that the striker has suffered from frequent injuries and has not had many opportunities to play for Manchester United.

However, a slew of lucrative sponsorship and endorsement deals have seen the Englishman pip the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney. Owen's net worth is estimated to be around £40 million, with Ferdinand at £36 million, and Giggs and Rooney at £30 million each. 

If all English players, including those plying their trade abroad are considered, David Beckham is gilded streets ahead of everyone - with a measly £135 million to his name. To put that in perspective, Tuvalu - a tiny country in the Pacific - has a GDP of £32 million

Beckham topped the 2010-11 list as well, with £100 million and has added a cool £35 million to the kitty in the past year. 

The list of wealthiest coaches is filled with the usual suspects. England manager Fabio Capello comes out top with £38 million, followed by Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Roberto Mancini and surprise, surprise - Sven-Goran Eriksson.  

The wealthiest club owners didn't throw up too many surprises - with Manchester City's Sheikh Mansour valued at £20 billion, followed by Uzbek tycoon Alisher Usmanov, who owns 29.28 per cent of Arsenal and steel magnate Laxmi Mittal who owns 33 percent owner of Queen's Park Rangers.

Football's Richest Owners (Top 10)

Name Club Worth More than the GDP of
Sheikh Mansour Manchester City £20 billion Estonia
Alisher Usmanov Arsenal (29.28 %) £12.4 billion Namibia
Laxmi Mittal QPR (33 %) £11.8 billion Albania
Roman Abramovich Chelsea £10.3 billion Mozambique
The Liebherr Family Southampton £3 billion Guam
Joe Lewis Tottenham Hotspur £2.8 billion Guam
Dennis O'Brien Celtic £2.5 billion Faroe Islands
Stanley Kroenke Arsenal (66 %) £1.8 billion Cape Verde
Malcolm Glazer Manchester United £1.64 billion San Marino
Mike Ashley Newcastle United £1.37 billion Djibouti

Football's Richest Managers (Top 10)

Name Club/ Country Worth
Fabio Capello England £38 million
Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United £27 million
Arsene Wenger Arsenal £20 million
Roberto Mancini Manchester City £19 million
Sven-Goran Eriksson Leicester City £15 million
Harry Redknapp Tottenham £10 million
Steve Bruce Sunderland £9 million
Kenny Dalglish Liverpool £8 million
Andre Villas-Boas Chelsea £7 million
Alex McLeish Aston Villa £6 million

Football's Richest Players (Top 10)

Name Club/ Country Worth
David Beckham Los Angeles Galaxy £135 million
Michael Owen Manchester United £40 million
Rio Ferdinand Manchester United £36 million
Ryan Giggs Manchester United £30 million
Wayne Rooney Manchester United £30 million
Steven Gerrard Liverpool £27 million
Frank Lampard Chelsea £26 million
John Terry Chelsea £22 million
Didier Drogba Chelsea £19 million
Fernando Torres Chelsea £18 million


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