Date: 30th May 2016 at 9:22pm
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With the £100million television ceiling being broken this season and handed to one club, where do Wimbledon fall in all time Premier League payments table?

With the Premier League releasing the figures for the total broadcasting payments in the division for 2015/16, with the full break downs, we already know Arsenal broke the £100million mark, and despite being relegated, Aston Villa picked up a new record £66 odd million for finishing in second place.

It also means Villa earned more than the Bundesliga Champions and Champions League Semi Finalists Bayern Munich this campaign, which does put the financial advantages of the English top flight into perspective – especially with next season it being said clubs will average around the £125million mark, and the team coming in 20th will pick up roughly what Arsenal did this year.

In the opening rebrand year of 1992/93 – 22 clubs shared a total pot of £38million and for 2015/16 that was £1.64billion shared.

Manchester United next year will be the first club to earn £1billion outright in historical prize money and they only need to secure a sixth place finish to achieve that, having already earned nearly £900million in the season’s since. With Arsenal and Liverpool trailing in second and third place respectively and Liverpool only £55million odd behind the Old Trafford side, it’s not going to be long at all before more hit the billion ceiling.

Considering one way or another it comes from the fans – tv subscriptions, merchandising, tickets, match day costs, oh yeah, sponsors and private companies try to attract us to spend as well and justify their advertising budget – you’d think a bit more than a £30 cap on away tickets could be achieved by the pockets we line.

Anyway, Spreadex.com have crunched the historical figures going back to the Premier League’s inception and have worked out what clubs have earned in total since.

And eligible clubs – 49 in total – have taken a total of £14.8billion in receipts in the past 24 years. Of those 49 clubs, Notts County and Luton Town qualify for the list with £1.49million dished out as parachute payments, despite neither having kicked a Premier League sponsored ball as they were relegated in the 1991/92 season from the old Division One.

As for the table itself, the top ten – with a number of ever presents is probably pretty predictable for all. The middle pack less so unless you are a fan of that club, so the only surprises really come further down the list where, with respect, only fans of those clubs probably remember them being in the division with the figures received showing how long it’s been since they were in the top flight.

I imagine the more discerning and wiser/elder fans amongst us won’t be as surprised as younger fans though to be fair.

Table
Club
Total Received
1
Manchester United
£870,270,178
2
Arsenal
£842,767,443
3
Liverpool
£815,422,132
4
Chelsea
£815,355,323
5
Tottenham Hotspur
£750,281,906
6
Manchester City
£723,497,948
7
Everton
£700,261,154
8
Newcastle United
£649,353,497
9
Aston Villa
£649,236,912
10
West Ham United
£585,267,008
11
Sunderland
£544,691,139
12
West Bromwich Albion
£469,320,933
13
Fulham
£469,282,303
14
Stoke City
£440,148,447
15
Southampton
£413,090,876
16
Blackburn Rovers
£407,374,059
17
Bolton Wanderers
£377,782,130
18
Wigan Athletic
£327,522,594
19
Swansea City
£324,027,184
20
Norwich City
£286,386,229
21
Crystal Palace
£266,351,695
22
Hull City
£257,682,121
23
Birmingham City
£256,856,871
24
Middlesbrough
£249,050,677
25
Leicester City
£247,730,615
26
Portsmouth
£231,278,314
27
Queens Park Rangers
£206,823,399
28
Wolverhampton Wanderers
£197,532,615
29
Reading
£173,350,044
30
Burnley
£167,908,143
31
Charlton Athletic
£159,014,046
32
Watford
£126,834,655
33
Leeds United
£125,476,974
34
Cardiff City
£107,934,984
35
Derby County
£107,637,845
36
Blackpool
£86,670,041
37
Bournemouth
£70,843,913
38
Coventry City
£45,864,675
39
Ipswich Town
£44,843,315
40
Sheffield United
£44,775,780
41
Wimbledon
£34,906,015
42
Sheffield Wednesday
£34,341,926
43
Bradford City
£23,365,274
44
Nottingham Forest
£20,132,869
45
Barnsley
£7,673,144
46
Oldham Athletic
£3,418,187
47
Swindon Town
£1,895,182
48
Luton Town
£1,493,500
49
Notts County
£1,493,500
and
Football League
£23,926,231