The 2015 Premier League champions have matched success on the pitch with an impressive financial performance, turning significant losses into profits of £43m in 2014. Turnover was also up 25% last year, thanks to increased sponsorship, broadcasting revenues and merchandise sales. Acquired by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, 48, in 2003, director Marina Granovskaia, 40, has taken charge of transfer and contract negotiations following last year’s departure of chief executive Ron Gourlay.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank69
CompanyChelsea Football Club
ActivityFootball club
LocationSouthwest London
Sales £m319.8
Operating profit £m43.0
Main shareholders

Roman Abramovich (100%)

Staff669
Founded1905
Websitewww.chelseafc.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda