Sheffield United are among the most debt free clubs in the entire Championship.

That is according to statistics gathered by the University of Liverpool Football Industry Group.

The information came through Kieran Maguire via Twitter, who has revealed the stats for all 92 Premier League and EFL clubs.

It reveals how much sides in England owe to banks and their owners in loans. There are only 27 clubs that owe less than United.

How much do the Blades owe?

According to the stats, the Blades owe around £1.9m. There are only two sides in the second tier of English football who owe less – Rotherham United and West Bromwich Albion, whose debts currently stand at zero.

In contrast, Stoke City are the Championship’s most debt-laden at a whopping £122.7m. Blackburn Rovers (£112.8m) and Middlesbrough (£102.1m) are the other two above £100m. Sheffield Wednesday owe £38.1m.

At the other end of the table, there are only three Premier League clubs that owe less than United. These are Burnley, Chelsea and Everton, whose debts also stand at zero.

There may be some raised eyebrows at big-spending teams such as the Blues not owing any money. But what it means is the owners fund the clubs through shares rather than via loans.

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However, it has also been pointed out that Chelsea’s holding company Fordstam owe owner Roman Abramovich an eye-watering £1billion. So while the club themselves don’t owe any money the debts are still, technically, stratospheric.

Alongside the others with huge debts are Manchester United (£495.8m), Brighton and Hove Albion (£207.1m), Arsenal (£205.3m) and Liverpool (£201.7m).

It is an impressive turnaround in finances from the Blades, who had been steadily losing money since relegation from the top flight in 2007.

In 2016/17 they reduced their wage bill while also receiving significant income from the sales of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Che Adams. Promotion to the Championship and increased TV revenue has boosted this further, as has sell-on fees for both Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire.

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