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The Big Business Of Football Kit Deals

Several weeks ago Manchester United made the headlines when they announced their bumper new kit manufacturing deal with adidas. The Red Devils aren't the only side to draw tens of millions of pounds from the biggest sporting brands in the world either, with these deals making up a sizeable chunk of most Premier League teams’ income.

With the 2014/15 campaign now just around the corner, all of the top kits have been released as the countdown to the big kick-off continues. To highlight the huge scale of the football shirt manufacturing industry, the following graphic shows just how each Premier League side fares financially against one another, as well as the deals that top European and international teams have carved. As you can see, besides being worth extraordinary amounts of money, the field is dominated by a select few sporting brands who have pulled out all of the stops to get their name emblazoned across football.