How much Blackpool and Fleetwood Town spent on agents’ fees and how it compares to Hull City, Ipswich Town, Sunderland and others
Blackpool spent just £79,416 in agents’ fees last year according to new figures released by the FA.
That’s a drop of almost £20,000 from the previous year, when the Seasiders spent £98,848.
The figures, which apply for the period between February 1, 2020 and February 1, 2021, show that Fleetwood Town paid just £35,948, a steep drop from the £178,535 they spent the previous year.
The biggest spenders in League One were league leaders Hull City, who shipped out an eye-watering £543,238.
They’re followed by Sunderland (£406,207), Ipswich Town (£341,622), Oxford United (£298,576) and Charlton Athletic (£298,576).
Gillingham didn’t spend a single penny, the only club in England’s top four ties to do so, while Crewe Alexandra spent just £4,500.
Swindon Town (£21,632), Wigan Athletic (£25,000), Rochdale (£25,258) and Accrington Stanley ((£27,545) were also among the lowest spenders.
In total, just over £3m was spent by League One clubs on agents’ fees last year. League Two clubs spent £1m, Championships clubs £40.7m and Premier League clubs £272m.
During this period, the Seasiders paid fees for the likes of Daniel Gretarsson, CJ Hamilton, Bez Lubala and Jerry Yates.
Fleetwood, meanwhile, spent cash on Chris Conn-Clarke, Sam Stubbs and Jake Wallace.
Dropping down to non-league, AFC Fylde were among the highest spenders during their relegation season from the National League, paying £18,388.
That puts them behind Notts County (£57,958), Stockport County (£46,275) and Solihull Moors (£25,218).
The full list of League One sides and the net total paid to agents/intermediaries:
Hull City - £543,238
Sunderland - £406,207
Ipswich Town - £341,622
Oxford United - £298,576
Charlon Athletic - £213,537
Peterborough United - £185,293
Portsmouth - £157,012
Doncaster Rovers - 110,299
MK Dons - £96,174
Shrewsbury Town - £95,241
Lincoln City - £92,627
Blackpool - £79,416
AFC Wimbledon - £76,474
Northampton Town - £68,220
Bristol Rovers - £62,108
Plymouth Argyle - £59,458
Burton Albion - £56,720
Fleetwood Town - £35,948
Accrington Stanley - £27,545
Rochdale - £25,258
Wigan Athletic - £25,000
Swindon Town - £21,632
Crewe Alexandra - £4,500
Gillingham - £0
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