Brighton owner Tony Bloom dominates Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich and Spurs’ Daniel Levy in fan poll
Brighton chairman Tony Bloom is one of the Premier League’s most popular club owners, new research shows.
Research by Club Owner Rankings examines the popularity of Premier League owners online by analyzing the sentiment of tweets posted about them in the past two years as well as positive / negative media coverage.
Leicester City owners, the Srivaddhanaprabha family, are at the top of the list, but Albion chairman Bloom is second.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Crystal Palace’s Steve Parish and Tottenham’s Daniel Levy round out the top five.
Mike Ashley of Newcastle is 17th, ahead of David Sullivan of West Ham, Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright of Everton, and Gao Jisheng and Katharina Liebherr of Southampton. Below is an explanatory graphic on the subject.
Bloom took over the Sussex outfit in 2009, succeeding Dick Knight after securing a 75% stake in the club and investing £ 93million in the development of the club’s new ground, Falmer Stadium (now Amex Stadium) .
This was built in 2011 and after overseeing his side’s promotion to the Premier League in 2017, Bloom recently set a goal of making Albion one of the top 10 clubs.
At Albion, head coach Graham Potter is a huge admirer of Bloom and what he has done for Brighton.
In January, when Albion was just outside the relegation zone, he said: “Nothing gives me the slightest indication that I don’t have the president’s full support.
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“The president is not a normal guy – he’s not like you or me, or the vast majority of people in football. I think he’s a unique person and that’s one of the reasons why which I came to this club.
“He’s made a huge success of his life, a huge success with this club, and he’s done it with incredibly impressive clarity and thought.
“My trust is in him and at the end of the day whatever he thinks is right for Brighton and Hove Albion is fine with me.”