Tony Bloom of Albion, Premier League’s second most popular owner
A STUDY has shown Albion’s Tony Bloom to be one of the Premier League’s most popular owners.
Tony Bloom came in second in the list of popular Premier League owners, behind Leicester City owners the Srivaddhanaprabha family.
The impact Bloom has had on Albion is evident to many, as the club play in the new Amex stadium rather than the Withdean and are well on their way to becoming an established top-flight team.
Bloom turned out to be more popular than Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, the third most popular and club rivals Crystal Palace owners Steve Parish, Joshua Harris and David Blitzer, who were fourth.
The ranking was published by Freebets.com, a sports betting service, which analyzed every article and tweet sent about every major shareholder of every Premier League club over the past two years to determine which owners have the most profile. high and lowest and who is the most popular among fans on the social media site Twitter.
Bloom is a longtime Brighton fan and his family have a long association with the club. His uncle Ray is a director and his grandfather, Harry, was vice president in the 1970s.
He took over Albion in 2009 after succeeding Dick Knight by securing a 75 percent stake in the club. Bloom went on to invest Â£ 93million in the development of the club’s new ground.
Since being promoted to the Premier League, Albion has grown steadily stronger and looks up rather than over his shoulders in the relegation battle.