The kit man of any football club has a tedious task on their hand – whether it’s from the Premier League or Sunday League. Anyone who has played in the latter knows how costly and time consuming it can be.
But have you ever taken the time to think of the potential costs over the course of a full season? The below graphic is based on 15 full kits cost £15 per wash, over the course of a 38-game season in the Premier League.
The below infographic, put together by Paddy Power football bets has some staggering fees for each team over the course of a single campaign.
For example, Sunderland come out at a staggering £56,430 after David Moyes used a large number of players and rotation to his side’s disappointing campaign that saw them finish bottom of the league to play Championship football next season.
On the other hand, Antonio Conte didn’t rotate his title-winning Chelsea squad greatly at all and may have saved his side up to £15,000 in washing bills compared to the Black Cats.
The numbers for the FA Cup are astronomical. With so many teams entering in the early qualifying rounds, it greatly expands the fees. If 14 players had been used by each club in this past season’s competition then it would have cost the kitman more than half a million to get them all clean again.
Of course, the riches of the Premier League means each of the 20 clubs do not actually have to worry about washing their kits as a new one can be used for every game, and the worn kits donated or sold for charity.
The below graphic has all the data and much more: