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Five English Clubs That Suffered Points Deductions Like Everton




Everton are not the first English club to suffer a massive points deduction for breaching English FA rules, as a number of English clubs have suffered a similar fate in the past.

Recall that on November 17, fans of Everton were stunned when the English FA announced that ten points had been deducted from the club this season.

Though the Merseyside club has announced that they will appeal the ruling, the point deduction has already taken effect as they are currently in the relegation zone, 19th spot, with 4 points in 12 games.

Everton found themselves in this situation after the Premier League special panel found them guilty of recording £124.5 million losses in the 2022-2023 season, which is more than the £105 million loss limit.

Other English clubs who have suffered heavy points deductions in history:

Before the Everton saga, a number of English clubs have suffered heavy points deductions, the latest of which is Derby County, who suffered a total of 21 points deduction in the 2021-2022 season.

The points deduction, which came in batches for poor administration and mismanagement of funds, dropped them in the relegation zone in the EFL Championship and ended up relegating them to League One (third tier) even though Wayne Rooney was the club’s manager then.

In the 2019-2020 season, a club known as Bury FC, which had spent 17 years in the English top flight, suffered a 12-point deduction due to poor debt management.

The debt issue became so intense that they couldn’t settle in League One, which they just gained promotion to as the English Football League decided to expulse them from the league system entirely.

They are currently playing in the 9th tier of English football after the English FA approved their merger with a Phoenix club earlier this year.

In the 2009-2010 season, former Premier League club Portsmouth suffered a 9-point deduction for failing to pay their staffers and players. The 9-point deduction contributed to their relegation from the Premier League in 2010. They are currently competing in League One.

In the 2008-2009 season, Luton Town suffered the same fate, but theirs was a 30-point deduction for poor financial management and administrative crisis. This contributed to their exit from the Premier League. They are currently back to the EPL.

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Leeds United also suffered 15 15-point deduction due to poor management of their debts. They, however, survived the points deduction as they remain in League One. They are currently competing in the Championship.