This Transfer League Table is a record of the amount of money spent in transfer fees by English Championship League Clubs since 2004.
The Reason for choosing 2004 as the starting point for this table is that this was the year which heralded the begining of the Championship previously known as the Football League First Division.
According to Deloitte, in the 2004–05 season The Championship was the wealthiest non-top flight football division in the world, and the sixth richest division in Europe.
The table also shows new investment which owners have made available to their club managers. The new investment can be seen season by season on the Club page from the Teams Transfer menu.
The "Purchased" column in this table shows the money spent on players in transfer fees by all the English Premier League clubs since 2003.
The "Sold" column shows the money received by the football club from the sale of players in the same period.
In the Nett" column the total of transfer fees received from the sale of Players is subtracted from the total money spent in transfer fees on purchasing players since 2003. This Nett figure is the "new investment" made available each season to the manager to buy players.
The "per season" column is the "Nett" total divided by the number of years that have passed since 2003 giving an average of the money spent in transfer fees by each premiership club each season since 2003.