“We have playbooks almost like you see in American football,” Sviatchenko said. The lure of reaching the Premier League and the riches that come with a place in the top-flight have seen plenty of money arriving in English football's second tier. League One. • Matthew Benham says Marinus Dijkhuizen’s appointment was a mistake Sean Ingle. Brentford's owner Matthew Benham has made his fortune from statistical evaluation and gambling Benham (centre), who also owns Danish outfit FC … Benham’s footballing beliefs revolve around KPI’s, statistics and algorithmic philosophy. Benham is the owner of current English Championship side, Brentford FC, and Danish club FC Midtjylland. ‘Moneyball’ had been supporting Brentford since 11 years of age, and in 2012 he took over Brentford after bailing them out of a £500k financial hole. Ever heard of Brighton FC Owner and professional sports bettor Tony Bloom? 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Updates from the club ahead of the Severnside Derby. Although Matthew Benham states that he dislikes the comparison between himself and the movie ‘Moneyball’, let’s be honest, he’s about as close as it gets! You can unsubscribe at any time. Not only was he now the owner of SmartOdds, but he was also a professional bettor. Money is washing around the Championship too as clubs look to make the step up to the promised land. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. It is during his time at both these clubs that the Moneyball man has established himself as a unique character in the football world. All the latest concerning the club from Ashton Gate Stadium. You can unsubscribe at any time. Accrington Stanley - … FREE Background Report. Want to read about some of our customers who are on their way to becoming professional sports bettors too? Burnley expert gives verdict on Bristol Rovers' latest signing Ali Koiki, Lancashire Live's Burnley reporter Alex James believes Bristol Rovers have signed a dynamic player with a 'nose for a goal', On-loan Bristol City winger Marley Watkins out for 10 weeks as Aberdeen look to renew loan. For example, instead of looking at how many goals a striker scores, he bases his judgements on the number and quality of the chances created by the striker, and how the team perform collectively within the context of the individual’s performance. We've now taken a look at the 24 Championship owners and their net worth. Although Matthew Benham has stated he dislikes the comparison between himself and the movie ‘Moneyball’, let’s be honest, he’s about as close as you’ll get! || Looking at the Trademate Sports user data, All the proof you need that Trademate Sports is profitable. Time will tell how much money will be invested at League Two Yeovil Town when US entrepreneur Rob Couhig Jr and Feliciana EFL Ltd's takeover of the club is ratified. The billionaires in the Championship and how much money they have, THE BIGGEST STORIES ACROSS BRISTOL IN YOUR INBOX. But by the 21st century, and yes you guessed it, he moved in the betting world! Benham is the owner of current English Championship side, Brentford FC, and Danish club FC Midtjylland. Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates. However, in the gambling world, he has built a reputation as a leader in sports analytics and betting. What’s the latest on deaths and cases of Covid-19 in Bristol? There are some interesting standings in the money list for the Championship, League One and League Two, GET THE BIGGEST STORIES FROM ACROSS SOMERSET STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX. We've now taken a look at the 24 Championship owners and their net worth. Since then he has invested almost £100m into the club, creating everything from academies, and facilities, to a new stadium which is currently being built. Aston Villa: Dr. Tony Xia, Nassef Sawiris, Wesley Edens- £9.2b, West Bromwich Albion: Guochuan Lai: £2.8bn, Preston North End – Trevor Hemmings - £1bn, Sheffield Wednesday – Deiphon Chansiri - £520m, Nottingham Forest – Evangelos Marinakis - £470m, Birmingham City: Paul Suen (Trillion Trophy Asia) - £450m, Queens Park Rangers – Lakshmi Mittal, Tony Fernandes and Ruben Gnanalingam - £345m, Sheffield United – Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - £260m, Rotherham United: Tony Stewart and J Stewart - £180m, Millwall: John Berylson, Richard Smith - £175m, Norwich City: Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones - £30m, Swansea City - Stephen Kaplan and Jason Levien - unknown, Blackburn Rovers - Balaji & Venkatesh Rao - unknown, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. SmartOdds is the same concept as Tony Bloom’s Starlizard, a statistically-based model providing betting advice for customers and professional bettors. Representatives of the Robins got involved in TalkSport's Takeover Day to help raise awareness. ... Brentford: Matthew Benham – unknown. Of course his strategies as a bettor are a secret, but his triumphs in the industry are through heavy use of statistical data and modelling. Even in League One there is plenty of healthy wealth behind the teams aiming to move up the ladder. Benham’s overall career earnings form sports betting are completely unknown, but in terms of the betting industry, he’s had just as big of an impact as anyone! His mathematical approach to football was most evident when he sacked former Brentford manager Mark Warburton, along with his assistant manager and sporting director after being promoted to the Championship in 2015. Our. In 2011, he also became the owner of the betting exchange website Matchbook. Matthew Benham (left) also owns Danish club Midtjylland. Benham is clearly a highly intelligent individual. How does your club's owner rank? Sign up with your email address to receive our latest articles and videos to help you improve as a sports trader, Professional Sports Bettor: Jonas Gjelstad RSS, Brentford FC & Matchbook owner Matthew Benham, 'Moneyball' in football | 10 PEOPLE WHO GOT RICH ON SPORTS BETTING, ← 10 PEOPLE WHO GOT RICH ON SPORTS BETTING, How Brighton Football Club owner Tony Bloom got rich on sports betting | 10 People Who Got Rich on Sports Betting →, Final Stats from the 30-day Trademate Customer Trading Competition, Odds Dropping Whilst Trading: The evidence that proves Trademate's legitimacy, How quickly can you make €5,000 from betting? Our. Credit: Søren Palmelund - The Guardian. It is during his time at both these clubs that the Moneyball man has established himself as a unique character in the football world. Take a look at some of these videos/articles: Jonas Gjelstad Documentary Series - from 10k to 1m. Attacker needs surgery to correct a hamstring injury picked up. After his time in the world of Finance, Benham started working as trader for Bloom’s Premier Bet, which is a sports betting bookmaker. Swansea City - Stephen Kaplan and Jason Levien, unknown, Blackburn Rovers - Balaji & Venkatesh Rao, unknown, Charlton Athletic - Roland Duchâtelet, unknown, Coventry City - Otium Entertainment Group, unknown, Doncaster Rovers - Patienceform Ltd, unknown, Luton Town - Luton Town Football Club 2020 Ltd, unknown, Oxford Utd - Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth, unknown, Peterborough Utd - Darragh MacAnthony, unknown, Wycombe Wanderers - Wycombe Wanderers Trust n/a, Bury - Mederco (BFC) Ltd, Stewart Day, unknown, Macclesfield Town - Amar Alkadhi, unknown, Morecambe - Jason Whittingham and Colin Goldring, unknown, Northampton Town - Northampton Town Ventures Limited: Kelvin Thomas, David Bower and David Bower Unknown, Oldham Athletic - Abdallah Lemsagam Unknown, Yeovil Town - John Fry, unknown, soon to be Rob Couhig Jr, Exeter City - Exeter City Supporters' Trust n/a, Lincoln City - Lincoln City Holdings Ltd n/a, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.