Date: 8th December 2005 at 1:02pm
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We all know the game of football is all about money, and how can any club challenge Chelsea who’s chairman, Roman Abramovich, has an amazing £10bn empire? But players, too, have millionaire lifestyles and Toon strikers Michael Owen and club captain Shearer have a combined fortune of £52m, according to football magazine Four Four Two.

Owen is at number three in the list with £30m while Shearer is five places behind with £22m, why manager Graham Souness is worth £5m.

Newcastle chairman Freddie Shepherd and his brother Bruce are quoted with a combined value of £40m. Mr Shepherd is placed at number 45.