York City - Financial Accounts - The First 100 Years

York City's financial accounts rarely make good reading

Also: City's Accounts - 2022 and onwards

All the information below is sourced from public records and press statements. Full sets of accounts are lodged at Companies House and should be available to anyone to download from their web site.

Many recent years have seen the accounts show a repeating trend:

  • 2021/2: Accounts for the year ending June 30 2022 will be due by June 30 2023. Being the last year of the Jason McGill regime and given the sale of Bootham Crescent, they should make interesting reading. 2021/2 Accounts - Read More
  • 2020/1: Accounts for the year ending June 30 2021 have been lodged with Companies House. In a press statement released on May 4th 2022, the directors stated that City have nett assets of 3.586m, a big turnaround on a year earlier. 2020/21 Accounts - Read More
  • 2019/20: Another big loss with JM Packaging again committing their ongoing support for another season. Total nett liabilities increased to 8.092m (up 1.085m). Amount owing to JMP is 9.220m (up 1.128m). 2019/20 Accounts - Read More
  • 2018/9: another big loss with JM Packaging again committing their ongoing support for another season. 2018/9 Accounts - Read More
  • 2017/8: Another big loss with JM Packaging again committing their ongoing support for another season. 2017/8 Accounts - Read More
  • 2016/7: Continuing big losses and a very worrying future given the loss of further central funding and the decision by Jason McGill to put the club up for sale. In one way, they are not much different to recent years. BUT, the one big difference is without JMP funding the future is unsustainable. It costs almost as much to keep the club afloat as comes in through the turnstiles, that is before you pay the team.

The 2015/6 (Football League relegation) season show a headline lose of over 301k, income included a 235k donation from JMP / the McGill family. Expenditure remained relatively steady but income fell marginally. Net current liabilities jump to 4.897m.

The 2014/5 (Worthington / Wilcox) season shows a headline lose of over 361k, income included a 360k donation from JMP / the McGill family (otherwise losses would have been 720k+), meaning a large increase on losses. Expenditure remained relatively steady but income fell. Net current liabilities jump to over 4m.

See below for more details of individual years' accounts and a summary for the past 20 years.

20 years of accounts summarised plus profit / loss each year from 1922

2018/9 Accounts Published March 25th 2020

2017/8 Accounts

2016/7 Accounts

2015/6 Accounts

2014/5 Accounts

2013/4 Accounts

2012/3 Accounts

2011/2 Accounts

2009/10 Accounts

2008/9 Accounts

2007/8 Accounts

2000/1 Accounts


1999/2000: Accounts In Words

1998/9 Accounts and ...

1996/7: Accounts In Words (plus 10 year summary)

1995/6: Accounts In Words

1994/5: Accounts In Words

1993/4: Accounts In Words

1992/3: Accounts In Words

1991/2: Accounts In Words


Sell To Survive?

For the record, over the years, City's accounts have been propped up by a succession of big money sales. Also, the 1970s saw City sell off around 7 houses in Dringhouses and other suburbs of York, another followed in the mid 1990s.