Luton Town FC gets promoted to the Premier League after beating Coventry, know who is it’s chairman David Wilkinson and what is his net worth
After winning in a shootout in the Championship play-off final, Luton Town, who placed seventh in the Conference Premier ten years prior, was promoted to the Premier League.
A berth in the Premier League for the upcoming season was secured for Luton Town by defeating Coventry City on penalties in the Championship play-off final on Saturday, completing up one of the most remarkable ascent in English football history.
Who is David Wilkinson chairman of Luton Town and his net worth
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Tom Lockyer, a stalwart defender for Luton, had to be carried off the field after collapsing with no one nearby as the game got off to a concerning start. Thankfully, the club later revealed that he had been transferred to a hospital for evaluation and was conscious.
Jordan Clark scored for Luton after 23 minutes with a powerful strike at the near post as the Hatters dominated the opening half of action.
Coventry came back hard after the half, but Gustavo Hamer’s accurate finish into the bottom corner gave them the equaliser their improved play deserved. The score remained equal after 90 minutes of play, requiring extra time as the tension in the packed Wembley Stadium reached a fever pitch.
Chances were few and far between as both teams became clearly fatigued throughout a taxing period of extra time, and it became more clear that this championship would be decided on penalties.
With only five minutes remaining and a mistake by Jonathan Panzo, Joe Taylor thought he had given Luton the victory. His happiness was short-lived, though, as VAR reversed the goal because of handball.
Fankaty Dabo of Coventry, though, was the 12th man to go up and, regrettably, the first to miss as his shot sailed over the crossbar. The first 11 penalties in the shootout were among the best at any level you will ever see. The Hatters’ first debut in the premier flight of English football in 31 years sent the Luton Town orange section of Wembley Stadium into a frenzy.
Who is Luton Town football club chairman David Wilkinson?
2018 saw the announcement by Luton Town FC that David Wilkinson had been elected as the new club chairman by his fellow directors. Wilkinson has been a Hatter his entire life and was a founding member of Luton Town 2020, the group of fans that helped the team emerge from administration in 2008.
Nick Owen, a television host and BBC newsreader, resigned from his position as chairman in August 2017, leaving the team without a formal chairman until Wilkinson was appointed. Wilkinson undertook many of the duties of the chairman in his capacity as vice chairman, which he took in 2014. He was the director of Luton Town prior to becoming vice chairman.
What is David Wilkinson’s net worth?
Although Wilkinson’s net worth is unknown, according to Transfermarkt, his team is worth an estimated £25.74 million.