Top 10 Highest Paying Teams/Clubs in the World

Top 10 Highest Paying Teams/Clubs in the World in 2012

Sports pays well, is no secret at all. But what is the actual figure, in terms of money, a club or  a team splashes on its players? Well you can see the figure for top 10 highest paying teams/clubs below. The figures are astounding. And European football takes the cake.

Spanish football club Barcelona are at the top and boy do they pay well. They are literally breaking banks. No wonder, the likes of Cesc Fabregas were adamant on joining them last year. Anyone would, of course loyalty is a differnet thing all together.

And they are followed by none other than their bitter rivals Real Madrid. Looks like these clubs don’t know when to give in.

Check out the list of top 10 highest paying teams/clubs in the world in 2012 below.

1) Barcelona (Spain)

Sport – Football
League – La Liga
Average Annual Pay – $8,680,569
Average Weekly Pay – $166,934

2) Real Madrid (Spain)

Sport – Football
League – La Liga
Average Annual Pay – $7,796,637
Average Weekly Pay – $149,935

3) Manchester City (England)

Sport – Football
League – English Premier League (EPL)
Average Annual Pay – $7,403,754
Average Weekly Pay – $142,380

4) Chelsea (England)

Sport – Football
League – English Premier League (EPL)
Average Annual Pay – $6,795,899
Average Weekly Pay – $130,690

5) Los Angeles Lakers (USA)

Sport – Basketball
League – NBA
Average Annual Pay – $6,278,088
Average Weekly Pay – $120,732

6) New York Yankees (USA)

Sport – Basketball
League – NBA
Average Annual Pay – $6,186,322
Average Weekly Pay – $118,968

7) AC Milan (Italy)

Sport – Football
League – Serie A
Average Annual Pay – $6,104,769
Average Weekly Pay – $117,399

8) Bayern Munich (Germany)

Sport – Football
League – Bundesliga
Average Annual Pay – $5,907,652
Average Weekly Pay – $113,609

9) Philadelphia Phillies (USA)

Sport – Basetball
League – Major League Baseball (MLB)
Average Annual Pay – $5,817,965
Average Weekly Pay – $111,884

10) Inter Milan (Italy)

Sport – Football
League – Serie A
Average Annual Pay – $5,700,915
Average Weekly Pay – $109,633

Check out the full list of 278 teams on ESPN. You can see how football clubs are dominating the list with clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal & Juventus in the Top 20.

 

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