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The World’s Highest-Paid Sports Teams

Sports - The World's Highest-Paid Sports Teams

The world’s richest sports stars compete on the soccer field. According to Sporting intelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey, eight of the world’s twelve highest-paid sports teams are soccer clubs with Paris Saint-Germain grabbing first position. Players at the French Ligue One outfit earn an average of $174,692 every week, adding up to just over $9 million every year.

Real Madrid and Manchester City aren’t too far behind, paying their players a weekly average of $166,180 and $165,343 respectively. The first non-soccer team to make the list, the Los Angeles Dodgers, come in fifth. The Major League Baseball team pays an average of $154,292, just 18 dollars more than Manchester United’s average weekly pay.

Here are the 20 highest-paid sports clubs in the world in terms of average player salary. There are nine soccer clubs, six baseball teams, and five basketball teams:

1. Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1 – $9.1 million (average pay per player)

2. Real Madrid, La Liga – $8.6 million (average pay per player)

3. Manchester City, English Premier League – $8.6 million (average pay per player)

4. Barcelona F.C., La Liga – $8.1 million (average pay per player)

5. Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB – $8.0 million (average pay per player)

6. Manchester United, English Premier League- $8.0 million (average pay per player)

7. Bayern Munich, Bundesliga- $7.7 million (average pay per player)

8. Chelsea F.C., English Premier League- $7.5 million (average pay per player)

9. New York Yankees, MLB- $7.3 million (average pay per player)

10. Arsenal F.C., English Premier League- $7.0 million (average pay per player)

11. Brooklyn Nets, NBA- $6.2 million (average pay per player)

12. Detroit Tigers, MLB- $6.2 million (average pay per player)

13. San Francisco Giants, MLB- $6.2 million (average pay per player)

14. Liverpool F.C., English Premier League- $6.0 million (average pay per player)

15. New York Knicks, NBA- $5.9 million (average pay per player)

16. Washington Nationals, MLB- $5.7 million (average pay per player)

17. Boston Red Sox, MLB- $5.7 million (average pay per player)

18. Los Angeles Clippers, NBA- $5.3 million (average pay per player)

19. Sacramento Kings, NBA- $5.1 million (average pay per player)

20. Denver Nuggets, NBA- $5.0 million (average pay per player)

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