Big money

Barcelona are the highest paying sports team in the world

£1,023,000-a-week worth of talent


Here’s a list of the highest paying sports teams IN THE WORLD and the average weekly amount they pay to their players. The Spoiler always assumed that Baseball/basketball teams would spank little ol’ European football, but apparently not…

1. Barcelona (football) £93,000
2. Real Madrid (football) £86,000
3. NY Yankees (baseball) £79,000
4. LA Lakers (basketball) £76,800
5. Orlando Magic (basketball) £75,000
6. Chelsea (football) £70,700
7. Inter Milan (football) £70,500
8. Boston Red Sox (baseball) £70,350
9. Denver Nuggets (basketball) £70,300
10. Manchester City (football) £69,000

Manchester United are way down in 16th place and pay out only £60,000-a-week according to the ESPN survey. The Scrooges…

[List copy and pasted from The Daily Mail. Ta.]

5 responses so far
  • ted // May 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    baseball is the game of the drunkard. who ever pays money to watch grown men chew sunflower seeds, scratch their balls and stand around should be sent for psychiatric help or thrown in a white jacket.
    i’m american so i deal 1st hand with this.

  • oh, snap // May 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    America’s professional sports teams have to adhere to a salary cap. However, some teams, like the Yankee’s, are rich enough to pay the overage fines.

  • Josie // May 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Barca is worth every penny… Don’t know if baseball players are worth it though…

  • gunna // May 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    There is no salary cap in baseball so the Yankees and Red Sox pretty much go wild.

    Alex Rodriguez is getting paid $32,000,000 this year and CC Sabathia $25,000,000. Those two alone are getting paid more than 6 other teams entire payrolls.

  • Josie // May 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    That is ridiculous considering that basketball players, hockey players and footie players play a lot more matches and it is very physical. “The Great American Pastime” my you-know-what….

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