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Best paid teams in global sports

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by joseephuss, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.sportingintelligence.com...-pay-charts-dodgers-soar-to-challenge-110601/

    Manchester City rise to top of global pay charts, Dodgers soar to challenge

    Manchester City are the best paid team in global sport according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2013, compiled in association with ESPN The Magazine and published this week to coincide with The Magazine’s ‘Money Issue’.

    The average first-team pay at City, who have been transformed as a footballing force under the ownership of Sheikh Mansour, has been calculated at £5.2m per year, or £100,764 per week in the period under review.

    Average first-team pay is used to produce as close as comparison as possible between 278 teams in 14 leagues in seven sports across 10 countries where first-team squads (or ‘active rosters’) can vary in size between sports from 12 players to more than 50.

    To see the top 12 teams in detail, click on the graphic (left) to enlarge it. The full list is below.

    City have climbed from last year’s third place to take the top spot and have surprising newcomers into the top 10 breathing down their necks.

    The Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball are the second best paid team in global sports in this review with their stars earning £4.86m per year (£93,380 a week) on average.

    The Dodgers’ payroll more than doubled year-on-year, seeing them climb 67 places from No69 last time to No2 this year.
  2. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    City also has the wealthiest owners in pro sports. I remember reading you can't even calculate their wealth. You can find articles on Sheikh Mansour (City's owner) having an estimated net worth around 1 trillion.

    £100,764 * 1.57 (Pound to Dollar) = $158,200 per week.
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I have only seen a portion of the spreadsheet(too cheap to buy the whole thing). Soccer, baseball(MLB) and basketball(NBA) pay the bucks. The NFL lags far behind.
  4. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Ya but in the NFL they are paying a 53 man roster with a salary cap. Baseball and Soccer have no salary cap, while the NBA is only paying 5 starters and 7 bench players.

    The Dodgers sure did go crazy with that new ownership. It isn't working too well for them.

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