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REVEALED: The world’s best paid teams, Man City close in on Barca and Real Madrid

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By Nick Harris

SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 

1 May 2012

Barcelona remain the best paid team in global sport measured by average first-team wages, with Real Madrid in second place but Manchester City of the Premier League have stormed into the top three and continue to close the gap on the Spanish giants according to the Sportingintelligence Global Sports Salaries Survey 2012, published this week.

The average first team pay at Barcelona – employees of the world’s best player, Lionel Messi – has been calculated at £101,160 per player per week, or £5,260,313 per year in the period under review. That represents a year-on-year increase of 10 per cent at the Nou Camp as Barca hold their No1 spot.

Real Madrid’s players in No2 place earned £90,859 per week (£4.7m per year, a rise of six per cent).

First-team stars at City, at No3, earned an average of £86,280 per man per week, or £4.5m per year, the highest salaries ever paid in the English Premier League, the world’s richest football league. City’s numbers represent a 26 per cent year-on-year increase in average first-team pay and demonstrate the depth of the pockets of oil-rich owner Sheikh Mansour.

Another Premier League team, Chelsea, climb from No6 to No4 this year, with average first-team pay of £4.1m per player, a reminder they are hardly paupers, despite a perception in some quarters that their Russian petrodollar billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has eased off his spending recently.

Chelsea’s progress to the 2012 Champions League final at the expense of Barcelona was a shock in footballing terms but not unsurprising set against the reservoirs of cash Abramovich has spent on players, managers and salaries since 2003.

Click on graphic (above) to enlarge to see the top 12 in detail. The full list is below. AND IN GRAPHICS BY LEAGUE HERE

This year’s report has been again been compiled in association with ESPN The Magazine in America, for a special ‘All About the Money’ issue, on sale this week.

The salaries report (available as a PDF here) features average salary information from 278 teams in 14 leagues in seven sports across 10 countries. It includes information from the dozen most popular sports leagues in the world (by average attendance per game) plus the MLS and SPL as examples of smaller leagues from the world’s most popular sport, football.

Figures are from the in-progress seasons in NBA basketball, NHL ice hockey, MLB baseball and MLS football, and from the most recently completed seasons for all the other teams, including the major leagues of European football to IPL cricket, AFL Aussie Rules, CFL Canadian football and NPB Japanese baseball.

The full list is below, while ESPN The Magazine also carries details online at this link, where there are more links to other content and details about the special issue of the magazine.

Sportingintelligence’s first global salaries report was published in 2010, to compare average first-team pay on a like-for-like basis for the first time at clubs in the world’s richest and most popular sports leagues. The New York Yankees were No1 that year, and the top 10 included seven American sports teams, six of them from the NBA.

By last year, the Yankees had been knocked off their perch by Barca and Real, and Manchester City had soared from No86 in the 2010 list into the No10 spot in 2011.  The top 10 in 2011 had five American teams and five from European football.

This year’s top 10 has three American teams (the Yankees and Phillies from baseball and the LA Lakers from the NBA) and seven European football teams.

As the introduction to the main report notes: “This is a function of the unrelenting growth in football income – and expenditure – among the elite clubs in European football, which is also unhindered by any wage caps, and the relative stability and restraint in America’s major sports leagues.

“It is possible but by no means certain that some wage restraint at some European football clubs is on the horizon as a result of new ‘Financial Fair Play’ rules (FFP) being introduced by Uefa, the governing body of football across Europe … But the effectiveness of Uefa’s policing remains to be seen. And in any case, the biggest, richest clubs will almost certainly continue to generate massive sums, and therefore continue to fund growing salary bills.”

The top 20 in the 2012 review includes six teams from the NBA, five from the Premier League, four from MLB baseball, two each from La Liga and Serie A and one from the Bundesliga.

The full report includes an overview of average salaries across each league, and considers the pay differential between the best-paid team in each league and the lowest-paid team.

The NBA remains the best-paid league overall per man, with average annual salaries of £2.65m a year, or £50,883 per player per week on average. The LA Lakers are the highest paying team in the NBA and the Indian Pacers the lowest, and the difference between the two is a ratio of 1.86 to 1.

This is tiny compared the ratio between the best paid and worst paid in Spain: 22.81 to 1. That is why Barcelona and Real Madrid are way head of everyone else in that league. Even the Scottish SPL is no longer as stretched as that (with a ratio of 19.18 to 1 between top and bottom).

This year’s full 18-page report, available as a PDF, includes introductory analysis on trends, has the full list of average salaries, contains the summary information about leagues as a whole. More in-depth league-by-league analysis will be published over time on this website.

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Global Sports Salaries Survey 2012: the richest teams by average first-team pay

 

The sports are colour-coded: football, basketball, baseball, cricket, gridiron, ice hockey, Aussie rules football

* Highest paid in that league.  NB: IPL annual figures extrapolated, pro rata, from weekly figures.

 

Rank (last year) – Team – League – Ave player pay, £ per year (week) – Ave player pay $ per year (week)      

 

1 (1) Barcelona * La Liga £5,260,313 (£101,160) $8,680,569 ($166,934)        

2 (2) Real Madrid La Liga £4,724,662 (£90,859) $7,796,637 ($149,935)

3 (10) Manchester City * EPL £4,486,580 (£86,280) $7,403,754 ($142,380)  

4 (6) Chelsea EPL £4,118,227 (£79,197) $6,795,899 ($130,690)

5 (4) LA Lakers * NBA £3,804,441 (£73,162) $6,278,088 ($120,732)     

6 (3) New York Yankees * MLB £3,748,831 (£72,093) $6,186,322 ($118,968)       

7 (14) Milan * Serie A  £3,699,411 (£71,143) $6,104,769 ($117,399)         

8 (12) Bayern Munich * Bundesliga £3,579,961 (£68,845) $5,907,652 ($113,609)         

9 (13) Philadelphia Phillies MLB £3,525,612 (£67,800) $5,817,965 ($111,884)

10 (7) Internazionale Serie A £3,454,681 (£66,436) $5,700,915 ($109,633)

 

11 (16) Manchester United EPL £3,345,911 (£64,344) $5,521,423 ($106,181)

12 (43) San Antonio Spurs NBA £3,302,712 (£63,514) $5,450,135 ($104,810)

13 (28) LA Angels MLB £3,228,139 (£62,080) $5,327,075 ($102,444)

14 (42) Chicago Bulls NBA £3,226,329 (£62,045) $5,324,088 ($102,386)

15 (15) Boston Celtics NBA £3,224,721 (£62,014) $5,321,435 ($102,335)

16 (22) Arsenal EPL £3,199,678 (£61,532) $5,280,108 ($101,541)

17 (58) Miami Heat NBA £3,188,496 (£61,317) $5,261,657 ($101,186)

18 (20) Liverpool EPL £3,169,631 (£60,954) $5,230,525 ($100,587)

19 (8) Boston Red Sox MLB £3,086,731 (£59,360) $5,093,724 ($97,956)

20 (27) Memphis Grizzlies NBA £3,040,693 (£58,475) $5,017,751 ($96,495)

 

21 (21) Dallas Mavericks NBA £2,989,371 (£57,488) $4,933,060 ($94,867)

22 (24) Atlanta Hawks NBA £2,933,753 (£56,418) $4,841,280 ($93,102)

23 (19) Philadelphia 76ers NBA £2,909,924 (£55,960) $4,801,957 ($92,345)

24 (52) LA Clippers NBA £2,874,816 (£55,285) $4,744,022 ($91,231)

25 (38) Juventus Serie A £2,845,701 (£54,725) $4,695,976 ($90,307)

26 (66) Texas Rangers MLB £2,808,773 (£54,015) $4,635,037 ($89,135)

27 (47) Detroit Tigers MLB £2,764,555 (£53,165) $4,562,069 ($87,732)

28 (5) Orlando Magic NBA £2,757,779 (£53,034) $4,550,887 ($87,517)

29 (123) Miami Marlins MLB £2,650,139 (£50,964) $4,373,259 ($84,101)

30 (£6) Portland Trail Blazers NBA £2,641,418 (£50,797) $4,358,869 ($83,824)

 

31 (39) Phoenix Suns NBA £2,608,333 (£50,160) $4,304,271 ($82,774)

32 (35) Milwaukee Bucks NBA £2,594,772 (£49,899) $4,281,893 ($82,344)

33 (37) New Orleans Hornets NBA £2,543,396 (£48,911) $4,197,111 ($80,714)

34 (56) Schalke Bundesliga £2,537,706 (£48,802) $4,187,722 ($80,533)

35 (31) Detroit Pistons NBA £2,528,854 (£48,632) $4,173,115 ($80,252)

36 (29) Kolkata Knight Riders * IPL £2,525,129 (£48,560) $4,166,968 ($80,134)

37 (49) NY Knicks NBA £2,524,456 (£48,547) $4,165,858 ($80,113)

38 (11) Utah Jazz NBA £2,517,627 (£48,416) $4,154,588 ($79,896)

39 (44) Mumbai Indians IPL £2,509,657 (£48,263) $4,141,436 ($79,643)

40 (34) Golden State Warriors NBA £2,474,790 (£47,592) $4,083,898 ($78,537)

 

41 (51) Aston Villa EPL £2,464,831 (£47,401) $4,067,464 ($78,220)

42 (9) Denver Nuggets NBA £2,463,222 (£47,370) $4,064,809 ($78,169)

43 (53) New Jersey Nets NBA £2,417,102 (£46,483) $3,988,701 ($76,706)

44 (48) St Louis Cardinals MLB £2,387,175 (£45,907) $3,939,317 ($75,756)

45 (55) Washington Wizards NBA £2,385,681 (£45,878) $3,936,851 ($75,709)

46 (33) San Francisco Giants MLB £2,375,887 (£45,690) $3,920,689 ($75,398)

47 (62) Roma Serie A £2,361,932 (£45,422) $3,897,660 ($74,955)

48 (23) Chicago White Sox MLB £2,349,279 (£45,178) $3,876,780 ($74,553)

49 (32) Charlotte Bobcats NBA £2,339,193 (£44,984) $3,860,136 ($74,233)

50 (-) Pune Warriors IPL £2,326,765 (£44,745) $3,839,628 ($73,839)

 

51 (110) Tottenham EPL £2,308,494 (£44,394) $3,809,476 ($73,259)

52 (87) Minnesota Timberwolves NBA £2,296,463 (£44,163) $3,789,623 ($72,877)

53 (18) Houston Rockets NBA £2,292,551 (£44,088) $3,783,167 ($72,753)

54 (73) Milwaukee Brewers MLB £2,276,040 (£43,770) $3,755,921 ($72,229)

55 (26) Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL £2,262,072 (£43,501) $3,732,872 ($71,786)

56 (46) Toronto Raptors NBA £2,222,318 (£42,737) $3,667,270 ($70,524)

57 (50) Oklahoma City Thunder NBA £2,220,345 (£42,699) $3,664,013 ($70,462)

58 (-) Kochi Tuskers Kerala IPL £2,186,099 (£42,040) $3,607,500 ($69,375)

59 (60) Delhi Daredevils IPL £2,184,618 (£42,012) $3,605,056 ($69,328)

60 (54) Chennai Super Kings IPL £2,154,524 (£41,433) $3,555,396 ($68,373)

 

61 (69) Sacramento Kings NBA £2,118,801 (£40,746) $3,496,445 ($67,239)

62 (25) Minnesota Twins MLB £2,111,641 (£40,608) $3,484,630 ($67,012)

63 (30) New York Mets MLB £2,095,234 (£40,293) $3,457,555 ($66,491)

64 (59) Cleveland Cavaliers NBA £2,056,330 (£39,545) $3,393,356 ($65,257)

65 (17) Chicago Cubs MLB £2,055,626 (£39,531) $3,392,194 ($65,234)

66 (41) Indiana Pacers NBA £2,050,492 (£39,433) $3,383,722 ($65,072)             <<<<< NBA lowest paid

67 (45) Deccan Chargers IPL £1,990,571 (£38,280) $3,284,840 ($63,170)

68 (126) Rajasthan Royals IPL £1,968,040 (£37,847) $3,247,660 ($62,455)

69 (57) Los Angeles Dodgers MLB £1,921,859 (£36,959) $3,171,453 ($60,989)

70 (86) Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga £1,892,391 (£36,392) $3,122,824 ($60,054)

 

71 (68) Valencia La Liga £1,857,660 (£35,724) $3,065,511 ($58,952)

72 (109) Buffalo Sabres * NHL £1,833,553 (£35,261) $3,025,729 ($58,187)

73 (78) Chicago Blackhawks NHL £1,826,261 (£35,120) $3,013,696 ($57,956)

74 (40) Kings XI Punjab IPL £1,785,180 (£34,330) $2,945,904 ($56,652)                <<<<< IPL lowest paid

75 (105) Pittsburgh Steelers * NFL £1,779,939 (£34,230) $2,937,255 ($56,486)

76 (92) Cincinnati Reds MLB £1,779,083 (£34,213) $2,935,843 ($56,459)

77 (71) Seattle Mariners MLB £1,774,203 (£34,119) $2,927,789 ($56,304)

78 (65) Baltimore Orioles MLB £1,701,549 (£32,722) $2,807,897 ($53,998)

79 (64) Atlanta Braves MLB £1,682,825 (£32,362) $2,776,998 ($53,404)

80 (85) Oakland Raiders NFL £1,673,000 (£32,173) $2,760,784 ($53,092)

 

81 (76) Werder Bremen Bundesliga £1,657,329 (£31,872) $2,734,924 ($52,595)

82 (84) Stuttgart Bundesliga £1,648,984 (£31,711) $2,721,154 ($52,330)

83 (158) Cleveland Indians MLB £1,638,888 (£31,517) $2,704,493 ($52,009)

84 (139) Toronto Blue Jays MLB £1,633,767 (£31,419) $2,696,043 ($51,847)

85 (61) Colorado Rockies MLB £1,631,350 (£31,372) $2,692,054 ($51,770)

86 (100) Washington Capitals NHL £1,623,137 (£31,214) $2,678,500 ($51,510)

87 (98) New York Rangers NHL £1,619,638 (£31,147) $2,672,727 ($51,399)

88 (77) Boston Bruins NHL £1,610,158 (£30,965) $2,657,083 ($51,098)

89 (142) Arizona Diamondbacks MLB £1,607,702 (£30,917) $2,653,030 ($51,020)

90 (88) Vancouver Canucks NHL £1,606,647 (£30,897) $2,651,288 ($50,986)

 

91 (122) Washington Nationals MLB £1,589,957 (£30,576) $2,623,747 ($50,457)

92 (135) LA Kings NHL £1,566,792 (£30,131) $2,585,521 ($49,722)

93 (106) Hamburg Bundesliga £1,563,389 (£30,065) $2,579,904 ($49,614)

94 (91) Atletico Madrid La Liga £1,560,739 (£30,014) $2,575,531 ($49,529)

95 (119) Carolina Panthers NFL £1,543,485 (£29,682) $2,547,059 ($48,982)

96 (104) Sevilla La Liga £1,542,974 (£29,673) $2,546,216 ($48,966)

97 (117) Tampa Bay Lightning NHL £1,538,324 (£29,583) $2,538,542 ($48,818)

98 (82) Dallas Cowboys NFL £1,531,603 (£29,454) $2,527,451 ($48,605)

99 (67) Detroit Red Wings NHL £1,530,481 (£29,432) $2,525,600 ($48,569)

100 (81) Philadelphia Flyers NHL £1,530,009 (£29,423) $2,524,821 ($48,554)

 

101 (121) New York Jets NFL £1,520,909 (£29,248) $2,509,804 ($48,265)

102 (118) Toronto Maples Leafs NHL £1,501,726 (£28,879) $2,478,148 ($47,657)

103 (124) New York Giants NFL £1,481,698 (£28,494) $2,445,098 ($47,021)

104 (136) Fulham EPL £1,469,616 (£28,262) $2,425,160 ($46,638)

105 (97) Detroit Lions NFL £1,457,934 (£28,037) $2,405,882 ($46,267)

106 (93) Montreal Canadiens NHL £1,454,370 (£27,969) $2,400,001 ($46,154)

107 (101) Pittsburgh Pengiuns NHL £1,451,914 (£27,921) $2,395,948 ($46,076)

108 (120) Everton EPL £1,437,370 (£27,642) $2,371,948 ($45,614)

109 (128) St Louis Rams NFL £1,436,546 (£27,626) $2,370,588 ($45,588)

110 (130) Sunderland EPL £1,434,654 (£27,590) $2,367,467 ($45,528)

 

111 (83) San Jose Sharks NHL £1,429,269 (£27,486) $2,358,580 ($45,357)

112 (151) Bolton EPL £1,419,805 (£27,304) $2,342,962 ($45,057)

113 (94) West Ham EPL £1,417,310 (£27,256) $2,338,844 ($44,978)

114 (103) Houston Astros MLB £1,413,605 (£27,185) $2,332,731 ($44,860)

115 (96) Calgary Flames NHL £1,410,498 (£27,125) $2,327,604 ($44,762)

116 (148) Arizona Cardinals NFL £1,410,405 (£27,123) $2,327,451 ($44,759)

117 (90) Green Bay Packers NFL £1,402,088 (£26,963) $2,313,725 ($44,495)

118 (125) Columbus Blue Jackets NHL £1,391,807 (£26,766) $2,296,759 ($44,168)

119 (164) Tampa Bay Rays MLB £1,388,868 (£26,709) $2,291,911 ($44,075)

120 (114) Indianapolis Colts NFL £1,386,641 (£26,666) $2,288,235 ($44,005)

 

121 (113) Miami Dolphins NFL £1,385,453 (£26,643) $2,286,275 ($43,967)

122 (108) Houston Texans NFL £1,381,888 (£26,575) $2,280,392 ($43,854)

123 (165) Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga £1,380,595 (£26,550) $2,278,258 ($43,813)

124 (75) Minnesota Vikings NFL £1,378,324 (£26,506) $2,274,510 ($43,741)

125 (102) Baltimore Ravens NFL £1,373,571 (£26,415) $2,266,667 ($43,590)

126 (138) Anaheim Ducks NHL £1,364,380 (£26,238) $2,251,500 ($43,298)

127 (63) Newcastle EPL £1,357,295 (£26,102) $2,239,808 ($43,073)

128 (115) Philadelphia Eagles NFL £1,353,371 (£26,026) $2,233,333 ($42,949)

129 (95) New Jersey Devils NHL £1,352,382 (£26,007) $2,231,700 ($42,917)

130 (129) Carolina Hurricanes NHL £1,350,663 (£25,974) $2,228,864 ($42,863)

 

131 (74) New Orleans Saints NFL £1,346,242 (£25,889) $2,221,569 ($42,722)

132 (127) Dallas Stars NHL £1,336,333 (£25,699) $2,205,217 ($42,408)

133 (133) San Diego Chargers NFL £1,329,607 (£25,569) $2,194,118 ($42,195)

134 (80) Seattle Seahawks NFL £1,327,231 (£25,524) $2,190,196 ($42,119)

135 (168) Pittsburgh Pirates MLB £1,325,482 (£25,490) $2,187,310 ($42,064)

136 (116) Minnesota Wild NHL £1,312,836 (£25,247) $2,166,442 ($41,662)

137 (132) Blackburn EPL £1,311,509 (£25,221) $2,164,252 ($41,620)

138 (146) Florida Panthers NHL £1,295,717 (£24,918) $2,138,192 ($41,119)

139 (-) Nuremberg Bundesliga £1,291,892 (£24,844) $2,131,880 ($40,998)

140 (141) Buffalo Bills NFL £1,288,020 (£24,770) $2,125,490 ($40,875)

 

141 (155) Jacksonville Jaguars NFL £1,273,761 (£24,495) $2,101,961 ($40,422)

142 (137) Phoenix Coyotes NHL £1,247,955 (£23,999) $2,059,375 ($39,603)

143 (134) Fiorentina Serie A £1,244,543 (£23,934) $2,053,745 ($39,495)

144 (150) Edmonton Oilers NHL £1,233,521 (£23,722) $2,035,556 ($39,145)

145 (111) Cleveland Browns NFL £1,232,174 (£23,696) $2,033,333 ($39,103)

146 (180) Kansas City Royals MLB £1,230,482 (£23,663) $2,030,541 ($39,049)

147 (99) San Francisco 49ers NFL £1,222,668 (£23,513) $2,017,647 ($38,801)

148 (140) New England Patriots NFL £1,210,192 (£23,273) $1,997,059 ($38,405)

149 (79) Chicago Bears NFL £1,209,598 (£23,261) $1,996,078 ($38,386)

150 (157) Denver Broncos NFL £1,203,657 (£23,147) $1,986,275 ($38,198)

 

151 (145) Wolfsburg Bundesliga £1,198,642 (£23,051) $1,977,999 ($38,038)

152 (172) San Diego Padres MLB £1,195,628 (£22,993) $1,973,025 ($37,943)

153 (112) Atlanta Falcons NFL £1,190,587 (£22,896) $1,964,706 ($37,783)

154 (169) Winnipeg Jets NHL £1,189,916 (£22,883) $1,963,600 ($37,762)

155 (178) Stoke EPL £1,182,425 (£22,739) $1,951,237 ($37,524)

156 (89) Ottawa Senators NHL £1,175,918 (£22,614) $1,940,500 ($37,317)

157 (161) Tampa Bay Bucs NFL £1,175,140 (£22,599) $1,939,216 ($37,293)

158 (170) Lazio Serie A £1,166,737 (£22,437) $1,925,350 ($37,026)

159 (143) Nashville Predators NHL £1,166,059 (£22,424) $1,924,231 ($37,004)

160 (171) Athletic Bilbao La Liga £1,157,231 (£22,254) $1,909,662 ($36,724)

 

161 (156) St Louis Blues NHL £1,155,202 (£22,215) $1,906,314 ($36,660)

162 (149) Kansas City Chiefs NFL £1,138,305 (£21,890) $1,878,431 ($36,124)

163 (70) Washington Redskins NFL £1,120,482 (£21,548) $1,849,020 ($35,558)

164 (107) Oakland Athletics MLB £1,118,501 (£21,510) $1,845,750 ($35,495)             <<<<< MLB lowest paid

165 (152) Wigan EPL £1,107,821 (£21,304) $1,828,126 ($35,156)

166 (179) Eintracht Frankfurt Bundesliga £1,102,140 (£21,195) $1,818,751 ($34,976)

167 (131) Tennessee Titans NFL £1,101,471 (£21,182) $1,817,647 ($34,955)

168 (147) Genoa Serie A £1,095,317 (£21,064) $1,807,493 ($34,759)

169 (-) Kaiserslautern Bundesliga £1,067,753 (£20,534) $1,762,005 ($33,885)

170 (173) Hoffenheim Bundesliga £1,067,138 (£20,522) $1,760,991 ($33,865)

 

171 (154) Cologne Bundesliga £1,066,511 (£20,510) $1,759,956 ($33,845)

172 (163) Celtic * SPL £1,065,304 (£20,487) $1,757,964 ($33,807)

173 (177) Hannover 96 Bundesliga £1,040,069 (£20,001) $1,716,322 ($33,006)

174 (-) Birmingham EPL £1,036,592 (£19,934) $1,710,585 ($32,896)

175 (159) Borussia Monchengladbach Bundesliga £1,020,423 (£19,624) $1,683,902 ($32,383)

176 (160) Napoli Serie A £1,011,577 (£19,453) $1,669,305 ($32,102)

177 (-) Mainz Bundesliga £1,009,291 (£19,409) $1,665,531 ($32,029)

178 (-) Zaragoza La Liga £1,004,964 (£19,326) $1,658,391 ($31,892)

179 (-) St Pauli Bundesliga £1,003,707 (£19,302) $1,656,318 ($31,852)

180 (185) West Bromwich Albion EPL £1,000,064 (£19,232) $1,650,305 ($31,737)

 

181 (167) Colorado Avalanche NHL £999,771 (£19,226) $1,649,821 ($31,727)

182 (162) Villarreal La Liga £994,812 (£19,131) $1,641,640 ($31,570)

183 (188) Sampdoria Serie A £987,458 (£18,990) $1,629,504 ($31,337)

184 (144) Cincinnati Bengals NFL £957,697 (£18,417) $1,580,392 ($30,392)               <<<<< NFL lowest paid

185 (189) New York Islanders NHL £921,185 (£17,715) $1,520,140 ($29,233)                <<<<< NHL lowest paid

186 (-) Wolverhampton Wanderers EPL £887,146 (£17,061) $1,463,969 ($28,153)

187 (-) Freiburg Bundesliga £836,167 (£16,080) $1,379,842 ($26,535)                <<<<< BUNDESLIGA lowest paid

188 (181) Rangers SPL £821,484 (£15,798) $1,355,612 ($26,069)

189 (166) Palermo Serie A £748,211 (£14,389) $1,234,698 ($23,744)

190 (187) Espanyol La Liga £730,883 (£14,055) $1,206,102 ($23,194)

 

191 (196) Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks * NPB £724,013 (£13,923) $1,194,766 ($22,976)

192 (183) Hanshin Tigers NPB £707,976 (£13,615) $1,168,302 ($22,467)

193 (192) Mallorca La Liga £675,051 (£12,982) $1,113,970 ($21,422)

194 (186) Yomiuri Giants NPB £670,758 (£12,899) $1,106,885 ($21,286)

195 (191) Bologna Serie A £643,128 (£12,368) $1,061,291 ($20,409)

196 (205) Udinese Serie A £642,018 (£12,346) $1,059,458 ($20,374)

197 (190) Catania Serie A £635,979 (£12,230) $1,049,493 ($20,183)

198 (-) Real Sociedad La Liga £634,447 (£12,201) $1,046,964 ($20,134)

199 (202) Getafe La Liga £626,833 (£12,054) $1,034,400 ($19,892)

200 (-) Parma Serie A £589,060 (£11,328) $972,067 ($18,694)

 

201 (198) Chunichi Dragons NPB £588,812 (£11,323) $971,658 ($18,686)

202 (-) Bari Serie A £557,757 (£10,726) $920,411 ($17,700)

203 (184) Cagliari Serie A £534,159 (£10,272) $881,469 ($16,951)

204 (210) Saitama Seibu Lions NPB £523,308 (£10,064) $863,563 ($16,607)

205 (197) Osasuna La Liga £517,709 (£9,956) $854,323 ($16,429)

206 (199) Racing Santander La Liga £502,482 (£9,663) $829,195 ($15,946)

207 (203) Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters NPB £494,972 (£9,519) $816,803 ($15,708)

208 (200) Deportiva La Coruna La Liga £484,717 (£9,321) $799,880 ($15,382)

209 (208) Tokyo Yakult Swallows NPB £479,280 (£9,217) $790,908 ($15,210)

210 (195) Lecce Serie A £478,911 (£9,210) $790,298 ($15,198)

 

211 (207) Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles NPB £472,737 (£9,091) $780,111 ($15,002)

212 (209) Chiba Lotte Marine NPB £435,949 (£8,384) $719,403 ($13,835)

213 (-) Blackpool EPL £435,640 (£8,378) $718,893 ($13,825)                 <<<<< EPL lowest paid

214 (206) Chievo Serie A £421,441 (£8,105) $695,463 ($13,374)

215 (214) Malaga La Liga £421,273 (£8,101) $695,184 ($13,369)

216 (-) Brescia Serie A £384,170 (£7,388) $633,957 ($12,191)

217 (211) Yokohama Bay Stars NPB £375,907 (£7,229) $620,322 ($11,929)

218 (-) Levante La Liga £350,215 (£6,735) $577,924 ($11,114)

219 (222) LA Galaxy * MLS £336,807 (£6,477) $555,799 ($10,688)

220 (221) Heart of Midlothian SPL £328,104 (£6,310) $541,437 ($10,412)

 

221 (219) Orix Buffaloes NPB £322,802 (£6,208) $532,688 ($10,244)

222 (218) New York Red Bulls MLS £320,644 (£6,166) $529,126 ($10,176)

223 (220) Hiroshima Toyo Carp NPB £320,617 (£6,166) $529,082 ($10,175)             <<<<< NPB lowest paid

224 (-) Hercules La Liga £304,534 (£5,856) $502,543 ($9,664)

225 (223) Almeria La Liga £296,921 (£5,710) $489,979 ($9,423)

226 (-) Cesena Serie A £253,476 (£4,875) $418,285 ($8,044)                  <<<<< SERIE A lowest paid

227 (229) Sporting Gijon La Liga £230,664 (£4,436) $380,642 ($7,320)            <<<<< LA LIGA lowest paid

228 (227) Toronto FC MLS £195,103 (£3,752) $321,959 ($6,192)

229 (228) Hibernian SPL £172,728 (£3,322) $285,036 ($5,481)

230 (225) Aberdeen SPL £156,094 (£3,002) $257,586 ($4,954)

 

231 (-) Gold Coast * AFL £136,690 (£2,629) $225,565 ($4,338)

232 (247) Dundee United SPL £130,668 (£2,513) $215,628 ($4,147)

233 (230) Collingwood AFL £127,508 (£2,452) $210,413 ($4,046)

234 (237) Kilmarnock SPL £125,029 (£2,404) $206,323 ($3,968)

235 (232) Hawthorn AFL £123,617 (£2,377) $203,993 ($3,923)

236 (231) Geelong AFL £123,192 (£2,369) $203,291 ($3,909)

237 (239) West Coast Eagles AFL £123,169 (£2,369) $203,253 ($3,909)

238 (241) Essendon AFL £122,860 (£2,363) $202,744 ($3,899)

239 (238) Carlton AFL £122,137 (£2,349) $201,551 ($3,876)

240 (244) Sydney Swans AFL £121,462 (£2,336) $200,436 ($3,855)

 

241 (236) Fremantle AFL £121,390 (£2,334) $200,318 ($3,852)

242 (240) St Kilda AFL £121,227 (£2,331) $200,049 ($3,847)

243 (235) Richmond AFL £121,214 (£2,331) $200,027 ($3,847)

244 (233) Adelaide Crows AFL £120,630 (£2,320) $199,063 ($3,828)

245 (248) Motherwell SPL £120,600 (£2,319) $199,014 ($3,827)

246 (242) Melbourne AFL £120,520 (£2,318) $198,882 ($3,825)

247 (234) Brisbane Lions AFL £120,256 (£2,313) $198,447 ($3,816)

248 (243) Port Adelaide AFL £119,853 (£2,305) $197,782 ($3,804)

249 (246) North Melbourne AFL £119,426 (£2,297) $197,077 ($3,790)

250 (245) Western Bulldogs AFL £118,803 (£2,285) $196,049 ($3,770)              <<<<< AFL lowest paid

 

251 (270) Chivas USA MLS £108,256 (£2,082) $178,644 ($3,435)

252 (251) St Mirren SPL £106,380 (£2,046) $175,548 ($3,376)

253 (255) Seattle Sounders MLS £104,850 (£2,016) $173,024 ($3,327)

254 (-) St Johnstone SPL £101,916 (£1,960) $168,182 ($3,234)

255 (250) Philadelphia Union MLS £98,310 (£1,891) $162,232 ($3,120)

256 (262) FC Dallas MLS £95,375 (£1,834) $157,387 ($3,027)

257 (-) Vancouver Whitecaps MLS £90,954 (£1,749) $150,092 ($2,886)

258 (259) Real Salt Lake MLS £90,853 (£1,747) $149,926 ($2,883)

259 (-) Portland Timbers MLS £90,604 (£1,742) $149,515 ($2,875)

260 (256) Houston Dynamo MLS £89,614 (£1,723) $147,882 ($2,844)

 

261 (226) Chicago Fire MLS £88,184 (£1,696) $145,521 ($2,798)

262 (257) DC United MLS £85,631 (£1,647) $141,307 ($2,717)

263 (258) Colorado Rapids MLS £77,237 (£1,485) $127,457 ($2,451)

264 (253) New England Revolution MLS £76,235 (£1,466) $125,802 ($2,419)

265 (260) San Jose Earthquakes MLS £73,205 (£1,408) $120,802 ($2,323)

266 (-) Montreal Impact MLS £71,788 (£1,381) $118,464 ($2,278)

267 (254) Sporting Kansas City MLS £70,771 (£1,361) $116,786 ($2,246)

268 (268) BC Lions * CFL £69,946 (£1,345) $115,425 ($2,220)

269 (261) Edmonton Eskimos CFL £64,163 (£1,234) $105,881 ($2,036)

270 (263) Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL £63,904 (£1,229) $105,455 ($2,028)

 

271 (271) Inverness Caledonian Thistle SPL £63,540 (£1,222) $104,854 ($2,016)

272 (269) Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL £62,969 (£1,211) $103,911 ($1,998)

273 (266) Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL £59,852 (£1,151) $98,768 ($1,899)

274 (267) Calgary Stampeders CFL £59,663 (£1,147) $98,456 ($1,893)

275 (265) Toronto Argonauts CFL £59,653 (£1,147) $98,440 ($1,893)

276 (264) Montreal Alouettes CFL £58,270 (£1,121) $96,157 ($1,849)           <<<<< CFL lowest paid

277 (272) Hamilton SPL £55,548 (£1,068) $91,665 ($1,763)                 <<<<< SPL lowest paid

278 (252) Columbus Crew MLS £54,156 (£1,041) $89,369 ($1,719)          <<<<< MLS lowest paid

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