Baseball

REVEALED: Man City, Yankees, Dodgers, RM, Barca best paid in global sport

** By Nick Harris 15 April 2014 Manchester City are the best paid team in global sport according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2014, compiled in association with ESPN The Magazine and published this week to coincide with The Magazine’s ‘Money Issue' (due to hit newsstands today). The average first-team pay at City has been calculated at £5.3m per year, or £102,653 per week in the period under review. The New York Yankees and LA Dodgers of Major League baseball are second and third with Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Barcelona filling the top five. Five Premier League sides make the top 20 on the list,...


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

By Nick Harris 11 June 2013 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’ (cover below). 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...


NFL remains by far the best attended domestic sports league in the world

* By Sportingintelligence 4 January 2013 The NFL has increased its attendance levels from an average of 67,394 fans per regular season game in 2011 to 67,591 in 2012, Sportingintelligence can reveal on the eve of the 2012-13 season NFL play-offs. As our updated global attendances league table shows (also below), the new figure keeps the NFL comfortably in the No1 place as the best attended professional domestic sports league in the world, by average attendance per game. There are better attended sports leagues in US College football, as a previous feature on this site explored. But the NFL holds sway in the world of professional sports. The German Bundesliga’s top division keeps...