Barca top pay league
FC Barcelona are the highest paying sports club in the world according to a survey conducted by the website sportingintelligence.com. Their first team players earned an average of £95,081 a week with rivals Real Madrid in second place. The New York Yankees came third.
In the Premier League Chelsea had the highest average weekly wage at £72,635 a player, although that put them just sixth in the global rankings behind two NBA teams. Manchester City broke into the top ten for the first time, paying £70,676 a week. That put well above United in sixteenth, with an average first team wage of £61,300. The other two Premiership teams in the top 30 were Liverpool and Arsenal in 20th and 22nd place respectively.