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Barca top pay league


FC Barcelona are the highest paying sports club in the world according to a survey conducted by the website   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.