Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

English Premiership

City players top world earners

CITY-LEEDSLONDON, April 16- Footballers with English Premier League club Manchester City are the most highly-paid athletes in global sport, according to a study published on Wednesday.

The study, carried out by Britain’s Sporting Intelligence website, found that the average annual salary of a first-team player at City was £5.3 million ($8.9 million, 6.4 million euros).

City top the list ahead of Major League Baseball teams the New York Yankees and the LA Dodgers, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chelsea also featuring in the top 10.

NBA teams the Brooklyn Nets and the Chicago Bulls complete the line-up.

City’s lavish spending on players has not been without complications, however.

Reports in the British media suggest that City are due to face punishment for contravening European governing body UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, which oblige clubs not to spend beyond their means.

Top 10 best-paid players in world sport (average annual salary in £ sterling):

1. Manchester City (Premier League) £5.337 million

2. New York Yankees (Major League Baseball) £5.286 million

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

3. LA Dodgers (Major League Baseball) £5.119 million

4. Real Madrid (La Liga) £4.993 million

5. Barcelona (La Liga) £4.901 million

6. Brooklyn Nets (NBA) £4.485 million

7. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga) £4.402 million

8. Manchester United (Premier League) £4.322 million

9. Chicago Bulls (NBA) £3.985 million

10. Chelsea (Premier League) £3.984 million

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Features

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 17 – The Kakamega High School ‘Green Commandos’ have produced a plethora of talent over the past decades in Kenyan football...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved