The British journalists looked to 349 teams in 18 leagues in 13 countries in eight different sports: football, baseball, basketball, two kinds of motorsports, cricket, ice hockey and Aussie rules football.
In Barcelona, the average salary of a player 11.8 million. The Catalans are the bestbetalende club. The colleagues of Real Madrid are in second place in the global list. The average salary is at the Royal on 10.6 million euro.
At spot 3 up to and including eight are NBA clubs. The American basketball players of Oklahoma City Thunder earn the most: about 8.9 million euros.
Ronaldo does Juventus rise
On the negenplaats is the biggest riser in comparison with last year with Juventus. The reigning champion of Italy was last year’s number 32. The biggest change in the salarishuishouding is the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. The average salary in Turin is now at 7.6 million euro.
From the report coming some notable figures to the front. So is the average salary in the English Premier League (3 million), 36 percent higher than in the Spanish Liga (2.2 million euros), and two times as high as in the Italian Serie A (1.5 million euros) and the German Bundesliga (€1.4 million).
An overview of the salaries in the foreign leagues
Premier league remains behind
The average salary in Dutch Eredivisie is according to Sporting Intelligence on 277.809 euro. In neighboring Belgium is a lot better paid: Average 346.043 euro. Also Portugal (307,053 euro) and Switzerland (278,266 euro) remain in the Eredivisie for.