Barcelona, Real Madrid top charts for sports salaries: Report

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LaLiga giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are respectively the best paying professional sports entities for 2019. The Spanish Top Division football clubs are the only two sports teams in the world to pay more than $ 200,000 weekly salary to their first team players, according to the Global Sports Salaries Survey 2018.

The top ten highest paid sports teams have three European professional football clubs followed by seven National Basketball Association entities.

According to the tenth edition of the sportingintelligence.com, Barcelona are paying the highest ever average salary of $ 236,341 (down from $ 264,533 last year) to its first team players followed by their LaLiga rivals Real Madrid, whose average weekly salary is reported at $204, 698. The two LaLiga clubs are respectively paying to their first team players $13,755,714 and $10644,272 per annum respectively.

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That amounts to average annual salary of $ 12.28 million for Barcelona main team players. Even though the figure is down from $ 13.7 million last year, Barca still holds on to the top position.

There are seven NBA clubs in position fourth to tenth with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus being football’s powerful representatives in the top three positions.

HIGHEST PAYING SPORTS TEAMS : 2019 (Average pay in $)
No. Team League Per annum Per week
1 Barcelona LaLiga 12,284,5555 236,241
2 Real Madrid LaLiga 11,154,692 214,513
3 Juventus Serie A 10,106,647 194,359
4 Portland Trail Blazers NBA 10,039,828 193,074
5 Golden State Warriors NBA 9,921,892 190,806
6 Orlando Magic NBA 9,475,757 182,226
7 Oklahoma City Thunder NBA 9,432,072 181,386
8 Denver Nuggets NBA 9,311,943 179,076
9 Miami Heat NBA 9,298,579 178,819
10 Cleveland Cavaliers EPL 9,207,157 177,061

                        Courtesy: sportingintelligence.com

The figures in the chart only represent basic salary and do not include signing and performance bonuses or any other extras.

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