The world’s richest sports stars compete on the soccer field. According to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey, eight of the world’s twelve highest-paid sports teams are soccer clubs with Paris Saint-Germain grabbing first position. Players at the French Ligue One outfit earn an average of $174,692 every week, adding up to just over $9 million every year.
Real Madrid and Manchester City aren’t too far behind, paying their players a weekly average of $166,180 and $165,343 respectively. The first non-soccer team to make the list, the Los Angeles Dodgers, come in fifth. The Major League Baseball team pay an average of $154,292, just 18 dollars more than Manchester United’s average weekly pay.