Thought the salary of the New York Yankees was out of control? Perhaps the NFL pays its stars too much or the Lakers are rich out of their mind?
Well, consider the rest of the world.
ESPN recently released its money survey of 278 teams around the world. Interestingly enough, the teams with the highest average salary aren't even in the United States, and they certainly don't play baseball, basketball or football. No. They play futbol. Soccer.
FC Barcelona spent the most on salaries. The average salary on the team is $8.7 million, and the total team payroll is more than $217,000,000. Three more soccer teams are Nos. 2 through 4 on the list. The American team with the highest average salary is not the Yankees, but the Los Angeles Lakers. Of course, the Yakees have the second highest TOTAL payroll at more than $197,000,000.
Monday, February 18 2013 5:01 PM EST2013-02-18 22:01:04 GMT
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