The best job in the world? Being paid immense sums of money to play the game you love?
Ever wondered which sports teams vie for top spot in the high earners list? I know I have (haven’t we all) and now some smart guys from sportingintelligence.com have done the math and come up with a list of the top ten highest paid sports teams based on the clubs average starting weekly salary per starting player.
NBA is clearly a sport you should go into if you fancy earning big bucks as Basketball teams take the lions share of the placings on this top ten list but then there are still some surprises so take a look below. On a side note what would be really interesting if someone came up with a list of the highest and lowest earners at each major sporting side that would generate a great deal of interest but possibly alienate and anger some who find themselves at the lower end of the pay scale.
Highest paying sports teams (average weekly salary per starting player)
10-New York Knicks (NBA) – £59,120 ($89,223)
9- Boston Celtics (NBA) – £62,813 ($94,797)
8- Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) – £63,529 ($95,867)
7- Detroit Pistons (NBA) – £64,234 ($96,931)
6- LA Lakers (NBA) – £65,563 ($98,943)
5- Dallas Mavericks (NBA) – £68,343 ($103,139)
4- Chelsea (Premier League) – £68,946 ($104,049)
3- Barcelona (Liga) – £78,231 ($118,051)
2- Real Madrid (Liga) – £81,444 ($122,900)
1- New York Yankees (MLB) – £89,897 ($135,655)