Highest Football Club Wages


Player transfer fees and their larger than life wage bills are a common topic of discussion for a football fan of today. From Wayne Rooney threatening to quit to oil-rich owners going on shopping sprees, the footballers have now become spoilt and they now know that their high demands will be met at their current club or the next.

It is especially easy to get a huge wage offer for those who possess skill and/or experience. Yaya Toure moved from Spain to England with a wage demand that even England’s best Rooney was not getting at the time.

For the smaller clubs, it has become far more difficult to move into the top-flight and pose a threat to the top teams in their own country, let alone go on a Euro trip.

We have taken the liberty to skim out the football clubs out of the ESPN’s 200 best-paying teams in the world and present a list to you of 66 best-paying football teams in the world.

If you’re gifted with football, this is who will show you the money:

#LeagueClubAvg Annual Salary Per PlayerAvg Weekly Salary Per player
1La LigaBarcelona$7,910,737$152,130
2La LigaReal Madrid$7,356,632$141,474
4Serie AInter Milan$5,999,643$115,378
5EPLManchester City$5,863,585$112,761
6BundesligaBayern Munich$5,780,358$111,161
7Serie AAC Milan$5,647,633$108,608
8EPLManchester United$5,106,214$98,196
11Serie AJuventus$4,127,666$79,378
12EPLAston Villa$3,848,229$74,004
13BundesligaSchalke 04$3,525,614$67,800
14Serie AAS Roma$3,383,783$65,073
15EPLNewcastle United$3,370,667$64,821
16La LigaValencia$2,927,719$56,302
18BundesligaWerder Bremen$2,807,018$53,981
20BundesligaBorussia Dortmund$2,649,825$50,958
21La LigaAtletico Madrid$2,589,754$49,803
22EPLWest Ham United$2,517,851$48,420
23La LigaSevilla$2,428,632$46,704
25EPLTottenham Hotspur$2,364,778$45,476
28EPLBlackburn Rovers$2,086,298$40,121
29Serie AFiorentina$2,071,877$39,844
32Serie AGenoa$1,959,883$37,690
33EPLBolton Wanderers$1,863,573$35,838
34EPLWigan Athletic$1,857,161$35,715
35BundesligaHertha Berlin$1,796,491$34,548
36BundesligaFC Cologne$1,796,098$34,540
37BundesligaBorussia Monchengladbach$1,628,070$31,309
38Serie ANapoli$1,623,903$31,229
39La LigaVillarreal$1,619,088$31,136
41BundesligaBayer Leverkusen$1,571,930$30,229
42Serie APalermo$1,567,907$30,152
43Serie ALazio$1,511,910$29,075
44La LigaAthletic Bilbao$1,493,333$28,718
46EPLHull City$1,403,299$26,987
47Serie ATorino$1,399,917$26,921
48England (D2)Middlesbrough$1,376,640$26,474
49BundesligaHannover 96$1,372,632$26,397
50EPLStoke City$1,367,627$26,301
51BundesligaEintracht Frankfurt$1,362,526$26,202
53La LigaReal Betis$1,265,404$24,335
54Serie ACagliari$1,231,927$23,691
55EPLWest Bromwich Albion$1,209,335$23,256
56La LigaEspanyol$1,198,596$23,050
57Serie ASampdoria$1,175,930$22,614
58Serie ACatania$1,119,933$21,537
59Serie ABologna$1,063,937$20,460
60La LigaMallorca$1,045,333$20,103
61Germany (D2)Karlsruher FC$1,042,627$20,051
62Serie ASiena$1,035,938$19,922
63Serie ALecce$1,007,940$19,383
64La LigaOsasuna$986,386$18,969
65La LigaRacing Santander$954,947$18,364
66La LigaDeportivo La Coruna$915,649$17,609

The Leagues and Countries: Bundesliga (Germany),EPL (English Premier League, England),La Liga (Spain),Serie A (Italy) & SPL (Scottish Premier League, Scotland).

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  1. pat h23 April, 2011
    • Ahmed Umair24 April, 2011