City third highest payers in football

May 03, 2012, 07:13 IST | IANS

After Barcelona and Real Madrid, English giants Manchester City have emerged as the third highest payers in the world of sports even ahead of their famed neighbours Manchester United.

According to a study by sportingintelligence.com, the first-team stars at City, earn an average of 4.5 million pounds per year, the highest salaries ever paid in the English Premier League, which is also the world’s richest football league.

The average first team pay at Barcelona has been calculated at 5,260,313 pounds per year. Real Madrid’s players in No 2 place earn 4.7 million pounds per year. 

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