Manchester (United Kingdom): Manchester City's players are the highest paid athletes in the world of sport, according to new survey. The Manchester side has topped a ranking of global sports pay, with an average first-team player earning more than £5.3m per year, or £102,653 per week.
American baseball teams -- the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers -- are ranked at second and third place respectively. Real Madrid and Barcelona make up the top five.
Five Premier League clubs make the top 20; Manchester City (1st), Manchester United (8th), Chelsea (10th), Arsenal (11th) and Liverpool (20th).
Liverpool pay their players handsomely – on average €4.1 million per man per year – but those figures are some way short of the annual salaries paid by Arsenal (€4.72 million), Chelsea (€4.83 million), Manchester United (€5.21 million) and Manchester City (€6.4 million).