The 20 Highest Sports Team Payrolls in the World
Baseball and World Football (Soccer) rule the tops of the payroll charts. These two sports almost evenly comprise the entire top 20 of teams doling out the most dough to their players over their latest seasons.
Baseball is represented by nine teams, including the top two overall: the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees (see all 30 baseball teams’ 2014 payrolls here).
Manchester City of the English Premier League (third overall) ushers in the 11 European football clubs represented by England (English Premier League), Spain (La Liga), Germany (Bundesliga) and Italy (Serie A).
The Dodgers, Yankees and City are the only sports squads on Earth that boast payrolls over $200 million.
|1.||Los Angeles Dodgers||Major League Baseball||$241,128,402|
|2.||New York Yankees||Major League Baseball||$208,830,659|
|3.||Manchester City||English Premier League||$202,747,812|
|5.||Real Madrid||La Liga||$189,660,944|
|6.||Philadelphia Phillies||Major League Baseball||$179,521,056|
|8.||Manchester United||English Premier League||$164,169,367|
|9.||Detroit Tigers||Major League Baseball||$163,078,526|
|11.||Boston Red Sox||Major League Baseball||$154,380,395|
|12.||Chelsea||English Premier League||$151,342,140|
|14.||San Francisco Giants||Major League Baseball||$148,239,158|
|15.||Arsenal||English Premier League||$148,204,312|
|16.||Washington Nationals||Major League Baseball||$134,366,735|
|17.||Texas Rangers||Major League Baseball||$132,491,596|
|19.||Toronto Blue Jays||Major League Baseball||$129,427,700|
|20.||Liverpool||English Premier League||$129,283,779|
Source data: espn.com
Posted on April 15, 2014, in MLB Baseball, Multiple Sports, World Football and tagged 2013, 2014, barcelona, baseball, dodgers, football, highest, latest, manchester, payrolls, salaries, soccer, Sports, teams, world, world football, Yankees. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.