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Highest paying sporting clubs revealed

Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City tops global list, paying weekly salary of over $150,000

Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
Manchester City, owned by Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Mansour, is at the top of the table when it comes to salaries. The Global Sports Salaries Survey 2013, by sportingintelligence.com, ranked City the highest paying sports club in the world, with an average annual salary of $8,059,477. This equates to an average weekly pay of $154,990. (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
Major League Baseball team the Los Angeles Dodgers came in second place, with an average annual pay of $7,468,882 ($143,632 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
In third place is Spanish football team Real Madrid, whose stars are paid $7.257,216 annually ($139,562 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
Fellow La Liga team Barcelona come in fourth, with annual pay of $7,214,545 ($137,521 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
Fifth place goes to baseball team the New York Yankees, with annual pay of $7,151,109 ($137,521 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
Italian football team AC Milan are in sixth position with annual pay of $6,538,811 ($125,746 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
Baseball is also in the top 12 list, with the LA Lakers at number seven. The club’s annual pay is $6,292,403 ($121,008 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
Chelsea FC, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovic, are eighth on the list with annual pay of $6,242,919 ($120,056 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
UEFA Champions League winners Bayern Munich are in ninth position in the survey, with annual pay of $6,152,622 ($118,320 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
AC Milan’s arch rivals, Inter Milan, are also on the list in tenth place with annual pay of $6,152,566 ($118,319 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
Another baseball team makes eleventh in the survey, with the Philadelphia Phillies paying an average annual salary of $6,125,397 ($117,796 weekly). (Getty Images)
Highest paying sporting clubs revealed
Manchester United complete the top-12 list, with annual pay of $6,032,572 ($116,001 weekly). (Getty Images)