Top 10: Best paid teams in the world


It will come as no surprise to see Manchester City have been named the world's best paid sports team in the latest Global Sports Salaries Survey 2013.

The rankings, compiled by Sporting Intelligence in conjunction with ESPN The Magazine, scour the world of sport to count down the best paid teams on the planet.

Football dominates the top 20 with almost half (nine) entries, while basketball is also well represented - the LA Lakers the top team in the NBA.

A baseball franchise comes in at number two - the LA Dodgers the highest spending team in the MLB.

But we're only interested in football here. 

At the bottom end of the spectrum Norwich City have the lowest wage bill in the Premier League and rank as the 175th highest spending team. Interestingly, the highest spending Scottish Premier League team (Celtic) sit just six places above the lowest Premier League side (Norwich).

But it's Manchester City on top - the average City first-team player earning more than £100,000-a-week.

Compare that to Borussia Dortmund, the Champions League runners-up, who enter the rankings at number 56 with an average weekly salary of £45,539.

If you would like to see the official Global Sports Salaries Survey produced by Sporting Intelligence and ESPN covering all sports you can see it here.

So, here's the top 10 best paid football teams in the world - click the arrows at the bottom of the article to scroll through the count down...

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