Tuesday June 11 2013
Milan and Inter top wages survey

Milan and Inter have emerged as the top-paying clubs in Serie A, but Manchester City have the highest sports salaries in the world.

The study was conducted by Sporting Intelligence and covered all professional team sports around the globe.

Manchester City came out on top with their players receiving an average £5.2m per season, which provides £100,000 per week.

Baseball team the LA Dodgers were second with an average pay of £4.85m per year, then Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Milan were surprisingly in sixth place, climbing from last year’s rank of seventh despite actively cutting down their wage bill.

The Rossoneri are paid on average £4.25m per year or £81,752 a week.

Despite failing to qualify for Europe, Inter are in 10th place on the global sports charts, paying out £4m per year and £76,923 a week.

The Nerazzurri are below basketball giants the LA Lakers, Europa League winners Chelsea and Champions League victors Bayern Munich.

Double Scudetto winners Juventus are back in 35th position with average wages of £2.96m a year, £56,244 per week.

Roma are the next highest payers in Serie A in 58th place with £2.35m per year, while Lazio can be found at number 115 with £1.48m wages.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis will be pleased to see Napoli in 155th position with an average salary of just £1.26m.

Top 10 global sports salaries

1 Manchester City £5,239,750

2 Los Angeles Dodgers £4,855,783

3 Real Madrid £4,718,172

4 Barcelona £4,690,430

5 New York Yankees £4,649,188

6 Milan £4,251,111

7 LA Lakers £4,090,913

8 Chelsea £4,058,742

9 Bayern Munich £4,000,036

10 Inter £4,000,000

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