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Barcelona And Real Madrid Players Get Over $7M A Year

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13152070

Top Spanish football clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid pay their players more than $7m (£4.3m) a year, on average.

The two, who are regularly in the top three richest football clubs worldwide, have overtaken the New York Yankees as the best paid global sports teams.

The review, by Sporting Intelligence, found first team players' average pay for the last season was $7.9m for Barcelona and $7.4m for Real Madrid.

The Yankees pay their players an average of $6.8m.

The highest paid footballers in the UK play for Chelsea, in sixth place in the pay scale.

The National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Lakers and Orlando Magic occupy fourth and fifth spots.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal were also among the 30 best-paid teams, making the Premier League the best-paying football league in the world.

Amazing that all this wealth is around in nations that are most fiscally challenged and facing bankruptcy.

It's an amazing figure that the average wage at the club is £4.3m a year for kicking a bag of wind around a pitch.

It will be interesting seeing for how much longer these clubs can keep affording to pay out these types of wages.

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It will be interesting seeing for how much longer these clubs can keep affording to pay out these types of wages.

Real Madrid debt 2009-10 - 244 million Euros

Barcelona debt 2009-10 - 442 million Euros

They already can't afford it.

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Real Madrid debt 2009-10 - 244 million Euros

Barcelona debt 2009-10 - 442 million Euros

They already can't afford it.

Yet their earnings are surging forward, suggesting that they can afford it

Real Madrid highest earning team

For the sixth consecutive year, Real Madrid tops the Deloitte Football Money League, and in doing so, became the highest-earning sports team ever, reports Business Insider. Despite not winning any trophies, the club's earnings jumped from $541 million for the 2008/09 season to $592 million for the 2009/10 season, enabling it to continue funding Cristiano Ronaldo's most extravagant purchases.

Barcelona too are no slouches in bringing in the dough

Barcelona came in right behind Real for the second straight year (even though the standings were the other way around in La Liga)

If Barca were to stumble, then yes they'd probably have to raise some cash, perhaps by selling Messi (who would go for 100 million I suspect). But they are 99% certain to win La Liga, even if they still have a couple of obstacles to pass in the Champions League.

BUT, it's the other clubs in the league who are in danger of going under. Recently another Madrid based club, Getafe, was taken over by a group from Dubai, and Valencia (among others) have had severe financial problems in their efforts to keep up with the big boys. Same as the Premiership I suppose - certain teams dominate and for the rest it's a struggle.

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It's an amazing figure that the average wage at the club is £4.3m a year for kicking a bag of wind around a pitch.

At least it's a fairly direct link to their ability and perfomance ie if they consistently play badly and get the club relegated, those players get shunted off. Sooner them than the likes of Goodwin or the "talent" in various bailed-out banks..

Also the players tend to make it through talent and effort, which means someone from Nigerian shanty towns, Portuguese favelas or Brazilian slums, can quickly make it to the top.

But yes, vastly overpaid compared to nurses, teachers or carers.

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Yet their earnings are surging forward, suggesting that they can afford it

Earnings only equals turnover, not profit.

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The merry go round continues. It stops when the rich benefactors realise that they are only going to lose money as there is no greater fool. Al Fayed is in a hole at Fulham that he will not be able to get out of, same as Sam Hamman at Cardiff.

I've been following the Plymouth saga, as well as the creditors getting less than 1p in the pound several of the more trusting local directors are up to a £1m out of pocket. Now the greater fools are drying up I'm expecting the fools to start bailing, and that will be the end of the general speculative spending.

There will always be exceptions, such as Man City, but the general debt-fuelled bubble in football is deflating.

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The merry go round continues. It stops when the rich benefactors realise that they are only going to lose money as there is no greater fool. Al Fayed is in a hole at Fulham that he will not be able to get out of, same as Sam Hamman at Cardiff.

I've been following the Plymouth saga, as well as the creditors getting less than 1p in the pound several of the more trusting local directors are up to a £1m out of pocket. Now the greater fools are drying up I'm expecting the fools to start bailing, and that will be the end of the general speculative spending.

There will always be exceptions, such as Man City, but the general debt-fuelled bubble in football is deflating.

FIFA (or is it UEFA)'s new financial "fair play" rules, which I believe are intended to hasten the start of a European Super League, will prevent what has happened at Manchester City from happening again.

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The merry go round continues. It stops when the rich benefactors realise that they are only going to lose money as there is no greater fool. Al Fayed is in a hole at Fulham that he will not be able to get out of, same as Sam Hamman at Cardiff.

I've been following the Plymouth saga, as well as the creditors getting less than 1p in the pound several of the more trusting local directors are up to a £1m out of pocket. Now the greater fools are drying up I'm expecting the fools to start bailing, and that will be the end of the general speculative spending.

There will always be exceptions, such as Man City, but the general debt-fuelled bubble in football is deflating.

In the last week or so, the club offered 15% of the players wages (they haven't been paid since January), but decided that the backroom staff should get paid instead. These players are on good money (at a guess £70-£100,000 a year) but not on the millions most think most footballers earn...

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In the last week or so, the club offered 15% of the players wages (they haven't been paid since January), but decided that the backroom staff should get paid instead. These players are on good money (at a guess £70-£100,000 a year) but not on the millions most think most footballers earn...

thats a more realistic wage based on their short career as a sportsman, there are loads of ex rugby football/ players that now just have a regular job and through that short career theres always a chance of injury thats takes you out of it for good , but the top players just aint worth what there paid ! in the good old days the would have a proper day job and play top football ! today there just big prima donnas ....zeros not heroes :(

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