Football

Barcelona Become First Football Team to Pay Players an Average Wage of £10M Per Year

Barcelona Become First Football Team to Pay Players an Average Wage of £10M Per Year

Barcelona have become the first football team in history to pay its players an average wage of more than £10 million per-year, according to various reports today.

The La Liga giants are currently second in the Spanish top-flight after the weekend’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid, and are just one point behind in-form Sevilla as they look to make it back-to-back titles.

And, frankly, winning their domestic league is the least Barca supporters should expect with the astronomical wages that are being shelled out every week by the club’s hierarchy.

Embed from Getty Images

According to the Guardian, the latest Global Sports Salary Survey – which tracks pay in 349 teams across eight sports in 13 countries – shows Barcelona will pay its 23-man squad an eye-watering average of £10.45m, before bonuses, a figure that has risen by a third since the 2017-18 campaign.

Manchester United are the highest British club in the survey in 10th, with an average first-team wage of around £6.5m per season.

We’ve all known for sometime the money surrounding football is insane, but surely paying such an exorbitant average salary can’t go on much long, can it?

What do you think?

Let us know in the comments section below…

Football

More in Football

Cristiano Ronaldo: One More Goal Towards His Legend

Jonny BoyleJanuary 13, 2021

The Growing Diversity of Online Football-Related Games

Jonny BoyleDecember 18, 2020

Best Ever Premier League Transfers

Jonny BoyleDecember 14, 2020

6 Best Youth Football Academies with Historical Roots That Have Managed to Pass the Test of Time

Jonny BoyleNovember 26, 2020

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020

Why AC Milan Visit is a Significant Point in Celtic’s Season

Jonny BoyleOctober 22, 2020

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020

Why We Should All Be Excited About Leeds United’s Premier League Return

Jonny BoyleSeptember 8, 2020