Top 10 Highest Paid Sports Teams In The World

According to the annual “Global Sports Salaries Survey,” published by the Sporting Intelligence, the Oklahoma City Thunder tops the list for the highest paid sport’s team in the world.

 

The survey took the first team’s annual payroll and divided it by the number of players on the first team. 7 out of top 10 teams were from the National Basketball Association, the remaining 3 were soccer teams.

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Oklahoma City Thunder — $9.30 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Basketball

League: National Basketball Association

Highest-paid player: Russell Westbrook ($28.5 million)

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Cleveland Cavaliers — $9.00 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Basketball

League: National Basketball Association

Highest-paid player: LeBron James ($33.3 million)

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Golden State Warriors — $8.94 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Basketball

League: National Basketball Association

Highest-paid player: Stephen Curry ($34.7 million)

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Barcelona — $8.58 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Soccer

League: La Liga

Highest-paid player: Lionel Messi ($34.7 million)

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Paris Saint-Germain — $8.41 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Soccer

League: Ligue 1

Highest-paid player: Neymar ($37.2 million)

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Charlotte Hornets — $8.38 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Basketball

League: National Basketball Association

Highest-paid player: Dwight Howard ($23.5 million)

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Portland Trail Blazers — $8.36 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Basketball

League: National Basketball Association

Highest-paid player: Damian Lillard ($26.2 million)

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Los Angeles Clippers — $8.33 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Basketball

League: National Basketball Association

Highest-paid player: Blake Griffin ($29.5 million)

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Real Madrid — $8.09 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Soccer

League: La Liga

Highest-paid player: Cristiano Ronaldo ($24.3 million)

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New Orleans Pelicans — $7.88 million (average pay per player)

Sport: Basketball

League: National Basketball Association

Highest-paid player: Jrue Holiday ($24.9 million)

 

 

 

 

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