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Here Are the Highest Paid Players and Football Teams of 2016

According to The Mail, fan favorites Manchester United boast the largest wage bill in the world of football, ringing in a weekly wage of £110,000 GBP (approximately $138,000 USD) per week at Old Trafford. Out of the top 20 teams with the highest wage bills, half of them belong to the Premier League. Placing second are La Liga’s Barcelona with a wage bill of £108,000 GBP (approximately $135,500 USD) per week. The Premier League is by far the highest earning league in the world, with an average yearly salary of £2,438,275 billion GBP (approximately $3,058,620 billion USD). When it comes to players, the highest paid footballer is tied between La Liga stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, both earning £365,000 GBP (approximately $458,000 USD) a week. Paul Pogba takes the honor of highest paid player in the Premier League with £290,000 GBP (approximately $364,000 USD) per week. Check out the lists below:

Top 20 Best Paid Teams – Per Week

1. Manchester United – £110,000 GBP (approximately $138,000 USD)
2. Barcelona – £108,000 GBP (approximately $135,500 USD)
3. Manchester City – £104,000 GBP (approximately $130,500 USD)
4. Real Madrid – £97,000 GBP (approximately $122,000 USD)
5. Chelsea – £86,000 GBP (approximately $108,000 USD)
6. Paris St-Germain – £86,000 GBP (approximately $108,000 USD)
7. Bayern Munich – £80,000 GBP (approximately $100,000 USD)
8. Juventus – £76,000 GBP (approximately $95,000 USD)
9. Arsenal – £71,000 GBP (approximately $89,000 USD)
10. Liverpool – £57,000 GBP (approximately $71,500 USD)
11. Roma – £56,000 GBP (approximately $70,000 USD)
12. Tottenham – £51,000 GBP (approximately $64,000 USD)
13. Atletico Madrid – £49,000 GBP (approximately $61,500 USD)
14. Inter Milan – £47,000 GBP (approximately $59,000 USD)
15. West Ham – £43,000 GBP (approximately $54,000 USD)
16. Everton £41,000 GBP (approximately $51,000 USD)
17. Leicester £40,000 GBP (approximately $50,000 USD)
18. Southampton – £39,000 GBP (approximately $49,000 USD)
19. Dortmund – £38,000 GBP (approximately $48,000 USD)
20. Crystal Palace – £37,000 GBP (approximately $46,000 USD)

Top 10 Highest Paid Players – Per Week

1. = Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid £365,000 GBP (approximately $458,000 USD)
1. = Lionel Messi – Barcelona £365,000 GBP (approximately $458,000 USD)
3. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid £350,000 GBP (approximately $439,000 USD)
4. Hulk – Shanghai SIPG £320,000 GBP (approximately $401,000 USD)
5. Paul Pogba – Manchester United £290,000 GBP (approximately $364,000 USD)
6. Graziano Pelle – Shangdong Luneng £273,000 GBP (approximately $342,000 USD)
7. = Ezequiel Lavezzi – Hebei China Fortune £260,000 GBP (approximately $326,000 USD)
7. =Wayne Rooney – Manchester United £260,000 GBP (approximately $326,000 USD)
9. Neymar Jr. – Barcelona £258,000 GBP (approximately $324,000 USD)
10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester United £250,000 GBP (approximately $314,000 USD)