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Survey Reveals Man City Is Highest Paid Team Globally, Five EPL Clubs Rank In Top 20

04 / 16 / 14

Man City is the highest paid team in global sport, according to Sportingintelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey for '14, compiled in association with ESPN The Magazine. The average first-team pay at Man City has been calculated at £5.3M ($8.8M) per year, or £102,653 ($170,000)...

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