How many athletes earn worldwide
An independent British draft Sportingintelligence.com, in 2014 received the prize of the Association of Sports Journalists, the sixth consecutive year released a lengthy report about salaries in the world of sports - in fact, the only such a huge and respected research on the subject, the Forbes writes. After all, the clubs and athletes often hide from the public payroll. The first - to keep the option of paying less than others, the second - to get to other places more.
Sportingintelligence.com does not reveal his sources, but this status experts, many years working in the sports industry. So, the project editor Nick Harris at the beginning of zero was the author of two large studies of salaries of the Premier League in the newspaper The Independent. That is why the report Sportingintelligence.com becomes an important reference book, which is referred to the world's leading media. Here are 10 of the most interesting findings
The biggest average salaries of players - NBA
Basketball player, who plays in the National Basketball Association, on average earns about 6, 4 million dollars. This is two times more than that of the English Premier League. The secret of the generosity of the NBA - a new TV deal. The rights to show matches 9 years treated media giant Turner and ESPN at $ 24 billion - is three times more than the previous agreement. Most players have benefited.
in the top 20 most generous employers sports only four football club
Compared to other types of Olympic football salaries can seem enormous. But among the most wasteful team sports representation of the sport №1 small. "Manchester United" on the 4th place (7, 6 million dollars a year), "Barcelona" - on the 5th (7, 4 million dollars), "Manchester City" - on the 9th (7, $ 1 million ) and Madrid "Real" - a 19-m (6, 7 million dollars). Once 14 of the 20 ranked teams are NBA. Two more - Baseball (MLB). However, one of them - "New York Yankees" - is in second place just behind the NBA champion "Cleveland Cavaliers".
NFL only sixth at the average player salary, but still the richest
The average salary in the NFL (American football) - 2, $ 4 million per year. Less than that of basketball, NBA, MLB baseball, cricket in India, the players in England and hockey players in the NHL. But there is an important caveat: rosters in the NFL are enormous. The composition of each game can have up to 46 players, and the total application has a limit of 53 people! It is not surprising that the league salary fund reaches cyclopean figures - 4, 115 billion dollars! In this case, the team with the biggest salaries ( "Green Bay Packers" 2, 86 million dollars) paid to the player in an average of only 1, 8 times more than the team with the lowest ( "Cleveland Browns", 1, 57 million dollars ).
Just 125 players in Major League Baseball produced in the year of $ 10 million or more
10% Baseball Players Major League Baseball in 2016 received 43% of the money - this is not in any other North American league. However, until the Chinese Football Super League, with its 81% to 10% of the top players are still far away. At an average salary of Major League Baseball is proud to be in second place behind the NBA with the index 4, 387 million dollars a year.
The richest team of the French football league in average paying player at 21, 5 times more than the poorest
If we talk about inequality, the more it is great in the French Ligue 1. "Paris Saint-Germain," the player pays an average of 5, 9 million dollars. Located at the opposite pole of the money, "Nancy" - only 275 thousand dollars. Far left and the Spanish La Liga. In "Barcelona" have enough funds to 7, $ 4 million average annual salary. In "Leganés" from the suburbs of Madrid - only 359 500 dollars (this is 20, 7 times less!). In general, the biggest "class" differences just in football. In the Premier League the relationship between the best and worst payers is 6, 1, in the Italian Serie A - 12, 8, in the German Bundesliga - 13, 9, in the Chinese Super League - 15, 8. In Germany, four richest teams spend on salaries as much as the other 14.
The NHL salary levels approximately the same in all clubs
The most generous club National Hockey League, "the Los Angeles Kings' player pays an average of 3, $ 4 million per year. The most tight-fisted - "Carolina Hurricanes" - 2, 2 million dollars. The only difference is 1, 6 times. The median salary in the league - $ 2 million. Thus, in the NHL well preserved competitive balance. salary ceiling is doing its job. If the stars want to play with the stars, we have squeezed in terms of salary. Here the top 10 highest-paid players earn little more than a quarter of the salary fund of the league.
Japanese baseball players earn an average of four times more than the players
The average salary in the league - a good reference point position of sport in the country. For example, Japanese baseball league, the figure was 800 thousand dollars. At the same time the richest clubs pay up to 1, 4 million dollars. That is roughly the same as in English football "Bournemouth" and "Burnley" of the Premier League or the German "Hamburg" and Monchengladbach "Borussia", the Italian "Sampdoria". At the same time, Japanese players up close and do not see that kind of money, as in baseball. The average salary in the J-League - only 212 thousand dollars. Team players of the bottom of the table are paid less than doctors and teachers in universities.
The Hulk takes the field against players who earn up to 200 times less than the
The average salary in the league - 775 000 dollars. At the same time, the median - that is located exactly in the middle of all the players in the list - only 90 000 dollars. The top clubs receive an average of nearly $ 2 million. As an outsider - 120-200 thousand dollars. Thus, the Hulk, having a salary 21, 5 million dollars, out on the field against the guys who earn a hundred or even two hundred times smaller than it. But while it's stats are not too impressive five goals in eight games. Generally, in the Chinese Super League as a player, receiving 10 million dollars or more, as in the Spanish La Liga.
The poorest of the Indian cricket team of the Premier League on average pays the player 3 to $ 1 million per year
If you still think that cricket is not worth attention, you're wrong. Indian Cricket Premier League has a total salary fund of almost $ 67 million. Teams in the tournament eight players - 128, so even one season turns into a millionaire athlete. The average salary in the league - 3, 8 million dollars, and in the "Royal Chellendzherz" Bangalore - 4, 7 million dollars, which is about like a football "Arsenal" basketball "Minnesota" or baseball, "Chicago White Sox."
In the NBA there are 95 players, each of whom earns more than all the players of the WNBA, together
Of the 449 players in the National Basketball Association teams 109 (ie 24%) will receive in the season-2016/2017 $ 10 million or more. 58 of them - more than 15 million dollars. 29 players - more than $ 20 million. Thus, this season in the league has 95 players, each of which receives more than all WNBA players combined. The total salary fund of all 12 teams in women - only 11, $ 1 million. In this case, with an average annual salary of 75,100 dollars it is the WNBA - Women's League is the most generous in the world sport. So much for the equality of the sexes.