Phillies Rank 9th Globally in Annual Salaries

Posted by Pat Gallen, Tue, May 01, 2012 02:05 PM | Comments: 3
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ESPN the Magazine has put out a list of the world largest-spending teams. No surprise, the Philadelphia Phillies are near the top of the list.

The Phillies rank 9th in the world, paying their players an average of over $5.8 million per year. Their $174 million payroll ranks 5th worldwide. Players wearing red pinstripes make, on average, nearly $112,000 PER WEEK. Most of us would take that in a year. Crazy money being thrown around.

Below is an abbreviated list of the top teams in the world and how much they spend per player. Barcelona, who just lost a thrilling Champions League match to Chelsea last week (for those not into soccer) is tops globally. The top-spending team per-player in North America is the Los Angeles Lakers.

Locally, the Philadelphia Flyers also made the list. They rank #100, paying their athletes an average of about $2.5 million. The Philadelphia 76ers rank 23rd in the world, spending just north of $4.8 million per player on their roster.

Are you surprised that the Phillies rank this high on a global scale? As you can see, many European soccer clubs are also high on that list.

Click this link for the full list.

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  • Posts: 0 Dave P

    At least the yankees are still above us…

  • Posts: 0 johhny

    Precisely why it’s difficult to get too worked up when these teams lose.

  • Posts: 0 A.T.

    And what do we have to show for it? A record under .500

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