Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain are the best paid team in world sport according to Sportingintelligence’s new Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2015.

The average first-team pay at the French football club has been calculated at £5.3 million ($8.3 million) per year, or £101,898 ($159,797) per week in the period under review. PSG have just completed a hat-trick of league titles in France’s top division, adding the 2014-15 crown to those won in 2013-14 and 2012-13 on the back of a takeover by the oil-funded Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) in 2011.

Real Madrid of La Liga rose from No 4 last year to No 2 this year, paying £5.04 million per man per year on average, with Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City falling from the No 1 spot to No 3, fractionally behind Real but still just above £5 million per man per year… see more

source: arabianbusiness