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Best-paying teams in the world

One EPL contender has stepped up as the world's best-paying team

Originally Published: June 11, 2013
By Kristi Dosh | ESPN.com

Manchester City, last season's English Premier League champion, has unseated Barcelona as the professional sports team that on average pays its players the most annually: $8.1 million, according to the ESPN The Magazine/SportingIntelligence global salary survey released Tuesday.

The Dodgers jumped from 69th last year to second, spending $7.47 million per player. Real Madrid, at $7.26 million a player, dropped from second to third. After two years at the top in the yearly survey, ...

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