However, the average player’s wage at the top level has skyrocketed in recent years.
From Arsenal to Manchester United and Liverpool to Chelsea, do you know how your club compares to its rivals in world football’s top average wage list?
Figures are quoted in The Daily Mail on Sunday 13 November 2016.
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West Ham are first on the list with an average yearly salary of £2.26m for their players.
That’s the equivalent of £43,000 per week.
Can you guess which Italian side is up next?