Highest-paying teams in the world

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Sportingintelligence has done a great deal of research involving money in sports. They have compiled their Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) for 2014. This report goes into depth on the monetary trends and rankings throughout the various sports across the world. The list of the big spenders in sports is one of the highlights of the study. Sportingintelligence dug through the numbers of 294 teams in 15 different leagues and 12 different countries. Find out what team made the top spot with the highest average salary per player.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 12: Arsenal celebrate as the win 4:2 in the penalty shoot out during the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on April 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Wigan Athletic v Arsenal - FA Cup Semi-Final
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 12: Arsenal celebrate as the win 4:2 in the penalty shoot out during the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on April 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Robin Van Persie of Manchester United celebrates the first goal with Wayne Rooney during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on February 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Premier League
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Robin Van Persie of Manchester United celebrates the first goal with Wayne Rooney during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park on February 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 09: Thomas Mueller of Bayern Muenchen celebrates scoring his team's second goal with team mates during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on April 9, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
FC Bayern Muenchen v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final
MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 09: Thomas Mueller of Bayern Muenchen celebrates scoring his team's second goal with team mates during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on April 9, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)
VALENCIA, SPAIN - APRIL 16: Lionel Messi (R) and Neymar of FC Barcelona react after losing 2-1 to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey Final between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on April 16, 2014 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid v Barcelona - Copa del Rey Final
VALENCIA, SPAIN - APRIL 16: Lionel Messi (R) and Neymar of FC Barcelona react after losing 2-1 to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey Final between Real Madrid and Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on April 16, 2014 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
VALENCIA, SPAIN - APRIL 16: Real Madrid CF players celebrate after winning the Copa del Rey Final between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on April 16, 2014 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Real Madrid v Barcelona - Copa del Rey Final
VALENCIA, SPAIN - APRIL 16: Real Madrid CF players celebrate after winning the Copa del Rey Final between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on April 16, 2014 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: (L-R) Andre Ethier #16, Yasiel Puig #66, Scott Van Slyke #33, Tim Federowicz #26, Justin Turner #10, Juan Uribe #5 and Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers mob teammate Carl Crawford #3 after Crawford drove in the game-winning run against pitcher Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers (not in photo) as teammate Dee Gordon #9 joins the celebration after their MLB game at Dodger Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Tigers 3-2 in 10 innings. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: (L-R) Andre Ethier #16, Yasiel Puig #66, Scott Van Slyke #33, Tim Federowicz #26, Justin Turner #10, Juan Uribe #5 and Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers mob teammate Carl Crawford #3 after Crawford drove in the game-winning run against pitcher Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers (not in photo) as teammate Dee Gordon #9 joins the celebration after their MLB game at Dodger Stadium on April 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Tigers 3-2 in 10 innings. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees watches his hit as it flies out in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs during game two of a doubleheader on April 16, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs are wearing the #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs 2-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs v New York Yankees - Game Two
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees watches his hit as it flies out in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs during game two of a doubleheader on April 16, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.The New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs are wearing the #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs 2-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Manchester City's Fernandinho (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS
Manchester City's Fernandinho celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Etihad stadium in Manchester
Manchester City's Fernandinho (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR "LIVE" SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS

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