QUIZ: Highest Wage Bills in Europe

QUIZ: Highest Wage Bills in Europe

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QUIZ: 20 Highest Wage Bills in Europe

Football has evolved dramatically over the last twenty or so years, with the induction of the Premier League changing the face of the sport in England. The division has taken the beautiful game in this country to another level, with every aspect of the sport drastically changing. The coverage, the intensity, attendances, stadiums, entertainiment has all gone from from strength to strength but one significant aspect is the huge influx of money into the sport. Premier League wages have sky rocketed with broadcasting playing a large part in that, along with huge demand worldwide for football in England. Almost every club in the top flight now find themselves in incredibly wealthy positions which has now filtered down to the players.

Player wages are at an unbelievable level at the moment, with the average player in the top flight taking home a staggering £50k a week. The money that Premier League clubs also makes it around the world, with them paying hugely inflated transfer fees to attract top talent to our shores. Spending by the big clubs around the world and Europe has reached unparalleled heights and the way things are going at the moment you can only expect that to continue. Demand for the game is only going to increase which also means the cash flow will so the clubs and players will get their pockets stuffed with even more cash.

During 2016 European football clubs paid a jaw-dropping €7.3 billion a year in wages to their players, with almost half of that contributed by Premier League sides – highlighting just how much money is in the game. We’ve taken a look at which clubs are shelling out the most to keep their stars happy around the continent and put it into a quiz. There’s 20 different clubs for you to guess and we’ve given you four minutes to name as many as you can. Give it your best shot and tweet us @FootyAccums, we’ll RT the best!


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