Average wages jump to £43,000 a week
An astonishing leap saw Premier League wages jump from an average £1.6m per year in 2012/13, to £2.3m a year in 2013/14.
The incredible £700,000 a year average rise being put down to the similarly giant leap in Premier League broadcasting deals, the cash for which started flowing into clubs last season.
So how does this compare to other countries? The following stats were put together in a recent Daily Mail article;
£2.3m English Premier League
£0.5m English Championship
While what the likes of Newcastle’s players receive is mad enough, the riches found in England are maybe best summed up by the average in the Championship, no other country in the world has a second tier anywhere close in strength, crowds and money flowing in.
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