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Leaders of the Leagues

Posted By Admin on Jul 28, 2015

Professional sports leagues around the world make large amounts of money and involve dozens of teams and thousands of players. In terms of television broadcasting, some of these are televised in over 200 countries. Most of these leagues boast a total attendance of around (and sometimes over) 10 million fans at games each season, with average attendance around 25,000 per game in their respective arenas and stadiums.

Here we list out the highest paying sporting leagues based on the average player salaries.


  1. National Basketball Association (Basketball)


Based in: North America

Average Player Salary: US$ 4.58 million



  1. Indian Premier League (Cricket)


Based in: India

Average Player Salary: US$ 4.33 million



  1. Major League Baseball (Baseball)

at Coors Field on September 25, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Based in: North America

Average Player Salary: US$ 4.17 million



  1. English Premier League (Assoc. Football)

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 25:  Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City scores his team's second goal deep in second half injury time during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester City  at Cardiff City Stadium on August 25, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Based in: United Kingdom

Average Player Salary: US$ 3.82 million



  1. National Hockey League (Ice Hockey)


Based in: North America

Average Player Salary: US$ 2.62 million