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Table Shows Ginormous Disparity Between Players And Fans Wages In The Premier League

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Table Shows Ginormous Disparity Between Players And Fans Wages In The Premier League

Premier League players earn on average 127x more than their fans, with the biggest disparity in wages coming from Manchester United and Manchester City.

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It won't come as a surprise to anyone that footballers are better paid than their fans, or that the difference is absolutely massive, and no doubt keeps getting bigger.

Footy.com have done research into exactly how big that gap currently is and, on average every week, players in England's top tier are earning 127 x more than those going to watch them.

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At the top end of the league though, that gap can increase to as high as 301 x more than the fans, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad leading the way, probably not helped by the recent signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.

United's local rivals City, who wanted to sign Ronaldo themselves, aren't far behind, and it's due to the fact that both clubs' fans don't earn much themselves.

The Premier League wages table. Image: Footy.com
The Premier League wages table. Image: Footy.com

United, City, and their rivals Liverpool, players all earn on average the most in the league but their fans are nowhere near the top of the list.

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When it comes to fans' wages, it's no surprise that London clubs Chelsea, Arsenal, Watford, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Brentford and West Ham lead the way.

On the bottom of the table, only Leicester City, Newcastle United and Burnley fans earn less than fans of oil rich City, who earn on average £439.20 per week.

Aston Villa and Wolves fans separate fans of the two Manchester sides, with United fans presumably earning more than their fellow Mancunians due to the amount of Londoners in their ranks...

Manchester United fans have the biggest distance to the players when it comes to wages. Image: PA Images
Manchester United fans have the biggest distance to the players when it comes to wages. Image: PA Images
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It's no wonder United fans trail the players they support by such a huge difference, especially when you consider the huge wages Ronaldo is on.

The five time Ballon d'Or winner returned to Old Trafford on Tuesday and, according to Sky Italia, he'll be picking up around £480,000-a-week during his second spell for the Red Devils.

Whilst that does seem like a hell of a lot of money, it doesn't actually take him above rival Lionel Messi, with the new PSG man reportedly earning £660,000-a-week in Paris.

Other reports have the 34-year-old earning a staggering £960,000-per-week, with Ronaldo's Juventus wages apparently at £900k every seven days.

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Whatever the truth, they definitely earn a tad more than me and you.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Premier League, Manchester City, Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo

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