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Even average Premier League players earn more in a week than we do in a year

And there are a lot of average Premier League footballers.

Adel Taarabt has been paid handsomely for his Premier League service.
Adel Taarabt has been paid handsomely for his Premier League service.

IT IS PRETTY disheartening to know that even a mediocre Premier League footballer can bank more cash for a crap performance on a wet night in Stoke than we can for slaving away for an entire year.

The Daily Mail have done a survey of most of the major football leagues in the world and estimate that the average Premier League salary is about €55,000 per week and €2.85 million a year.

The Premier League had the highest weekly wage by far. Here are how some of the other leagues around the world compare.

Bundesliga – €35,000 per week
Serie A – €31,470 per week
La Liga – €29,000 per week
Championship – €11,750 per week
SPL – €4,420 per week

My god, it must be great to be a footballer.

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