Study: Footballer pay up 1,500%

AOL Money Staff
Footballer legs
Footballer legs

Top footballers have seen pay rises of 1,500% over the past 50 years, many times more than the 186% increase in average UK wages, according to a new study.

Players' wages now account for up to 70% of a club's turnover, compared with 48% in 1997, research by the High Pay Centre think-tank showed.