Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Soccer's best-paid players
March 21st, 2012 5:03PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, soccer business


[MAKING A LIST] David Beckham’s move to MLS hasn’t had much impact on his earning power. Beckham, now in his sixth season in MLS with the Los Angeles Galaxy, ranks second behind only Lionel Messi on France Football's annual list of the best-paid players in the world. Messi, the three-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or, earned total income of $43.5 million, $2 million more than Beckham, in combined salary and endorsements. Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich led all clubs with three players on the list. For the first time, two players based in China -- Frenchman Nicolas Anelka and Dario Conca -- were on the list. For the top 20 list ...

TOP 20 INCOME EARNERS
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) $43.5 million
2. David Beckham (L.A. Galaxy) $41.5 million
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) $38.5 million
4. Samuel Eto’o (Anzhi Makhachkala) $30.7 million
5. Wayne Rooney (Man. United) $27.2 million
6. Sergio Aguero (Man. City) $24.8 million
7. Yaya Toure (Man. City) $23.2 million
8. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) $22 million
9. Kaka (Real Madrid) $20.4 million
10. Phillip Lahm (Bayern Munich) $18.9 million
11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) $18.5 million
12. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich) $18.3 million
13. Neymar (Santos) $18.2 million
14. Nicolas Anelka (Shanghai Shenhua) $17.1 million
15. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) $17 million
16. David Silva (Man. City) $16.9 million
17. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) $16.6 million
18. Dario Conca (Guangzhou Evergrande) $16.5 million
19. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) $15.4 million
20. Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich) $15.3 million



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying    
"Everyone wants to get through the first round: That's our goal. Jurgen [Klinsmann] has said, 'Our ...
Scores PK, plows down coach, red-carded    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] In Scotland, Hearts captain Jamie Hamill converted a penalty kick against ...
Fox Sports named AYSO premier sponsor    
[SOCCER BUSINESS] The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) has concluded a wide-ranging partnership with Fox Sports, ...
U.S. U-20s fall to River Plate in Super Group final    
[DALLAS CUP] The U.S. under-20 national team dropped a 2-0 decision to River Plate in the ...
Noyola and Souza team up for first Dash victory    
[NWSL: Week 2] The expansion Houston Dash got two goals from Teresa Noyola to rally for ...
Will Johnson: Timbers must face the reality    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Portland Timbers remain winless in seven games after another loss to old nemesis ...
Los Dos move into top spot    
[USL PRO: Week 5] LA Galaxy II got goals from Galaxy loan players Charlie Rugg and ...
Boyd scores twice, Bedoya adds goal in big Nantes win    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Terrence Boyd scored two goals -- his first goals in seven weeks -- as ...
Girls soccer handle takes on life of its own    
[SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH] SoccerGirlProblems (@SoccerGrlProbs) launched in 2011 to tweet humorously about the soccer problems of ...
De Grandpre returns to Red Bulls    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Marc de Grandpre is back with the New York Red Bulls, having been hired ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives