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The Highest Earning Soccer Players In The World

posted by Oscar April 19, 2012

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A very familiar face to this side of the pond is footie’s greatest earner in the the world…

Along with unveiling their list of most valuable soccer clubs in the worldForbes have also released their list of the sport’s highest-earning players. David Beckham, who plays in America for the L.A. Galaxy and won his first MLS Cup last season, has topped the list again this year thanks to his earning $46 million last year. Through a number of endorsements that include H&M, Adidas, Samsung, Coty and most recently, Burger King, Beckham is also one of the highest earning athletes in the world of sports.

See the top 10 highest earners in world soccer:

Rank Team Club 2011 Earnings Major Sponsors
1

David Beckham

LA Galaxy $46 million  H&M, Adidas, Samsung
2

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid $42 million  Nike, Castrol, Konami
3

Lionel Messi

Barcelona $39 million  Adidas, Pepsi, EA Sports
4

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United $24 million  Nike and EA Sports
5

Kaká

Real Madrid $21 million  Adidas and EA Sports
6

John Terry

Chelsea $18 million  Umbro
7

Yaya Toure

Manchester City $18 million  Puma
8

Fernando Torres

Chelsea $17 million  Nike and Pepsi
9

Frank Lampard

Chelsea $16 million  Pepsi
10

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool $16 million  Adidas

Via Forbes

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