Top ten highest-paid footballers in the world

Ollie Irish

2nd, April 2007


ronaldinho.jpg Forbes has just released its list of the top ten best-paid footballers in the world. The list runs as follows:
1 Ronaldinho (Barcelona)
Total earning: £16m

The toothy Brazilian has overtaken David Beckham as football’s top earner.
2 David Beckham (Real Madrid)
Total earning: £15.8m

It’s been a long time since Becks occupied anything other than the top spot, but his mega-deal with the LA Galaxy should see him regain the top spot next year.

3 Ronaldo (AC Milan)
Total earning: £12.7m

His star is on the wane, but the second toothy Brazilian on this list is still a genuine superstar.
4 Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)
Total earning: £9.3m

Rooney will never have the broad appeal of a star like Beckham, but neither will he go short of a bob.
5 Michael Ballack (Chelsea)
Total earning: £9.1m

If it somehow seems unfair that Ballack earns this

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