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Who has the biggest salary in world football?

The Portugese website futebolfinance.com has published their latest financial analysis of footballer’s wages and salaries in Europe for 2007/08.

Not surprisingly players from English clubs make 7 of the top 10, and when you factor in advertising/endorsement deals, then it’s 6 out of the top 10.

According to the report, the top 10 earners in European football earn a total of more than £50m per season between them – not bad is it?

Top 10 players with the highest wages (in Euros):

  1. Kaka (AC Milan): 9m
  2. Ronaldinho (Barcelona): 8.25m
  3. John Terry (Chelsea): 8.04m
  4. Frank Lampard (Chelsea): 8.04m
  5. Thierry Henry (Barcelona): 7.8m
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd): 7.68m
  7. Michael Ballack (Chelsea): 7.44m
  8. Andriy Shevchenko (Chelsea): 7.44m
  9. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool): 6.78m
  10. Wayne Rooney (Man Utd): 6.78m

Top 10 earners (wages & endorsements):

  1. David Beckham (LA Galaxy): 21.75m
  2. Ronaldinho (Barcelona): 20.25m
  3. Wayne Rooney (Man Utd): 16.09m
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd): 13.18m
  5. Thierry Henry (Barcelona): 11.74m
  6. Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus): 10.66m
  7. John Terry (Chelsea): 10.26m
  8. Frank Lampard (Chelsea): 9.8m
  9. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool): 9.38m
  10. Francesco Totti (Roma): 8.89m


4 thoughts on “Who has the biggest salary in world football?

  1. Kaka should be in the list with salaries and endorsements. He has 9m in salary and that is more than Totti’s 8.89.

    Posted by m | October 20, 2008, 6:27 pm
  2. Thanks for this info i was looking for this. Wow Kaka (AC Milan): 9m that’s a lot any chance of posting salaries in Europe for 20010/11. It would be interesting to compare.

    Posted by Football Transfers | January 19, 2011, 3:49 pm


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