I bet if you are a fan of football, you will surely know all of these football players. They are world class players with incredible talent and skills on the field. Like Ronaldo, he is often referred to the scoring machine. It is rare that he does not score during a game he plays. It is because they are this awesome that they appear on the list of the highest paid footballers. Now, let’s go on to this the number together.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
As of 2014, Ronaldo has been receiving a very high salary from Real Madrid. There is no question for that. What he has brought back to the club is unbelievable. He scores almost all the matches he plays, and he has assisted a number of times as well. This 29 year old is estimated to have earned about $73 million.
2. Lionel Messi
Like Ronaldo, Messi is among the greatest football players at this time. He has a great royalty to his Barcelona club. He was born in the club and has had no intention of leaving the club for a new one at all. His balance, skills, and talent has allowed to won many Fifa Ballon d’Or. With the rate of his old contract, he is earning about $ 65 million a year. But, his new contract to sign soon might bring him to number one of the list.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the third player to have earned the most after Ronaldo and Messi. His income from Paris Saint German club is 32 million dollars. As his achievement, he has made a big contribution to the club to re-position this club among the top ones in Europe.
Neymar is young very talent Brazilian player. He is currently at Barcelona now with Lionel Messi and Suárez as the main strikers. Based on his contract, Neymar should have earned $28 million within this 2014. He is seen to have a great future on the field. That is why many clubs have tried so hard to sign him in but Barcelon finally won the race to sign him.
5. Radamel Falcao
Falcao is from Monaco. His great form in the World Cup has brought a great deal of attention on him, and he finally agreed on the lease term to be another striker in Manchester United. His income within this year is estimated to be $26 million. People now are waiting to see his bright future at Manchester United
6. Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale made a surprise to the football world in season 2012 – 2013. He has done a great job with his old club, Tottenham Hotspur. At the end of the season, he had been interested by Real Madrid. And, his move to this giant club in Spain has hit a world transferring record. His income rate is $24 million for this 2014.
7. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney has been in Manchester United for almost 10 years already since he moved from Everton. At Manchester United, he has built his name probably to the peak. He had scored and assisted numerous times for Manchester United. That is why his wage is among the highest, $22 million in 2014.
8. Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero is a main striker in Manchester City. He is one of the main players who have brought Manchester City to winning the English Premier League Title twice within the last three years. His income is $21 million.
9. Yaya Toure
Yaya Toure is team mate of Aguero in Manchester City. For last season, he had scored 20 goals in the English Premier League for Manchester City, the third player to score the most of the season. The income he has given is $21 million the same as Aguero.
10. Fernando Torres
The last one in the list is the super star striker of Chelsea, Fernando Torres. Though he is so down with the reputation as the top strikers, he is still among the list of highest paid footballers because of his sponsor deal with giant companies like Adidas. In total, within 2014, he would have earned $20 million.