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Fri Apr 25 01:52:51 SAST 2014

Soccer's top-earning players

Sport staff | 16 July, 2013 20:352 Comments
Germany v Argentina - International Friendly
Lionel Messi of Argentina is seen with the ball during the international friendly against Germany at Commerzbank-Arena on August 15, 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Image by: Thomas Niedermueller / Bongarts/Getty Images

The top 10 earning players in world football in 2012, factoring in their sponsorship revenues

1. David Beckham - R501-million ($50.6-million)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo - R431-million ($43.5-million)

3. Lionel Messi - R399-million ($40.3-million)

4. Sergio Aguero - R206-million ($20.8-million)

5. Wayne Rooney - R201-million ($20.3-million)

6. Yaya Toure - R200-million ($20.2-million)

7. Fernando Torres - R200-million ($20.2-million)

8. Neymar - R193-million ($19.5-million)

9. Kaka - R191-million ($19.3-million)

10. Didier Drogba - R176-million ($17.8-million)

11. Steven Gerrard - R176-million ($17.3-million)

12. Emmanuel Adebayor - R165-million ($16.7-million)

13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - R164-million ($16.6-million)

14. Carlos Tevez - R164-million ($16.6-million)

15. Samuel Eto'o - R158-million ($16-million)

16. Samir Nasri - R155-million ($15.7-million)

17. Frank Lampard - R155-million ($15.7-million)

18. John Terry - R154-million ($15.6-million)

19. David Silva - R152-million ($15.4-million)

20. Karim Benzema - R147-million ($14.9-million)

As appears on Forbes.com

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Disgusting! I have long since stopped watching football for this very reason - it's big business now - no more competition, just buy them out!
Interesting! The best is not the most profitable .
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