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

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  2. m says:

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

  3. 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.

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