Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

Soccer is the most followed sports in the international arena. It is no surprise, therefore, that high levels of commercialization and financing have entered the sports. The commercialization of soccer has received mixed reactions from spectators globally. They now enjoy a variety of international talent at domestic leagues, but there is criticism of soccer players being overly paid and not worth the money.
here we going to present the Top 10 List of Highest Paid Soccer Playes 2014. Cristiano Ronaldo is the Leader of the List With Estimated Earning of 80 million USD. he was at #2 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2013. the list is adopted from forbes.com’s 100 Highest Paid Athletes.

Updated :  12-06-2014

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

One of the Most Popular Athlete in the World: Ronaldo is #1 in List of Highest Earning Soccer Players.Ronaldo Won 2013 Ballon d’Or, scoring 69 goals in 59 matches for Real Madrid and Portugal. Real Madrid Awarded Ronaldo a 5-year contract worth $206 million. he has also some huge sponsorships contracts with Tag Heuer and underwear labeled CR7. he is also the one of highest paid athlete in the world.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Earning in 2014

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
80 Million USD 52 Million USD 28 Million USD

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2. Lionel Messi – Barcelona

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

One of the Greatest Soccer Player if not Greatest. Man with many World Records in his Pocket. after remaining as runner up in 2013 Ballon d’Or award Messi is at #2 in List of Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014. his Total Earning is 64.1 Million USD per Year.with huge amount of salary, Messi his also some big deals with sponsors like Adidas and Turkish Airline.

Messi is Receiving 41.7 Million as a Salary an 23 Million via Endorsement with Leading Brands.

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Lional Messi Earning in 2014

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
64.7 Million USD 41.7 Million USD 23 Million USD

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3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – PSG

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Swedish national team for which he is captain, he is considered to be one of the most Strongest Footballer Around the World. Ibrahimovic was the player of the year for PSG in 2013, he scored 30 goals for his club in season. only player to achieve th feat in 20 years. he Rewarded one year Extension in his two year contract with PSG.

currently he is the 3rd Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014. his Annual Earning is 4.4 million USD. Ibrahimovic is gaining 36.4 Million USD via Salary/Winnings and 4 Million via Commercial Deals.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Earning in 2014

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
40.4 Million USD 36.4 Million USD 4 Million USD

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4. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid

Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

Real Madrid spent $118 million last September to sign the 24-year old Welshman from English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur in the second largest transfer of the year after Neymar’s move to Barca. now Baily is the 4th highest paid soccer player in the world, he is earning 36.4 million per year including 11 million via his deals with Adidas, EA Sports, Lucozade.

Gareth Bale earning in 2014

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
36.4 Million USD 25.4 Million USD 11 Million USD

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5. Radamel Falcao – AS Monaco

Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

The 28 year old Star struck a 5 year deal that doubled his salary with AS Monaco, bankrolled by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. he left LaLiga after very succesful year with Atletico Madrid, scoring 34 goals in season. Falcao justified the move to the club saying his heart had been with it since his idol Thierry Henry had played there. before that even he was not in top 10 highest paid footballers, now he is enjoying the 5th spot in the list.

Radamel Falcao Earning in 2014

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
35.4 Million USD 32.4 Million USD 3 Million USD

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6. Neymar - Barcelona

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

One of the Most Rising Star in Football Arena. Neymar was Transfered to Barcelona Last Year in €57, That was 10 Most Expensive Transfers in Football History. however he is the 6th highest paid soccer player in 2014. his annual earning is almost 34 million USD, which includes 16 million via sponsorship deals.

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Neymar Earning in 2014۔

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
33.6 Million USD 17.6 Million USD 16 Million USD

 

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7. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

One of Most Gifted Footballer England Ever Produced and one of the All Time Best Striker. Manchester United’s forward is the 7th Most Paid Soccer Player in The World. his Annual Earning is 23.4 Million USD, Including 5 Million via sponsorship deals. Manchester United rewarded 10-year veteran Rooney with a record 4-year contract extension worth up to $104 million.

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Wayne Rooney earning in 2014

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
23.4 Million USD 18.4 Million USD   5 Million USD

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8. Sergio Aguero – Man City

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

legend Diego Maradona‘s Son in law Sergio Aguero who plays for Manchester city and the Argentinean national football team as a striker, is the 8th richest Soccer Player of the world. he has signed a five year deal with the city for about 42.35 million Euros. he has also Sponsorship deals with companies like Puma, Pepsi and Gillette.

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Sergio Aguero earning in 2014

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
23.3 Million USD 18.3 Million USD 5 Million USD

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9. Yaya Touré – Man City

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

Midfielder Premier League club Manchester City and the Ivory Coast national team. his Annual Earning is Exceeding 21 Million USD. he is Receiving 19.2 Million via Salary and 2.5 Million via Endorsements. he 9th highest earning football player in the world. Last April Yaya Toure signed a new 4-year deal to stay at Eithad Stadium until 2017.

Yaya Toure Earning in 2014

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
21.7 Million USD 19.2 Million USD 2.5 Million USD

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10. Fernando Torres – Chelsea

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014

Spanish footballer who plays as a striker for Chelsea and the Spain national team. Torres is the 8th in list of Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2014. his Annual Earning is Exceeding 20 Million USD. he has sponsor deals with Adidas and Pepsi.

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Fernando Torres Earning in 2014

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
21.3 Million USD 17.8 Million USD 3.5 Million USD

Other Players Who Are in Top 100 Highest Paid Athletes List, Compiled by Forbes.com.

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11. Robin Van Persie, Manchester United

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Earnings:  $19.5 million….Salary: $16.5 million….Endorsements: $3 million

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12. Steven Gerrard, Liverpool

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Earnings: $18.7 million……Salary: $13.2 million……Endorsements: $5.5 million

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13. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal

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Earnings: $18.5 million…..Salary: $12.5 million…..Endorsements: $6 million

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14. Franck Ribery, Bayern Munich

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Earnings: $18.3 million…..Salary: $16.8 million…..Endorsements: $1.5 million

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15. David Silva, Manchester City

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Earnings: $16 million……Salary: $15 million…..Endorsements: $1 million

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16. Frank Lampard, Chelsea

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Earnings: $16 million……Salary: $12 million…..Endorsements: $4 million

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27. Luis Suarez, Liverpool

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Earnings: $17.3 million……Salary: $13.3 million……Endorsements: $4 million

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