Highest Paid Soccer Players 2016: Soccer is among the Most followed sports in the world, which is counted among the best paid sports of modern days. Because of its 250 million worldwide viewership, the famous soccer players get huge attention from the crowd especially from the football fans besides their extremely high yearly income. The clubs and national teams pay their players huge amount of salary as they also earn big bucks from the jersey sponsorships and television rights fees.
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Elite soccer players of various famous clubs also boost their yearly income besides their salary from the national teams and the clubs, with their huge endorsements and advertisement fees from megabrands. Recent FIFA 2014 World Cup has proved itself as one of the best platforms for the players to get a huge contract for the advertisements of various brands such as Nike, Adidas, Pepsi, Volvo and various other companies. And here is the list of Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2016. Navigate Full List Below Through Next Previous Buttons.
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Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2016
10. Luis Suarez – $19.9 million
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan national team as a striker. According to Forbes he earns a total of $19.9 million per year out of which $15.4 million comes as the salary from the club and he also earns $4.5 million from his endorsements each year.
Many other amazing football stars such as the legendary Dutchman Robin Van Persie and third runner-up for the 2013 Ballon d’Or Franck Ribery also deserve honorable mention in the list of highest paid soccer players. Van Persie currently gets $16 million salary from Manchester United along with his $3 million endorsements. Ribery also gets a whopping $17 million salary from Bayern Munich beside his endorsement earnings of $1 million.
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9. Sergio Aguero – $25.3
Argentine national soccer player Sergio Leonel Agüero Del Castillo is widely known just as Sergio Aguero and currently plays for Manchester City in the English Premier League. According to the recent years’ salary statistics, Sergio Aguero earns a total of $25.3 million per year out of which $18.1 million comes as the salary from the club and he also earns $7.2 million from his endorsements each year. His current major sponsors are sports megabrand Puma, as well as Pepsi and Gillette for which he appeared in numerous ad campaigns throughout the world. The club already signed his extension till the 2017 football season. Puma made him their highest paid soccer player with an endorsement deal in 2011.
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8. James Rodriguez – $25.4 million
Colombian national soccer player James David Rodríguez Rubio, usually known as James Rodríguez or simply James, is a footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Colombian national team, as an attacking midfielder or winger. He earns a total of $25.4 million per year out of which $21.4 million comes as the salary from the club and he also earns $4 million from his endorsements each year. he is the 8th in list of Highest Paid Soccer Players 2016.