Rich list: The 10 highest paid footballers in the world

David Beckham still tops the table when it comes to the game’s wealthiest players and there are a couple of inclusions from the Premier League.

BEING THE BEST player in the world doesn’t necessarily mean you will be the highest paid, as this list proves.

As accurate as his right foot has been for over a decade, David Beckham wouldn’t have been fit to clean Lionel Messi’s boots even in his heyday.

However, as a 36-year-old who has played in MLS for the past five seasons, Brand Beckham is still going strong – he earns over €5m more than the Argentine wizard.

Check out who else finished in this year’s top 10:

Figures: Forbes

Rich list: The 10 highest paid footballers in the world
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  • 10. Samuel Eto'o - Anzhi Makhachkala

  • 9. Frank Lampard - Chelsea

  • 8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - AC Milan

  • 7. Wayne Rooney - Manchester United

  • 6. Thierry Henry - New York Red Bulls

  • 5. Ronaldinho - Flamengo

  • 4. Kaka - Real Madrid

  • 3. Lionel Messi - Barcelona

  • 2. Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid

  • 1. David Beckham - Free agent

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