Sunday, April 17

Top 10 Highest Paid Football Player in the World 2011

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the highest paid football Player in the world 2011 according to France Football magazine.

1.Lionel Messi


Highest paid football Player in the world 2011 - Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team as a forward or winger. Messi was the top scorer of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship with six goals.He is the world’s best footballer and he won the Ballon d’Or for the past two years.Lionel Messi is the highest earning soccer player in the world with an annual salary of $44.6 million (€31 million)

2.Cristiano Ronaldocristiano_ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro,  is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger or a forward Position.He played  for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and serves as captain of the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo is the most expensive player in football history after moving from Manchester United to Real Madrid in a transfer deal worth £80 million (€94m, US$132m). In addition, his contract with Real Madrid, in which he is to be paid £11 million per year over the following six years, makes him the highest-paid football player in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo come in second on the list with 27.5 million euros of Annual salary.

3.Wayne Rooney


Country : England

Date of birth : 24 October 1985 (age 25)

Playing position : Forward

Club Team : Manchester United

Annual Salary : £18m / €20.7m



Country : Brasília, Brazil

Date of birth : April 22, 1982 (age 28)

Playing position : Attacking midfielder

Club Team : Real Madrid

Annual Salary : £16.7m / €19.3

5.David Beckham

David Beckham

Country : London, England

Date of birth : 2 May 1975 (age 35)

Playing position : Right-midfield

Club Team : LA Galaxy

Annual Salary : £16.5m / €19m



Country : Porto Alegre, Brazil

Date of birth : 21 March 1980 (age 31)

Playing position : Forward, Left winger, Attacking midfielder

Club Team : Flamengo

Annual Salary : £15.9m / €18.3m

7.Carlos Tevez

Carlos Tevez

Country : Ciudadela, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of birth : 5 February 1984 (age 27)

Playing position : Forward,

Club Team : Manchester City

Annual Salary : £13.4 / €15.4m

8.Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard

Country : Romford, London, England

Date of birth : 20 June 1978 (age 32)

Playing position : Attacking midfielder

Club Team : Chelsea

Annual Salary : £12.3m / €14.2m

9.Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure

Country : Sekoura Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire

Date of birth : 13 May 1983 (age 27)

Playing position : midfielder

Club Team : Manchester City

Annual Salary :£11.9m / €14m

10.Thierry Henry


Country : Les Ulis, Essonne, France

Date of birth : 17 August 1977 (age 33)

Playing position : Playing position

Club Team : New York Red Bulls

Annual Salary :£11.5m / €13.8m


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