No. 1 David Beckham
David Beckham Net Worth: $40 million
Club Team :Los Angeles Galaxy
Beckham's endorsement deal with Adidas is the biggest in the sport thanks to royalties from soccer apparel and cleats as well as lifestyle lines like Oby O
No. 2 Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth:$38 million
Club Team :Real Madrid
Ronaldo is Facebook's most popular athlete with 24 million fans, which is part of the attraction for sponsors like Nike, Armani, Coca-Cola and Castrol.
No. 3 Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi Net Worth: $32 million
Club Team :Barcelona
Messi's status as the world's best player has started to translate into endorsement opportunities. The Flea has deals with Adidas, Lay's, Konami, Audemars Piguet, Chery and AirEuropa.
No. 4 Ricardo Kaka
Ricardo Kaka Net Worth: $25 million
Club Team : Real Madrid
The Brazilian midi was featured on the cover of EA Sports FIFA Soccer 11. The FIFA franchise has sold 100 million units of the popular soccer game for Electronic Arts.
No. 5 Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho Net Worth: $24 million
Club Team :Flamengo
The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year joined Brazilian club Flamengo in January after two seasons with AC Milan. His new deal runs until 2014.
No. 6 Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry Net Worth: $21 million
Club Team :New York Red Bulls
Henry bought a New York City apartment for $14.9 million after move to MLS last year. His lucrative Gillette partnership wrapped up at the end of 2010.
No. 7 Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney Net Worth: $20 million
Club Team :Manchester United
Coca-Cola and Rooney recently parted ways, ending a deal that had been worth $1 million annually. Remaining sponsors include Nike and Electronic Arts.
No. 8 Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard Net Worth: $17 million
Club Team :Chelsea
Lampard earns $11 million in salary on the pitch. His 135 career goals are the most ever by a Premier League midfielder.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Net Worth: $17 million
Club Team :AC Milan
Barcelona paid a $94 million transfer fee to Inter Milan in 2009 for the rights to Ibrahimovic, which was the second-highest transfer fee ever.
No. 10 Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o Net Worth: $15 million
Club Team :Inter Milan
The Cameroonian striker counts Puma and Ford as sponsors. He has won the African Player of the Year award a record four times.