Football is one of the most famous and followed game in the world and has attracted billions of corporate money towards it in the form of sponsorships and advertisements. Its players are loved by millions of fans around the world and thus, rewarded impressively for their fame and reputation.
Following is the list of the Top 10 Highest paid Football Players in the world in 2013.
10. Didier Drogba
Drogba, a former Chelsea attacker is now a days playing in Turkey for Galatasaray and making $17.8 million per year. Drogba is renowned for his all-time famous performances in English Premier League under Chelsea’s shirt. His current salary for his on-field job is around $15.7 million. Moreover, he is also making a lot of bucks through his associations with Nike and Pepsi.
9. Ricardo Kaka
Kaka is nowadays playing in Spain for Real Madrid with an notable salary of $14.3 million. He has won millions of hearts around the globe through his famous performances in La-Liga last year. The Brazilian is also making $5.0 million endorsing Adidas and Pepsi which makes his annual earnings around $19.3 million.
Neymar who has recently played a significant role for Brazil’s victory in Confederations Cup 2013 is earning $19.5 million per year. He also playing for a club named Santos in Brazil with an impressive salary of $10.4 million. His biggest endorsements include Nike, Red Bull, Panasonic, and Volkswagen through which he earns around $9.1 per year.
7.(Tied) Fernando Torres
The number 6th position is tied between Chelsea’s Fernando Torres and Man City’s Yaya Toure. Fernando Torres is making 20.2 million dollars per year which includes his salary of $16.6 million and the advertisement income of $3.6 million through his deals with Nike and Pepsi.
6. (tied) Yaya Toure
As stated above, the number 6th slot is tied between Torres and Toure. The Man City’s player is also making 20.2 million dollars annually which includes his salary of 16.6 million dollars and advertising income of 3.6 million dollars. His biggest endorsement deal is with Puma.
5. Wayne Rooney
The Manchester United’s attacker and back bone is making $20.3 million annually which includes his salary of $17.8 million and an income of $2.5 million through his endorsement deals with Nike and Harper Collins.
4. Sergio Aguero
The Manchester City’s player is making $20.8 million every twelve months which includes his salary of $16.6 million and an earnings of $4.2 million through his endorsement deals with Puma and Pepsi.
3. Lionel Messi
The all-time famous Argentinian and the winner of the golden shoe for the past few years is at the #3 on the Forbes Highest Paid Football player. He is playing for Barcelona since many years with an annual salary of $21.2 million. He also earns $19.1 million annualy through his endorsement deals with Adidas, Pepsi, EA Sports, Dolce & Gabana, and Turkish Airlines. He is making 40.3 million dollars annually.
2. Christiano Ronaldo.
C.Ronaldo has huge fan following around the world. He is making 43.5 million dollars per year which brings him up on the #2 slot. The former Man United’s attacker is nowadays playing for Real Madrid with an annual salary of $21.9 million. He generates the other income of $21.6 million through his endorsement deals with Nike and Castrol and others.
1. David Beckham
Beckham’s career as a football player has ended, but he still earns big bucks and is the highest paid Football player around the world. He makes the best use of his popularity, style and good looks and earns $44.1 million per year through his endorsement deals with include Adidas, Breitling, H&M and many more.