Top 10 Highest Paid Football Players of 2012

A brimming list of football players brimming with some moolah!

Viewer discretion advised as the amount of money you are going to see can be quite…. scary?

Endorsements are a very major part of any famous celebrity and footballers are no different. Companies pay footballers huge amount for their services and popularity. In return companies get paid by the exposure and fan following a football player has throughout the globe.

Football is the most followed sport in the world and rightly so, the best footballers are earning enough to feed a small country. Below is the list of top 10 highest earning football players of the world in 2012.

1) Lionel Messi

Club – Barcelona
Country – Argentina
Age –  25 yrs.
Total earnings in 2012 –  € 33m or $ 44.5m

 

2) David Beckham

Club – Los Angeles Galaxy
Country – England 
Age –  37 yrs.    
Total earnings in 2012 –  € 30.4m or $ 41m

3) Cristiano Ronaldo

Club – Real Madrid    
Country – Portugal    
Age –  27 yrs.  
Total earnings in 2012 –  € 30m or $ 40.5m

4) Samuel Eto’o

Club – Anzhi Makhachkala   
Country – Cameroon     
Age –  31 yrs
Total earnings in 2012 –  € 23.3m or $ 29.4m

5) Wayne Rooney

Club – Manchester United
Country – England
Age – 26 yrs
Total earnings in 2012 – € 20.6m or $ 25.9m
 

6) Sergio Aguero

Club – Manchester City
County – Argentina
Age – 24 yrs
Total earnings in 2012 – € 18.8m or $ 23.7m

7) Yaya Toure

Club – Manchester City
Country – Ivory Coast
Age – 29 yrs
Total earnings in 2012 – € 17.6m or $ 22.2m

8) Fernando Torres 

Club – Chelsea
Country – Spain
Age – 28 yrs
Total earnings in 2012 – € 16.7m or $ 21m

9) Kaka

Club – Real Madrid
Country – Brazil
Age – 30 yrs
Total earnings in 2012 – € 15.5m or $ 19.5m

10) Philipp Lahm

Club – Bayern Munich
Country – Germany
Age – 28 yrs
Total earnings in 2012 – € 14m or $ 17.6m

 

Also check out the Top 10 World’s Richest Football club 2012 list.

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