Top 7 Highest Paid Football Earners in 2011

Last January we published a post indicating the Top 7 Highest Football Players in 2010, in which we listed the highest paid footballers considering the salaries they earn from their clubs. In this case we go further, including for this post not only football players but also their coaches, and considering also what the make from their sponsors. Unfortunately, this Top 7 list will be limited for the players, since the highest paid coach (Jose Mourinho) makes “only” €13.5 million euros and didn’t make the cut for the list…

1. Lionel Messi

Team: FC Barcelona

2011 salary (including sponsorship deals): €31 million

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Team: Real Madrid

2011 salary (including sponsorship deals): €27.5 million

3. Wayne Rooney

Team: Manchester United

2011 salary (including sponsorship deals): €20.7 million

4. Kaka

Team: Real Madrid

2011 salary (including sponsorship deals): €19.2 million

5. David Beckham

Team: LA Galaxy

2011 salary (including sponsorship deals): €19 million

6. Ronaldinho

Team: Flamengo

2011 salary (including sponsorship deals): € 18.3 million

7. Carlos Tevez

Team: Manchester City

2011 salary (including sponsorship deals): €15.4 million

Source: France Football, Eurosport


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