Top 7 Highest Paid Football Players in 2010

As we mentioned in our post of January 16, 2011 of the Top 7 Football Coaches of the Decade, last week FIFA, along with Ballon D’Or, had their annual “European Footballer of the Year” ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, won by Leonel Messi. Having won this prize for two times in a row and being a very important player (if not the most important) of a very successful team like FC Barcelona, would have made us believe that Leonel is the highest paid footballer now but, he is not! This prize belongs to someone else. Let’s check the Top 7 highest paid footballer, according to their salary in 2010:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Salary: €12 million

Team: Real Madrid

Country: Portugal

Date of birth: February 5, 1985

2. Wayne Rooney

Salary: €11.5 million

Team: Manchester United

Country: England

Date of birth: October 24, 1985

3. Lionel Messi

Salary: €11 million

Team: FC Barcelona

Country: Argentina

Date of birth: June 24, 1987

4. Yaya Toure’

Salary: €10.8 million

Team: Manchester City

Country: Ivory Coast

Date of birth: May 13, 1983

5. Samuel Eto’o

Salary: €10.5 million

Team: Internazionale

Country: Cameroon

Date of birth: March 10, 1981

6. Bastian Schweinsteiger

Salary: €9.7 million

Team: Bayern Munich

Country: Germany

Date of birth: August 1, 1984

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Salary: €9 million

Team: Milan

Country: Sweden

Date of birth: October 3, 1981

Source: Footballpress

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