Top 100 highest paid soccer players

69 Flares 69 Flares ×

While waiting for the upcoming match between Schalke and Manchester United, I thought to share this interesting list of the top 100 highest paid soccer players in Europe. All this information was compiled by the Portuguese magazine  football finance so credit goes out them.

The player on top of the list is a Portuguese to, not a very big surprise Cristiano Ronaldo. He is followed by Lionel Messi and believe it or not Fernando Torres.

Player – Club – Monthly – Yearly

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid – €1.000.000 – €12.000.000

2. Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona – €875.000 – €10.500.000

3. Fernando Torres – Chelsea – €833.000 – €10.000.000

4. Yaya Toure – Manchester City – €833.000- €10.000.000

5. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United – €791.000 – €9.500.000

6. Ricardo Kaka – Real Madrid – €833.000 – €9.000.000

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan – €833.000 – €9.000.000

8. Emmanuel Adebayor – Real Madrid – €708.000 – €8.500.000

9. Carlos Tevez – Manchester City – €666.000 – €8.000.000

10. Samuel Eto’o – Internazionale – €666.000 – €8.000.000

11. Frank Ribery – Bayern Munich – €666.000 – €8.000.000

12. John Terry – Chelsea – €625.000 – €7.500.000

13. Frank Lampard – Chelsea – €625.000 – €7.500.000

14. Steven Gerrard – Liverpool – €625.000 – €7.500.000

15. Xavi – FC Barcelona – €625.000 – €7.500.000

16. Andres Iniesta – FC Barcelona – €583.000 – €7.000.000

17. David Villa – FC Barcelona – €583.000 – €7.000.000

18. Daniel Alves – FC Barcelona – €583.000 – €7.000.000

19. Edin Dzeko – Manchester City – €541.000 – €6.500.000

20. Rio Ferdinand – Manchester United – €541.000 – €6.500.000

21. Mario Balotelli – Manchester City – €541.000 – €6.500.000

22. Kolo Toure – Manchester City – €541.000 – €6.500.000

23. Ashley Cole – Chelsea – €541.000 ¬- €6.500.000

24. Glen Johnson – Liverpool – €541.000 – €6.500.000

25. Didier Drogba – Chelsea – €516.000 – €6.200.000

26. Iker Casillas – Real Madrid – €500.000 – €6.000.000

27. Karim Benzema – Real Madrid – €500.000 – €6.000.000

28. Gonzalo Higuain – Real Madrid – €500.000 – €6.000.000

29. Cesc Fabregas – Arsenal – €500.000 – €6.000.000

30. Peter Cech – Chelsea – €500.000 – €6.000.000

31. Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus – 500.000 – €6.000.000

32. Victor Valdes – FC Barcelona – €500.000 – €6.000.000

33. Andrea Pirlo – AC Milan – €500.000 – €6.000.000

34. Frederic Kanoute – Sevilla – €500.000 – €6.000.000

35. Francesco Totti – AS Roma – €458.000 – €5.500.000

36. Patrcik Vieira – Manchester City – €458.000 – €5.500.000

37. Kevin Kuranyi – Dinamo Moscow – €458.000 – €5.500.000

38. Bastian Schweinsteiger – Bayern Munich – €458.000 – €5.500.000

39. Gareth Barry – Manchester City – €458.000 – €5.500.000

40. Arjen Robben – Bayern Munich – €458.000 – €5.500.000

41. Aleksandar Kolarov – Manchester City – €458.000 – €5.500.000

42. Joe Cole – Liverpool – €450.000 – €5.400.000

43. Mesut Özil – Real Madrid – €416.000 – €5.000.000

44. Sami Khedira – Real Madrid – €416.000 – €5.000.000

45. Michael Ballack – Bayer Leverkusen – €416.000 – €5.000.000

46. Ronaldinho – Flamengo – €416.000 – €5.000.000

47. Sergio Aguero – Atletico Madrid – €416.000 – €5.000.000

48. Carles Puyol – FC Barcelona – €416.000 – €5.000.000

49. Luca Toni – Juventus – €416.000 – €5.000.000

50. Lassana Diarra – Real Madrid – €416.000 – €5.000.000

51. Wayne Bridge – Manchester City – €416.000 – €5.000.000

52. Joleon Lescott – Manchester City – €416.000 – €5.000.000

53. Edwin Van der Sar – Manchester United – €416.000 – €5.000.000

54. Patrice Evra – Manchester United – €416.000 – €5.000.000

55. Andy Carroll – Liverpool – €416.000 – €5.000.000

56. Dimitar Berbatov – Manchester United – €400.000 – €4.800.000

57. Andrei Arshavin – Arsenal – €400.000 – €4.800.000

58. Nicolas Anelka – Chelsea – €400.000 – €4.800.000

59. Yoann Gourcuff – Olympique Lyon – €400.000 – €4.800.000

60. Ryan Giggs – Manchester United – €400.000 – €4.800.000

61. Daniele De Rossi – AS Roma – €383.000 – €4.600.000

62. Ricardo Carvalho – Real Madrid – €375.000 – €4.500.000

63. Alessandro Nesta – AC Milan – €375.000 – €4.500.000

64. Diego Milito – Internazionale – €375.000 – €4.500.000

65. Júlio César – Internazionale – €375.000 – €4.500.000

66. Matthieu Flamini – AC Milan – €375.000 – €4.500.000

67. David Beckham – LA Galaxy – €375.000 – €4.500.000

68. Gabriel Heinze – Olympique Marseille – €375.000 – €4.500.000

69. Diego Forlan – Atletico Madrid – €375.000 – €4.500.000

70. Paul Scholes – Manchester United – €375.000 – €4.500.000

71. Xabi Alonso – Real Madrid – €375.000 – €4.500.000

72. Jamie Carragher – Liverpool – €375.000 – €4.500.000

73. Robbie Van Persie – Arsenal €375.000 – €4.500.000

74. David Silva – Manchester City – €358.000 – €4.300.000

75. Lucho Gonzalez – Olympique Marseille – €358.000 – €4.300.000

76. Florent Malouda – Chelsea – €358.000 – €4.300.000

77. Craig Bellamy – Cardiff City – €358.000 – €4.300.000

78. Amauri – Parma – €350.000 – €4.200.000

79. Miroslav Klose – Bayern Munich – €350.000 – €4.200.000

80. Cris – Olympique Lyon – €350.000 – €4.200.000

81. Lisandro Lopez – Olympique Lyon – €341.000 – €4.100.000

82. Raul Gonzalez – Schalke 04 – €333.000 – €4.000.000

83. Mário Gomez – Bayern Munich – €333.000 – €4.000.000

84. Robinho – AC Milan – €333.000 – €4.000.000

85. Alessandro Del Piero – Juventus – €333.000 – €4.000.000

86. Wesley Sneijder – Internazionale – €333.000 – €4.000.000

87. Esteban Cambiasso – Internazionale – €333.000 – €4.000.000

88. Pepe – Real Madrid – €333.000 – €4.000.000

89. Clarence Seedorf – AC Milan – €333.000 – €4.000.000

90. Ruud Van Nistelrooy – Hamburg – €333.000 – €4.000.000

91. Deco – Fluminense – €333.000 – €4.000.000

92. Javier Mascherano – FC Barcelona – €333.000 – €4.000.000

93. Thorsten Frings – Werder Bremen – €333.000 – €4.000.000

94. Nemanja Vidic – Manchester United – €333.000 – €4.000.000

95. Diego – Wolfsburg – €333.000 – €4.000.000

96. André Pierre Gignac – Olympique Marseille – €316.000 – €3.800.000

97. Thierry Henry – New York Red Bulls – €316.000 – €3.800.000

98. Maicon – Internazionale – €316.000 – €3.800.000

99. James Milner – Manchester City – €316.000 – €3.800.000

100. Ji-Sung Park – Manchester United – €316.000 – €3.800.000

 

What do you think of the list?

7 thoughts on “Top 100 highest paid soccer players

  1. Yes I guess so if you look what he has been performing but you could also argue that Mourinho haven really given him any chance to prove himself worthy of his salary.

  2. Does your data source have currently salaries for all of the other professionals in the leagues represented in the list?  If so is there a way to access that data online?  Thanks

  3. Pingback: Could Arsenal Afford to Pay a Player £200,000 Per Week? - The Offside - Arsenal blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>