The Highest Earning Footballers

We’ve looked at the world’s highest paying football clubs, but who are the world’s highest earning footballers (including bonuses and sponsorship income)? We’ve put together a short video to highlight the world’s top five highest earning footballers – who do you think makes the list?

Pick your own top five (make sure you factor in sponsorship income, as that’s a big part of players’ annual income), and then watch the video below to confirm how many you got right.

Here’s a hint – 3 of the top 5 currently play for the two clubs that pay the highest wages in world football, and 3 of these top 5 are currently playing or have formerly played for the most valuable club in world football.

Top Five Highest Earning Footballers (2011)

Also See: The World’s Most Financially Savvy Footballers.