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Top 10 highest paid footballers in the English Premier League

10. Samir Nasri (Manchester City)

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Samir nasri , flying in the wind —–image via: www.independent.co.uk

Samir Nasri’s big money move to Manchester city made him sure that his wages soared up. Currently he earns £ 140k per week and he rounds off the top 10 list of highest paid footballers in English Premier League.

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Nasri scored a goal on the last day of 2013-2014 campaign helping his team to win the league title.

9. John Terry (Chelsea)

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John Terry—image via: uk.eurosport.yahoo.com

Chelsea’s Captain, Leader and Legend’ John Terry, age 33 is the English Premier League’s highest paid defender. He earns £150k per week playing for Chelsea.

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In the previous campaign of premier league Terry was back to his old self and he is looking to carry on that form as long as possible.

8. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)

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Mesut Ozil, the Gunner’s gun—-image via: www.standard.co.uk

Mesut Ozil is getting the salary of £160k  per week for Arsenal. The gunners’ future hopes are pinned on this man and that’s why they made him their costliest player.

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He is holding the no 8 position in the list of highest paid footballers in English Premier League.

7. Fernando Torres (Chelsea)

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Torres’s goal celebration, nice to watch—-image via: houndsports.com

The Spanish striker, Torres earns £175k in a week. But there may be always a dispute about his performances as well as the justification of the money he is currently earning.

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6. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

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Eden Hazard, the thunder storm—image via: www.zimbio.com

Eden Hazard is currently earning £185k per week and Chelsea may have to breach the £200k if they intend to keep him out of the reach of PSG. Eden Hazard is a kind of footballer who is tipped to be a future Ballon d’OR winner and typically he is the highest paid footballer in Chelsea.

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5. Luis Suarez (Liverpool)

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Suarez, the SUPERSTAR—-image via: www.emirates247.com

As a star player he needs to be happy and for keeping their star player happy they handed him a £200k per week contract.

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There were some speculations surrounding his immediate future. But that contract extension put an end to all as Suarez brought Liverpool back into the Champions League after a five year hiatus.

4.Robin Van Persie (Manchester United)

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Van Persie—–image via: www.zimbio.com

Van Persie earns £200k per week and he proved his worth by helping Manchester United clinch their historic 20th league title in 2013.

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On this list of highest paid footballers in the English Premier League, he kicks off the Manchester United domination.

3. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)

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Yaya Toure, Citizen’s pride—image via: metro.co.uk

Yaya Toure also earns £200k per week and yes, he isn’t the highest paid player in the Manchester City squad! Yaya was undoubtedly City’s best player of the 2013-14 season which saw them win the league title twice in the three years span.

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 Barcelona might be kicking themselves now for letting Yaya go.

2. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

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Sergio Aguero, city’s goal machine—–image via: www.laacib.net

Manchester City have made their no 1 striker, Sergio Aguero the highest paid player in the squad. Earning £220k a week he gifted the team some moments like the stoppage time win which won them the title in 2012. Surely his purse will keep getting bigger.

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1. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

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Wayne Rooney, the Highest payment holder—-image via: www.premiershipticketsonline.com

At early in the premier league season there were some rumours surrounding Rooney’s proposed move to Chelsea. Manchester United made sure they held on to Rooney by making him sign a new five year contracts which worth £300k per week. Thus Rooney is the on the top of our list of highest paid footballers in the English Premier League.

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Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014 – 2015

Francesco Totti (Roma) earns almost three times less than the highest paid player at his club. And he is none other than Daniele de Rossi. Juventus star Paul Pogba is only his club’s 15th highest paid player. Though he is easily acclaimed one of the highly sought after players in World soccer.

Since its inaugural 1929-30 season, Serie A has been operating for over 80 years. In the 1990’s, Serie A was considered the best club football league in Europe as well as in the world. In the mid-2000 scenario changed quite a bit.

The top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A are made up entirely of stars from five clubs. These are the most famous clubs in Italy as well as in Europe Football.

  • AS Roma
  • Juventus
  • AC Milan
  • Napoli and
  • Fiorentina

Another point to be noticed in this top 10 list, only three of these highest paid footballers are of Italian origin.

Nemanja Vidic from the famous club Inter Milan just narrowly misses out the top 10 highest paid soccer player list in Serie A. he earns an estimated total wages €3.2m per year from Inter Milan. While there, Inter’s lowest paid player is Donker, who earns only €0.06m per year. Still, it’s not that less for a 19-year old footballer.

Previously named top level teams have taken Italian Serie A across Europe. They have been competing with other top teams over the years to produce the highest number of European Cup finalists. Again the very prestigious Ballon d’Or has been awarded to more players playing for Serie A clubs than any other football league in the world football.

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Being one of the most watched and highly anticipated leagues in the world of club football, Serie A have to accomplish sheer competition within the league. Most of the top clubs in Serie A have been paying their players high salaries to open gates for their successful careers. We can consider this wages competition as an offering for experience and greater footballing platform overall.

These highly paid football talents have been remunerated for their unbelievable skill and passion on the pitch.

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A:

Without further ado, we are here listing up the top 10 highest paid footballers in Serie A for the 2014/2015 session. Hopefully the list makes for very interesting reading. Undoubtedly some stars here may seem under or overly paid. The top 10 highest paid soccer players are listed here according to the Italian daily La Gazzetta Dello Sport wages report:

10. Nigel de Jong

 

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Nigel de Jong ; image credit en.wikipedia.org

Present club: AC Milan

Position: Midfielder

Earnings: €3.5 million per year

Nigel de Jongis a Dutch professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Serie A Club AC Milan and Netherland National Football team. As a youngster he joined the Ajax Youth Academy. It worked in his way through the ranks to make the first team at age 17. He made his international debut in 2004. Moreover, notably he achieved his World Cup runners-up medal in 2010.

Nigel De Jong moved on from Ajax in 2006. He joined Hamburg in search of first team football and then moved to Manchester City in January 2009. He became a very important part of City with an estimated £18 million transfer fees. Then he moved to Italian side Ac Milan in August 2012.

De Jong is considered as a great tireless grafter of his time. Probably he had been successfully garnering a reputation of being a combative and feisty player in his performances. “The Terrier” nicknamed player earns an estimated total wages of €3.5 million per year. And listed as the 10th of top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014/2015.

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9. Andrea Pirlo

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 Present club: Juventus

Position: Midfielder

Earnings: €3.5 million per year

It has been always said, Andrea Pirlo is quite simply the best midfielder Italy has ever seen. Previously ever, no midfielders have been more important to his teams on the field.

In the year 2002, when he came into his own, he became the engine that made Milan go. Even after, it was his play and his leadership that turned a Juventus team that had finished seventh the year before his arrival into an unbeaten champion. Unfancied Italian team also won the 2006 World Cup and 2012 Euro Runners-up only depending on him. What happens without him, we can easily figure out from the 2010 World Cup finals.

Perhaps, Pirlo has it all, fantastic passing, incredible vision, pinpoint accuracy in delivering set pieces, the ability to drop a long ball on a dime and one of the best free kick strokes in the game.

Andrea Pirlo’s trophy case probably reflects the impact he’s had on his teams. With Champions League title twice, last year he was named Serie A Player of the Year and was the only man not playing in Spain to be named to the UEFA Team of the Year.

Achievement just adds to the pile of evidence that no Italian has ever matched Pirlo in the middle of the field. This all-time Italian great is now at no. 9th of the top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014. He has an estimated earnings of €3.5 million per year from Juventus.

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8. Philippe Mexes

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 Present club: AC Milan

Position: Centre back

Earnings: €4 million per year

Philippe Mexes is a French International who plays as a Centre back for Ac Milan and also for the France National Team.

Mexes started his youth career at Auxerre at the age of 12. Then he was signed to a four-year contract by AS Roma in june 2004. As his previous club didn’t agrre to the transfer, Roma was found guilty. But it was solely the decision of the player. On 10 May 2011, AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani stated the completion of a transfer for Philippe Mexes.

Mexes played for the Under-18 and Under-21France National Teams. He was also awarded the membership of the senior team of UEFA Euro 2012 competition. The talented Centre back earns around €4 million per year from AC Milan. He is presently considered the 8th highest paid footballer in Serie A.

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7. Fernando Torres

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Fernando Torres ; image credit www.flickr.com

 

Present club: AC Milan

Position: Striker

Earnings: €4 million per year

Fernando Torres is a Spanish professional soccer player who plays for Italian club AC Milan on loan from English club Chelsea and Spain National Team as a striker.

Fernando Torres started his career with Spanish Club Atletico Madrid. Primarily he joined their youth system and naturally progressed to the first team squad. Torres made his first team team debut in 2001. And finished the La Liga having scored 75 goals in 174 appearances.

Then he joined English Premier League Club Liverpool in 2007. That was a record transfer fee. Probably he was the second player for Anfield to score more than 20 league goals in a season after Robbie Fowler. Torres left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a record British transfer fee of £50 million. He was certainly named the most expensive Spanish player in history. Finally he is taken to the Italian big fish AC Milan on loan. Now a time he is accepted as the 7th of the top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A with more than €4 million per year.

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6. Arturo Vidal

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Arturo Vidal ; image credit en.wikipedia.org

 Present club: Juventus

Position: Midfielder

Earnings: €4 million per year

Arturo Vidal Pardo is a Chilean International who plays as a midfielder for Italian Club Juventus and the Chile National Team. He must be the remarkable versatile player bof his age who played several different defensive and midfield roles in his early career. Eventually he found his position at Juventus as a box-to-box midfielder capable of assisting his teammates, both attack and defense.

He was nicknamed “The Warrior” for his hard-tackling and aggressive, tenacious style of play, by the Italian press. He is quite a complete midfielder, famous for his positioning, marking, anticipation and tackling. Vidal is also gifted with technique, stamina and pace.

Probably, due to his strength and physical characteristics, he is also very much effective in the air. And all these qualities have enabled him to become one of the highest paid soccer players in Serie A 2014. His total wages are about €4 million per year from Juventus.

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5. Gianluigi Buffon

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Present club: Juventus

Position: Goalkeeper

Earnings: €4 million per year

One of the most prolific and talented goalkeepers of our time. May be for all time. Gianluigi Buffon captains and plays for the Italian national team as well as the Italian giants Juventus.

The 35-year-old Buffon is renowned for his outstanding shot-stopping techniques and great on-field capabilities to guide and motivate his teammates to success. Undoubtedly Buffon is the record appearance holder for the Italian national team. Buffon has received the highest number of “Goalkeeper of the Year” awards with a total of 9.

Perhaps he is the only goalkeeper to have won the “UEFA Club Footballer of the Year Award”. He is also named the “Goalkeeper of the 21st Century” by IFFHS. Buffon joined Juventus from Italian side Parma in 2001 for a €54.2 million transfer fee. His €4 million salary per year and contract will at least keep him till 2015 in Juventus. Now a time he is the 5th highest paid footballer in Italian League (Serie A).

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4. Mario Gomez

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Present club: Fiorentina

Position: Striker

Earnings: €4.25 million per year

 Arsen Wenger described once

 “A great finisher who is often in the right place to finish off moves”

 Undoubtedly Mario Gomez had already proven his words correct during his successful spells at both Stuttgart and Bayern Munich.

The 28-year-old striker currently plays as a striker for both the German National Team and Serie A side Fiorentina. Gomez was awarded the “German Footballer of the Year” in 2007. He was also selected as the “Top Goal scorer in Bundesliga” in 2011.

Mario joined Fiorentina after four successful seasons with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich in July 2013. For a transfer fee of around €20 million, Mario Gomez signed a four-year deal with Fiorentina. Presently Gomez is the 4th of the top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A for 2014/2015 session. He has an estimated total wages of €4.25 million per year.

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3. Carlos Tevez

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 Present club: Juventus

Position: Forward

Earnings: €4.5 million per year

Carlos Tevez is an Argentine indispensable player with a high level of energy and goal scoring rate. Tevez currently plays for Italian club Juventus and the Argentina National Team. He joined the Italian giants in June, 2013 on a three-year contract.

The 29-year-old had previously played for Boca Juniors, Corinthians, West Ham United, Manchester United and Manchester City. He won the “South American Footballer of the Year” award in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Again the “Player of the Year of Argentina” award in 2003 and 2004 was given to none other than Carlos Tevez.

The highly skillful and influential striker also won the Olympic Golden Boot in 2004 with Argentina and the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2010-11 season with Manchester City. Tevez has a yearly salary of €4.5 million from Juventus. And considered as the 3rd most paid footballer in Serie A.

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2. Gonzalo Higuain

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Present club: Napoli

Position: Striker

Earnings: €5.5 million per year

Gonzalo Higuain is an Argentine International who plays both in Italian side Napoli and Argentina National Team as a striker. He is renowned for his great striking ability and his speed in the last third of the pitch.

Higuain started his professional footballing career in River Plate. And then he had signed with Real Madrid for a transfer fee of €10 million. During his seven-season spell at Madrid, Higuain scored 107 goals in 190 appearances. There were also notable 39 assists which made him unparalleled.

In July 2013, Higuain joined the Italian giants for a record transfer fee of £34.5 million. The five year contract will keep him in Italy till 2018. The 25-year old is given a yearly wages of about €5.5 million, which in turn makes him the 2nd of the top 10 highest paid soccer players in Serie A.

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1. Daniele de Rossi

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Present club: AS Roma

Position: Midfielder

Earnings: €6.5 million per year

Soccer world unarguably recognizes Daniele De Rossi as “complete midfielder”. It is because of his exceptional tackling, passing, strength and shooting capabilities. De Rossi is an Italian International who also plays for the Italian club AS Roma.

The 30-year old is nicknamed “Capitan Futuro”. Being Roma’s vice-captain, he is predicted by many to be the probable heir to Francesco Totti’s captain armband. Probably De Rossi is another versatile plyer of his age. He had played both defense and attack during his footballing career.

De Rossi had won “Serie A Young Footballer of the Year” award in 2006 and the “Italian Footballer of the Year” award in 2009. He had signed a 5-year contract with Roma in February, 2012. Undoubtedly he is the highest paid soccer player in Serie A with a yearly wages of about €6.5 million. It is more often said in Italian League football that no one earns more than AS Roma’s Daniele De Rossi.

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Top 10 highest paid soccer players in German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga is one of the top Football Leagues in the world. There are some of the most expensive players included in the squad of the top teams from this German Premier Division. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and other teams are tight packed with remarkable superstars. Frank Ribery, Lewandowski and Lahm are some of the most expensive, highest paid and richest players in the German Bundesliga.

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These players are getting a huge salary from their football clubs. They are also the nominated highest paid soccer players in the world. No surprise, most of the highest paid soccer players in Bundesliga belong to FC Bayern Munich. In other words, Bayern Munich is currently occupying most of the richest footballers in Bundesliga.

 

Top 10 Highest Paid soccer players in German Bundesliga:

Here we are trying to find out the top list of highest paid soccer players in German Bundesliga. The top six players are from German giants Bayern Munich and two from another League Champions Borussia Dortmund. Footballers’ estimated yearly salary is presented here in Euro.

Let’s find, who is the highest paid soccer player in German Bundesliga?

10. Nuri Sahin

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Present club: Borussia Dortmund

Position: Midfielder

Salary: 3 million EUR

Nuri Şahin is a Turkish international who plays as a midfielder for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. He began his career at Borussia Dortmund. After spending six years there and winning the League title in 2011, Sahin signed with the Spanish giants Real Madrid for €10 million in 2011. Sahin agreed to a one year loan deal with Liverpool in August 2012.

Şahin won the bronze ball prize at the 2005 U-17 World Cup in Peru. Turkey successfully ended the tournament at fourth position. Şahin is the youngest player to have played and scored for Turkey. Interesting fact is, he scored during his debut which was a match against Germany. He is the 10th in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players in German Bundesliga.

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9. Marco Reus

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Present club: Borussia Dortmund

Position: Midfielder

Salary: 4 million EUR

Marco Reus is a German professional footballer. He plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. He has also become a regular member of the Germany national football team. Marco Reus is known for his versatility, technique and speed.

Reus began his youth career at Borussia Dortmund. And then he left for Rot Weiss Ahlen. Primarily Reus played as a left attacker for BVB. Reus won the 2013 DFL Supercup with Borussia Dortmund. He also achieved the Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2012. Now a time he is the 9th most paid footballer in German Bundesliga.

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8. Diego Ribas da Cunha

Top 10 highest paid soccer players in German Bundesliga , Diego Ribas da Cunha , most paid footballer in bundesliga,
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Present club: Wolfsburg

Position: Midfielder

Salary: 4.5 million EUR

Diego Ribas da Cunha, commonly known as just Diego is a Brazilian international. He plays for Fenerbahçe in the Süper Lig. Recent times, he was an attacking midfielder of Wolfsburg club in German Bundesliga. Diego is a creative attacking midfielder and playmaker, who is known for his technique and accurate passing. He can also play as a supporting forward or the wing.

The set-piece taker was called up for the Brazil national squad in 2004 for the Copa America tournament. He was instrumental in securing the tournament victory for Brazil. For the last season consideration, Diego is at 8th position in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer player in German Bundesliga.

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7. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar

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Present club: FC Shalke 04

Position: Forward

Salary: 5 million EUR

Dirk Jan Klaas “Klaas-Jan” Huntelaar, commonly known as the Hunter, is a Dutch professional footballer. He also vice-captains for Schalke 04 and plays for the Netherlands national football team. He was named the Dutch Football talent of the year and Ajax-Player of the year in 2006. Huntelaar was a proud member of the 2006 UEFA U-21 champions. As he was the leading goalscorer of that tournament.

Huntelaar came off the bench in the Brazil World Cup 2014 against Mexico. Most notably the striker scored the winning goal for his team to qualify for the quarter-finals. He is at number 7 of top 10 highest paid soccer players in German Bundesliga.

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6. Arjen Robben

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 Present club: Bayern Munich

Position: Midfielder/ Forward

Salary: 5.5 million EUR

Arjen Robben is a Dutch professional footballer. He plays for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Netherlands national team. Arjen Robben first came to prominence with Groningen. He became the player of the year for the 2000-2001 Eredivisie season. After two years he was signed for psv. He also won the Netherland’s Young player of the year then.

The following season, Robben’s signature was pursued by leading English clubs. After protracted transfer negotiations he joined the English giants Chelsea in 2004. Robben is currently at number 6 of the top 10 highest paid soccer players in German Bundesliga.

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5. Robert Lewandowski

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Present club: Bayern Munich

Position: Forward

Salary: 6.8 million EUR

Robert Lewandowski is a Polish International footballer who plays as striker for FC Bayern Munich. After being the top scorer in the third and second tiers of Polish football, he moved to top-flight Lech Poznan. He became the top scorer in the league as his team won the 2009-2010 Ekstraklasa.

He was transferred to Borussia Dortmund for a reported €4.5 million in 2010. There he achieved two consecutive Bundesliga titles. Finally he was moved to the rival club Bayern Munich at the starting season of 2014. Now a time Lewandowski is at 5th position of the list of top 10 highest paid footballers in German Bundesliga.

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4. Mario Götze

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Present club: Bayern Munich

Position: Midfielder

Salary: 7 million EUR

Mario Götze is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for FC Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga. He is actually more than a number 10 player. Mario Götze is capable of playing as either a left or right winger and also as a false nine. He was first selected for the Germany National Football team in 2010, only at the age of 18. Gotze was become a proud member of the 2012 Euro team. And two years later what happened we already know. The surprising winning goal of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final was scored by this young talent.

Between 2009 and 2013, Gotze played for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. He was the member of the team that reached the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final. He was moved to FC Bayern Munich for a €37 million bid in April 2013. Being the second most expensive German player Gotze is now at the 4th rank in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players in German Bundesliga.

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3. Bastian Schweinsteiger

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Present club: Bayern Munich

Position: Midfielder

Salary: 10 million EUR

Bastian Schweinsteiger is a German International. He plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the German national team. And most notably he is the captain of the Germany National team. Being a right footed player, he naturally plays as a central midfielder. Schweinsteiger has in total won seven Bundesliga titles for Bayern Munich. At the same time seven German Cups and a UEFA Champions League title.

In 2004, he made his International debut. He has earned over 100 caps for Germany and scored 23 goals. Schweinsteiger was selected in their squads for three European Championships and as many World Cups, which also includes the victory at Brazil World Cup.

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2. Philipp Lahm

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Philipp Lahm ; image credit id.wikipedia.org

Present club: Bayern Munich

Position: Defender

Salary: 10 million EUR

Philipp Lahm is a German professional footballer who plays as a full back or defensive midfielder for FC Bayern Munich. Recently he has retired from the National team.

Lahm is considered by many to be the best full back of his generation. He had previously played with the national team in 2006, 2010 and the 2014 World Cups. Although being right-footed, Lahm is able to play on both sides of the pitch. Now a time Philip Lahm is the second most paid German Bundesliga player. His yearly salary is nearly 10 million EURO.

Lahm signed a new contract in 2014, which will definitely keep him at Bayern Munich until 2018.

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1. Franck Ribéry

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Present club: Bayern Munich

Position: Midfielder

Salary: 11 million EUR

Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry is a French footballer currently playing for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. He is also known as Bilal Yusuf Mohammed as an adopted name since his conversion in 2006 to Islam. He is a former France national team player.

Frank Ribéry’s career began in 1989 as a youth player for local hometown club Conti Boulogne. After seven years he left the club to join professional outfit Lille. Individually, Frank Ribéry is a three-time winner of the French Player of the Year award. He also won the German Footballer of the year. Probably Ribery is the first player to hold both the honors. Ribery won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award in 2013. He was also ranked fourth in the Guardian’s list of best players in the world. Currently and most obviously Frank Ribery is the highest paid footballer in German Bundesliga.

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Top five highest paid Midfielders in Barclays Premier League

The Premier League is a corporation where twenty member clubs act as shareholders. Outside England, the League is commonly referred to as English Premier League (EPL). But currently Barclays Bank is the sponsor, so it is officially known as Barclays Premier League (BPL). Undoubtedly Premier League is the most watched or the most popular first division leagues in World Football.

Seasons run from August to May. Each team in the League need to play 38 games in a complete season. Accumulating all the matches (home and away), 380 matches are arranged in a complete season. Games are mostly played in Saturday and Sunday evenings.

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There are so many top level teams in English Premier League. Teams like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea have taken English football across Europe. They are often found to secure a good spot at UEFA rankings. So, top plyers definitely come in during the summer and winter transfers. English Premier League is considered one of the best Leagues to experience greater soccer platform and building successful footballing career.

Top five highest paid Midfielders in EPL:

Midfielders well justified here in EPL. The big name team need to spend millions of their money to occupy big shot midfielders with them. Some of these midfielders can also be counted as richest footballers. Here we are trying to develop a list of top five highest paid midfielders in Barclays Premier League. Notably we will find three of the total five playing for the Manchester City Club.

Let’s find, who is the highest paid midfielder in Barclays Premier League?

5. Steven Gerrard

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Present Team: Liverpool

Salary: 5 million pounds annual

Hopefully, Steven Gerrard needs no introduction. He can be counted as one of the best players Liverpool have ever produced. He made his Liverpool debut in the year 1998 and since then has made 400 plus appearances for the English giant club.

Liverpool fans usually suggest him as the second best player in the red shirt after King Kenny. Steven Gerrard finished 3rd in the Ballon d’Or shortlist for Europe’s Best Player in 2003. Now a time we can consider him as the 5th highest paid midfielder in English Premier League. The 5th richest midfielder in England currently receives around 5million pounds per year as salary from his club.

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4. Gareth Barry

 

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Present Team: Everton

Salary: 6.2 million pounds annual

Gareth Barry mainly operates in the holding role for Manchester City Club. Previously Barry played 365 games for Aston Villa before he decided to move here for a new challenge here in Man City. From the very beginning of his career in this club, Gareth Barry has been a regular starter in midfield. In a span of just two and a half years, he has already made 101 appearances for Manchester City. Recently Gareth had to move for Everton and hopefully he will again be the midfield holder for the club.

Gareth Barry is known to be a player with vision, durability, good tackling and terrific passing. Most probably he everything you can want from a central midfielder. Everton is currently paying him 6.2 million pounds per year. Which in turn makes him at number 4 in the list of highest paid midfielders in Barclays Premier League.

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3. Frank Lampard

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Present Team: Manchester City

Salary: 7 million pounds annual

Frank Lampard is considered to be one of the best English footballers ever. He is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in English Premier League all time history. Lampard usually operates as a box to box midfielder for his team, both the National and Club. He is known to have a great footballing brain in addition to his outstanding work rate. In total, Frank Lampard has also produced 91 assists for his team. Undoubtedly this is the second highest in Premier League history.

Lampard was well known as a Chelsea megastar. There he had made 164 consecutive appearances and he is a three time player of the year for Chelsea. Perhaps it explains his consistency as a player. Currently he is being paid 7 million pounds annually from the club. Frank Lampard stands at 3rd position of most paid midfielders in Premier League table.

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2. David Silva

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Present Team: Manchester City

Salary: 8.3 million pounds annual

David Silva is Nicknamed “Merlin” by the Manchester City fans, which means the wizard. More often he is described as a traditional number 10 who is capable of dazzling the crowd. Recently Carlos Tevez lauded him as

“The best signing Man City have made”

David Silva was adjudged as the Premier League player of the month, on October 1st 2011.

Also, the Manchester City players’ player of the year award was gone to the Spaniard for 2011-2012 session. Now a time David Silva has become a regular member of Spain National Team. He signed for Manchester City from Valencia for a fee believed to be around 20 Million pounds. His salary is now 8.3 million pounds per year and he is the second most paid midfielder in English Premier League.

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1. Yaya Toure

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Present Team: Manchester City

Salary: 10 million pounds annual

Yaya Toure has been a major force behind Manchester City winning the last season title of Premier League. He came with a big reputation from Barcelona FC to Manchester City to join his elder brother Kolo Toure. Toure has hardly put a foot wrong after beginning his career in England.

Yaya Toure is known for his brilliant vision and performance rate. Talking about the amount spent by City since Mansour bought the club, undoubtedly Yaya Toure can be considered as their best buy ever. No surprise, a player as industrious and dedicated like Toure gets what he deserves. He is being paid 10 million pounds per year as salary from Manchester City. That makes him the highest paid midfielder in Premier League.

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Top Paid Athletes | Best Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes list 2016

Lucrative salaries, huge sponsorship and merchandising machines is now in the background of world sports. The world’s top paid athletes come from a range of sports worldwide. These ten highest paid athletes together earn over half a billion dollars per year. The list of highest paid athletes in 2014 is already past for us. Now we are forwarding to the assumption for top highest paid athletes of 2016. Here we going to make the List of maximum earners from various sports in the world. There is some new entries from the previous list.

Tiger Woods was the most paid athlete in 2013. Now he is at number six. Again Cristiano Ronaldo is also jumping up and up. Currently he is the 2nd highest paid athlete in 2016 with 80 million annual earnings. Notably this year’s list is dominated  by soccer, tennis, basketball and American football players.

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The world Famous Forbes Magazine has recently released their latest list of highest paid athletes in the world for 2015-2016.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is ranked number one in this list with $105 million yearly. But the exceptional fact is that he is not making any money on endorsements (all salary) according to Forbes.

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Now here we are presenting the Detail List of top 10 highest paid athletes |top paid athletes for 2016. Most obviously this ranking is based on or more accurately adopted from the official Website of American Magazine Forbes.com.

Let’s check out, who are the highest paid athletes in the world 2016?

10. Matt Ryan – Passing Machine

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$43.8 Million $42 Million $1.8 Million

Age: 29

Sport: Football

Residence: Duluth, GA

Citizenship: United States

Matt Ryan definitely isn’t one of the most famous sportsmen in the world. But still, the American football player is a bigger earner than football sensation Neymar, MS Dhoni and Lewis Hamilton. And MS Dhoni. Currently he is the quarterback for Atlanta Falcons. The number 10th highest paid athlete earns $43.8 million annually. And a new contract signed last year, which saw him become the team’s franchise quarterback.

Matt Ryan signed a five-year contract for $103.75 million with Atlanta Falcaons last year. The contract includes a $28 million signing bonus and $12 million option bonus. He is considered the top paid NFL player over last 12 months. Average $20.75 million annual value was the second highest in NFL. Only Aaron Rodgers at the time of the signing as Colin Kaepernick surpassed Ryan successfully.

Matty Ice bolsters his playing income with nearly $2 million a year. Most of them are from appearances and sponsors like Nike, Liquid Nutrition and Comcast. He becomes the Falcons all-time leader in passing yards for recent years.

Matt Ryan is currently at number 10 in the list of highest paid athletes 2016. The 10th of the top paid athletes earns $42 million as salary and $1.8 million as endorsement.

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09. Rafael Nadal – Fighting Champion

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$44.5 Million $14.5 Million $30 Million

Age: 28

Sport: Tennis

Residence: Manacor, Spain

Citizenship: Spain

Rafael Nadal’s way of playing is definitely unpleasant for any opponent for his aggressive and dynamic abilities. The Spanish tennis star is often hindered by injuries. But never left for fighting back later. As usual, his reward hasn’t just been on the court field. The Spaniard’s yearly earnings total amount announces him as the 9th highest paid athlete for the upcoming year.

Rafael Nadal had a monster 2013 season. That time he just went 75-7 and finished ranked first in the world of Tennis. He won two Grand Slams (French Open, U.S. Open). Also he was runner-up at Australia in January this year. He added a ninth French Open title in June. Which is now 66-1 all time at Roland Garros. Probably this monumental evident makes turns him within the top 10 highest paid athletes.

The wins and top year-end rankings kicked in bonuses from sponsors. Within just one single year he had earned in total $14.5 million prize money. Being one of the best paid athletes, his biggest endorsement partner is Nike. His earnings are heavily tied to his year-end rank. Currently there are some other sponsors with him. Babolat, Banc Sabadell Atlantico, Mapfre, Richard Mille, Poker Stars, Kia Motors and Mueller are some of them.

Namely Master of Clay Court, Nadal is at number 9 in this list of highest paid athletes in the world. The 9th of the top paid athletes has a total earning of $44.5 million per year, from which $14.5 million is salary and $30 million is endorsement/ commercial deals.

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08. Phil Mickelson – Lucrative Lefty

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$53.2 Million $5.2 Million $48 Million

Age: 44

Sport: Golf

Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Citizenship: United States

Phil Mickelson is perhaps one of the most chilled out sportsmen in the list of top ten highest paid athletes 2016. The 44-year-old US golfer has managed over 50 tournament wins in his career. The 8th ranked highest paid athlete has a yearly salary of $53.2 million.

Mickelson picked up valuable sponsor bonuses last year for winning the British Open. This was his first time winning the title. He earns more than $40 million annually from appearances. And the rest from sponsors like Callaway, KPMG, Barclay’s, Exxon Mobil, Amgen/Pfizer and Rolex.

Being one of the highest paid professional athletes, he picked up a deal to promote psoriatic arthritis drug Enbrel after he was diagnosed with the disease in 2010. He also used the drug for his treatment. Phil Mickelson has racked up 42 PGA victories (ninth all-time), $74 million in career prize money (second all-time). He had won five major titles (second-most during the past 20 years). Though Mickelson is under investigation by the FBI and SEC for making stock trades on nonpublic information, the golfer has denied any wrongdoings.

Philip Alfred Mickelson is currently at number 8 in the list of highest paid athletes 2016. The 8th of the top paid athletes earns $5.2 million as salary and $48 million as endorsements. He is also the oldest member to be found himself in this most earning athletes list.

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07. Roger Federer – Swiss Guarantee

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$56.2 Million $4.2 Million $52 Million

Age: 33

Sport: Tennis

Residence: Bottmingen, Switzerland

Citizenship: Switzerland

Sometimes his rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal seem to have taken over on the court. But the Tennis legend (namely the Swiss guarantee) Roger Federer still earns the most in the world of tennis. Even though he hasn’t added to his 17 Grand Slam titles. But his endorsement list is still a big reason that Federer earns $56.2 million per year as the 7th highest paid athlete in the world.

Roger Federer continues to be among the world’s best players 16 years after he turned pro himself. He holds the records for most singles Grand Slam wins, in total which is 17. His career prize money summation is $81 million. Federer appeared in a staggering 18 out of 19 Grand Slam finals between 05 to 10.

His endorsement portfolio is filled with long-term deals that definitely bring him among the highest paid athletes in the world. Nike, Rolex and Credit Suisse are some of his sponsors. His sponsors collectively pay him more than $40 million per year. The latest addition is champagne brand Moet & Chandon. They have signed Federer to a five-year deal a s being one of the most earning athletes.

Roger Federer is the number 7 of this list of top 10 highest paid athletes 2016. The 7th of the top paid athletes earns total $56.2 million per year, $4.2 million as salary and $52 million as endorsements.

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06. Tiger Woods – Billionaire Golfer

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$61.2 Million $6.2 Million $55 Million

Age: 38

Sport: Golf

Residence: Jupiter Island, FL

Citizenship: United States

Tiger Woods is not playing the best golf of his life at the moment. He is two years older than Kobe Bryant, but he still pulls in a remarkable $61.2 million per year. That makes him the 6th highest paid athlete in the world. Most of that money comes from endorsements as he has already lost his unbelievable swing.

Woods became the first sportsman ever to have earned over $1 billion. He underwent back surgery at the end of March that sidelined him for the Masters for the first time. This was the latest bump in the road in Wood’s quest to break Jack Nicklaus’ record. The record is of 18 major titles. Being one of the best paid athletes Woods has been stuck on 14 majors since the 2008 US Open.

His earnings took a hit when Electronic Arts announced in 2013. His eponymous video game after 16 versions series generated nearly $800 million in sales. Nike renewed its deal with Woods in 2013. They built a golf division on the back of Woods that registered sales of $791 million. Woods’ continues to be one of the highest paid athletes thanks to his sponsor’s deals.

Woods’ golf course-design business has also picked up after multiple blowups. Currently tiger woods is at number 6 in the list of top 10 highest paid athletes 2016. The 6th of the top paid athletes earns $6.2 million as salary and $55 million as endorsements in 2016. Definitely he is one of the Greatest Golfer of All Time.

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05. Kobe Bryant – Reliable Star Qualities

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$61.5 Million $30.5 Million $31 Million

Age: 36

Sport: Basketball

Residence: Newport Beach, CA

Citizenship: United States

Kobe’s career in the NBA has become nothing short of epic story. Kobe Bryant has played in 16 NBA All-Star games. Among them he has been NBA champion for five times. Currently he is playing for The LA Lakers. He is now 36-years-old and remains one of the most iconic players of basketball. On top of that, the 5th highest paid athlete earns $61.5 million per year.

Bryant had the highest salary in the NBA for the fourth straight year during last season. The total $30.5 million salary is nearly $8 million higher than any other in this ground. He inked a two-year $48.5 million contract extension in November 2013. That will keep the highest paid athlete in the world on-court salary tops in the NBA.

Bryant’s jersey was still the NBA’s third best seller during the season 2013-2014. Kobe Bryant ranks fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He has deals with Turkish Air, Hublot, Nike and Lenovo. In total these endorsements worth more than $30 million per year.

The second highest paid NBA Basketball Player is currently at number 5 in this list of highest paid athletes in the world. The 5th of the top paid athletes earns $30.5 million as salary and $31 million as endorsement per year. He has undoubtedly the biggest contract in NBA.

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04. Lionel Messi – Unique Story

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$64.7 Million $41.7 Million $23 Million

Age: 27

Sport: Soccer

Residence: Castelldefels, Spain

Citizenship: Argentina

Lionel Messi is the world’s fourth highest earning athlete. He has already grabbed people’s attention at an even younger age than LeBron James and so many. The argentine youngster moved to Spanish football club, Barcelona and developed his skills and size. The world star is now being considered as the 4th highest paid athlete 2016.

Messi finished as runner up in 2013 Ballon d’Or after winning it a record four consecutive times. He has Sponsors like Adidas, who launched his signature shoe last year. The Turkish Airlines also paired him with NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. Jointly they have invested heavily in Barcelona’s most prolific footballer.

In turn, so has the Spanish tax authority. They investigated him and his father for image rights tax evasion and ordered him to pay $6.5 million. Messi signed his 7th contract in 11 years which will pay him $50 million a year pre-tax and extend his stay at Camp Nou. This deal will continue till 2019. And Messi will be one of the giants in top ten highest paid athletes list.

Perhaps the Man have more records than anyone in Soccer’s History. Lionel Messi is now at the 4th stand in our list of highest paid athletes in the world. The 4th of the top paid athletes earns $41.7 million as salary and $23 million as endorsements. The new contract will see him earni8ng 27 million per season.

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03. LeBron James – King James

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$72.3 Million $19.3 Million $53 Million

Age: 29

Sport: Basketball

Residence: Coconut Grove, FL

Citizenship: United States

Though highly-touted from a young age, 29-year-old LeBron James has already turned himself into a basketball icon all-time. He’s been voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player four times. On top of being a global ambassador for his sport, he is the 3rd highest paid athlete in the world 2016.

The four MVP awards have made LeBron James the king of the NBA. James is the NBA’s biggest endorsement star. And got deals with Nike, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Upper Deck. Sales of his signature Nike shoes were tops among active players at $300 million in the U.S. last year.

According to research firm SportsOneSource his jersey was the NBA’s best-seller last season. Being one of the best paid athletes, James’ earnings also got a boost from the sale of Beats to Apple for $3 billion. He just owned a small piece of the business and helped make the brand a must-have accessory.

LeBron James Remains the Highest Paid Basketball Player in this List for 2016. He is at number 3 in this list of highest paid athletes in the world. The 3rd of the top paid athletes earns more than $72.3 million per year. $19.3 million as salary and $53 million as endorsements.

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02. Cristiano Ronaldo – Rich, Beautiful and Fast

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$80 Million $52 Million $28 Million

Age: 29

Sport: Soccer

Residence: Madrid, Spain

Citizenship: Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the most talented footballers of our time. And he is also one of the vainest. If he plays a 90 minute game in non-stop rain, still leaves the pitch looking great. No surprise that part of Cristiano Ronaldo’s earnings come from his own fashion label. The 2nd highest paid athlete in the world currently earns total $80 million per year.

The Portugal and Real Madrid star was voted the sport’s most valuable player in the world previously. It was the second time in his career after scoring 69 goals in 59 club and country matches. Real Madrid rewarded him with a record 5-year contract worth more than $200 million.

Last time he went on to help the team win its tenth Champions League title. Ronaldo’s commercially good looks have landed him mega sponsorships like Tag Heuer and a personal brand of underwear labeled CR7 and Nike deal.

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the second of the top paid athletes in 2015-2016 session. The number 2 of the highest paid athletes earn almost $52 million per year as salary and $28 million as endorsements. He is Ahead of Lionel Messi with some distance.

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01. Floyd Mayweather – The Number One

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$105 Million $105 Million 0

Age: 37

Sport: Boxing

Residence: Las Vegas, NV

Citizenship: United States

47 fights, 47 wins: unbeatable records. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an ace in the ring. A marketing genius outside also. The 37-year-old boxing welterweight world champion is the one and only highest paid athlete in this sporting world. He is the only person to earn more than $100 million per year.

Mayweather is the first athlete (besides Tiger Woods) to earn $100 million in Forbes’ annual tally. His September 2013 fight against Canelo Alvarez set records for highest PPV gross, which is not less than $150 million. The Canelo fight marked the second bout in the blockbuster 30-month.

Mayweather earned a guaranteed $32 million for his May fight with Marcos Maidana. That time the PPV buys are expected to finish between 900,000 and one million. Compared to 2.2 million for Mayweather-Alvarez, Mayweather pocketed $105 million for the two bouts thanks to his role as both pugilist and promoter.

He is the genuine undefeated professional Boxer of his generation. The most Ridiculous star Mayweather is at top of this list of highest paid athletes in the world 2016. The number one top paid athlete earns total $105 million as salary and surprisingly no endorsements.

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Highest Paid Athlete rankings:

The list of 100 athletes includes one cricket player, one track & field athlete, four boxers, five golfers, six tennis players, six race-car drivers, 15 soccer players, 17 football players, 18 basketball players and 27 baseball players – according to Forbes.com

Three women make the top 100 list and they’re all tennis players. Maria Sharapova at No. 34 ($24.4 million), Li Na is No. 41 ($23.6 million) and Serena Williams is No. 55 ($22 million)..

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The Best of Sachin Tendulkar Centuries in history

Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer and captain retired. It will be difficult to find a man who has no idea about Sachin Tendulkar centuries. Almost all day people talk about Sachin Tendulkar centuries. Sachin Tendulkar is recognized as the best batsman of his generation, he achieve the highest scorer in international cricket. Tendulkar has scored in Test matches centuries (100 points or more) and match One Day International (ODI), organized by the International Cricket Council. Sachin Tendulkar has total of 51 centuries in Test matches and ODIs are 49 world records for the highest number of centuries by a drummer.

Sachin Tendulkar centuries are very glorious. He was the first and only cricketer to score 100 international centuries, when it was 114 against Bangladesh in March 2012. Tendulkar made his long-cherished dream when India won the World Cup in April 2011.

Best Records of Sachin Tendulkar Centuries

When in 1989 his international debut to reach his first century against England at Old Trafford, Manchester in 1990 to Tendulkar; the run was 119. In test matches Tendulkar centuries against all Test cricket playing nations and is the second batsman to score 150 against each of them. Sachin Tendulkar centuries of test cricket also countless.

He gets century which has at least one of all test cricket playing nations except Zimbabwe. In October 2010 Tendulkar was cross the famous cricketer Brian Lara’s record of 19,150 or more points for beating his 20 against Australia in Bangalore. He did his best result in 2004 when he 248 against Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium not, Dhaka. That is also one of the Sachin Tendulkar centuries.

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Tendulkar has scored six double centuries and remained unbeaten on 15 occasions. Sachin Tendulkar get 30 different centuries against different countries, with 27 of them were in locations outside of India. Tendulkar was go to the pavilion nine times between 90 and 99. It dismissed scores, the only cricketer to receive the Rajiv Khel Ratna, the highest in India honor .Despite sports all the successes, Sachin has never scored a century tests in the Lord, the only important where he scored 100 average life of Sachin such tests to 53, while the average for ODI ended at 44.83.

There are many other Sachin Tendulkar centuries, however above mentioned Sachin Tendulkar centuries will never be forgotten.

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Close to Century Records of Sachin Tendulkar

While Tendulkar made his ODI debut in 1989, it was not until 1994 – after playing 79 games – he is the first centurion man who made instead of 110 against Australia in the third game of the World Series, at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. It was one of the memorable Sachin Tendulkar centuries. At this point, he had met seven hundred tests.

In ODIs Tendulkar has scored centuries against 11 several teams. He has achieved centuries against all nations who play cricket. He was the first batsman to make a double century in ODIs, who scored against South Africa at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior in 2010 points he scored 19 ODI century in India, compared with 30 in the distance or neutral websites.

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The luggage duty switch seven of these centuries in the achieved Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium. He was sacked 18 times score between 90 and 99 and 17 times the score 80-89. All these are Sachin Tendulkar centuries. His passion for the game not only highest scorer, but also gives him the opportunity to get the credit of one of the best cricketers in the world. Every time he achieves the most valuable score for his team and get the glory of win for his team India.

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Sachin Tendulkar – The Lone Warrior of India

By the coming of the twentieth century, viewing Tendulkar as India’s solitary warrior, organizing courageous battles and convey the trusts of a billion hearts was cricket’s most terrific display. This super sportsman just not only make Sachin Tendulkar centuries, but also win the heart of the people with the Sachin Tendulkar centuries.

Time after time, his accomplishments would be let around absence of backing from colleagues. Yet, his capacity to keep on living to battle an alternate day, shoulder accuse unjustifiably and dependably dig into positives, rises above Tendulkar past a cricketing symbol to a good example and a prized fortune for the regularly discolored picture of the game. Tendulkar went ahead to be the amusement’s heading run-getter, half-centurion and centurion in the two most noticeable types of the diversion. These Sachin Tendulkar centuries were really noticeable.

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He did not have the best of begins in worldwide cricket – a duck on ODI presentation and an unflattering 15 in his lady Test inning against Pakistan as a 16-year-old is one of the popular Sachin Tendulkar centuries. It underlines the old maxim of state of mind over ability reminding everybody that even legends need to battle to discover their feet. He did become wildly successful, one little venture at once.

To begin with supplanting Sanjay Manjrekar as India’s most considerable batsman of the time and after that turning into the main contender to Sunil Gavaskar‘s stature in Indian batting history. At long last, even the incredible Sir Don Bradman drew parallels in the middle of himself and Tendulkar.

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In the middle of, captaincy approached him on a couple of events, yet it was one thing he wasn’t removed for. He generally delighted in and all the more critically, arranged before-hand on the best way to manage a portion of the hardest bowlers on the planet. Henceforth, he had appreciated much more accomplishment in examination with other extraordinary batsmen on the planet, against any semblance of the absolute most hazardous bowlers on the planet. Shane Warne, Glenn Mcgrath, Wasim Akram were some of them who could compete with Sachin Tendulkar centuries.

Bottom Line: Sachin Tendulkar centuries makes the fans as well as all the well-wishers of Sachin Tendulkar proud. Sachin Tendulkar centuries will never be forgotten.

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Top 10 English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016

There are so many fantastic goalkeepers in the world football. And especially Premier League holds the most of these most valuable goalkeepers in the world. Most of the Premier League Goalkeepers are capable of fantastic saves. They are also the most paid goalkeepers in the world 2016. Now, here comes the question of ranking these premier league goalkeepers in a top 10 short list.

Top 10 English Premier League Goalkeepers 2016:

Finding out the top 10 English Premier League Goalkeepers is a tough job. There are so many standards to be considered while selecting them. Here in this short list we are mostly emphasizing on these English Premier League Goalkeepers’ previous and present records as well as their market value or in other words how these English Premier League Goalkeepers are being paid.

Let’s find out, who is the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeeper in 2016?

10. Brad Guzan – Aston Villa F.C.

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Brad Guzan is one of the only three American goalkeepers in the English Premier League history. Tim Howard and Brad Friedel are the other two American goalkeepers playing in the most popular football league in the world. He showed that he was capable of taking over as first choice keeper at Aston Villa.

Undoubtedly he can withstand as much pressure as anyone else in Barclays Premier League. He can be easily counted as the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeeper as he is at his peak form right now.

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09. Ben Foster – West Bromwich Albion F.C.

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Ben Foster is back again to West Brom permanently this season. He has played reasonably well for the last season. And obviously some cases were like earning points for the Baggies. He is now at 30 and still a few years to settle properly into being a real class as being one of the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016.

He is also currently one of the West Brom’s most valuable players in 2015-2016 season.

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08. Julio Cesar – QPR (currently at S.L. Benfica)

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Julio Cesar may have come to the Premier League for just one season especially at the age of 34. But unfortunately his team QPR have been relegated last season. But he was quite able to show the type of goalkeeping that has won him League titles and cups in Italian Serie A.

Even with his team relegated, he was a real team player. He kept 6 clean sheets over the season and playing for QPR this is extremely good as being one of the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016.

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07. Jussi Jaaskelinen – West Ham United F.C.

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The age old Premier League veteran, Jussi Jaaskelinen is another well-known goalkeeper. He is currently the 7th in this list of top 10 English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016. This campaign has only enhanced his reputation by pulling off some world class saves for West Ham.

And most obviously he had a good season with 11 clean sheets in 2015-2016. He makes 5.11 saves a game on average. Definitely this just shows that he can still make important saves at crucial times even at his old ages of 38.

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06. Tim Howard – Everton F.C.

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Although Tim Howard is one of our pick as top 10 most valuable Premier League goalkeepers in 2015-2016, he has achieved only 9 clean sheets. Yes, of course this is not bad, but still a player like him worth a little more I believe. At least a bit better can be expected from the American National Team goalkeeper in Premier League.

Hopefully he will be ending this season with some more exquisite saves and world class goalkeeping.

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05. Jose Reina – Liverpool (currently at F.C. Bayern Munich)

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For the last 10 years Reina has been at Liverpool. Undoubtedly he was the number one choice for Liverpool at his time. We can imagine how consistent a goalkeeper needs to be as being a part of 10 consecutive seasons in a single team. This was totally impressive. As a matter of fact he was to move very certainly for more world class performance.

He had 13 clean sheets over the course of the last season. He was considered the 5th choice as most valuable goalkeeper in EPL 2015-2016. This top class goalkeeper still has an average of 4.17 saves per match, which is quite unbelievable.

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04. Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

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Lloris have joined Tottenham in the summer of last year. May be he was not at his best performance but eventually he was found getting thing straight clean. Definitely he has got his turn with 8 clean sheets in only 24 games last season. This probably explains a lot about his price tag and our evaluation as one of the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016.

And of course he was a world class goalkeeper before joining the Barclays Premier League. We all can appreciate his efforts to match up with a very new world class Premier League.

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03. Petr Cech – Chelsea F.C.

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Probably some of you have suspected this name in number one position. What has been a rollercoaster season for Chelsea and their supporters! Petr Cech has been a very important player throughout the last season undoubtedly. He has made well over 5 saves per game on average and he also has had 14 clean sheets in 2015-2016.

Some crucial saves have kept Chelsea in the running for a Champions League spot. Also his save took the team Chelsea to Europa League final.

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02. David De Gea – Manchester United F.C.

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David De Gea really stepped up last season. Oh, another noticeable thing is that he has physically gotten stronger. And his confidence has grown since his shaky first start in English Premier League.

Manchester United have only lost 5 games this season and that comes as no real surprise as De Gea has been pulling off some unbelievable saves for the team. He has so far managed a decent 11 clean sheets while making 4.37 saves per match. I think its good enough for a young fella like him.

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01. Joe Hart – Manchester City F.C.

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Of course this is the one name that wipes out all other possibilities of other names to be found at the first position of Top 10 most valuable English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016. He is the only other 26 year old on this list and has had his fair share of disastrous moments. But he always seems to battle back with his talent.

Most of the times he is found to be gaining some extra lift from somewhere during big games. He is undoubtedly the number one goalkeeper in England. He has had managed 17 clean sheets last season. Although Man City finished the season second, Joe Hart continues to grow and produce results..

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Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes in the world 2015

Highest paid female athletes list has been published recently. The world renowned Forbes magazine had estimated the income figures of the famous female athletes for 2015. These payment totals include their prize money, licensing fees, salaries, endorsements and appearances in last year. We all better guess that most of these highest paid female athletes are Tennis players. Undoubtedly, tennis is the one major money-generating sport where men and women have attained near equality, especially for prize money and sponsorship opportunities consideration.

In true sense, we can take money as the key factor other than fame in sports. As matter of fact some of the great athletes in sports world are also the richest persons in money world. And of course, male athletes are more paid than female ones even at this very 21st century. But there are some female athletes, who can compete to male counterparts in their earning from related sporting arenas.

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Top 10 highest paid female athletes:

This list of top 10 highest paid female athletes represent eight different nationalities. No surprise, most of these athletes earn the bulk of their total earnings from endorsements deals. As previous, Maria Sharapova grabbed the top spot for the second consecutive year in this richest female athletes list. Li Na and Serena Williams trailing behind her at the second and third places respectively. Let’s not tell the whole story in short.

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10. Paula Creamer – USA (Golf)

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Salary/Winnings: $1 million

Endorsements: $4.5 million

Total Earnings: $5.5 million

Paula Caroline Creamer is an American professional golfer. She has won 12 tournaments – including 10 LPGA Tour events. And most importantly she is at number 2 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings and at number 10 in this list of top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world 2015.

Creamer is also one the most successful female athletes in current sporting world. She is currently having endorsement deals with – Citizen, Ricoh, and Bridgestone Golf. Creamer took home a prize money of $210,000 at the HSBC Women’s Championships last year.

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09. Agnieszka Radwanska – Poland (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $3.8 million

Endorsements: $3 million

Total Earnings: $6.8 million

Agnieszka Radwanska is probably the first athlete to endorse with a Cheesecake Factory. The 25-year-old Polish athlete has also signed a three-year deal with Rado (a luxury watch manufacturer). She has also partnered with car manufacturer Lexus and other renowned international brands like Babolat and Lotto.

Currently, the richest Tennis player is ranked at world no #4. Notably, she is also the first Polish player to reach the singles final of a Grand Slam in open era. With an estimated annual earnings of $6.8 million, Radwanska is currently the 9th highest paid female athlete in the world 2015.

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08. Ana Ivanovic – Serbia (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $1.4 million

Endorsements: $6 million

Total Earnings: $7.4 million

Ana Ivanovic has won three titles in 2014 (Auckland, Monterrey and Birmingham). The renowned magazine website, Forbes.com claims refers that this famous Serbian Tennis star has a lifetime endorsement deal with Adidas Company.

Commonly known as the beauty queen, Ivanovic is considered to be at number 8 in this list of most paid female athletes in 2015. Currently she is world’s no 12 in her sporting field. She has an estimated annual total earnings of $7.2 million.

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07. Caroline Wozniacki – Denmark (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $1.3 million

Endorsements: $9.5 million

Total Earnings: $10.8 million

Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has definitely lost her rank in the 2015 list of top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world. But still she earns enough to be one of the richest female athletes. Wozniacki just signed a deal with world renowned Adidas last year.

As a matter of fact we want to inform you that she has been the former World No.1 in Tennis. But unfortunately she never Won a Single Major Title in her Career (21 WTA single titles). Currently she is expected to be earning an estimated annual of $10.8 million from salary and endorsement deals from sponsors. Some of her sponsors are namely – Adidas, Proactiv, Yonex, Rolex and Sony Ericsson.

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06. Victoria Azarenka – Belarus (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $3.6 million

Endorsements: $7.5 million

Total Earnings: $11.1 million

Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian professional tennis athlete. She has recently dropped two places down to the list of top 10 most paid female athletes in the world 2015. Azarenka may have battled injuries in recent season but she did well in previous seasons. At 2013, she finished second in the World Tennis Association‘s (WTA) world rankings.

The famous female athlete has sponsor endorsement deals with – Nike, Citizen and Red Bull. So we can easily guess, she earns a lot of money from tennis court and outside world as well. With an estimated $11.1 million annual earnings, Azarenka is our 6th highest paid female athlete in 2015.

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05. Danica Patrick – USA (Auto Racing)

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Salary/Winnings: $7 million

Endorsements: $8 million

Total Earnings: $15 million

Danica Patrick has been retaining almost same amount of total annual earnings for the last two years. She has also been constant at her fifth position in this list of top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world 2015. The American racing driver has endorsement deal with – Motorola, XM radio, Coca-Cola and Go Daddy. Forbes also stated about 10 other personal endorsements.

The American auto racing driver is considered to be one of the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. She gets a lot of money from internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy. Com. With an estimated $15 million annual earnings, Danica stands at number 5 of richest female athletes in 2015.

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04. Kim Yuna – Korea (Figure Skating)

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Salary/Winnings: $300,000

Endorsements: $16 million

Total Earnings: $16.3 million

Kim Yuna leaped two places in this list of highest paid athletes in the world 2015. The 23-year-old South Korean figure skater has major sponsor deals with Samsung and Hyundai Motors. She also has a number of deals with local brands and has appeared in commercials in her own country.

The 2010 Olympic champion and 2009, 2013 world champion is believed to be earning an estimated $16.3 million annually. Surprisingly almost all of this huge amount is from endorsement deals from renowned sponsors.

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03. Serena Williams – USA (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $11 million

Endorsements: $11 million

Total Earnings: $22 million

With a giant increase, $22 million annual earnings, Serena Williams is at number three in this list of highest paid female athletes. Her prize winnings were more than what especially Sharapova even earned. Anyway, the Russian beat her in terms of earnings off the tennis court. The American Tennis star also has some big endorsement deals like -Nike, Wilson, and Gatorade.

Undoubtedly Serena is one of the greatest female Tennis player of her generation. She also considerable for richest female athletes in the world 2015. Her annual income is equally divided in two parts. $11 million from winnings or salary. $11 million from sponsors deals.

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02. Li Na – China (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $5.6 million

Endorsements: $18 million

Total Earnings: $23.6 million

The Chinese Tennis superstar Li Na has swapped places with Serena Williams. After the last year she is also getting ahead of the American for endorsement issues. She confirmed giant sponsor deals after she won the Australian Open title in January last year. And also huge bonus from Nike as a result of winning her second career title. Other sponsor companies are – Mercedes, Rolex and Samsung.

She was the first ever Asian tennis player to win a Grand Slam Title. With an annual estimated earnings of $23.6 million, Li Na is considered the second in this list of top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world. But again, for sure, the Chinese athlete is assuring her potential to anytime become the highest paid female athlete.

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01. Maria Sharapova – Russia (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $2.4 million

Endorsements: $22 million

Total Earnings: $24 million

It is clear that Maria Sharapova is undoubtedly the highest earning female athlete in the sporting world 2015. Though her winnings or salaries lack a lot than other top female athletes, her endorsement deals alone can take care of this equalization. She has important deals with – Nike, Porsche, Samsung Electronics, Tag Heuer, Evian and Head and also recently Avon Products for a new line of perfume for men and women. For the recent two years she has also been constant at the top of the highest paid female athletes list.

Another important thing, Maria Sharapova is obviously the most famous female athlete of her generation. Namely the Russian Beauty Queen started her career at a very young age. Again, modeling assignments alongside commercials are the other source of her outside court income.

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Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015

American football is one of the most popular sports in America. The game is originated from Rugby and in United States, the game is recognized as just football. Moreover, in another South American country, Canada, the game is known as ‘Gridiron’. The first match of American football was played long ago in 1869. The match was played between the college teams of Princeton and Rutgers. Since then, the professional football and college football are the most popular sports in United States. In 2012, around 70,000 college athletes and about 1.1 million high school athletes took part in American football.

The National Football League, NFL is a football championship, which has earned very much popularity in America. NFL championship is holding the record of highest average attendance of any sports leagues in the world. NFL is also blessed with some huge amount of income, notably about $10 billion income per year.

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Highest Paid NFL Players 2015:

The NFL players are among the highest paid athletes in the world. The players with their sponsor endorsements and annual team salary, become one of the richest in the world. Today, we have enlisted top 10 highest paid NFL players in 2015.

Let’s have a look at the list. If you want to know who is the highest paid NFL player, it is the perfect list you will be looking for.

10. Ben Roethlisberger

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Ben Roethlisberger
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The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger is at no. 10 in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. Before drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004, he played football for the Miami. The 6 feet 5 inches tall, Ben is currently holding a 6-year contract with Pittsburgh Steelers, which will be valid till 2016. The team contract he signed is presently valued over $87.9 million including the signing bonus of $25.2 million. Now he is earning $14.6 million as an annual team salary in addition with the $33.2 million of guaranteed income.

In the last season of NFL, Ben Roethlisberger bagged a total $18.8 million, which includes $12.1 million basic salary and $6.7 million of restructure bonus. So far, in this year of NFL, his current career earnings have reached over $93.2 million with the release value of $13.5 million.

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9. Ndamukong Suh

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Ndamukong Suh is a Detroit Lions defensive tackle, who started football for the Nebraska. Suh was first drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2010 as a 1st round 2nd overall pick. In the NFL, he is heighted about 6 feet 4 inches and weighed 307 pounds. Suh is currently in a 5-year contract with Detroit Lions, which will leave him as a free agent this year. His contract is worth of $64.5 million with the Detroit Lions. He has now managed to earn $12.9 million yearly average salary along with the guaranteed income of $23.2 million.

In the 2014-15 season of NFL, his earnings have reached to a total of $22.4 million including the basic salary of $12.5 million and $6.2 restructure bonus money. With all these huge amount of money, Ndamukong Suh stays at no. 9 in the list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. So far, this year he has earned $51.5 million where his release value being $19.4 million.

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8. Greg Hardy

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Greg Hardy is currently playing for Carolina Panthers in NFL as a defensive end. He started his football career playing college football for the Mississippi. Then in 2010 NFL draft, Hardy was picked by the Carolina Panthers as a 6th round 175th overall pick. The 6 feet 4 inches and 290 lb, Greg Hardy has made a 1 year contract with Carolina Panthers and in 2016, he will be a free agent as the contract said. His contract values over $13.1 million and he is earning the amount as an annual income with his team.

In the last season of NFL, he has earned a total cap hit of $13.1 million, which is his basic team salary. In the current NFL season, Greg Hardy’s career earnings have reached to $2.7 million with the release value of $13.1 million. Greg Hardy makes his mark at no. 7 in the list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

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7. Philip Rivers

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The current San Diego Chargers player, Philip Rivers plays as a quarterback in National Football League. Firstly, he played college football for the New York City state. Then in 2004, Philip was drafted by the San Diego Chargers as a 1st round 4th overall NFL pickup. He has a height of 6 feet 5 inches and weight of 228 lb as listed in NFL. Currently, he is playing in a 6-year contract with San Diego Chargers. The signing will last up to 2016, leaving him a free agent.

According to the contract, he will earn a total $91.8 million with his current team, which also includes $19.5 million signing bonus. Currently, he earns approximately $15.3 million as an average annual salary in addition with a total $38 million guaranteed income for his contract signing. In the 2014-15 NFL season, Philip Rivers has managed to earn a total cap hit of $16.6 million including $13.8 million basic salary from the team and a total of $1.6 million restructure bonus. In our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015, Philip Rivers makes it to no. 7 with his net worth. He earns about $106.1 million till date in the current season of NFL.

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6. Sam Bradford

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Sam Bradford is now playing for the St. Louis Rams as an efficient quarterback in NFL. He finished his college football career for the Oklahoma City. Then in 2010, Sam was drafted by the Sam Louis Rams as a 1st round 1st overall selection. He has signed a 6-year contract with his team and the term will be valid up to 2016. The contract he signed for the St. Louis Rams is valued over $78 million, including $17.9 million of signing bonus. Currently, Sam Bradford is earning $13 million as an annual salary and he also has a total of $50 million guaranteed income according to his contract. Sam Bradford is at no. 6 position in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

In the last NFL season, Sam has earned a total cap hit of $17.6 million, which includes the basic salary of $14 million and $3 million of signing bonus. In the current season of NFL, he has earned a total $51 million so far in addition with the releasing value of $7.1 million.

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5. Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace started his football career playing for the Mississippi. Currently, he is playing for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL as a wide receiver. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ draftee, Mike Wallace was first picked in the 2009 as a 3rd round 84th overall pick. The 6 feet tall and 200 lb, Mike Wallace is holding the 5-year contract with the Miami Dolphins and the signing will leave him as a free agent in 2018. With around $60 million contract value and $11 million signing bonus, Mike Wallace is at no. 5 in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

According to his contract, he is earning a total of $30 million guaranteed income in addition with $12 million annual team salary. In the 2014/15 season of NFL, he earns a total cap hit of $17.25 million including $15 million basic salary and $2.2 million signing bonus. In the current NFL season, he has earned about $16.6 million so far with the release value of $26.8 million for the Miami Dolphins.

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4. Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning is a NFL quarterback and currently plays for the Denver Broncos. Before drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1998, Peyton played college football for the Tennessee. He is about 6 feet 5 inches tall with 230 lb. The NFL team Denver Broncos has signed him a 5 year contract which will make him a free agent in 2017. Peyton’s contract with his current team values a total of $96 million where his current annual income is $19.2 million. He also has a total of $58 million guaranteed income with the Denver Broncos.

In the 2014/15 NFL season, he has managed to earn approximately $17.5 million, which includes $15 million of basic salary and $2.5 million as a restructure bonus. Peyton Manning has been selected for the no. 4 position in the list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. In the current season of NFL, his career earning reached to $242.7 million with the $22.5 million of release value.

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3. Eli Manning

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The New York Giant quarterback, Eli Manning is one of the highest paid NFL players 2015 with his no. 3 spot in this list. Eli Manning started his career for Mississippi and was drafted by the New York Giants in 2004 as a 1st round 1st overall pick up. The 6 feet 4 inches tall and 218 lb, Eli is a current contract holder with the New York Giants for 6 years, which will be valid upto 2016. His contract with the New York Giants values about $97.5 million including $13 million of signing bonus.

Eli Manning currently earns $16.2 million per year as an annual team salary and has a total guaranteed income of $35 million according to his contract deal. In the 2014/15 season of NFL, Eli Manning has managed to earn a total cap hit of $20.4 million, which includes $15 million basic salary and another $2.25 million restructure bonus fee. In the current season of NFL, Eli Manning’s earnings have reached to a total $135.1 million with the release value of $7.5 million.

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2. Gerald McCoy

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Gerald McCoy
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Gerald McCoy is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a defensive tackle in NFL. McCoy started his football career playing college football for the Oklahoma City. The 6 feet 4 inches heighted was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a 1st round 3rd overall pick in the NFL draft of 2010. Gerald McCoy has made a contract for 6 years with his team Tampa Bay Buccaneers which will make him a free agent in 2022. His contract value worth a total of $95.2 million with his current team, which includes $2.5 million of signing bonus.  Gerald McCoy is holding the 2nd place in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

He earns $15.8 million as his average annual salary and also has a guaranteed income of $51.5 million for his contract. In the 2014/15 NFL season, McCoy has earned a total cap hit of $20.8 million, which includes the signing bonus of $1.1 million and a basic team salary of $20.8 million. So far, he is earning $44.4 million with the release value of $20.2 million in the current season of NFL.

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1. Jay Cutler

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Jay Cutler is a quarterback National Football League player who currently plays for the Chicago Bears. Cutler also played college football for the Vanderbilt University. Denver Broncos drafted him as a 1st round 11th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. The 6 feet 3 inches and 220 lb weighted, Jay Cutler is one of the influential player in NFL. He is now holding a 7 years contract with Chicago Bears and the contract will be valid till 2021. Cutler has earned a total of $ 126.7 million contract value with Chicago Bears.

Now his yearly salary is $ 18.1 million as well as a total guaranteed income of $ 54 million according to his contract. In the 2014-15 NFL season, Jay Cutler has earned a total of $18.5 million, which include $17.5 million as a basic salary and $1 million as a restructure bonus. In the current season of NFL, his earnings till date are $58.2 million where the release value being about $38 million.

Jay Cutler is the most successful NFL player indeed with his enormous income. He is the highest paid NFL player in our list holding the no. 1 place.

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Our top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015 may be extended by including the NFL stars like Brian Orakpo and Adrian Peterson. Orakpo has earned a total $11.4 million where Peterson has managed $14.4 million in the current season of NFL. Hope you’ve enjoyed our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. Don’t forget to give us your valuable comment in the box below.

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Top 10 Highest Paid NHL Players

The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional ice hockey competition in United States. NHL is one of the major professional sports leagues in Canada and United States. In the article of top 10 highest paid NHL players, we are about to present the top ice hockey players both in United States and Canada. The game of ice hockey is also widespread in European countries like Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, and the countries which have similar weather condition. Like baseball, basketball and American Football, NHL has a huge viewership all over the world. The NHL players earn a huge amount of salaries from the teams and their endorsements. They are not only known for their earnings, also famous for their incredible techniques with the hockey sticks.

Sporty Ghost team have took the initiative to enlist the top 10 highest paid NHL players. All these NHL players have various income sources and earn a substantial amount of money from endorsing big brands. So, let’s start the countdown-

Top 10 Highest Paid NHL Players:

10. Shea Weber

Top 10 Highest Paid NHL Players, Shea Weber
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Shea Weber is currently playing for the Nashville Predators in NHL. The 6 feet 4 inches, Weber plays at the defense position for his team. Shea Weber was drafted in 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. He is also a regular member of Canadian National Ice Hockey team. Currently, Weber is attached to a 14 year-contract with the Nashville Predators, which will leave him as a free agent in 2026. His club contract is worth of total $110,000,000, which also includes the signing bonus of $68,000,000. He has a guaranteed income of $110,000,000 with an average annual salary of $7,857,143 till the end of the contract.

He currently earns $14,000,000 as a base salary from his team Nashville Predators. He has earned a total $7,857,143 in the last 2014/15 season of NHL, which put him at No. 10 place in the list of top 10 highest paid NHL players.

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9. Sidney Crosby

Sidney Crosby
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Sidney Crosby is currently a Pittsburgh Penguins players at central position in NFL. The 5 feet 11 inches Crosby was drafted in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and enrolled in Pittsburgh Penguins as the 1st overall. He is also a regular member of Canada National Ice Hockey team. He currently holds a 12 year-contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The contract will be valid till 2025. The signing is worth of a total $104,400,000, which remains his guaranteed income. In addition, Sidney Crosby earns an average yearly salary of $8,700,000 according to his contact. Currently, he is earning around $12,000,000 as a basic salary with his team. In the 2014/15 NHL season, he has earned an outstanding $8,700,000. The No. 9 in the list of top 10 highest paid NHL players is assigned to his name.

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8. Ryan Suter

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Ryan Suter plays at the defense position for the Minnesota Wild in National Hockey League. He is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed about 195 lbs. Ryan Suter was the 7th overall 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. He is a current member of United States National Ice Hockey team. Ryan Suter has made a 13 year-contract with the Minnesota Wild after which he will be a free agent in 2025. The contract with the Minnesota Wild is valued a total $98,000,000. The contract also includes $25,000,000 as the signing bonus for Ryan.

He is the 8th highest paid NHL player in our list. The $98,000,000 remains his guaranteed income while the average annual salary is $7,538,462 till the contract ends. With the current team basic salary of $11,000,000, Ryan Suter ended the last season in NHL earning a stunning $7,538,462.

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7. Henrik Lundqvist

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The New York Rangers player Henrik Lundqvist plays at goaltender position and has earned him the no. 7 position in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players. He is heighted about 6 feet 1 inch and weighted 185 lbs. New York Rangers drafted him in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft as the 205th overall. He is a regular member of Swedish national ice hockey team. He currently holds the 7 year-contract deal with the New York Rangers, which will be valid till 2021.

His signing with the New York Rangers is worth of $59,500,000, which also includes the signing bonus of $14,000,000. His guaranteed income remains $59,500,000 and the annual average salary is $8,500,000. His current team basic salary is $11,000,000. In the last NHL season, Henrik Lundqvist has earned a total $8,500,000, which made the one of the highest paid NHL players in 2014/15.

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6. Alex Ovechkin

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Alex Ovechkin is currently playing at the left wing position for the Washington Capitals in the NHL. The 6 feet 3 inched was drafted in 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. He is an important part of the Russian national ice hockey team. He holds a 13-year contract with the Washington Capitals, which will leave him as a free agent in 2021. The signing with Washington Capitals is valued over $124,000,000, which is his current guaranteed income with the team.

Alex is earning an average annual salary of $9,538,462 and basic team salary of $10,000,000. In the 2014/15 NHL season, he has earned a total $9,538,462, which eventually placed him at No. 6 in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players.

5. Pavel Datsyuk

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Pavel Datsyuk | image credit – Wikimedia/Андрей Чудаев

Pavel Datsyuk is presently playing for the NHL team Detroit Red Wings as a forward. Pavel was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, which is 171st overall draft for the team. He is also a member of Russian national ice hockey team. Currently, Pavel Datsyuk is in a 3-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings, which will end in 2017.

His signing with the team is valued around $22,500,000. He is at No. 5 in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players. The team offers him $10,000,000 as a basic salary. Pavel Datsyuk earns an annual average salary of $7,500,000 and he will be able to earn this until the contract ends. In 2014/15 season of NHL, he has earned a total $7,500,000 with the Detroit Red Wings.

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4. Claude Giroux

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Claude Giroux I currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers in NHL. In the team he makes his spot at the right wing position. He is 5 feet and 11 inches taller and 172 lbs in weight. Claude Giroux was the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. Besides his club, he also plays ice hockey for the Canadian national side. Currently, he is holding a 8-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. According to this contract, he will be a free agent in 2022.

The Philadelphia contract is worth of a total $66,200,000 including the signing bonus of $9,000,000. The contract value has become his guaranteed income. Additionally, he has an average yearly salary of $8,275,000 till the end of this contract. The Philadelphia Flyers pay him $10,000,000 as a basic salary. With the earnings of $8,275,000 in the last season of NHL, Claude Giroux is at No. 4 in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players.

3. Philip Kessel

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Philip Kessel is a right winger, who currently plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL. Kessel was drafted by the Boston Bruins as the 5th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He has signed a 8-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Besides his club, he is also a regular player of United States national ice hockey team. His deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs will be over in 2022, leaving him as a free agent.

His contact value is estimated a total of $64,000,000. The value also includes the signing bonus of $22,500,000, making him one of the highest paid NHL players in our list. Philip Kessel earns an annual salary of $8,000,000 according to the contract. The team is offering him $8,000,000 as a basic salary. In the last NHL season, he has earned the same amount of money.

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2. Evgeni Malkin

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The Russian national ice hockey player Evgeni Malkin currently plays for the NHL team Pittsurgh Penguins in the center position. Malkin is heighted over 6 feet and 3 inches and weighted 195 lbs. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He holds an 8-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, which will be valid till 2022.

The contract he signed with the Pittsburgh is worth a total of $76,000,000, which also placed him at the 2nd spot in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players. According to the signing, he also earns an average annual salary of $9,500,000. Evgeni Malkin has earned $9,500,000 in the 2014/15 season of NHL.

1. Eric Staal

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Eric Staal is a Carolina Hurricanes player and is currently in the No. 1 in our list of top 10 highest paid NHL players. The 6 feet 4 inches and 205 lbs giant plays at the center position for his team. He also plays an important part for the Canadian National ice hockey team. Eric was drafted in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes, which made him the 2nd overall draft. He made a 7-year contract with his current team, which will leave him as a free agent in 2016.

The contract he signed is valued over $57,750,000, which is also his guaranteed income source. He has got an average annual salary $8,250,000 as per his signing with the team. He also earns a basic salary of $9,250,000 with a cap hit of $8,250,000 in the last NHL season.

All these players earn a great deal from their team salary. In addition, the brand endorsements also play a key role in boosting their bank accounts. For example, Sidney Crosby earns an amazing $4.5 million from his endorsements with Bell, Reebok, and Gatorade etc. So, truly, all of them are the proud members in the list of top 10 highest paid NHL players.

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Top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-2016

Undoubtedly football is one of the most followed sports in this world. So, it is no surprise, highest level of financing and commercialization should enter this very sporting arena. Though, there is always mixed reactions about this commercialization from spectators around the globe. People now can enjoy a variety of international talent at various domestic leagues. While, they often criticize the highest paid soccer players for being overly paid. Sometimes the reaction is, they don’t worth that much money.

Here we are trying to make a list of 10 highest paid soccer players especially for the year 2016. And we don’t believe to hide the secret that this list is made mostly based on the latest list by Forbes.

According to the magazine, the 29- year old Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is the leader of this short list. The second ranked is now at no#1 in the list of highest paid soccer players in the world 2016 with an estimated earnings of 80 million USD.

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2015:

From last year, the boost is around $30 million for Cristiano Ronaldo. And now on, the Spanish Primera owns the top two spots as Lionel Messi from Barcelona is next with $65 million. Though he is expected to receive a raise of $13 million after the next deal is signed.

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This list of highest paid soccer players is presented here with stars strictly from the Spanish Primera, English Premier League and France’s Ligue 1.

10. Fernando Torres – Atletico Madrid

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Fernando José Torres Sanz is a Spanish professional footballer. He played as a striker for both the Spain National Team and English Club Chelsea. He started his career with Atletico Madrid in 2001.

Torres is now at number 10 in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. He has an annual earnings of 20 million USD. And he is continuing his sponsor deals with Adidas and Pepsi.

Very recently Torres refused to move for Italy as the Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho is very keen to keep the 50 million striker for the English Club. He might have planned to play his last match at Stamford Bridge. He came back to join Atletico Madrid last season. His performance is increasing with time.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
21.3 Million USD 17.8 Million USD 3.5 Million USD

Now at this moment he is no longer considered one of the top strikers in the world football. But probably his sponsorship deals still rank him among the highest paid soccer players 2015-16.

9. Yaya Toure – Man City

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Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, known as Yaya Touré, from the Ivory Coast National Team, now plays as a midfielder in Premier League club Manchester City. Formerly this versatile player played as a center back for FC Barcelona. He is renowned for combining passing ability and physical power with technique.

For the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16, he is at number 9. His annual earning is around 21 million USD, of which he receives almost 19.2 million USD from salary and the other 3 million from endorsements.

Toure signed a new 4-year contract to stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2017, last April. He is the captain of Ivory Coast National team. Toure was selected for the African Player of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. So far, he has scored 53 goals for Manchester City.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
21.7 Million USD 19.2 Million USD 2.5 Million USD

Yaya Toure was third (just below his teammate) in the last BPL with 20 goals. And naturally his contract is loaded with much more incentives. Definitely his wages can reach sky high next year, especially if Manchester City performs well again.

8. Sergio Aguero – Man City

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Sergio Leonel “Kun” Agüero Del Castillo known professionally as Sergio Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer. He also plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Argentina national team. One of the forever legends, Diego Maradona’s Son in law, Aguero started with the European side Atletico Madrid in 2006.

Sergio Aguero is presently representing the 8th position of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. Recently (on 14th August 2014) he has signed a five year deal with the city for about 42.35 million Euros. And also the Sponsorship deals with companies like Puma, Pepsi and Gillette are facts about being 8th richest soccer player of 2015-16.

His new contract with the English giants will keep him at Manchester City until 2019. Hopefully he will continue his form as one of the key players for the team in English Premier League.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
23.3 Million USD 18.3 Million USD 5 Million USD

Definitely Sergio Aguero is one of them who helped City capture a second EPL title in the last three years. He scored 17 total goals this season, which is fourth most in league for the term.

7. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United

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Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer who plays for both Manchester United and the England national team. Recently he was seen as captain for both the teams. Probably he is one of Most Gifted Footballers, England Ever Produced. Undoubtedly he can find his place in the all-time best striker list for England. At the age of only nine, he joined the Everton youth club and finally moved for the United in 2004 summer transfer window. So far, he has scored 192 goals in the English Premier League, which makes him the second most top scorer in EPL. He is currently the most decorated Barclays Premier League player.

And for the updated list of highest paid soccer players 2015-16, Wayne Rooney is the 7th highest paid soccer player in the world. He has a grand total of 23.4 Million USD annual earning. This also includes the 5 Million sponsorship deals.

The famous club rewarded 10-year veteran Rooney with a record 4-year contract extension, which worth up to $104 million.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
23.4 Million USD 18.4 Million USD   5 Million USD

The Red Devils along with Rooney have trudged through a downtrodden English Premier League season. But now with the new manager they are willing for a better prospect. And endorsements from Nike, Samsung and Harper Collins, still keeping the 28-year-old MANU forward in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16.

6. Neymar – Barcelona

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Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer. He plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team as a forward or winger. For the time being he is considered as one of the Most Rising Star in Football Arena.

Neymar started his career with the Brazilian club Santos in 2003. And after rising through ranks, now he is transferred to the Spanish club FC Barcelona last year.

Neymar was transferred with a record €57, which was 10th most expensive transfers in football history. Currently he is at number 6 in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. Annually he earns almost 34 Million USD. Of which, 16 Million, he receives via sponsorship deals form Nike, Panasonic and Volkswagen.

Neymar announced on 27 May 2013 that he would sign with the FC Barcelona. On June 3rd, Neymar was unveiled by Barcelona and presented at the Nou Camp in front of 56,500 fans, which was a record turnout for a Brazilian player.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
33.6 Million USD 17.6 Million USD 16 Million USD

Probably Neymar is the only player on the list of highest paid soccer players 2015-16, whose endorsements outweighed the salary. The Brazilian superstar has already become a sensation for the Barcelona side. And above all, he is expected to represent Brazil for their sixth World Cup title.

5. Radamel Falcao – Chelsea

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Radamel Falcao García Zárate, commonly known as Radamel Falcao, Falcao García or Falcao in South America, is a Colombian professional footballer. Only a few days ago he was transferred to Manchester United on loan from AS Monaco. He plays as a striker for both the club and the Colombian national team.

He had already travelled so many famous clubs like Lanceros, River Plate, Porto, Atletico Madrid, Monaco and now the big one Manchester United.

The 28 year old Star struck a 5 year deal that doubled his salary with AS Monaco, bankrolled by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev.

He also spent a very successful year with Atletico Madrid, where he scored 34 goals in one season. But Falcao justified the move to the club saying his heart had been with it since his idol Henry had played there. And magically, before that he was not even in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players. Now he is enjoying the 5th position of highest paid soccer players 20115-16.

It is heard that Manchester United is very keen to keep the Colombian star with them, which means they are processing the deal for him. Let’s see what happens, Falcao of Monaco or Falcao of MANU??

Falcao is now playing for Chelsea on loan. He is not having a good form there as he scored only once in his nine games.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
35.4 Million USD 32.4 Million USD 3 Million USD

A serious knee injury derailed him from the season as well as the World Cup 2014, Brazil. But hopefully he will score again for the Red Devils this season.

4. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid

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Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid. He also plays for the Wales national team as a winger. Gareth Bale began his professional career at Southampton as a left back. Very quickly he acclaimed his name as a free kick specialist.

The Spanish giant Real Madrid spent $118 million last September to sign the 24-year old Welshman from Tottenham Hotspur in the year 2013 after Neymar’s move to Barcelona.

Now Bale is at number 4 in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. He earns around 36.4 Million USD per year, including 11 million via his deals with Adidas, EA Sports, Lucozade.

Bale began his professional career at Southampton. On 25 May 2007, Bale signed a four-year deal with Tottenham. And finally On 1 September 2013, Real Madrid announced that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of Gareth Bale. A six-year deal was signed with an undisclosed fee for the superstar.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
36.4 Million USD 25.4 Million USD 11 Million USD

Definitely the record breaking transfer to Real Madrid puts a lot of pressure on Bale. But we can say he had already proven himself worthy. His winning-wonder goal in the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona solidified his place in Europe’s toughest and famous most league.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – PSG

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Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer. He plays as a striker for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Swedish national team. Ibrahimovic is the present captain for Swedish national team. Most definitely he is one of the strongest footballer around the world.

He was the player of the year for PSG last year, in which he scored 30 goals one season. Ibra started his career with the Malmo FF in the late 90’s. Then he moved to Ajax and serially there after he played for Juventus, Internazionale, Bercelona, Milan and finally PSG.

Currently Imbrahimovic is the 3rd highest paid soccer player of the top 10 list of highest paid soccer players 2015-16. Annually he earns around 40.4 Million USD. Ibrahimovic is gaining 36.4 Million USD via salary and other 4 Million via commercial deals from sponsors.

Recently he is rewarded one year Extension in his two year contract with PSG.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
40.4 Million USD 36.4 Million USD 4 Million USD

Ibrahimovic is well known for his incredible goals and cockiness on the pitch. Undoubtedly he is responsible to bring back PSG amongst the top clubs in Europe with two consecutive French Ligue 1 titles.

2. Lionel Messi – Barcelona

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Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi Cuccittini, commonly known as Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

The Barcelona sensation had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations at the age of 21 only. He is definitely one of the greatest soccer players ever in this world. And still if we don’t accept him as the greatest, at least we can consider that he has certain possibilities with so many unbreakable records in his pocket.

Messi started his career with the Spanish giant club FC Barcelona and may be, he is all the through going to end up with them.

After remaining as runner up in 2013 Ballon d’Or award Messi is at number two in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. He has a grand total earning of 64.1 Million USD per year. He receives 41.7 Million from salary. He also has some real big deals with sponsors like Adidas and Turkish Airline.

Recently Messi helped his team Argentina being runner up at the World Cup 2014, Brazil. He was also awarded with the player of the tournament which is commonly known as the golden ball. As always, he has never stopped surprising and undoubtedly he is ever sensational. Lionel Messi has achieved the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the 5th time in 2016.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
64.7 Million USD 41.7 Million USD 23 Million USD

The Argentine superstar has agreed to a new contract with the club. But he hasn’t signed yet. Most probably his wage is set to rise. Easily he can become no. 1 of highest paid soccer players next year.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH, commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team. He is considered one of the most popular Athlete in the world.

Ronaldo became the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009. He won the 2013 Ballon d’Or. And scored amazing 69 goals in only 59 matches for Real Madrid and Portugal.

Now a time, undoubtedly and most definitely Cristiano Ronaldo is at number one in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16.

He has a grand total earning of 80 Milliion per year. Of which, 52 Million he earns from salary and the other 28 Million from endorsements. Very recently Real Madrid has awarded Cristiano a 5-year contract worth $206 Million USD. Alongside he has some huge sponsorship contracts with Tag Heuer and underwear labeled CR7. He is at the same time most paid and most popular athlete in the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo started his career as a young player for Andorinha. He played there for two years. And moved to C.D. Nacional. In 1997 he moved to Portuguese giants Sporting CP. Finally in 2003, Ronaldo caught the attention of Manchester United manager sir Alex Ferguson. MANU signed him for 12.2 Million in 2004.

Ronaldo was the first player in England to win all four main PFA and FWA awards in 2007. In 2008 and 2013, he won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award as the best player in the world, the first Portuguese player to win the title twice. On 26th June 2009, Real Madrid confirmed his transfer from Manchester United for 80 Million, which made him the most expensive footballer in history.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
80 Million USD 52 Million USD 28 Million USD

This year the Madrid sensation racked up 31 goals and helped Real Madrid reach the Champions League final with his leadership and otherworldly scoring abilities. Ranking top in salary and endorsements, Ronaldo is by far the highest paid soccer player in the world.

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Usain Bolt Net Worth 2016

The world famous Jamaican sprinter and a three-time World and Olympic gold medalist, Usain St. Leo Bolt has become quite a brand for the last few years. Being one of very successful athlete, Usain Bolt net worth has been declared to have approximation of 30 million dollars in 2016. So far, in total he has won three Gold medals at the Olympics, alongside three Gold and 2 Silver medals at the World Championships.

Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986 in Trelawny, Jamaica. He grew up with two siblings, his sister Sherine and his brother Sadiki. Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt (parents) owned and operated a grocery store when Usain was a child. People all over the world have seen him setting world records since he was a junior competitor. In fact this fastest man on earth has already broken his own record in the 100m sprint twice.

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Usain Bolt at 2012 Olympics | image credit – Wikimedia/Nick Webb

Usain Bolt Net Worth:

Bolt’s biggest sponsorship deal is with Puma which pays approximately $9 million a year. Puma renewed its sponsorship deal in 2010. Again, the German sportswear giant declared that Bolt received a sum that is by far the largest ever given to a track and field athlete. Though Puma did not disclose financial details. But some press reports refer these amounts as comparable to Nike’s four-year $32 million deal with football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Bolt has been with Puma since he was 16. He introduced himself to the world at the 2008 Games. He set the world records in the 100 and 200 meter finals that year. We all can suspect that Usain Bolt earns little in prize money. But like many other renowned athletes, he also has a great deal of sponsors’ endorsement.

  • Age: 29
  • Source Of Wealth: Track
  • Salary/Winnings: $15K
  • Endorsements: $21 M
  • Residence: Kingston, Jamaica
  • Citizenship: Jamaica
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Agent: Gina Ford, Ricky Simms
  • Agency: Pace Sports Management

Earnings: Salary and Endorsements

Obviously Usain Bolt is one of the wealthiest sportsmen on the track. I believe, that’s very normal if you are seen to be the fastest running individual on the planet. His career in sprint brought vast amounts to Usain Bolt net worth, which made him one of the most famous individuals internationally. Usain Bolt’s specific skills in sport were understood when he attended school. His capability to run quickly was first valued by the high school cricket coach. He guided Bolt concentrate on track and field. Shortly after, Usain Bolt became the gifted young sprinters who at first of his sprint profession set records in the relay races of 100 meters, 200 meters and 4100 meters.

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Breaking record | image credit – Flickr/friskytuna

Therefore, it’s clear why the sprinter is being thus commended and receives lots of favorable media interest. There after Usain Bolt net worth had raised a lot as a result of his successful operation at London Olympic Games in 2012. The sprinter was among the short list of highest earning athletes around the world in 2012.

As for endorsement deals, Usain Bolt is called the facial skin of lots of well-known brands for example Hublot, Visa, Nissan, Puma, Gatorade and Virgin Media. Another element of Usain Bolt net worth comes from various looks for which he gets paid and additionally from prize money.

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How much is Usain Bolt’s Net Worth?

Bolt is one of the few people to emerge triumphant in the junior, youth and senior levels. In fact he is the first athlete to break world records for three different sprint events in a single Olympic events. No wonder, Usain Bolt is titled as “Lightning Bolt”. The success enjoyed by Bolt in his sporting career has turned him into a very rich man. His track and field prize money is estimated to be about 300000 USD per year.

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Sally Pearson and Usain Bolt | image credit – Flickr/Doha Stadium Plus Qatar

Other than the German brand Puma, he also has multi million ad deals with telecom firm Virgin Media, Swiss watch giant Hublot and mobile gaming company RockLive. The fabulous wealth earned till date ensures the sprint legend a very luxurious lifestyle. He owns a very deluxe house at his native place Jamaica. He had recently acquired a Rum Cay Island ocean front property valued at millions of dollars in the Bahamas. Bolt also drives luxury cars like BMW.

Usain Bolt takes an active interest in the sports of cricket and football. His two favorite football clubs are Real Madrid in La Liga and Manchester United in English Premier League. He also has participated in charity cricket matches to raise money for noteworthy causes which added a charisma to Usain Bolt net worth. Most of his childhood was spent in taking part in different games like cricket and football.

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100 m final Berlin | image credit – Wikipedia/Erik van Leeuwen

Bolt is currently in a relationship with Slovakian fashion designer Lubica Slovak. The couple fiercely guard their privacy from the media and prefer to spend their spare time in Jamaica home.

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Net Worth: How He Earned It!

Bolt is widely considered to be the best sprinter in the history of the sport. He made nearly $100,000 in prize money from his Olympic wins. He also broke two world records in the 100 and 200 meter races and received two $100,000 bonuses. Alongside Bolt makes the majority of his money from endorsement deals with brands. Out of $20.3 million in earnings, $9 million came from Puma alone for him to wear their brand of shoes. Bolt also charges $250-300,000 for a track meet appearance.

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Usain Bolt | image credit – Flickr/Brunel University

Considering Usain is only 29 years old today, he is young enough to compete in the 2016 Brazil Olympics. And if he stays on pace with earnings, Usain Bolt net worth should be well over $100 million when he arrives from Brazil in 2016.

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Top 10 Highest Paid American Football Players 2017

American football is arguably the most popular sport in the United States. Originated from the game of rugby football, also recognized as just football in America and Canada. It’s interesting that the first ever match of American football was played between two college teams, namely Rutgers and Princeton in 1869. And now at this 21st century, professional football and college football are the most popular forms of the American football.

About 70,000 college athletes and 1.1 million high school athletes participate in this game annually. People all over America actually waits for the National Football League which holds the record of the highest average attendance of any league around the world. NFL has annual revenue around $10 billion according to the data collected over 2016. The most renowned NFL participants are also counted among the highest paid athletes in the world.

Highest Paid American Football Players:

Here we bring the top list of American football players. The best teams obviously can afford these best players with huge amount of annual salary and match payments. Take a quick look over the top 10 highest paid American football players in 2017.

10. Ben Roethlisberger

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Ben Roethlisberger started his college football career with Miami. Currently he is playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a quarterback in the National Football League. He is presently in a 6 years contract with his team. He was drafted as a 1St Round 11th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2004 NFL Draft. Ben is now listed with 6 feet 5 inches height and 241 lb. weight in the NFL.

The current contract value with his team is a total of $87,986,500 including $25,200,000 signing bonus. His yearly earning is about $14,664,417 average salary and has a total of $33,200,000 guaranteed income. Also, Ben Roethlisberger earns a total cap hit of $18,895,000 in the last NFL season which includes $12,100,000 basic salary and $6,795,000 restructure bonus. He is our 10th pick as the highest paid American Football Players in 2017. His current Career Earnings till date are $93.2 million with the present release value of $13,590,000.

9. Ndamukong Suh

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Ndamukong Suh | image credit – Wikimedia/Jeffrey Beall

Ndamukong Suh started his college football career with Nebraska. And currently plays for the Detroit Lions as a defensive tackle. He was drafted as a 1St Round 2nd overall pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL Draft. He is now listed with 6 feet 4 inches height and 307 lb. weight in the National Football League.

His present contract value with his team is $64,502,000, currently earns $12,900,400 yearly average salary. He also has a total of $23,250,000 assured income. Ndamukong Suh earns a total cap hit of $22,412,500 in the last NFL season that includes $12,550,000 basic salary and $6,267,500 restructure bonus. This 9th highest paid American football player of our list has career earnings till date are $51.5 million with present release value of $19,475,000.

8. Greg Hardy

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Greg Hardy currently plays for the Carolina Panthers as a defensive end in the NFL. He was drafted as a 6th Round 175th overall pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 2010 NFL Draft and started his college football career with Mississippi. He is presently in a 1 year contract with his team Carolina Panthers. Greg Hardy is now listed with 6 feet 4 inches height and 290 lb. weight in the NFL.

The current contract value with his team is a total of $13,116,000 and earns $13,116,000 yearly average salary. Greg has a total of $13,116,000 guaranteed income. Also, he earns a total cap hit of $13,116,000 in the 2014-15 season of NFL that includes $13,116,000 basic. His current Career Earnings till date are $2.7 million with the present release value of $13,116,000.

7. Philip Rivers

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Philip Rivers is a quarterback in the National Football League and plays for the San Diego Chargers. Whereas he started his college football career with NC State and drafted as a 1St Round 4th overall pick by the San Diego Chargers. Currently he is listed with 6 feet 5 inches height and 228 lb. weight in the NFL.

Philip Rivers is now in a 6 years contract with his team San Diego Chargers. The contract value with his team is a total of $91,800,000 including $19,550,000 signing bonus. His present day earnings can be totaled up to $15,300,000 yearly average salary and $38,150,000 assured income. Philip Rivers earned total cap hit of $16,666,666 last season, which includes $13,800,000 basic salary and $1,666,666 restructure bonus in the NFL. His current Career Earnings till date are $106.1 million with the present release value of $4,533,334 release value.

6. Sam Bradford

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Sam Bradford presently plays as a quarterback for the St. Louis in the National Football League. His college football career was started with Oklahoma and was drafted as a 1st Round 1st overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in the 2010. Bradford is now listed with 6 feet 4 inches height and 224 lb. weight in the NFL, surely our sixth pick as the highest paid American Football player in 2017.

Sam Bradford is presently in a 6 years contract with his team. The contract value is a total of $78,045,000 including $17,975,000 signing bonus. His yearly average earning is about $13,007,500 as salary. Although he has a total of $50,000,000 promised income each year. Last season Sam earned a total cap hit of $17,610,000 in the in the NFL which includes $14,015,000 basic salary and $3,595,000 signing bonus. His earning till date are $51 million.

5. Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace is another highest paid American football player who plays for the Miami Dolphins as a wide receiver in the National Football League. The genius started his college football career with Mississippi and finally was drafted as a 3rd round 84th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009. He is now listed with 6 feet 0 inches height and 200 lb. weight in the tournament.

Presently he holds a 5 years contract with his team Miami Dolphins. He will also be free agent soon in 2018, where the contract value is a total of $60,000,000 including $11,000,000 signing bonus. Mike Wallace currently earns $12,000,000 as yearly average salary and got yearly assured income of total $30,000,000. He earned a total cap hit of $17,250,000 in the last NFL season that combines $15,000,000 basic salary and $2,200,000 Signing bonus. His total career earning till date are approximate $16.6 million.

 4. Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning, another quarterback plays for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. This highest earning football player started his career with Tennessee and drafted as a 1St Round 1st overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 1998. He is currently listed with 6 feet 5 inches height and 230 lb. weight in the NFL.

Peyton has got a 5 years contract with his team Denver Broncos and will become free agent this year. Contract value with his team is a total of $96,000,000, where his present-day earnings includes $19,200,000 yearly salary and a total of $58,000,000 guaranteed income. Last season he earned a total cap hit of $17,500,000 in the National Football League. He also has a total of $2,500,000 as Restructure bonus. Career earning till date can totaled as $242.7 million.

3. Eli Manning

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Eli Manning is a quarterback American Football Player who plays for the New York Giants in the NFL. He also started his college football career with Mississippi and was drafted as a 1St Round 1st overall pick by the New York Giants 13 years ago. Currently he is listed with 6 feet 4 inches height and 218 lb. weight in the National Football League.

His present contract of 6 years with NYG will soon be ended. The contract value with the Giants is about a total of $97,500,000 and $13,000,000 signing bonus. Eli Manning has a yearly average earning of $16,250,000 and assured income of $35,000,000. He earned a total cap hit of $20,400,000 in the last NFL season that included $15,150,000 basic salary and $2,250,000 restructure bonus. This richest NFL player has a career earnings till date of $135.1 million.

2. Gerald McCoy

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Gerald McCoy is the second best earning American football player according to our list. He started his college football career with Oklahoma. Now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a defensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted as a 1St Round 3rd overall pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2010 NFL Draft. He is currently listed with 6 feet 4 inches height and 300 lb. weight in the game.

McCoy is presently enjoying a 6 years contract with his team Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The contract till 2022 worth a total value of $95,200,000 and $2,500,000 signing bonus. Currently he earns $15,866,667 as yearly average salary and got $51,500,000 as guaranteed income. Last season he earned a total cap hit of $20,895,000 in the NFL including $17,500,000 basic salary. Gerald McCoy has career earning till date of $44.4 million.

1. Jay Cutler

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Jay Cutler is our highest paid American Football player in 2017. He is currently playing for the Chicago Bears as a quarterback in the National Football League. Before drafted as 1st round 11th overall pick by the Denver Broncos, he started his college football career with Vanderbilt. Currently he is listed with 6 feet 3 inches height and 220 lb. weight in League.

He has got a 7 years contract with his team Chicago Bears. Before ending up to 2021, his contract value is of $126,700,000, where yearly average earning is $18,100,000. He also got a total of $54,000,000 promised income each year. Jay Cutler earned a total cap hit of $18,500,000 in the last NFL season that included $17,500,000 basic and $1,000,000 Restructure earning. His career earning till date can be accumulated as $58.2 million with the present release value of $38,000,000.

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NBA

List of Top 10 Highest Paid NBA Players 2019

NBA is in the list of most popular games. It is also known as the 3rd popular game in the United State. NBA players also get a handsome amount of money. Perhaps strange not seeing the MVP of last season at the top of the highest-paid NBA.

Although it has a hefty salary of around 14 million Euros, it has eight best-paid NBA players ahead in this ranking and the same salary as another partner of the Miami Heat.

List of highest-paid NBA players:

If you start to count down from 1 to 10, then the following list will give you an idea about the highest-paid NBA players. Have a quick look at this list and read through to know the details.

  1. LeBron James
  2. Chris Bosh
  3. Pau Gasol
  4. Dwight Howard
  5. Joe Johnson
  6. Carmelo Anthony
  7. Nowitzki
  8. Kobe Bryant
  9. Gilbert Arenas
  10. Deron Williams

 

Details on Highest Paid NBA Players:

Hopefully, you are interested enough to earn more about them. You need not to for long. Here is the collection of their details.

01. LeBron James

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Team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Salary: $23,500,000

Still, you must not forget that LeBron James is the best basketball player and highest-earning NBA player when you consider advertising revenues, especially thanks to Nike, Samsung, and Baskin-Robbins.

02. Chris Bosh

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Team: Miami Heat

Salary: $23,410,988

Like LeBron, Chris Bosh is the highest-paid NBA player in Miami with the 14 million received for the season. The Ala-Pivot, under contract until 2016 as King James, has been one of the key elements in achieving two consecutive rings of Florida. Last season will receive more than $ 22 million something.

03. Pau Gasol

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Team: Chicago Bulls

Salary: $23,180,790

Los Angeles Lakers franchise is that, along with the Heat and Knicks, brings two highest-paid NBA players on the list. After Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol is the basketball player who earns 14.1 million Euros each year, despite having been in all pools to be pierced several times. This season should recover the role on the team.

04. Dwight Howard

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Team: Houston Rockets

Salary: $22,458,401

After his failure in the Lakers, Dwight Howard proves luck this season in the Houston Rockets. He charged about 15 million Euros per season, a ‘kilo’ rather than what he earned in Los Angeles. The major objective that has been proposed American pivot is to achieve 80% accuracy in free kicks.

05. Joe Johnson

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Team: Brooklyn Nets

Salary: $21,436,271

The ambitious project of the Brooklyn Nets media has men like Deron Williams, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, but the template is Joe Johnson. The six-time All-Star spent his best years in Atlanta, especially the 2006/07 season when he came to average 25 points per game and marked as one of the richest basketball players of his time.

The other seasons were around 20 points on average and that helped him to sign a scandalous renovation a couple of seasons: almost $ 124 million for six years; one 25 ‘kilos’ in the 15/16, his last year of the contract.

06. Carmelo Anthony

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Team: New York Knicks

Salary: $20,644,400

Improving the New York Knicks’ recent seasons is due in large part to the contribution of Carmelo Anthony, who last season averaged nearly 29 points per game.

The eaves of Brooklyn, under contract, until 2015 and charged about 15.7 million Euros this year, might consider the option of Canviar of scenery in a season. The Lakers sound hard.

Amar’e Stoudemire

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Team: New York Knicks

Salary: $20,644,400

Amar’e Stoudemire, Knicks franchise with ‘Melo, much of last season by continuing injury was lost. He charged almost 16 million Euros despite the uncertainty created his comeback to the slopes, still no date.

07. Gilbert Arenas

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Team: Shanghai Sharks

Salary: $20,068,563

Hiring Gilbert Arenas for the Orlando Magic is one of the most dreadful operations in recent years. with the Wizards, he signed a $ 111 million for six seasons in 2008.

Two years later, the Magic were done with their services and charge of his contract was made, although it was ‘amnesty’ for his poor performance. He has only played 17 games in two years and will pocket 16.4 million this season without playing.

08. Nowitzki

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Team: Dallas Mavericks

Salary: $19,754,465

Europe and the second-highest-paid NBA player is Nowitzki. The star of the Dallas Mavericks wins this season to 16.7 million Euros in his last year of the contract. Have to be seen if the German, 35, renewed by the Texas team, franchise or changes finally returns to Europe.

09. Kobe Bryant

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Team: Los Angeles Lakers

Salary: $19,317,326

Kobe Bryant, in his last year of contract with the Lakers will receive 22.4 million Euros awaiting a new prolongation. He had problems in the Achilles tendon since last season is currently in Germany to also solve problems in his right knee shattered.

10. Deron Williams

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Team: Brooklyn Nets

Salary: $18,995,624

The career of Deron Williams is a very glorious life. In the year of 2011, he signed a contract where his average income was more than $5 million per year! Can you image? He is one of the richest players in the NBA.

Bottom Line: If you are thinking about to become NBA player, then this list of highest played NBA players will definitely inspire you to kick start your new career.

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Cricket

Top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World & Their Net Worth in 2019

Nowadays Cricket has become one of the most-watched and favorite games in the world. Particularly, this game is well-developed in the Indian subcontinent, Australia and England. If you love to play or watch cricket, you may want to know who is on the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world.

Let’s check the below list to know about the top 10 richest cricketers.

List of top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World:

Let’s count down from 10 to 1. It will increase the excitement to know, who is the richest!

10) Andrew Flintoff

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Net income: $15.6 million

Country: England

Andrew Flintoff is retired, but one of the richest cricketer in the world. In his heyday, he was considered the world’s greatest all-rounders. He has accumulated about $15 million, when he was playing for England, Chennai Super Kings (Indian Premier League Team), and Lancashire club. He had to retire from the England Cricket Team due to a knee injury.

Flintoff has earned most from the endorsement with Puma, Barclays Capital, Red Bull, Shell, and many others. Now, he is a professional boxer and a broadcaster.

9) Michael Clarke

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Net income: $16 million

Country: Australia

One of the richest cricketers in the world. His total asset is worth $16 Million. He is one of the leading cricketers in the Australian Cricket Team, who earns $4.9 Million every year by playing games and endorsing Gillette, Bonds and Spartan Sports.

Michael Clarke is a middle-order batsman, who is also affectionately called in the cricket field as “Clarkey”, “Pup”, or “Nemo”.

8) Rahul Dravid

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Net income: $31 million

Country: India

Rahul Dravid is one of the richest cricketers, who retired from the Indian Cricket Team in 2011. He is considered as one of the greatest batsmen in the world’s cricket history. He was playing for Indian Team for more than two decades.

Most of his income comes from games and endorsement to Famous brands like Pepsi, Gillette, and Reebok.

7) Yuvraj Singh

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Net income: 35.5 million

Country: India

Yuvraj Singh, born in a movie star and bowler family, whose estimated net income is about $35.5 million. He is playing in the Indian National Cricket Team as an all-rounder. He with his team has won the 2007 World’s Twenty20 Cup and 2011 ICC World Cup.

Yuvraj Singh was declared Man of the Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

6) Shane Warne

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Net income: $50 million

Country: Australia

There are quite a few cricketer names in the $50 million club. Shane Warne is the name that should be placed in the list of all-time greatest spin bowlers in cricket. He is one of the most famous cricketers who played for the Australia Cricket Team.

Warne was considered as the best spin blowers in the history of the cricket game. Currently, a major portion of his income comes from poker games. Also, he is now a famous commentator.

5) Sourav Ganguly

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Net income: $55.5 million

Country: India

Sourav Ganguly is called the “Prince of Calcutta”. He inherited lots of his ancestral wealth as his father was a successful businessman in the print business. Former captain of the Indian Cricket Team has now been elected as the BCCI president in 2019.

Saurav’s estimated net income is $55.5 million. While he was a part of the Indian Cricket Team, he has endorsed Pepsi and Puma. He had also experienced as a commentator for some time.

4) Ricky Ponting

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Net income: $65 million

Country: Australia

Ricky Ponting is, in fact, one of the richest and famous athletes in Australia, whose estimated net wealth is $65 million. He has earned most of his wealth when he was playing as a professional cricketer in the Australia Cricket Team.

Ponting pocketed most of the records than any other Cricketer in Australian history. Also, he wins most of the games as a captain. he can be considered the arguably best captain in the cricket world.

3) Virat Kohli

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Net income: $92 million

Country: India

This middle-order batsmen of the ‘Indian National Cricket Team’ have set his name on the 3rd among the top 10 richest cricketers in the world. He is the most abrasive player in the India National Team, whose net income is about $92 million. He came into the spotlight when he had scored 90 runs against Karnataka to save the Delhi from follow on.

Virat Kohli became the richest cricketer by gathering $7.1 million in his banks every year.  He is the current captain for every formats in the Indian Cricket Team. The majority of his incomes come from his games and endorsements with Nike, Toyota, and PepsiCo.

2) Sachin Tendulkar

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Net income: $120 million

Country: India

Sachin Tendulkar is widely known as one of the greatest batsmen in the world cricket history of all time. He is the second richest cricketer who earns about $18.6 million every year.

Sachin has played more than two decades for the Indian National Cricket Team. The best batsman living on earth has endorsement deals with the Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland and Adidas.

1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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Net income: $150 million

Country: India

Dhoni is considered the number one gem in the Indian Cricket Team whose net income is $150 million. According to ‘Forbes Magazine’ Mahendra earns about $26.5 million every year. His incomes come from playing cricket and endorsements with Pepsi, Reebok, and United Breweries Group.

Dhoni is undoubtedly the richest cricketer still in the world 2019, and also the best captain of the Indian Cricket Team as well as the whole cricketing world.

Bottom Line: If you give it a close look, you will discover most of the richest cricketers in the world are from India! Though this is quite strange, however, it does not matter at all for which country they play, all of the cricketers are the resources of the Cricket world.