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Top 10 Highest Paying Sports in the World 2017

The world of sports is an entertainment of glamour and glitz. The sports world offers lucrative career options for all those who are talented and who are very much keen to establish themselves. In the recent world, there is hardly anyone who doesn’t look for the highest paying jobs. In this case, sports offer a huge profitable career option for them. All the successful sportsmen are among the highest paid athletes in the world. The lists of highest paid athletes are updating every year by different organizations who evaluate the net worth of the athletes.

One of the most reliable and famous lists is published by the Forbes magazine. The total earnings are calculated is based on the money derived from salary, prize money, endorsements and advertising income. A huge sum of money is generated every year from sports industry. The money is increasing proportionately with the popularity of sports throughout the world.

It is obvious that, the athletes earn enough money from the games and tournaments in the form of team salary, let alone the endorsement deals, in order to put them among the wealthiest stars of the world.

Top 10 Highest Paying Sports of the World 2017:

Today, we will focus on the highest paid sports of the world. Just scroll down to find what is the highest paying sport. Hope you’ll enjoy the top 10 list and most importantly, please don’t forget to give us your valuable comments regarding the list of “Top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017”.

Let’s find out, what is the highest paying sport in the world 2017?

Highest paid sport No 10: CYCLING

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Back in the year 1899, Charles Minthorn Murphy turned out to be the first cyclist to cover a mile’s distance under a minute’s time. He earned himself a nickname “Mile-a-Minute Murphy”. Cycling is considered as one of the most active sports in the world. However, cycles and other human-powered vehicles have undergone enormous innovations around the years. There are many cycling tournaments that are counted among the highest paying sports events in the world. The famous cyclists get enough money from the tournament earning. Cycling has many formats like, track cycling, BMX, Mountain cycling, road bicycle racing, time trailing etc. Bicycle racing is one of the recognized Olympic sports. Free style BMX cycling is one of the extreme sports in the world.

Moreover, they earn a huge sum of money from various endorsement deals. Legendary as well as the most controversial cyclist of modern days, Lance Armstrong achieved the No. 9 place in the Forbes list of Highest Paid Athletes in 2010 with an income of $28 million. Cycling is the No. 10 in our list of top 10 highest paying sports of the world 2017.

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Highest paid sport No. 9: BASEBALL

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A famous sports columnist, Jayson Stark once described baseball as “a unique paragon of American culture“. Baseball is still among the major sports of United States. More than 2.1 million people from USA alone participate in baseball. The baseball players are among the highest paid athletes in the world, especially because of the huge viewership of MLB. We consider baseball for the No. 9 position in our list of top 10 highest paying sports of the world 2016.

Famous American baseball player named Cecil Fielder was at No. 8 spot in the Forbes list of Richest Players in 1993, while his total annual income was $12.7 million. Another baseball player, Alex Rodriguez attained the 7th place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes in 2003 with a total income of $26 million. In 2004, Alex again marked his name at 9th spot with a total income of $26.2 million and in 2011, it became $35 million while he secured his position.

For thirteen years straight, Major League Baseball has seen its increased revenue in 2015. MLB generated estimated  $9.5 billion in 2015 which is $500 million more than in 2014. The average value of an MLB team is $1.2 billion in the season of 2015-16. The biggest reason behind this economic boost is the proliferation of lucrative media contracts. MLB has made over $12.4 billion TV deal with FOX and TBS. In the recent years, many MLB teams have linked with approximately $1+ TV contracts.

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Highest paid sport No. 8: ICE HOCKEY

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Ice hockey is often referred to as “The Fastest Game on Earth” because of its fast pace. The game is considered among the highest paying sports in the world, with the ice hockey players having secured decent places in the top paid athletes list. The players frequently put themselves in the Forbes’ richest list. In 1994, the eminent ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky achieved the 5th place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes with the income of $13.5 million. Ice hockey is the 8th highest paid sport in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2016.

The following year, he achieved 10th place in the list with $14.5 million worth of total income. In 1997, another famous ice hockey player, Joe Sakic from Canada achieved the 9th place in Forbes list of richest players, while his net worth was $17.9 million. In 1998, the Russian ice hockey player Sergei Federov attained 3rd place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes with a stunning $29.8 million income.

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Highest paid sport No. 7: TENNIS

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Tennis is one of the most popular sports worldwide and the game is played by millions throughout the world. Tennis is at No. 7 spot in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world in 2016. With WTA tours being among the highest paid tennis tournaments of the world, the tennis players quite frequently secure their place in Forbes Richest players list. In 1992, the great tennis player Andre Agassi achieved 6th in the list of highest paid athletes, with a total of $11 million worth of income.

In 1993, it was Jim Courier who achieved the 9th place in the Forbes list of richest players with a total income of $12.6 million. Recent days, the tennis superstar Roger Federer achieved 6th place in richest list of Forbes in 2008, 2010 and 2013, having a net worth of $35 million, $43 million and $71.5 million respectively.

The women tennis players also earn huge sum of money. Just take a look at the WTA prize money ranking in 2017:

WTA Players Nationality Prize Money (singles) Prize Money (Doubles)
Victoria Azarenka Belarus $193,210 $0
Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia $132,110 $2,985
Angelique Kerber Germany $114,390 $12,259
Agnieszka Radwanska Poland $111,163 $0
Monica Puig Puerto Rico $69,315 $0
Carla Suarez Navarro Spain $61,056 $1,851
Alize Cornet France $55,077 $3,415
Alison Riske United States $55,323 $1,312
Samantha Crawford United States $55,306 $0
Belinda Bencic Switzerland $48,677 $3,415

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Highest paid sport No. 6: SOCCER

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Soccer is one of the most excited and popular sports all over the world, especially in Europe. Legendary English footballer David Beckham was inducted in 2004 Forbes list of richest players at No. 8 spot with a total income of $28 million. The following year, he also secured 7th place in Forbes’ list with $32.5 million net worth and again he achieved 6th place in 2007 with $33 million. We have selected soccer for the 6th place in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017.

In 2007, Brazilian sensation Ronaldinho achieved 9th place in the Forbes list of richest athletes with the net worth of $31 million. In 2008, it was David Beckham again securing the 2nd place in Forbes list while his net worth was of $50 million. And then comes the age of Cristiano Ronaldo, the legendary Portuguese footballer, who placed 2nd in Forbes 2014 list of highest paid soccer players while Cristiano Ronaldo net worth was of $80 million. Last year, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi with the net worth of $64.7 million achieved the 4th place in the list of highest paid athletes.

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Highest paid sport No. 5: AMERICAN FOOTBALL

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American Football is a widely popular game which is also known for being one of the highest paying sports in the world as the American footballers frequently secure position in the Forbes list of Richest Players. In 1992, the American footballer Joe Montana first achieved 7th place in the Forbes list with $9.5 million income. With the income of $22.5, American Football legend Deion Sanders achieved 3rd place in 1995 list.

In 2004, famous NFL player Peyton Manning secured the 3rd place in the Forbes list of Highest paid athletes with a total income of $42 million. In 2005, Michael Vick with his $37.5 million income, placed 4th in the list. Tom Brady, one of the greatest NFL players of all time, attained the 9th place in Forbes Richest Players list in 2006 with the net worth of $29 million. American Football is at No. 5 in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world in 2017.

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Highest paid sport No. 4: GOLF

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One of the greatest golfers of all time and a legendary athlete, Tiger Woods, still holds the record of being in the first place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes for a record 11 times. Tiger Woods topped the Forbes list in 2002 with $69 million, in 2003 with $78 million, in 2004 with $80.3 million, in 2005 with $87 million, in 2006 with $90 million, in 2007 with $100 million, in 2008 $115 million, in 2009 with $110 million, in 2010 with $105 million, in 2011 with $75 million and again in 2013 while Tiger Woods net worth was of $78.1 million.

PGA tour money-leaders in 2017:

PGA tour is the largest platform where the golfers all over the world perform. The players can earn unimaginable amount of money from this golf championship. Thus Golf has become one of the highest paying sports in the world. Here is the leader board:

Ranking Player Earnings
1 Kevin Kisner $2,350,032.00
2 Russell Knox $2,118,160.00
3 Kevin Na $1,797,273.40
4 Justin Thomas $1,734,873.40
5 Graeme McDowell $1,565,100.00
6 Smylie Kaufman $1.562,750.90
7 Fabian Gomez $1,420,193.00
8 Jason Dufner $1,380,025.00
9 Jordan Spieth $1,353,750.00
10 Emiliano Grillo $1,261,742.30

Many years before Tiger Woods, it was Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer of all time secured the 3rd place in 1994 Forbes list with $14.8 million and Arnold Palmer achieved the 4th place the same year with a total income of $13.6 million. Golf is a gentlemen’s game and it’s a richest game too. We put Golf at No. 4 in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017.

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Highest paid sport No. 3: AUTO RACING

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Various auto racing events like the F1 Grand Prix or Nascar are counted among the highest paying sports in the world. The risks involved in this sport get compromised a bit with a huge winning prize money besides several endorsement deals of reputed sports brands. Auto racing is indeed a millionaires’ game. It makes the sport the 3rd highest paying sport in our list.

The legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher achieved the first place in 1999 in the Forbes list of richest players with an income of $49 million and again stood first in 2000 with $59 million net worth. In 1992, famous auto racer Ayrton Senna secured the 3rd place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes with $22 million income and the same year another race driver Nigel Mansell achieved the 4th place with a net income of $14.5 million.

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Highest paid sport No. 2: BOXING

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Boxing is one of the dangerous sports in modern times. The game is also reputed for being the best paying sports event in the world. The boxers earn a huge sum of prize money from the tournaments. They also get good amount of profit from Pay-Per-View commissions, endorsements and betting. In 1991, the reputed boxer Mike Tyson first topped the Forbes list of Richest Players with a total income of $28.6 million and again the legendary boxer achieved the same place in 1996 with $75 million net income.

Boxing is considered for the 2nd place in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017. In 1992, another boxing legend Evander Holyfield topped the Forbes list of Richest Players with a total $60.5 million income. After a little break, another boxer, Floyd Mayweather topped the Forbes Richest Players list with $85 million worth in 2012 and again he topped the list in 2014 with a net income of $105 million.

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Highest paid sport No. 1: BASKETBALL

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Reputed basketball tournaments like NBA are widely considered among the highest paid sports events around the globe. The participants earn a numerous from their endorsements. Besides, they earn millions as the salaries from their respected teams. Famous basketball player signed shoes and jerseys also boost their income on yearly basis. The greatest basketball player, Michael Jordan topped the Forbes Magazine’s list of highest paid basketball players in 1992, with his income of $35.9 million.

He also topped in 1993 with $36 million, in 1994 with $30.01 million, in 1995 with $43.9 million, in 1997 with $78.3 million, and in 1998 with a total income of $69 million. Another basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal also achieved the 6th place in 1993 in Forbes list of most earning players with the income of $15.2 million and again achieved the 2nd place in 1994 with the net worth of $16.7 million.

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In conclusion,

Sports industry is undoubtedly the right place for an athlete to find great wealth and fame. For the athletes, it is the highest paying jobs in the whole world. That’s why many young people want to build a career in sports, in pursuit of fame and most importantly for money. However, many of them forget that it takes more than just the want for wealth and fame in sports. A true sportsman has to be dedicated to his sport and become really good at it. Only then, the rest of the things will follow as rewards. Sports may be lucrative, but they are challenging too by nature.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Female Soccer Players 2017

There has been a huge payment gap between the sexes, which is still not been completely resolved as of 2017. Women are paid considerably less for the same job in almost all aspects of society but their responsibilities remain as their male co-workers. In cases of most sports, this condition applies for female athletes too. The arena of women soccer is not an exclusion. As a simple consideration, we can count David Beckham while being paid millions of dollars a year, the women in this list only earn thousands of dollars a year for the same career in soccer. And this fact is still true when considering additional money from corporate sponsorship. Famous male soccer players earn millions of dollars more than their female counterparts in soccer cleats endorsement deals.

Of course, there is something more than archetype of sexism. As a matter of fact, we all know, women’s sports aren’t watched by as many people as the male version. Some even may argue that women aren’t taught to stick up for themselves during salary negotiations.

Whatever the reasons, we are trying here to build up a short list of 10 highest paid female soccer players in 2017.

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Top 10 highest paid female soccer players:

Most of the salaries are put together under the National Women’s Soccer League rules, which means players are free to play in other countries while still representing their home countries in international competitions. And most of these richest female soccer players from America. They are also considered to be the most famous players of 2017 women soccer world.

All salaries of these highest paid female soccer players have been converted to their value in United States dollars. Another point to be noted, we are ranking here on estimated yearly salaries for the top paid female soccer players in America 2016.

Let’s check out, who is the highest paid female soccer player in America 2017?

10. Hope Solo – $ 22,000

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Hope Amelia Solo is better known as Hope Solo, one of the attractive most female soccer player from Richland, Washington, United States. She is a proud part of the women’s national football team of the United States. While, the 35 year old goalkeeper is also attached with the famous Seattle Reign club and bears the number 1 on her jersey.

Hope Solo joined Seattle Reign in 2013 and has played 34 matches since then. She began playing for the United States in 2000 and already marked 159 matches in her glorious career. For her skill and performance, she has been conferred with the honors of the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year in 2009. The other two important achievements in her career are considered to be – FIFA Women’s World Cup Golden Glove in 2011 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Bronze ball in 2011.

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09. Sarah Huffman – $25,000

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Sarah Huffman is another charming and talented soccer player, who was first noticed for her soccer playing abilities while being student of University of Virginia. She is still one of the top players in at her college since she won the NSCAA All-American, Soccer America MVP, and Virginia State Player of the Year awards so far.

Sarah Huffman started her professional career in the United States with various accolades and awards. She helped lead the Pali Blues in California to an undefeated season in 2012. She was traded to the Portland Thorns in 2014. With an estimated yearly total earning of $25,000, Sarah is considered the 9th in this list of top 10 highest paid female soccer players in America 2017.

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08. Cecilia Santiago – $28,968

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Cecilia Santiago has quickly become a star for the women’s soccer world 2016. Her career started with Club Santos Laguna in 2010. She became more famous in North America when she decided to play for the Boston Breakers in 2013. In this very short period of time currently she is one of the most paid female soccer players in Mexico 2017.

Cecilia has not forgotten about her home country and that is easily figured out considering her achievements as goalkeeper for Mexico. Her skills helped Mexico achieve their first point ever in a Women’s World Cup event when her team tied against England in 2011. She was also the youngest player at the 2008 U20 World Cup in Chile while representing Mexico only at the age of fourteen.

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07. Adriana Leon – $36,422

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Adriana Leon got an athletic scholarship for the University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team at her early age. She was quickly noticed when scoring the only goal for the Fighting Irish when they defeated Stanford Cardinal during the NCAA national championship tournament. And this achievement helped lead to Adriana being transferred to the University of Florida’s women’s soccer team. Her score again helped the Gators win a Southern Conference championship in 2012.

Adriana Leon started her professional career playing for the Boston Breakers before being traded to the Chicago Red Stars in 2013. And Leon has been an integral part of the women’s Canadian soccer team as her international women soccer presence. She is considered at number seven in this list of top 10 highest paid female soccer players in the world 2017.

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06. Rhian Wilkinson – $54,633

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Rhian Wilkinson grew up in an athletically driven Canadian family. Her family very much encouraged her to sharpen her abilities in women soccer. This support system helped Rhian earn a place in the women’s soccer team at the University of Tennessee later. And she became the Offensive Player of the Year for the Lady Vols in 2002. Then she came to play the Norwegian professional league for eight seasons, signed on to the Boston Breakers in the National Women’s Soccer League since 2013.

Her greatest achievements would occur while playing for Canada, when she helped the team win a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. Again in 2011 another gold medal at the Pan American Games. She also contributed the Canadian women’s team win an Olympic bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic. Such achievements undoubtedly brings her in this highest paid female soccer players list of 2017.

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05. Sydney Leroux – $60,000

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Sydney Leroux was originally pursued in baseball like her parents. Finally she found herself enjoying soccer more when she attended Johnston Heights Secondary School. This led to her living with host families in the United States in order to be able to compete with the United States women’s national soccer team. Sydney quickly became a crucial part of the time and her achievements for the school peaked in her senior year. And now with an estimated $60,000 salary per year she stands at number five of most paid female soccer players in America 2017.

Sydney’s professional career technically started with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2005. She was only fifteen years old at that time. Her ability to score the game winning goal against the Santa Clarita Blue Heat in the Western Conference Final made her the 2011 W-League Rookie of the Year. She was then accepted to play for the Atlanta Beat and Seattle Sounders Women teams in 2012. And successfully joined the most renowned Boston Breakers in 2013.

On the international soccer arena, Sydney’s decision to change her allegiance from Canada to the United States drew a lot of criticism from Canadian fans. But this didn’t stop her from helping the female soccer with extraordinary talent and performance.

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04. Heather O’Reilly – $65,000

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Heather O’Reilly majored in education at the University of North Carolina and played for their women’s soccer team for three years. During her tenure there she scored fifty important goals. Her abilities quickly became noticed by soccer aficionados. Then she played for numerous professional teams, most notable one was for the Boston Breakers for the newly formed National Women’s Soccer League.

Heather’s accomplishments for the U.S. soccer team are most notable since she helped the Americans achieve numerous medals in recent years. She also helped the U.S. earn a bronze medal in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and a gold medal in the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

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03. Alex Morgan – $70,000

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Probably here comes the most famous name in women soccer world right at this moment in America. The ultra-popular Alex Morgan started playing soccer when she was fourteen years old. She was named an NSCAA All-American while in high school. Then she went at the University of California and be the leading scorer for the California Bears. She became the youngest player on the 2011 U.S. team in the FIFA World Cup.

Alex Morgan also played an important part for the U.S. team at the 2012 Summer Olympics by scoring the game winning goal against Canada. Fans may point out that Alex has numerous deals with big corporations such as Coca-Cola which would put her yearly income above $70,000. But again we have to re-inform that this highest paid female soccer players list is based on the annual salary from their club or international teams.

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02. Abby Wambach – $190,000

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Another great and most famous female soccer player in this list, Abby Wambach quickly showed herself to be tougher than most male soccer athletes. Abby had already scored over 140 goals during her tenure as a high school soccer player and was in the top 10 of recruits for women’s soccer. This led to Abby being admitted to the University of Florida so she could play for their women’s soccer team. She won multiple MVP honors and first-team All-American awards.

She had played for numerous teams on a professional level such as the Washington Freedom and the Western New York Flash. She has really shown her abilities on the international stage while playing the U.S. women’s national soccer team. Some of the remarkable achievements are- helping her team win a gold medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics, a gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics and another gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics. All this in total keep her name at stage two of this highest paid female soccer players list 2017.

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01. Marta Vieira – $400,000

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Marta Vieira is currently the most valuable female soccer player in the world 2017. She began her soccer career when she was noticed by Helena Pacheco, another famous Brazilian female soccer coach at the age of fourteen. Marta had played for numerous small clubs in order to gain experience until she finally played for Umea IK (professional Swedish team) in 2004.

Her exceptional abilities helped make her popular to Swedish audiences until she decided to play for the Los Angeles Sol in 2008. Thereafter she went for playing with the Western New York Flash in 2011. Her greatest achievements would be for her home country as she helped Brazil win a silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Some even call her the female version of Pele, undoubtedly this is a great consideration for the highest paid female soccer player in our list..

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Top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga 2015-2016

Liga BBVA, commonly known as La Liga was founded in the year of 1929. In other words, it is officially known as the Primera Division of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (LFP). It has been the strongest league in Europe for the past five years and more (with respect to UEFA’s League coefficient system). Twenty teams are permitted to participate in this division. The lowest three teams are selected to be relegated at the end of the season. La Liga is considered as the second most watched football league in the world after Barclays Premier League (English Premier League).

This particular premier division has always been lauded for its technique visibly nonexistent physicality and flair. La Liga has also been criticized for its predictability and a two horse race competition. Real Madrid and Barcelona, this two teams have won the Spanish first division in the past nine years. But hopefully the equations of Liga champions may be changing in Spain due to the rise of a certain Atletico Madrid last season.

La Liga has always produced some fine footballers. Guardiola and Romário in the 90’s, Zidane – Beckham and Ronaldinho in the 2000’s and at present times amazing football superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Iniesta and Gareth Bale are playing right here in La Liga.

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And as always, quality players mean quality salaries for those brilliant individuals. There are uncountable highly paid soccer players playing in La Liga every season.

Top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga:

Let’s take a look at the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga. Mostly highest paid footballers in La Liga are found within the two horses, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

10. Xavi Hernandez

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: central midfielder

Earnings: $9.36 million per year

Xavi Hernandez, known as the master of passes, plays for the Spanish national team and FC Barcelona. He joined through the youth ranks of La Masia and gradually taken to the first team of Barcelona. His professional debut came in 1997. He played regularly in Spain’s U17, U18, U20, U21 and U23 football teams. Finally Xavi made it to the senior side in 2000.

Xavi also represented the Catalonia’s national team. He is the 1st player to register assists in 2 separate Euro finals and also the lone goal in the 2008 final. With 2 assists in the final 4 years later. With more than 25 trophies Xavi can be decided the maximum trophy winner among the Spanish players in history.

He created countless goals with genius ball handling while never relinquishing possession technique. Xavi’s abnormally good vision, world-class ball control and pinpoint accurate passing ability allowed him to dictate the flow of football. The assist king, the number 10 highest paid footballer in La Liga currently earns an estimated total wages of €6.9 million ($9.36 million) per year at FC Barcelona.

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9. Marcelo

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: left back

Earnings: $9.45 million per year

Marcelo Vieira da Silva Júnior, known as Marcelo is often Likened to Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos for his technical ability, fierce shot and good passing. The Brazilian plays for Spanish Capital Club Real Madrid.

Marcelo started playing with Fluminense and was sold to Real Madrid in January 2007. He is also praised for representing Brazil in different youth levels: U-17, U-20 and U-23. He made it to the senior side in 2006.

Marcelo can be considered as another perfect example of a traditional Brazilian left-back with great offensive play ability. He has outstanding dribbling skills and tricks. The Real Madrid Star, commonly known as the opponent’s terror is right now the 9th of the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga. He earns an estimated total wages of €6.98 million ($9.45 million) per year at Real Madrid.

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8. Dani Alves

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: right back

Earnings: $9.5 million per year

Another Brazilian defender, Daniel Alves plays for FC Barcelona and loves to attack. He also plays for the Brazilian National team.

Alves started his professional career at Esporte Clube Bahia. He was moved to Sevilla in 2002, primarily on a temporary basis and then permanently. He stayed six years at the club and then joined FC Barcelona in the summer of 2008 for €32.5 million transfer fee.

The Brazilian superstar made his international debut in 2006. Probably his favorite hobby is to torment opposition’s left flank with his right winger. As being a regular member of Barcelona’s starting XI, Dani Alves currently earns around €7 million ($9.5 million) per year at Barcelona. Another defender at the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga.

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7. Karim Benzema

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: striker

Earnings: $9.6 million per year

One of the “BBC” attack of Real Madrid, Karim Mostafa Benzema is a French footballer who plays as a striker. The former French youth international has also represented his nation from under-17 level onwards. The under-17 team won the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship. Karim Benzema made his senior international debut in March 2007.

He has earned over 65 caps and represented France at three major international tournaments. The French international shows tremendous intelligence and foresight to make runs off the ball. He is not just a box poacher. And he is not even necessarily expecting to receive possession but purposely creating spaces for his wide forwards to exploit centrally.

Benzema has proven himself to be a key figure in front of the goal. He has already scored 17 times in La Liga and also nine notable assists. Now a time there are not many “pure” forwards in the league who can match Benzema’s rate of 1.8 key passes per game. Probably this the indication of his being 7th at the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga 2016. He has an estimated earnings of $9.6 million per year from Real Madrid.

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6. Andres Iniesta

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: central midfielder

Earnings: $9.8 million per year

Andrés Iniesta Luján, commonly known as Andres Iniesta is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Spain national team as a central midfielder.

He is another player who came through La Masia (Barcelona Youth Academy) after an early emigration from his birthplace. Iniesta made his debut in 2002 at the age of 18. Very soon he became an integral part of the Barcelona side in 2009 and probably that was the only time a club has achieved six titles in one season.

Iniesta showed his very best form in big games, ever since he joined the Catalan’s side. On the ball, there are few players in world football (never mind in La Liga) who can match Iniesta’s ability to beat defenders in restricted territory. Undoubtedly he is one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, Andres Iniesta is considered the sixth of the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga. His estimated wages are around $9.8 million per year from FC Barcelona.

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5. Neymar

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: forward / winger

Earnings: $10 million per year

Neymar is an electric and explosive player of the present generation. He plays for Spanish side FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team.

He started his professional career joining Santos youth academy in 2003 and rose through the ranks to the first team. He made his professional debut in 2009. Neymar also represented Brazil in U17, U20 and U23 levels and made his senior National Team debut in 2010. Now a days he is seen representing the Brazil National Team.

FC Barcelona paid €57 million to sign him in the summer of 2013. Neymar is quite a complete package of dribbling, acceleration, finishing and the ability to use both feet. He has easily become an important member of FC Barcelona. The number 5 of the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga currently earns an estimated wages of $10 million per year from Barcelona.

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4. Iker Casillas

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: goalkeeper

Earnings: $10.17 million per year

Iker Casillas plays for and captains both La Liga club Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. He can be undoubtedly considered as one of the finest goalkeepers of all time.

Casillas joined Real Madrid at youth level. And then gradually he made his debut in 1998-99. He had always been the first choice keeper until the January arrival of Diego last year. Iker Casillas also represented Spain at U15, U16, U17, U18, U20 and U21 levels.

The most capped player of all time for the Spanish national team, Casillas made his senior debut in 2000. He captained the Spanish national team to two Euro Cups and a World Cup. Despite not being regular for both the Champions league and La Liga, Casillas is still one of the top goalkeepers in world and earns €7.5 million ($10.17 million) per year, which in turn makes him the 4th of the top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga. And the only goalkeeper for the highest paid soccer players list.

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3. Lionel Messi

 

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Present Club: FC Barcelona

Position: forward

Earnings: $21.7 million per year

What more is there to say about a four-time Ballon d’Or winner? Lionel Messi is arguably the best player in the world, who plays for FC Barcelona and is skipper of the Argentina national team. He is also another player from Barca’s youth academy La Masia. He joined as a young player from Newell’s Old Boys.

After rising through the ranks, Messi became an inevitable part of Barcelona first team. Messi had represented Argentina in U20 and U23 action and made his senior debut in 2005. He also represented the Argentina National Team in the FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil.

Intially a left winger, Messi was moved to right wing by then Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard. As he needed to cut in and finish using his left foot. This turned out to be a very effective move as his goal tally increased tremendously. And then Pep Guardiola gave him a free role, namely ‘false 9’.

The total Barcelona team is built around him. The record breaking and history making footballer of this age, Lionel Messi currently earns an estimated wages of €16 million ($21.7 million) a year from the Catalan club. Right now he is at the 2nd position of the list of top 10 highest paid footballers in La Liga.

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2. Gareth Bale

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: winger

Earnings: $25.7 million per year

Gareth Bale is one of the most expensive footballers in history. The Welsh International plays for the Spanish Capital Club Real Madrid. Bale started as a regular of Wales’ U17, U19 and U21 sides. He made it onto the national team in 2006.

After starting out his professional career at Southampton in 2006, he was signed in Tottenham Hotspur for an eventual £7 million in 2007. Though starting as a left back, Bale was moved further forward to utilize his speed and crossing ability. After a prolific scoring season in 2012-13, Gareth Bale got his dream move to Real Madrid with €100 million record transfer fees.

A footballer with tremendous speed, exceptional physical qualities and with a great left foot, Bale is making £15.6 million ($25.7 million) per year at Real Madrid. He is considered as the 2nd highest paid footballer in Liga BBVA.

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1. Cristiano Ronaldo

 

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Present Club: Real Madrid

Position: forward

Earnings: $28.5 million per year

One of the most prolific goal scorers of his generation, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Spanish giants Real Madrid and captains the Portuguese national team.

Ronaldo Started out his career as a youth player with Andorinha and joining C.D. Nacional. Afterwards he stepped onto his professional career at Sporting Club de Portugal. The English powerhouse Manchester United signed him for €15 million in the year 2003. Finally, Real Madrid made him the most expensive footballer in history at that time when they bought him for €94 million in summer of 2009.

Cristiano Ronaldo has represented Portugal at U17, U20, U21, U23 and senior levels. After the national team debut in 2003, Cristiano captained Portugal National Team since July, 2008. Unbelievable but true that he scores more than a goal per game for his current club. He is also the top goal scorer of his country.

Lauded for his finishing, pace, dribbling, positioning and his passing and crossing ability, Ronaldo can be proclaimed as the Commander In Chief at Real Madrid. Currently Cristiano receives around €21 million ($28.5 million) salary per year from Real Madrid. Undoubtedly he is the highest paid footballer in La Liga for the year 2015-2016..

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Top 10 Best Active Free Kick Takers in Soccer

When a player charges towards the opposition’s penalty area and just yards away from a shooting chance, the ref blows a whistle for a foul. Then the ball is carefully placed 20+ yards outside the box. Opponent’s goalkeeper gets their wall of players organized and positioned all. This time another team need to sorts out who will take the kick and how they’ll try to have scored.

This kind of scenario has played itself out countless times in the various Soccer leagues. Probably we all know that more likely than not the player will smash the ball against the wall or blaze the ball high over the goalpost. Statistically, the chances of scoring a free kick are slim. Sometimes, when it works it can be an absolute thing of beauty, more specifically a piece of art.

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The team doesn’t just let anyone take a free kick when the chance arises for them to score. Most sides have a few players who have demonstrated the ability. These players need to consistently combine power with accuracy in an effort to get the ball over (sometimes around) the wall and on target obviously. In a few recent years, certain players have made a name for themselves as great free kick takers. There are some legendary free kick takers in soccer history. Roberto Carlos, Marcelinho Carioca, David Beckham, Zico, Juninho and Michel Platini are some of those greats who could more often execute the free kick past the goalkeepers.

What made such players special was that they could make the ball do things exceptionally. Most importantly, they could get the ball to curve, even swerve or dip with such precision it seemed a magic trick difficult to follow. Definitely, they could also give the ball more than enough power to fly into the net before the keeper could reach before goal.

Top 10 great free kick takers in soccer:

This list does not contain the names of Carlos, Juninho or Beckham. Here we are actually trying to make a discussion about the great and best active free kick takers in soccer. We are expecting a blend of youth and experienced veterans those who are capable and proven free kick takers of this generation.

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Of course the issue is subjective and by limiting it to the Top 10, some players of your choice must be missed. Still, let’s have try, if we could have selected one of these best active free kick takers in soccer world.

10. Neymar

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Age: 22

Club: FC Barcelona
National Team: Brazil

Probably the most popular and most sensational marketed players in world soccer of his generation. Neymar has definitely made a name for himself in both La Liga team Barcelona and the Brazil National Football Team. During his time with Santos, Barcelona and the Brazilian national team, the best free kick taker has demonstrated his lethality in and around the box.

So many memorable highlights to choose from but in terms of free kicks perhaps the strike against Belarus in 2012 Olympics and the goal against Panama during a pre-World Cup friendly this June demonstrate the accuracy and technique Neymar can provide.

No doubt, what worries La Liga and International keepers the most. Most obviously this very skilled player is still just beginning his career. Definitely he has many more years to work his magic. Neymar is at number 10 of this best active free kick takers list.

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09. Yaya Toure

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Age: 31
Club: Manchester City
National Team: Ivory Coast

Yaya Toure is more famous as Manchester City’s midfield powerhouse. The Ivorian is usually dominating the midfield and helping to coordinate City’s attacks. And when talking about free kick takers, Toure has steadily developed a reputation for being able to find the back of the net more often.

This past season in the Premier League, he scored four excellent goals from free kick times. Toure has demonstrated the ability to get a ball over the wall and make it drop very quickly. Yaya Toure is currently considered as the 9th of the best active free kick takers in world football.

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08. Steven Gerrard

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Age: 34
Club: Liverpool FC
National Team: England

Steven Gerrard can be said as at the twilight of his career. Captaining the Liver FC, Gerrard has led his team to a Champions League title and several domestic cup titles. Over his club and international career, he has scored in excess of 170 goals. Of course some of them were extreme beautiful and notable free kicks of all time. Probably some of the best free kicks that the English football has ever watched.

Gerrard may not be scoring from free kicks as much recently. No one can deny his power and accuracy when standing over a set piece. Some of his best goals includes against Arsenal and Aston Villa in 2007-2008 season. Steven Gerrard is at number 8 in the list of top 10 best active free kick takers 2015.

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07. Gareth Bale

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Age: 25
Club: Real Madrid
National Team: Wales

Of course, Gareth Bale developed his name while playing for EPL side Tottenham Hotspur. Being known as a famous free kick taker in the world, the Welshman’s first notable strike came against North London rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane. Over the following years Bale developed a reputation for having a powerful free kick technique which seemed to get a little deadlier each time. Though all these were not produced that much accurate.

In 2013 Bale moved to Spanish giants Real Madrid. Another free kick specialist Cristiano Ronaldo being already there, the media played up tensions between the two over free kick duties sometimes. But Bale continued to show his skill. He demonstrated his best with an absolute stunner against Galatasaray in the Champions League 2013. Gareth bale is the 7th best free kick taker we can count.

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06. Luis Suarez

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Age: 27
Club: FC Barcelona
National Team: Uruguay

It’s very unfortunate that Luis Suarez seems to be in the media spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Before the Uruguayan developed a taste for Serbian and Italian defenders. Suarez also boasted an impressive free kick technique which has caught out more than one keeper.

Last season, he demonstrated his scoring ability from distance with an impressive goal against Hull on a very special day. Perhaps more impressive is his ability to curve a low shot around the wall and into the bottom corner. He also had demonstrated against EPL rivals Everton and Manchester City these techniques. Luis Suarez is at number 6 of top 10 best active free kick takers in the world.

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05. Ronaldinho

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Age: 34
Club: Queretaro Fc
National Team: Brazil

Ronaldo is probably near the end of his career and no longer in the spotlight. But Ronaldinho still deserves a place on this list of best free kick takers. Most people probably know ‘Gaucho’ from his time at Barcelona. He demonstrated that he could score from almost anywhere in almost any situation from 2003 to 2008. In terms of free kicks, he always had gone over, under or around the defensive wall making any attempt to block the kick virtually pointless each time.

Now with Queretaro FC, Ronaldinho has shown the free kick touch has not left him totally. In September 2013 he scored from two free kicks in the same match against Fluminese. So, we are still counting Ronaldinho, and at number 5 to be noticed as one of the specialist free kick takers of our generation.

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04. Lionel Messi

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Age: 27
Club: FC Barcelona
National Team: Argentina

Probably the most famous clips of Lionel Messi on a pitch involve him zig-zagging his way through a maze of defenders. And then unleashing a shot which bulges the back of the net. Football fans of this time, always seems like Messi highlights are ‘merely’ repetitive coverage of the diminutive Argentine making the opposition look foolish.

Messi can also score free kicks and is quite good at it. During the group stage of the 2014 World Cup, Barcelona superstar struck against Nigeria with a curling 25-yard shot which left the keeper helpless at it. The 21st century football sensation Lionel Messi is considered as the 4th of the best active free kick takers for 2014/2015.

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03. Cristiano Ronaldo

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Age: 29
Club: Real Madrid
National Team: Portugal

Some say that Messi and Ronaldo are tied as considering them as best free kick takers. But here in our list we are keeping this Real Madrid superstar ahead of Messi, at least for this single issue of free kick. This Portuguese forward steadily rose to fame during his time at Manchester United. Ronaldo developed his trademark technique for free kicks which involved striking the ball directly with the tip of his boot to cause the ball to swerve. This was almost unpredictable towards the post.

The 2013 World Soccer Player of the Year has scored some sensational goals from free kicks over recent years. Perhaps his best were the 2009 Champions League semi-final strike against Arsenal. Again in 2009 Champions League blast against Marseille in his first year with Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the 3rd best free kick taker in the world 2015.

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02. Francesco Lodi

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Age: 30
Club: Parma FC
National Team: Italy

Italian Francesco Lodi has developed a reputation as one of the best free kick takers over his 14+ year’s soccer career. Currently with Parma FC, Lodi has spent his entire career in Italy’s Serie A. This playmaking midfielder has actually been more effective than most when it comes to free kicks.

In recent years, Lodi has used his side-foot curling technique to leave keepers rooted to the ground. Then the ball just had to fly into the back of the net. He scored from 5 free kicks in 2012/ 2013 season. He is also posted one of the highest conversion rates for free kick takers. And unbelievably that is more than anyone else in this list.

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01. Andrea Pirlo

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Age: 35
Club: Juventus FC
National Team: Italy

If we can go on about all the club and individual awards Andrea Pirlo has won over his career, we definitely have to figure out that this little space for our article is never enough for just considering them. Undoubtedly Pirlo is best known for his decade-long free kicks at AC Milan in Serie A. and now with the Juventus side he is still astonishing his spectators all around the world.

The 35-year-old has been plying his trade at Juventus. He has scored over 40 free kicks in his career with more than two dozen of those coming in Serie A. Recently against England in the World Cup 2014 Brazil, didn’t score but impressed keeper Joe Hart. The England international was spotted praising Pirlo for his shot after the final whistle..

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Barcelona Players Salary 2014-15 (Barcelona Players Wages)

Luis Suarez is the last biggest transfer for Barcelona. Suarez has signed a 5 year contract with a weekly salary of around 200,000 GBP in Barcelona. This is the same salary he was getting at Liverpool. But, probably he will be having a lot other clauses that can boost his earnings definitely.

Naymar was signed last year and he is 4th highest paid player in Barcelona ranks. Currently Messi, Xavi, Iniesta and Pique all earn more than the sensational forward. His yearly salary is published around Euros 7 Million. Neymar was signed from Santos in June 2013 for 2nd most expensive Transfer in Barcelona history. His contract remains until 2018 with Barcelona.

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Here we are trying to present you a very carefully researched wage list of 2014-15 Barcelona team. As the clauses in the contracts are never disclosed, so the players salary list cannot be assured 100% accurate. But tried our best research on each Barcelona Players from sources like – BBC, Guardian, MARCA and CNN.

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Barcelona Players Salary 2014-2015:

The La Liga Champions Barcelona have bought so many of the biggest names in soccer. So many legendary players with great amount of salary played in this Spanish Club. And present day performers are also found here to help them at the toughest fights in La Liga and Champions League.

Here is the complete list of FC Barcelona Players salary 2014-2015 and their contract expiry dates. One thing to be noted that the Barcelona players wages are presented here on weekly basis.

Let’s find, who is the highest paid player in Barcelona squad?

 

FC Barcelona Players Salary list for 2014-2015 –

Defenders and Goalkeepers

Player Age Wages (weekly) Remaining contract
Marc-André ter Stegen 22 £55,000 5 Years (2019)
Claudio Bravo 31 £33,500 4 Years (2018)
Jordi Masip 25 3 Years (2017)
Gerard Piqué 27 £120,000 5 Years (2019)
Javier Mascherano 30 £100,000 4 Years (2018)
Jérémy Mathieu 30 £90,000 4 Years (2018)
Marc Bartra 23 3 Years (2017)
Jordi Alba 25 £75,000 3 Years (2017)
Adriano 29 £60,000 3 Years (2017)
Martín Montoya 23 £14,000 4 Years (2018)
Dani Alves 31 £120,000 1 Year (2015)
Thomas Vermaelen 29 3.64 million GBP 1 Year (2015)
Douglas Pereira dos Santos 24 5 Years (2019)

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FC Barcelona Players Salary list for 2014-2015 –

Midfielders

Player Age Wages (weekly) Remaining contract
Sergio Busquets 26 £66,500 4 Years (2018)
Andrés Iniesta 30 £130,000 4 Years (2018)
Ivan Rakitic 26 £75,000 5 Years (2019)
Sergi Roberto 22 1 Year (2015)
Xavi 34 £130,000 2 Years (2016)
Rafinha 21 £37,500 2 Years (2016)

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FC Barcelona Players Salary list for 2014-2015 –

Forwards

Player Age Wages (weekly) Remaining contract
Neymar 22 £150,000 4 Years (2018)
Pedro 27 £60,000 2 Years (2016)
Gerard Deulofeu 20 £20,000 3 Years (2017)
Lionel Messi 27 £256,000 (after Tax) 4 Years (2018)
Luis Suárez   27 £200,000 5 Years (2019)

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The 10 Highest Paid Football Managers of 2015-2016

The top-tier football managers at the club and international levels are nearly as famous as are highest paid soccer players in the world. Those highest paid managers claim titles for their organizations. They are also found liking their supporters sing chants and songs in their honor.

These amazing and successful highest paid football managers on the biggest stages of the games are financially set for life.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Football Managers in the World:

English Premier League is believed by many to be the best league in the world. Though they are certainly lacking that much portion of these highest paid soccer coaches. Another arguably best League, La Liga is believed often responsible for any of the five highest paid football managers in the world. Unfortunately Serie A does not even make the list.

Here we are trying to develop the present time top 10 highest paid football managers of 2015-2016.

Let’s find, who is the highest paid soccer manager in this world for 2015-2016?

10. Jorge Jesus

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Soccer manager of: Benfica
Salary: $5 million

Obviously Benfica is not a giant club compared to the other clubs in this list of top 10 highest paid football managers 2015-2016. They are not true Champions League title contenders on a consistent basis currently. The Portuguese soccer club cannot afford to sign and pay top talents also the top paid footballers in the world.

But their football manager Jorge Jesus is one of the most earners among the highest paid managers. He is expected to be earning around $5 million from the club as salary. The Portuguese manager has twice won the league while at the very club. He is a four-time Portuguese League Cup champion soccer coach. And also Benfica is back-to-back Europa League runners-up under Jorge Jesus.

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09. Zinedine Zidane

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Soccer manager of: Real Madrid
Salary: $5.8 million

Real Madrid is probably another team like Manchester City who can easily afford the highest paid soccer manager of 2015-2016 season. We all can assume that there is no other franchise in the world that can worth more than Real Madrid. According to the American Magazine, Forbes, the richest Club currently worth more than $3.44 billion. Some reports claims that Real Madrid made $675 million revenue last year.

Zidane considered to be one of the greatest goals in the competition’s history. After retirement, Zidane became assistant coach at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti in 2013-2014 season. He was also assaigned as Real’s B team recently. But finally after Carlo Ancelotti sacked, Zidane has got the opportunity to manage his former Club Real Madrid. And after joining we all know, Madrid is just making history again.

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08. Manuel Pellegrini

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Soccer manager of: Manchester City
Salary: $7 million

This 9th spot on the list of top 10 highest paid football managers is definitely going to surprise soccer fans. Pellegrini is certainly believed to be earning much more considering the amount of Money City have at their disposal and in summer transfer windows. Manchester City certainly can afford to have the highest paid soccer manager in the world.

Pellegrini has been worth every cent of his paycheck since joining City in 2012-2013 English Premier League Season. Last march City defeated Sunderland to win the League Cup. The 8th of the highest paid soccer coaches is earning $7 million from the English club.

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07. Luis Enrique

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Soccer manager of: Barcelona
Salary: $7.3 million

Luis Enrique is a Spanish former professional football player. But above currently he is well known as the manager of La Liga giant club Barcelona. Starting in 1991 and ending in 2004 he represented both the rival teams Real Madrid and Barcelona. Appearing in more than 500 official games and scoring more than 100 goals he was appreciated for equally individual and team success.

Luis Enrique started working as a manager in 2008 with Barcelona B team. After working three more years with the Catalans, he was moved to Roma. He was also short assaigned for Celta in 2013-2014 season. Finally he meets his destination Barcelona main team and won treble in his first season. we keep him at number seven in our list of top 10 highest paid football managers in 2016.

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06. Jurgen Klopp

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Soccer manager of: Liverpool F.C.
Salary: $8.5 million

Klopp was very much popular among the Dortmund supporters. And now he is assigned for the 18 times League title winner Liverpool F.C.  He is also well known for his pitch-side fashion decisions. He has a very unique kind of gestures and facial expressions, which incredibly makes him famous. Some believe, Klopp is over prepared for the Champions League fixtures.

Undoubtedly, Klopp has achieved so much while at Dortmund. Most important of them are the two Bundesliga Titles. Also, Dortmund is back-to-back and reigning DFL-Supercup champions with the highest paid manager Klopp. Dortmund lost the champions League final to their rivals Bayern Munich in 2012-2013, under the successful coach.

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05. Fabio Capello

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Soccer manager of: Russia National Football Team
Salary: $10 million

It is definitely clear that no national team manager makes more money on a yearly basis than Fabio Capello in this list of highest paid football managers 2015-2016. He has not yet proven himself to be worth his massive paycheck in the Russian National football team. And hopefully, Russia is going to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia is believed to be one of the world cup odds for the 2018 Russia.

Russian Football Federation was not happy with the group stage. Capello was asked to appear before the Parliament to explain why Russia were such a disappointment at 2014 world cup. It was announced in August that Capello and other members of his staff received zero payments for straight 3 months.

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04. Louis van Gaal

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Soccer manager of: Manchester United
Salary: $11.75 million

Fans could hardly believe the year and a half that has been for Manchester United recently. Living legend Alex Ferguson announced that he was retiring. David Moyes was appointed his replacement in the English giant club. United floundered under their new boss and Moyes didn’t manage to last the entire season. Very unfortunate, he was sacked before the season and his club didn’t had the minimum remarkable spot. Even with Van Gaal, Manchester United couldn’t make any promising difference at Premier League 2016.

The Dutch Legend soccer manager Van Gaal is believed to be the only savior Manchester United. He has quite the impressive resume. Van Gaal has won titles at Ajax, Bayern and Barcelona. His most recent accomplishment was leading Holland to a third-place finish at the World Cup 2014, Brazil.

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03. Arsène Wenger

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Soccer manager of: Arsenal
Salary: $14 million

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has already proven every critic individuals wrong. Successfully the Gunners consistently finish ahead of rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The rival club is always seen changing their football manager almost every season in Barclays Premier League. And under Wenger, Arsenal remains Champions League mainstays.

Fans often think that the 64-year-old will now catch some breaks. Not only did he once again lead the club to the Champions League, last May Arsenal ended a long trophy drought winning the FA Cup under one of the top 10 highest paid football managers in the world 2015-2016. Arsene Wenger signed a new 3 year deal back in May 2014 which will keep him at the club until 2016-17 season at least.

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02. Jose Mourinho

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Soccer manager of: Chelsea
Salary: $17 million

Jose Mourinho is the only soccer manager in this list who is very well known in many adjective terms. The Special One or the Happy One is probably the terms that suits him most. Whatever anyone calls him, Jose Mourinho is the true winner manager of all time. He has done it all in club football, in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.

Mourinho has also hoisted the Champions League trophy in celebration. He has earned UEFA and FIFA Manager of the Year honors. After the controversial Real Madrid deal, Mourinho began his second stint at Chelsea in June 2013. Chelsea finished third in the Premier League table that season. Last season in 2014, Chelsea with Mourinho seemed like flying with unparalleled speed. But for the current season 2015-2016, Chelsea along with the manager feels like a bit troubled. The 2nd of the highest paid managers in the world earns $17 million from Chelsea each year.

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01. Pep Guardiola

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Soccer manager of: Bayern Munich
Salary: $24 million

Pep Guardiola is probably the prominent most rival of Jose Mourinho. He managed to fill the Barcelona trophy case during his time as manager. He also led Barca to multiple La Liga titles and Copa del Rey titles. He also attained the success of winning Champions League with them. He then became the hottest managerial free agent in world football. Some linked him with a shock move to Major League Soccer at the time.

And Guardiola signed with the Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich. He has since won the Bundesliga twice in his first two seasons in charge of Bayern Munich, DFB Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Supposedly Bayern have the money to possess the highest paid football manager in the world for 2015-2016. He is expected to replace Manuel Pellegrini, who will leave on 30 June from Manchester City..

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Top 10 Highest Paid MLS Players in 2014-2015

MLS Players Union has already released the final list of Major League Soccer player salaries for 2014/2015. There has been plenty of changes according to the previous MLS plyers salary list. The recent salary list is made public on 29th September 2014.

Surprisingly, the new highest paid MLS player will not officially play until next spring. This time, four of the United States Men’s National Soccer Team are enlisted in this top 10 highest paid MLS players 2015. No surprise that most of these highest paid MLS players are forward players.

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Top 10 highest paid MLS players:

There are some former world soccer legends in this list of MLS players. In fact these big names make the top of this list article. Some believes them as overly paid while some others believe as this payment is nothing comparing their previous wages in European Clubs.

Let’s see, who is the highest paid MLS player in 2015 season?

10. Marco Di Vaio

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Present team: Montreal Impact

Salary: $2.6 million

The Montreal Impact has been awful in 2014-2015 season. No team in the league has more league defeats than Montreal. They are along with Chivas, in the basement of the overall league standings so far. They were also eliminated from playoff contention before the final month of that season.

Di Vaio is one of their all time great soccer superstar. Though the season was quite to forget for him too. He notched 6 goals and 4 assists in 22 total appearances last year. The belief is that Di Vaio will leave Montreal and MLS. The player is likely to return Italy. With $2.6 million as salary currently he is considered as the 10th of the highest paid MLS players in 2015.

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09. Jermaine Jones

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Present team: New England Revolution

Salary: $3.25 million

It has been a rumors of where Jones would end up seemed to change on a weekly basis. After the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, he was headed to the New York Red Bulls. He was meant there to be as the possible replacement for supposed Orlando City target Dax McCarty. As there, Chicago Fire were on the verge of acquiring Jones at any cost.

The blind draw ultimately determined his destination after Jones agreed to join MLS. Fortunately the Revolution came up as the big winners for them.

His new teammates have immediately been tasked with attempting to hold off other Eastern Conference sides. He was given the best playoff spot. With around $3.25 million as salary, Jones is at number 9 in this list of top 10 highest paid MLS players in 2014-2015.

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08. Tim Cahill

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Present team: New York Red Bulls

Salary: $3.63 million

Tim Cahill has had quite the roller coaster MLS career. He joined the Red Bulls in the summer of last 2012-2013 season. He made little impact in his first season in the league. Then he was called out for perceived lackluster play by ESPN TV analyst Taylor Twellman.

These comments seemed to light a fire under Cahill. He definitely went to be the best player in MLS and his team became the best regular season team in MLS. He helped the Red Bulls win the Supporters’ Shield, which is in fact the first meaningful trophy in club history.

Cahill was busy with World Cup duty with the Australia National Team. Eventually this has affected his club performance. And now the 34-year-old is the 8th of the highest paid MLS players with nearly $3.63 million as salary from the New York red Bulls.

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07. Thierry Henry

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Present team: New York Red Bulls

Salary: $4.35 million

Undoubtedly he is the living legend who has done it all in the game. The most-talented overall MLS player in history is Thierry Henry. His RBNY career got off to a slow start as he netted 39 goals and notched 25 assists in two years. The Metro captain is quietly having a solid year as the team’s key setup player.

Every soccer lover in this earth definitely enjoy watching him playing. The veteran who turned 37 years old in August is reportedly eying the end. It has been heavily rumored that Henry will retire when New York at the end of this season. He is at number 7 in this list of top 10 highest paid MLS players for 2014/2015.

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06. Robbie Keane

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Present team: LA Galaxy

Salary: $4.5 million

Keane simply worth every penny since joining MLS. Players like him in MLS are meant to bring attention and titles to clubs. He has done that and then some over the past several seasons in MLS. He is a two-time MLS Cup winner as the Galaxy hoisted the Supporters’ Shield in 2011.

We can hope for the best yet to come from the ageless player. He is currently third in goals scored. He and teammates Gyasi Zardes or Landon Donovan can end up being MVP candidates for 2014 in MLS. The forward is currently the 6th highest paid MLS player with $4.5 million as salary.

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05. Landon Donovan

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Present team: LA Galaxy

Salary: $4.58 million

Probably there are no questions about Landon Donovan’s playing future past this season. He announced earlier this year that he will be retiring after the Galaxy play their final game. He is undoubtedly the United States Men’s National Team legend. He had previously scored the most famous goal in the history of US Soccer could win several awards.

The Galaxy are arguably the best team in the MLS. In fact they are the Supporters’ Shield contenders. They are still favorites to win the MLS Cup this year. Donovan could also be a sentimental choice as the 5th of the highest paid MLS players with $4.58 million salary.

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04. Jermain Defoe

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Present team: Toronto FC

Salary: $6.18 million

Most obviously Defoe was brought in by Toronto last winter in an attempt to reboot the club. As they failed their faithful supporters year after year. Now we can conclude that the experiment was quite successful. Defoe looked like a legitimate Golden Boot candidate in the spring in MLS.

Rumors were all around that Defoe had his head turned by former manager Harry Redknapp. As the manager is very much eager to bring him back to England.

Defoe is back with Toronto, but nobody can assure his longevity here. The writing on the wall suggests that the front man will ditch the Canadian side. Which in turn can make him one of the biggest designated player flops in MLS history unless TFC go on a magical run.

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03. Michael Bradley

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Present team: Toronto FC

Salary: $6.5 million

Bradley has been one of several Toronto players to receive criticism. Much of it has been deserved. It is believed that focusing on Bradley as the main TFC problem would be a foolish exercise. This midfielder is hardly the only reason the club collapsed after a hot start.

There has been speculation that all of the team’s designated players could leave the club. If especially TFC do not qualify for the postseason tournament. May be Toronto would not be a postseason team if the season ended on September 30 this year.

Bradley will attract bids from home and abroad if he makes it clear that he wants to leave. The 3rd of the highest paid ML Slayers currently gets $6.5 million as salary.

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02. Clint Dempsey

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Present team: Seattle Sounders

Salary: $6.7 million

Dempsey has a month to remember in October in MLS MVP. His 13 goals and 9 assists to date have made for a fine season for him. Seattle teammate Obafemi Martins is one of several players who have outdone the American in MLS.

Martins will begin October with 15 goals and 10 assists. Dempsey, Martins and the rest of the Sounders will be expected to earn their paychecks starting the previous month. Seattle are tied with LA atop the overall league standings in MLS. He will have home advantage to manage a win.

Dempsey and company have already lifted a trophy last season. And Seattle won the US Open Cup in September. Clint Dempsey is now at number 2nd of this list of top 10 highest paid MLS players in 2014-2015.

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01. Kaka

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Present team: Orlando City

Salary: $7.17 million

Undoubtedly KAKA is another household name among diehard soccer fans all around the world. What else coud he win, as already he had lifted the trophy of Serie A, La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Oh, of course we shouldn’t forget to mark the FIFA World cup as one of his biggest achievements. Kaka will definitely draw attraction to the expansion of the team.

The play-maker who will turn 33 years old next April, hasn’t participated in even a friendly as an MLS professional. History suggests that a foreign player who was a superstar in Europe will need time to adjust in North American league (MLS). Maybe Kaka will be an exception for them. Or perhaps he’ll be proclaimed as the most overpaid player in MLS in 2015. But for now he is the highest paid MLS Player in 2014-2015 season.

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Top 10 Most Famous Basketball Players of All Time

Basketball is one of the most popular game in the world. Basically, this game is well-developed in America and Europe. Nowadays, people from all countries start enjoying this game. Basketball has become the principle entertainment in all over United States. Over the course of time, NBA has produced numerous great players. If you love basketball, you may consider to know the top 10 famous basketball players. Take a look over the below list.

Famous Basketball Players:

If you are a fan of basketball, then you probably know who are the most famous basketball players. However, there are also some rankings that indicate that who are the famous basketball players.

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10. Hakeem Olajuwon

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Hakeem Olajuwon is one of the most famous basketball players. He was selected as the world’s most defensive player and win regular season MVP. He used to abuse many a defender using his trademark move “Dream Shake”.

Hakeem Olajuwon is a big man with many skills who was followed by many renowned superstars in later. He is the only man who had won a regular season MVP. His average block-per-game is 3.3.

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9. Shaquille O’Neal

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Shaquille O’Neal is not only the most dominant player of his generation, but also of all time. His brute strength enabled him to brutalized defenders. Shaquille led the team “Los Angeles Lakers” and got the championships in three consecutive NBA in the early 2000s. He is currently an analyst in a television program Inside the NBA. He led his national team to win the gold medal in 1994 FIBA World Championship.

His outstanding performances enable him to write his name in the list of most famous basketball players.

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8. Tim Duncan

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Tim Duncan is considered as the model of consistency. If you look through to the statics of his sporting career, you will not find much variation among them. Tim Duncan is the man who writes his name among the famous basketball player’s name. He is the greatest power-forward of all time in NBA.

He led the San Antonio Spurs to three Finals MVPs and four NBA Championships. He was selected to all-defensive and 14 all-NBA teams. He was awarded the NBA most valuable player twice in his career. He is one of the famous basketball players and his fans will never be able to forget him.

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7. Wilt Chamberlain

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Wilt Chamberlain is one of the famous basketball players whose dominance is acknowledged widely. His mythical figure in basketball is unforgettable. He scored average 50.4 points with 25.7 rebounds in the 1961-62 regular seasons. On March 2, 1962, Wilt made a world record by scoring 100 points in a single game against New York Knicks. The record is still unbreakable today. The 7’1″ Wilt Chamberlain is widely considered as the most dominant player in NBA history.

Wilt Chamberlain had the possibility to come to the No. 1 in the list, but he could not accomplish more in his post season games. If you just watch any of his performances, he will be your one of the famous basketball players.

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6) LeBron James

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LeBron is one of the most famous basketball players who have entered in the league with the burdened of unimaginable expectations. Of course, he has done better than the expectation was upon him. He got championship for two times and now he is chasing the history.

LeBron has played just 10 seasons, but he already supposed to be the greatest of the game’s all-time. LeBron was called “King James” whose name comes to 5 All-Defensive and 9 All-NBA Teams. He has gain so much popularity that he is now in the list of famous basketball players.

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5) Larry Bird

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Larry Bird, one of the famous basketball players name who was called “Larry Legend”. He was selected to 3 All-Defensive and 10 All-NBA teams. He was always dominant, but the interesting thing about him is that he lacked in athleticism. He was an important part in United States 1992 Dream team and won the gold medal in summer olympic games that year. He won three NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics.

His great skills with the deadly jump shooting make him one of the famous basketball players. Larry Legend led his team, Boston Celtics to 3 NBA Championships.

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4) Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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Another legendary name in the basketball history that had been selected for 19 All-Star, 11 All-Defensive, and 15 All-NBA teams. He was the all-time leading scorer in the history of NBA. Before Duncan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar was widely known for his consistency. He holds the record of being the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) six times. He is also the leading NBA scorer with 38,387 points.

He is a famous basketball player who maintains an average in 20 seasons. You will love his performance as he is one of the famous basketball players.

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3. Magic Johnson

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Magic Johnson started a colorful career who didn’t have to look back from the beginning of his career. As a rookie, he has won the Finals MVP. In 1980’s NBA Finals, he was placed in the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s position in Game 6.

During Magic’s illustrious career the Los Angeles Lakers made nine trips of the Finals. His magical performance will make you fall in love with him and you will put his name in the list of your famous basketball players.

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2. Bill Russell

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Bill Russell is the greatest defender in the basketball history who led Boston Celtics 11 NBA Championships. Though his offensive stats may not make you interested, but he made great impact that were far beyond the numbers.

He can dominate the game with his defensive skill. He would’ve won numerous awards, if the Finals MVPs and blocks are counted. Russell’s 11-championship count is a record in NBA games. No confusion that he is one the famous basketball players.

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1. Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan is considered the most famous basketball player. He made everything possible in the basketball game and gathered lots of awards as well as stats. This legend has dominated by gathering 11 All-NBA selections along with 9 All-Defensive selections. Number one in our list of famous basketball players is Michael Jordan, because he rally worth’s it!

Michael Jordan has won an MVP, NBA’s scoring title and Defensive player of the year. He is now considered as the number one basketball players.

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Bottom Line: There’s no questioning the way that NBA divine beings like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard are far up there on the Top 10 famous basketball Players list – however what are their genuine general profit?

Here at Celebrity Net Worth, we are so kind there is no option our inquisitive NBA fans and have answer to their continually developing fortune. Besides we have income of other NBA legends like Michael Jordan – we set out not overlook!

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Lebron James Wiki | Salary, Contract Tattoos, Net Worth

LeBron James Raymone is a professional basketball player with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). LeBron James is the most dominant athlete in world. He is pursuing an ambitious Track 1 billion dollars earn signed sponsorship deals with major companies in the world, and smart investments.

LeBron left Cleveland in 2010, angry fans around the world of sports, not only in Cleveland. However, there were “Redemption” on Lebron James when he announced his return to Cleveland on July 11, 2014 Lebron, citing the need to his roots showed through an article in Sports Illustrated back that he would go to Heat Miami, the Cleveland Cavaliers back.

Lebron James previously rakes in a predictable $50 million/year in sponsorship amounts, but the reunion with the Cavaliers could stimulate its even greater gains in view of the net value stratosphere.

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LeBron James Wiki: LeBron James Salary History since Entering the NBA

Year Earning
2003-04 $ 4,018,920
2004-05 $ 4,320,360
2005-06 $ 4,621,800
2006-07 $ 5,828,090
2007-08 $ 13,041,250
2008-09 $ 14,410,581
2009-10 $ 15,779,912
2010-11 $ 14.5 million
2011-12 $ 16,022,500
2012-13 $ 17,545,000

 2013-14$ 19,067,500

Lebron James Contract

Lebron chose his contract with the Miami Heat and signed a two-year contract $ 42.2 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers in July 2014, James has signed a four year contract with the Cavaliers, but he decided to keep the two years he enjoyed to expect a salary cap growing League.

The agreement with the Cavaliers Lebron is the first “max” Under signed since joining the league in 2003.

LeBron James also made about $50 million a year in endorsements – no wonder, because it is one of the biggest names in the game Nike, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s are some of the main sponsors. LeBron James allegedly to pay with Nike to “King James” $ 15 million per year. Not bad when he consider that he will be sold in sneakers for Nike each year more than 100 million dollars.

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According to Forbes, the Miami Heat had a value of $ 364 million before the signing of LeBron highly publicized agreement. In his last NBA teams, Forbes assigned a value of 625 million dollars for the heat, an increase of more than 250 million dollars in just a few years. Proceeds from the Miami Heat would increase by over 25% in the time of James with the club.

Now James has with the Cavaliers Well, James re-signed the club has become an immediate competitors and see its value rises night. The increase in ticket sales, sales increased more valuable Shirts and sharing local TV rights will increase the value of the Cavs for hundreds of millions of dollars overnight.

Despite earning over $ 20 million per year is Lebron James undervalued in relation to the value it brings to the franchise he plays. There is a reason why every owner in the league wants Lebron on your computer. It is generally accepted that LeBron is worth at least $ 50 million a year for the team he plays.

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Lebron James Net Worth

Will you believe the Net worth of Lebron James is $325 Million? Yes, Unbelievable, but true. This is the symbol of his glorious career. He put his full effort to reach his goal and now he is a successful person who has become the idol of many people! Let’s have a look at the glorious career of Lebron James.

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James made his presentation for the United States national group at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. He used the Games basically on the bench, averaging 14.6 minutes every amusement with 5.8 focuses and 2.6 bounce back every diversion in eight games. Team USA completed the opposition with a bronze decoration, turning into the first U.S. b-ball group to return home without a gold decoration since adding experts to their line-up.

James felt his restricted playing time was a “lowlight” and accepted he was not given chance to play games. Olympics was depicted as ill-bred as well as disagreeable by Adrian Wojnarowski and Peter.

At the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan, James tackled a more prominent part for Team USA, averaging 13.9 focuses, 4.8 bounce back, and 4.1 aids every diversion as co-captain. The group completed the competition with 8–1 record, winning an alternate bronze medal. James’ conduct was again scrutinized, this time by partner Bruce Bowen, who defied James amid tryouts in regards to his treatment of staff members.

Before naming James to the 2008 Olympic group, Team USA overseeing executive Jerry Colangelo and mentor Mike Krzyzewski gave James a final offer to enhance his state of mind, and he paid attention to the advice. At FIBA Championship in the year of 2007, he arrived at the midpoint of 18.1 focuses, 3.6 bounce back, and 4.7 aids every amusement, including a 31-point execution against Argentina in the title diversion, the most ever by an American in an Olympic qualifier.

Team USA went 10–0, winning the gold award and meeting all requirements for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. In the last amusement, James turned in 14 focuses, 6 bounce back, and 3 supports against Spain.

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Popular Lebron James Tattoos

Lebron James is known as the Tattoo man! His body is full with his tattoos and he has thousands of fans who love his tattoo collection! Let’s have a look

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Chosen1 Tattoo: Lebron has “Chosen1″ on his upper back extending from shoulder to shoulder, this one came after Sports Illustrated named him this on one of their spread when he was still in secondary school.

Lion Head Tattoo: Lebron wears a lion head on his privilege arm. This tattoo has been changed throughout the years to turn into the lion’s head it is today; preceding his first season in the NBA “Ruler was included above and James was included beneath the lion head.

Beast Tattoo: James’ left arm has The Beast and “Stand my Ground” with pictures of winged animals flying around.

Prince Tattoo: His left inside lower arm emphasizes a tattoo to pay tribute to his child Lebron to start with birthday, a representation with the text “Prince James”.

330 Tattoo: “330″ appeared on his privilege lower arm toward the beginning of his fourth season to the range code from the place where he grew up of Akron.

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Bottom Line: Lebron James is one of the richest NBA players. You can guess it after seeing his net income. Lebron James becomes the idol of all basketball fans and players.

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Top 10 Richest Football Players in English Premier League 2015

English Premier League always causes serious buzz among all sports fans in England. Undoubtedly this is the craziest interesting issue for almost all other soccer lovers from all over the world. So many traditional comraderies between teams, make this league one of the most talked-about in the world. There are interesting facts about this league that attracts fans most like- most successful managers in EPL, highest paid footballers in Premier League, richest football clubs in EPL, Richest Football players in English Premier League, Top rivalries in English Premier League and even goalkeepers or individual players from different positions. Yes, of course English Premier League is that much popular to the soccer world or we can call it as the football world.

Signing in new great players and leaving of such greats are another common issue here like most other renowned leagues in the world. But keep remember, despite these few changes, the intensity and passion for the EPL remains just as powerful as ever for millions of screaming soccer lovers.

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Ashley Cole left of the Italian club Roma, Rio Ferdinand moved from Manchester United after 12 years to join Queens Park Rangers, Frank Lampard left Chelsea after 13 years to join New York City FC. And most definitely some too big names have already signed here in English Premier League. The English Premier League transfer news assures that this League is currently holding some of the most valuable or highest paid footballers in the world.

Top 10 richest Football Players in English Premier League:

As we already have disclosed that this is the most-watched football league in the world (with a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people), no wonder that the English Premier League footballers make huge amounts of money. Accumulating their high endorsements deals, sponsorships huge salaries, we can easily conclude these players as some of the wealthiest sportsmen in the world.

Here, in a very short list we are trying to figure out some of these richest football players in English Premier League in 2015. These top 10 list is very specifically including only those English-born EPL footballers, who can be regarded as the richest footballers in England.

Let’s check out, who are the richest football players in English premier League 2015?

10. James Milner – $9 million

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The 28-year-old midfielder began his professional career playing for his native club Leeds United in 2202. He has also played for Newcastle United and Aston Villa before being signed in August 2010 to Manchester City.

James Milner is reported to be worth an estimated $9 million for Manchester City. City assured him a huge five-year, $40 million contract, which worth about $165,000 a week. Although he has only played a very short period in the English Premier League this season, fans are pretty sure he’s not too bent out of shape as before. Alongside the midfielder has an endorsement deal with Nike. Combining all these prospects we think our 10th choice James Milner as the richest football players in English Premier League is good enough.

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09. Ashley Young – $9 million

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Tied with James Milner at $9 million, Ashley Young is the 9th of the top 10 richest English Premier League footballers, currently playing as Manchester United winger. Point to be noted, he can be considered as English born from his mother’s side. The 29-year-old winger is from Hertfordshire, played for Watford and Aston Villa before signing with Manchester United in 2011.

Manchester United just offered him double what he was making at Villa. And the deal was $9 million for one year contract. Since 2007, Young has earned 28 caps on the English national team. In the meantime, the top paid player also scored 7 goals. Some of his opposing players and fans often refer him as Ashley Young could have had a great career as an actor or ballet dancer if he’d wanted. But definitely we believe there should have been enough causes behind this player’s being as one of the highest paid football players in England.

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08. Michael Carrick – $16.5 million

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Michael Carrick has already made an astounding 369 Premier League appearances and played in 59 UEFA Champions League matches. Primarily he plays as a center midfielder and has played in 245 games alone for Manchester United since 2006. Michael Carrick began his professional career playing for West Ham United in 1999.

In 2004, he was also loaned to Swindon Town and Birmingham City. He also played for Tottenham Hotspur from 2004 to 2006 before being picked up by Manchester United. But the $31 million estimated deal was fair enough for him to be convinced. Calculating his all kind of deals and sponsorships we believe, his probable weekly earning is $132,000k. Currently he has endorsement deal with Puma.

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07. Joe Cole – $27 million

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Another highest earning midfielder, who began playing for Aston Villa in English Premier League in 2014. His professional career started in 1998 laying for West Ham United. Then he moved on to play for Chelsea from 2003 until 2010.

Successfully he won a number of trophies with Chelsea, including two FA Cups and three Premier League titles. Meantime he was signed with Liverpool for three years and again went back to West Ham United until 2013. At present with Aston Villa, he earns almost $8 million a year ($148,000 per week). He also has an Adidas soccer boots sponsorship deal.

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06. Ashley Cole – $35 million

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As we have already spoken of his leaving from the English Premier League. Now he plays for the Italian club Roma. Still we provide a spot on this list of top 10 richest English Premier League footballers in 2015, as he has already been playing for 16 huge years in the Premier League arena. Cole is considered by many sports critics and fellow players as one of the best defenders of his generation in English Premier League, in fact in the world.

Ashley Cole began his professional career playing for Arsenal in 1998. Then he was transferred to Chelsea in 2006 for $8.2 million. He has won two Premier League titles and three FA cups. This contract with Chelsea earned him $180,000 a week. Besides, he owns the company Kenzie Promotions, which worth over $2 million.

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05. John Terry – $39 million

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One of the legend footballers in English generation, John terry is the center back and captain of Chelsea. Remarkably he earns almost 260,000k per week. Since 1998, he played with the team making 424 appearances in the English Premier League. He was also the captain of the England national team from 2006 to 2012.

Terry has earned many accolades and is considered one of the best central defenders of present time. He was elected the UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005, 2008, and 2009. And also the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2005. He was the only English player to make the all-star squad team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Undoubtedly, Terry is Chelsea’s all-time highest scoring defender and may be the most successful captain. His total achievements for Chelsea includes three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and a UEFA Champions League.

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04. Frank Lampard – $45 million

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Frank Lampard is the legendary attacking midfielder, currently playing for Manchester City on loan from New York City FC. Basically he is the most renowned Chelsea man from 2001 to 2014 and played 424 games for Chelsea. And yes, he is the all-time leading goal scorer in Chelsea. He has been long-time described by his teammate John Terry as Chelsea’s greatest player ever. We all know, he is most definitely one of the best midfielders of our generation.

A new contract in 2008 made Lampard the highest paid footballer at that time. Also the endorsement deals with Adidas and Pepsi boosted his annual earnings to $17.7 million two years ago. Frank Lampard is the first midfielder to ever score 150 Premier League goals in history.

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03. Steven Gerrard – $60 million

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Steven Gerrard is the central midfielder and captain of Liverpool. He spent almost his entire professional career playing for Liverpool. After starting in 1998, he has already made 478 appearances for the English giant club. He earns $230,000 a week as captain and makes about $14.8 million a year. His endorsements with Adidas, Jaguar and energy drinks company Lucozade earned him $4.5 million yearly.

Gerrard also has achieved so many titles and honors for the club. In total, he has won two FA Cups, three League Cups, a UEFA Cup and the Champions League in 2005. There is another noticeable earning of this player as being the only footballer ever to have scored a goal in an FA Cup Final, a League Cup Final, a UEFA Cup Final and a Champions League Final.

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02. Rio Ferdinand – $75 million

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Ferdinand was transferred from Leeds United to Manchester United in 2002 for around $50 million at that time. Definitely it was record breaking for the Premier League history. He has been the center back for Manchester United from 2002 to 2014. He signed with the Queens Park Rangers meantime.

Rio Ferdinand has many other money-making interests besides football. He was hired by Mars to promote their Snickers bar via Twitter, where he has 2.5 million followers. And his extensive property in London, Cheshire, and Morocco confirms his 2nd position in the short list of top 10 richest English Premier League footballers. This highest paid footballer also has a sponsorship deal with Nike. Being of the wealthiest Premier League football player, he grew from $6.5 million in 2011 to $65 million in 2012.

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01. Wayne Rooney – $125 million

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Another Legend English footballer, who began his professional career only at the age of 16 in 2002 playing for Everton. In the summer of 2004 he was moved to Manchester United for $42 million. Currently he has been given the role of Captain for the all-time giant English club. Oh, yes, he is currently England’s national team forward striker and captain too.

According to a 2012 report, Wayne Rooney earns $32.6 million a year and is the fifth highest football player in the world. But surely the richest football player in English Premier League in our current list in 2015. He is widely regarded as the country’s best player. His endorsements include Nike, Electronic Arts, Nokia, Harper Collins, Ford and Coca Cola..

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Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Players in 2016

The top-tier English professional soccer league for football clubs associated with the Football Association (FA) is commonly termed as Premier League. Undoubtedly it is one of the most watched and most anticipated leagues in the world of club football, which is also contested between 20 Premier division clubs in England. Sheer competition between clubs ranking first, sometimes unwantedly getting into the bottom of the league table, makes Premier league so exciting and must talk for the total football world. This league is also known as the Barclays Premier League as it is sponsored by the Barclays Bank in England. But most often referred to as the English Premier League (EPL) for the rest of the world. This Football League First Division was also broken down and renamed the FA Premier League once.

The Premier League has established itself as the most-watched league in the world with its broadcasts in 212 countries, successfully counted 643 million homes and 4.7 billion audience all over the world.

Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Players:

The most watched Premier League of course draws huge amount of money in every aspect related with it. With extreme competition, support and scope of football in England, top players come in during the summer and winter transfers to experience greater footballing platform. Some of these most renowned players are incredibly paid for their skill, talent and passion they demonstrate on the pitch of Premier League. Teams need to spend millions to have their players of choice transferred to their club.

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Here we are making out a short list of these highest paid Premier League Players in 2016. Depending on a very recent payment statistics, we are only counting those top 10 highest paid Premier League Players currently playing for giant clubs of English Premier League 2016.

Let’s check out, who is the highest paid Premier League Player in 2015?

10. John Terry – Chelsea – £160 000 per week

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John Terry is considered as one of the most successful captains in English club football. Basically he plays for Chelsea FC and the English national team. After being introduced by the West Ham youth Academy, he moved to Chelsea in 1995. John Terry has an estimated weekly earning of £160 000 from the London Club.

The most earning Premier League footballer had already won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and a Champions League in his glorious career so far. He is also the highest-scoring defender in the Premier League history. So, in total, John Terry is our 10th cast as of the top 10 highest paid Premier League Players 2016.

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9. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £170 000 per week

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Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Belgium National Football Team. He is quite recent addition to the highest paid Premier League players in 2016, often described as one of the best modern day playmakers in the sporting arena.

De Bruyne began his career at Genk and was recently signed with the City for his wide range of passing and long-range shooting skills. Most notably he was named the footballer of the year 2015 in Germany. He joined Manchester City for a club record £55 million and now receives £170 000 a week as salary.

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08. Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea – £170 000 per week

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Yes, of course the number on his back is familiar, but the soccer player’s career is a bit changed now a days with Chelsea. Watching Fabregas in blue shirt will take some time, getting used to. But may be the midfielder is not willing long to underline why Mourinho has brought the coup of the summer with that much passion.

From the Chelsea view point, Fabregas was cheaper than (£27 million) Alexis Sánchez, Diego Costa, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera. Yet Fabregas returns to England with 151 appearances under his belt with Barcelona. Notably he has also attained 91 most valuable caps for Spain National Team. And so the payment is not that cheap. His weekly estimated earning is about £170 000 from the London Club, which ranks him at number 7 of the highest paid football players of EPL 2016.

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7. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £180 000 per week

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Raheem Shaquille Sterling is an English professional footballer, plays as a midfielder for Manchester City and the England National Team. We consider him at seventh in our list of top 10 highest paid Premier League players in 2016. He was awarded ‘Golden Boy’ for 2014 from a pan-European panel of sports journalists. He was also remarked as the most valuable (with a value of €49 million) young player in Europe 2015.

Sterling started his career at Queens Park Rangers before signing for Liverpool in 2010. But last year he was signed by Manchester City in a transfer potentially worth £49 million. This is actually highest transfer fee for any English Player in 2016. Now he receives £180 000 a week from Manchester City.

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06. Mesut Ozil – Arsenal – £190 000 per week

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German midfielder Mesut Ozil plays for the Premier League club Arsenal and the German national team. Last season he was moved from the Spanish giant club Real Madrid to English Premier League. Mesut Ozil started out his professional football career at Schalke in 2006 and has been playing for his country since 2009. His estimated weekly earning is £190 000 from Arsenal in 2016.

After the prolific displays in the World Cup competition, he was attracted by Real Madrid in 2010. Again, he was transferred to Premier League club Arsenal on a club-record fee of £42.5 million, which eventually makes him the highest paid German footballer of all time. Ozil, ranks at number 9 of this list of highest paid Premier League players in 2016.

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5. David Silva (Manchester City) – £200 000 per week

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David Josué Jiménez Silva is a Spanish professional soccer player, plays for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Spain National Football team. Mainly David Silva is an attacking midfielder, but he can also adjust as a winger or second striker. Here we keep him at fifth in our list of top 10 best paid Premier League Players in 2016.

The predominantly left-footed footballer spent six years of his professional career with the Spanish La Liga club Valencia CF. in 2010 summer he was moved to the English richest football club Manchester City. He has been awarded as ‘Merlin’ for his passing ability and possession-retaining qualities.

After joining the City, David Silva has appeared in over 200 matches in five seasons, winning Premier League title, Football League Cup and FA cup. Now a time, Silva receives £200 000 a week from Manchester City.

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04. Eden Hazard – Chelsea – £220 000 per week

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Eden Hazard is undoubtedly one of the finest attacking midfielders in the English Premier League 2016. He plays as a winger for his club and the Belgium national team. He is also well known for his creativity, speed and technical abilities. The highest earning Premier League footballer has another specification, he is regarded as one of the finest dribblers in Premier League football of his generation.

Eden Hazard started out his professional football career at Stade Brainois. He departed the French club in 2012 for the Premier League side Chelsea in 2012. The recorded transfer fee was £32million for the most valuable midfielder in the world. He made his senior debut in 2008, only at the age of 17. His weekly earning clearly remarks his position in the list of highest paid Premier League players 2016.

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03. Yaya Toure – Manchester City – £240 000 per week

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Yaya Toure is a complete deep-lying central midfielder, who plays for the Manchester City. He is very well known for his clear passing techniques and his physical presence on the field. The Ivorian international started his footballing career at ASEC Mimosas. He was also found playing with other top teams in Europe.

Because of his great on-field presence Toure signed to the Barcelona side in 2007 for a fee of £6.7 million. We all can remember that historic year of Barcelona with six trophies. Then he was signed for the Premier League side Manchester City in 2010 for a fee of £24 million. Currently he is paid £240 000 per week from the Premier League Club and that makes him the 4th most paid Footballer in EPL 2016.

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02. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City – £240 000 per week

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Argentine National Team football player Sergio Aguero plays as a striker for the Premier League Club Manchester City. The youngest player to ever play Argentine Premiera Division, he represented his nation at the World Cup as well. He started his professional footballing career at Independiente, then to the La Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2006. Having won the Europa League and Super Cup for the Spanish club, he was transferred to one of the richest football clubs in the world, Manchester City in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee (around £35 million).

Aguero is Manchester City’s highest-scoring player in European competitions with 13 goals so far. He is currently on a salary of £240 000 a week as his contract with the English Club. And that makes him the 6th highest paid football player in the English Premier League 2016.

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01. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United – £260 000 per week

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Wayne Rooney is undoubtedly one of the best stars in English football. He is well known as Wazza and plays for the Manchester United side in the English Premier League. He came here for a fee of £25.6 million from Everton in 2004. Scoring more than 200 goals for the team, he ranks fourth in Manchester United’s all-time highest goal scorers.

The English superstar started out his professional footballing career for his nation in 2003. The prolific striker already has 88 caps for the national side and is paid £260 000 per week from Manchester United. Together with several other endorsement deals he is the highest paid Premier League player in 2016. His name is also to be found at higher orders in highest paid football players list in the world 2016..

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Top 10 best women cricketers of the world 2015

For some unknown reasons, women’s cricket has never received its value in the international circle of cricket. Although gender disparity in the real world was chucked out years ago, this form of cricket still receives step motherly treatment in the sports world. The history of women cricket is as enriched as the men’s. Women adopted the sport not only to be physically fit, but it was a door for them to abolish the social disparity and to establish the base of equality into the society.

History of women cricket:

The first female cricket match was documented on 26 July, 1745. The cricket match was held between eleven maids of Bramley and eleven maids of Hambledon with all of them dressed white. The first women cricket club was established in 1887 in Yorkshire, England. The club was named the white Heather Club.

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International Women’s cricket council (IWCC) was formed in 1958.In 2005, IWCC was merged with ICC in order to form an unified body.

Top 10 best Women Cricketers:

There are so many remarkable female cricketers who made themselves quite special in this part of sports. It has been a very difficult task to choose the top 10 best women cricketers of the world.

Sporty Ghost is presenting to you the top 10 best women cricketers of the world.

10. Sana Mir – Pakistan

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Sana Mir is a great Pakistani cricketer. She is the captain of Pakistan National Women cricket team. She is one of the greatest female cricket players in the world and currently, she is ranking at 16th position ICC female cricket player ranking.

In 2009, Sana Mir took the captaincy of Pakistan women cricket team. She is considered to be the best bowler in Pakistan women cricket team.

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9. Shashikala Siriwardene – Sri Lanka

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Shashikala Siriwardene is leading the Sri Lanka women cricket team as captain and she is one of the most remarkable female cricketers in recent world cricket. She made her debut in the international level in 2003, in a match against West Indies. Shashikala is known for her ferocious bowling attacks. Against Pakistan, she attained her best bowling figure which is 4 wickets with a cost of only 11 runs, in 2005.

During 2006 Asia Cup, in another match against Pakistan she grabbed another four wicket figure, 4-34. In our list of top 10 best women cricketers of the world, Shashaikala of Sri Lanka is the No. 9 great female cricket player.

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8. Meghann Moira Lanning – Australia

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Meghann Moira Lanning is an Australian female cricket player is considered as one of the best. She remains the opening batsman for Australia National women cricket team. Moira Lanning holds a record of being the Australia’s youngest century maker. She made her century at the age of 18 years and 288 days.

This record was previously possessed by great Australian batsman Ricky Ponting. Ponting scored his first century at the age of 21 years and 21 days. In the current Australian women cricket team l, Moira Lanning is an amazing female cricketer. She is in the No. 8 position in our list of Top 10 best women cricketers of the world.

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7. Mithali Raj – India

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Mithali Raj is a famous Indian cricketer. She made her ODI debut in 1999 and she made a historical knock of 114 not out in her very first match in cricket. In 2002, while playing her third test match, Mithali Raj made another history by scoring 214 runs.

She broke the previous record of highest runs scored in a test innings in women international cricket, which was 209 by Karen Rolton. The record was later claimed by the Pakistani batsman Kiran Baluch through her 242 runs. Mithali Raj is indeed the part of top 10 best women cricketers of the world.

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6. Stafanie Roxann Taylor – West Indies

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Stafanie Roxann Taylor is an integral part of West Indies women cricket team. She is not only the right handed batsman for the team, she also bowls off spin. Taylor made her debut in 2008. Since then, she has been representing her team more than 80 times.

It is a great achievement indeed. Her another great success was being the first West Indian female cricketer to receive the award for ICC Women’s cricketer of the year in 2011.

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5. Lisa Carprini Sthalekar – Australia

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She is an Austrailian female cricketer with Indian origin. Lisa is considered as one of the finest all-rounders in the history of women’s cricket. She has a unique achievement of being the first female cricket player to score a stunning 1,000 runs mark along with 100 wickets figure in one day international cricket.

Lisa Carprini took the retirement from the international cricket after the Australia women cricket team won the 2013 women cricket World Cup.

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4. Katherine Helen Brunt – England

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Katherine Helen Brunt is a prolific female cricketer in the English National women cricket team. She has a distinctive achievement of earning the title of Women’s Cricketer of the Year both in 2006 and 2010. Helen Brunt is well known for her aggressive bowling with a classical action.

In 2009 T20 world championship, she got the award of woman of the match title. It was the final match of the tournament which was held at Lords, England. She achieved a outstanding figure of 3 wickets haul for only 6 runs in a 4 over opening spell of bowling.
Katherine Helen Brunt is one of the best women cricketers in our list.

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3. Jhulan Goswami – India

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Jhulan Goswami is a remarkable Indian Bengali woman cricket player. She has charmed the cricket world with her all-rounder cricket performances. Jhulan Goswami has been provided with the opportunity as a captain of Indian women cricket team in the upcoming world cup event.

She is well developed with her batting and bowling abilities in the team. She is the fastest female bowler in the cricket world. She was awarded ICC women cricketer in 2007. She proudly holds her position in No. 3 in our list of best women cricketers of the world.

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2. Sarah Jane Taylor – England

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Sarah Jane Taylor is a wicket keeper batsman who is playing in England Women National cricket team. Sarah Jane is a classical stroke maker with her beautiful cover drives and big hits across the boundary. During the 2008 Ashes series, she was an important part of England Women cricket team.

Following the same year, Sarah Jane Taylor touched the remarkable milestone of being the youngest female cricketer to score 1000 runs in her international cricket career. She achieved the honorable title of T20 International female cricketer in 2013.

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1. Ellyse Perry – Australia

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Ellyse Alexandra Perry is the No. 1 best woman cricketer in this list. She made her debut appearance for Australia at the age of 16. She is well known for her right handed batting and all-round performance in the field. Ellyse Perry quickly made herself famous in the Australian team with her amazing cricketing abilities.

She holds the honour of being the youngest cricketer in the Australia Cricket team history. By the experts, Ellyse is one of the most promising female cricket player in recent time. There is no doubt that, Ellyse Perry has put her name in the list of top 10 best women cricketers of the world with dignity.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in United States and also regarded as the most played sports all over the world. Major League Baseball (MLB) is a top tier baseball championship organized in the United States which has produced many of the amazing baseball legends. The baseball players participating in the MLB are counted among the highest paid athletes as they get an enormous salary from their teams besides their personal earnings from endorsements. Many great baseball players such as Carlos Beltran and Alex Rodriguez are also counted among the highest paid baseball players in the world for their huge career earnings.

Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez earned a total of $466,963,699 as his career earnings, which makes him the highest paid baseball player, in fact the richest athlete of all genres. Many novices of baseball have also became quite wealthy as they get a huge amount of money as their contract fee with many famous MLB teams, and are likely to make it to the rich list sooner.

Highest paid baseball players 2015:

Sporty Ghost has taken an initiative to enlist the highest paid baseball players in 2015. The question everyone frequently ask about is that who is the highest paid baseball player? Let’s check it out.

Highest paid baseball player No. 10: Robinson Cano

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Robinson Cano is a Dominican-American professional baseball player and currently plays for the Seattle Mariners in the MLB. Cano made his debut in MLB on 3 May, 2005 for the New York Yankees. In 2009, he was named the World Series Champion and in 2011, he became the Home Run Derby Champion. He is at No. 10 in our list of top 10 highest paid baseball players 2015.

Robinson Cano also won the MLB All-Star six times till now. He signed a 10-year contract with the Seattle Mariners and will be a free agent in 2024. His contract with Seattle Mariners is worth a total of $240 million. He will earn an annual salary of $24 million until his contract ends in 2024. In 2015, he is earning a salary of $24 million that includes a base salary of $24 million this year.

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Highest paid baseball player No. 9: Prince Fielder

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Prince Fielder is an American professional baseball first baseman and plays in MLB for Texas Rangers. He was debuted in MLB on 13 June, 2005 while playing for the Milwaukee Brewers. Fielder was named the NL Home Run leader in 2007 and from 2007-2012, he became the Silver Slugger award winner three times. He also won the MLB All-Star a total five times till now. Prince Fielder is currently in a 9-year contract with his team, Texas Rangers and will be a free agent in 2021.

Prince Fielder is currently taking the 9th place in our list of top 10 highest paid baseball players 2015. His contract with Texas Rangers is worth of $214 million while his yearly salary being of $23 million till his contract ends in 2021. In 2015, Prince Fielder is earning a salary of $24 million which includes a basic annual salary with Texas Rangers.

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Highest paid baseball player No. 8: Albert Pujols

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Like Robinson Cano, Pujols is also a Dominican-American professional baseball player who currently plays for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Major League Baseball. The famous first baseman made his debut in MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals on 2 April, 2001. From 2006-2011, Pujols was named the World Series Champion two times and became the NL MVP Award winner three times in his baseball career. He also won the MLB All-Star nine times till now. His 10-year contract with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will be valid till 2022. His contract with the club is worth of $240 million and this huge money is his guaranteed income.

According to the contract signing, he will earn an annual salary of $24 million until 2022. In 2015, Pujols is earning a base salary of $24 million and the rest of his incomes comes from the endorsements. We’ve consider Albert Pujols for the No. 8 position in our list of top 10 highest paid baseball players 2015.

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Highest paid baseball player No. 7: Felix Hernandez

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Felix Hernandez is a Venezuelan professional baseball player who plays as a starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners in the MLB. Felix made his debut in professional baseball in MLB on 4 August, 2005 for the Seattle Mariners. From 2009-2014, it was Felix Hernandez who was named as the All-Star five times and also became the Al ERA Leader in 2014. In 2009, he won the AL Win co-leader too. Felix Hernandez remains at No. 7 spot in our list of top 10 highest paid baseball players 2015.

Presently, he is in a contract of 7-years with the Seattle Mariners and will be a free agent in 2020. The contract with the Mariners is worth of a total $175 million. Felix’s annual income as a club salary will be approximately $25 million till 2020. In 2015, he is earning a total salary of $24,857,142 as a basic club salary.

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Highest paid baseball player No. 6: Zack Greinke

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Zack Greinke started his career as an American professional baseball pitch starter and currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the MLB. His MLB debut was made on 22 May, 2004 for the Kansas City Royals. Greinke was named the All-Star two times from 2009 to 2014 and in 2009, he became the MLB ERA Leader and also winning the NL CY Young Award. He is the 6th highest paid baseball player in our list.

Zack Greinke made a 6-year contract with his current club Los Angeles Dodgers. The contract will be exceeded until 2019, making him a free agent. His contract is worth of around $147 million, being his guaranteed income until 2019. As the contract signs, his annual earning is of $24.5 million which will end in 2019. In 2015, Zack is earning around $25 million as a basic club salary.

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Highest paid baseball player No. 5: Ryan Howard

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Ryan Howard is an American professional MLB baseball first baseman and presently plays for Philadelphia Phillies. We have selected him for the 5th position in our list of top 10 highest paid baseball players 2015. Howard made his MLB debut on 2 September, 2004 as a Philadelphia Phillies skipper.

From 2006 to 2010, he was named five times as the All-Star and in 2005, he became the NL Rookie of the Year. In 2008, he was the winner of World Series Champion. He is presently in a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies which will end in 2018. The contract is worth of a total $125 million, while his yearly salary is estimated around $25 million until 2018. In 2015, Ryan Howard is pocketing an annual $25 million cash as a basic.

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Highest paid baseball player No. 4: Cliff Lee

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This American professional started his career as a baseball starting pitcher and currently plays for Philadelphia Phillies in the MLB. His debut was made in MLB on September 15, 2002 for the Cleveland Indians. His name was inducted as the All-Star four times from 2008 to 2013 and became the AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2008. He won the NL CY Young award in the same year. Cliff Lee is presently tied with the Philadelphia Phillies in a 5-year contract and will be a free agent in 2017.

The contract ensured him a huge sum of money, a total worth of $120 million, till his contract ends in 2017. He is currently earning a total yearly salary of $25 million as per the contract he signed. Cliff Lee makes himself comfortable at No. 4 in our list of top 10 highest paid baseball players 2015.

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Highest paid baseball player No. 3: Josh Hamilton

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Josh Hamilton is an American professional baseball outfielder who is currently playing for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the MLB. His league debut was made on April 2, 2007 as a Cincinnati Reds skipper. In 2012, he was named the AL Batting Champion and AL MVP simultaneously. He also won the ALCS MVP in the same year.

Josh Hamilton takes No. 3 place in our list of top 10 highest paid baseball players 2015. He is currently holding a 5-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which will expire in 2019, making him a free agent. The contract guarantees him a $125 million worth income till his contract ends in 2019. In 2015, Josh Hamilton is earning approximately $25 million as his annual salary that includes a base salary of $23 million.

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Highest paid baseball player No. 2: Justin Verlander

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Justin Verlander, the starting pitcher in MLB, is an American professional baseball player. He currently plays for the Detroit Tigers in the Major League Baseball. Verlander made his MLB debut on 4 July, 2005 for Detroit Tigers. He has inducted in the All-Star for six times, from 2007-2013 and in 2011, he became the AL MVP and winner of NL CY Young award. Current he is in a 7-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, which will be valid till 2021, leaving him as a free agent.

The contract is worth a total of $180 million, making it a guaranteed income for him. His average yearly salary remains $25,714,286 according to the signing. In 2015, he is earning a total estimated salary of $28 million as a basic annual income. Justin Verlander stays at No. 2 in our list of top 10 highest paid baseball players 2015.

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Highest paid baseball player No. 1: Clayton Kershaw

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Here he comes, the highest paid baseball player, Clayton Kershaw. He is an American professional baseball player and as a starting pitcher, he is currently playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB. Clayton played his MLB debut match on 25 May, 2008 for the Los Angeles Dodgers. From 2011-2014, his name was included in All-Star list for four times and became the NL MVP in 2014. Clayton grabbed the NL CY Young Award three times. With his current club, Los Angeles Dodgers, Clayton signed a 7-year contract which will be valid till 2021.

The contract guaranteed him an income of $215 million with an average annual salary of approximately $30 million, till his contract ends in 2021. In 2015, he cashed an income of around $32 million including a base salary of $30 million. Clayton Kershaw is indeed the man we are looking for. He is the highest paid baseball player ever in the history. The No. 1 spot is quite appropriate for him in our list.

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There are many other baseball players who participate in the MLB, such as Mark Teixeira and Cole Hamels also deserve their place in the list of top 10 highest paid baseball players 2015. Mark Teixeira signed an 8-year contract with New York Yankees which worth $180 million while Cole Hamels made a $144 million contract with Philadelphia Phillies for 6 years.

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Floyd Mayweather Net Worth 2015

Floyd Mayweather, Jr is a popular American boxer who was born on 24 February, 1977. Mayweather is undefeated in all five-division world championship. He has won eleven world titles and bagged lineal championship title in four different weight classes. He is a two-time “Ring magazine fighter of the Year“, winning the award in 1998 and 2007. The year 2007 was very significant for him as he also won the BWAA Fighter of the Year award and the Best Fighter ESPY Award.

Floyd Mayweather jr is the WBA, WBO, WBC, Ring welterweight champion alongside WBC Super and Ring Junior middle weight champion. He is regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. In 2012 and 2013, Mayweather marked his name at the top of Forbes and Sports Illustrated list of 50 highest paid athletes.

In 2014, Forbes again put Mayweather at the top of highest paid athlete in the world. Any athlete can envy him at his enormous amount of wealth.

Floyd Mayweather net worth:

Floyd Mayweather Net Worth 2015, earnings, salary, endorsement
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How much is Floyd Mayweather Worth?

Total Net worth: $400 Million

Salary value: $100 Million per Fight.

Floyd Mayweather is a world famous American boxer. He has a net worth around $400 Million, more than any other athlete in the world. During his boxing career, he has won six championships in five different weight categories. He possesses an astonishing professional boxing record with 48 wins and 0 losses. Out of the 48 wins, 26 were knock out win for Mayweather. Mayweather is very consistent in the list of highest paid athletes in the world. He has a wide variety of endorsement deals, which give him around $80 million per year. Additionally, $150 million is added to his account every year, while he fights.

Floyd Mayweather Career Winnings & Earnings:

Carlos Baldomir: November 4, 2006 – $8 million

Oscar De La Hoya: May 5, 2007 – $25 million

Ricky Hatton: December 8, 2007 – $25 million

World Wrestling Entertainment Appearance: – $20 million

Juan Manuel Márquez: September 19, 2009 – $25 million

Sugar Shane Mosley: May 14th, 2010 – $30 million

Victor Ortiz: September 17th, 2011 – $40 million

Miguel Cotto: May 5, 2012 – $40 million

Robert Guerrero: May 4, 2013 – $50 million

Saul Alvarez: September 14, 2013 – $75 million

Marcos Maidana: May 2, 2014 – $40 million

Marcos Maidana: September 13, 2014 – $32 million

Manny Pacquiao: May 2nd, 2015 – $150 – $220 million

Floyd Mayweather’s Total Career Earnings: $630 million (includes the most recent $220m Pacquiao earnings)

There is a long history between Mayweather and Pacquiao fight. The fight was scheduled on 13 March, 2009. The fight was thought to be the most anticipated in a decade. The PPV (Pay per View) revenues were expected to exceed $180 million. Mayweather was to be guaranteed $25 million up front with an additional $20-25 million on the backend of the deal. But, unfortunately, Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather couldn’t reach an agreement and the fight fizzled for all these years. On 2 May, 2015 the fight took place and Mayweather again proved to be the best.

Mayweather defeated “Sugar” Shane Mosley in 2010, and Victor Ortiz in 2011, and Miguel Cotto in 2012. He earned around $50 million (32 million guaranteed) by defeating Robert Guerrero on 4th May, 2013. In the same year on 14 September, Floyd added $75 million ($41.5 million guaranteed) into his account by defeating Saul Alvarez. That was a record in the history of boxing for pursing the highest amount of money. The record was beaten by him on May 2nd, 2015, when Mayweather vs Pacquiao finally took place at Las Vegas.

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The fight was postponed because of two negotiations failing. Floyd’s team firstly accused Pacquiao of abusing drugs, the steroids to gain an unfair advantage over Mayweather. The second negotiation failed because of some schedule conflicts and the statement contract regarding the winning money. The fight eventually confirmed to be scheduled on May, 2015. The boxers met in a 12-round fight where Mayweather won through a point advantage.

The fight was thought to be the highest revenue-earning in the history of boxing. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao agreed on a term to split all the profit by 60-40. Mayweather is projected to earn the major money, which is estimated around $200 million. Mayweather came out victorious against Manny Pacquiao through a unanimous decision. According to Mirror, Mayweather earned over £116,554,424 or $176 million via his 60-40 deal which was decided last February.

The contract deal would offer Mayweather 60% of the fight’s money whether he won or lost against Pacquiao. The boxing match generated a huge revenue, well over $300 million, all over the world. The contract granted him his highest career paycheck, giving him a chance to be the highest paid athlete again.

Prior to that fight, Mayweather’s projected net worth was between $280 and $300 million per year. Then, by adding $176 million to his account, Floyd Mayweather Net worth in 2015 is a total of $470 million, making him the most valued athlete in the sports history.

In comparison, Manny Pacquiao had gathered around $335 million prior to the fight. He got additional $117 million from the fight with Mayweather which was shooting his net worth to $452 million in this year 2015.

With that huge amount of money, Floyd Mayweather would be able to purchase 97,129 square-meters of the city of Tokyo, Japan, rent around 100 parking spaces in Downtown Manhattan or even own over 14 million shares of Real Oviedo.