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The Belgian weekly magazine Sport Football has unveiled the top 50 best paid players in the world currently. Little surprise, since it is Ronaldo who dominates this ranking before Wayne Rooney and double Golden Ball winner, Lionel Messi. First French in this classification, Franck Ribery, eleventh with 8 million per year at Bayern Munich. You have to go to 41st position to find the first player in France, Yoann Gourcuff. Obviously, this top 50 does not take into account the various advertising contracts for players and various bonuses.


Top 50 best paid players


1 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 12 M / year
2 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United): 11.5 million / year
3 Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona): 11 million / year
4 Yaya Toure (Manchester City): 10.8 million / year
5 Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan): 10.5 million / year
6 Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich): 9.7 million / year
7 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan): 9 M / yearr
8 Kaka (Real Madrid): 9 M / year
9 John Terry (Chelsea): 9 M / year
10 Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City): 8.4 million / year
11 Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich): 8 million / year
12 Fernando Torres (Liverpool): 7.8 million / year
13 Steven Gerrard (Liverpool): 7.6 million / year
14 Carlos Tevez (Manchester City): 7.6 million / year
15 Frank Lampard (Chelsea): 7.57 million / year
16 Xavi (FC Barcelona): 7.5 million / year
17 Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona): 7 M / year
18 Didier Drogba (Chelsea): 6.5 million / year
19 Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United): 6.5 million / year
20 Andrea Pirlo (AC Milan): 6 M / year
21 David Villa (FC Barcelona): 6 M / year
22 Iker Casillas (Real Madrid): 6 M / year
23 Frederic Kanoute (Sevilla): 6 M / year
24 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): 6 M / year
25 Gigi Buffon (Juventus): 6 M / year
26 Patrick Vieira (Manchester City): 5.72 million / year
27 Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan): 5.5 million / year
28 Garreth Barry (Manchester City): 5.5 million / year
29 Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich): 5.5 million / year
30 Asley Cole (Chelsea): 5.41 million / year
31 Joe Cole (Liverpool): 5.2 million / year
32 Diego Milito (Inter Milan): 5 M / year
33 David Silva (Manchester City): 5 M / year
34 Carles Puyol (FC Barcelona): 5 M / year
35 Kolo Toure (Manchester City): 5 M / year
36 Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid): 5 M / year
37 Francesco Totti (AS Roma): 4.9 million / year
38 Dimitar Berbatov (Manchester United): 4.87 million / year
39 Andrei Arshavin (Arsenal): 4.87 million / year
40 Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea): 4.8 million / year
41 Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon): 4.8 million / year
42 Paul Scholes (Manchester United): 4.8 million / year
43 Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma): 4.6 million / year
44 Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid): 4.6 million / year
45 Jamie Carragher (Liverpool): 4.6 million / year
46 Ryan Giggs (Manchester United): 4.6 million / year
47 Julio Cesar (Inter Milan): 4.5 million / year
48 Diego Forlan (Atletico Madrid): 4.5 million / year
49 Alessandro Nesta (AC Milan): 4.5 million / year
50 Gabriel Heinze (Marseille): 4.5 million / year