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Zlatan Ibrahimović and Kaká the world's best paid footballers

Saturday, February 7, 2009

At a time when the crisis took all the front pages of international newspapers, Portuguese magazine Futebol Finance published a list of the world's best paid players this season.

But despite the Premier League's status as the world's richest league, none of its stars are feature in the top three.

Two Serie A superstars Zlatan Ibrahimović and Kaká are top of the list, earning €9 million annually in salary alone.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is third place, taking in over €8 million a year.

Meanwhile, John Terry and Frank Lampard are the highest paid Premier League representatives, each thought to be earning more than €7 million per annum.

Top 10 World's Best Paid Players

NameClubAnnual salary
1.Zlatan IbrahimovićInter Milan9,000,000
2.KakáAC Milan9,000,000
3.Lionel MessiBarcelona8,400,000
4.John TerryChelsea7,574,179
Frank LampardChelsea7,574,179
6.Thierry HenryBarcelona7,500,000
Samuel Eto´oBarcelona7,500,000
8.Cristiano RonaldoManchester United6,762,660
9.RonadinhoAC Milan6,500,000
Andriy ShevchenkoAC Milan6,500,000

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