The Highest Paid Soccer Stars In The World
Soccer is a sport so universally loved billions of people both play and watch it, but the sport's best leagues are found in Europe. Much like America's National Basketball Association and National Football League, playing in the European soccer leagues- particularly Spain's La Liga and England's Premier League- is deemed the pinnacle because of the caliber of players they attract.
However, world-class players also grace other leagues, such as France's Ligue 1 and Germany's Bundesliga, which means that as well as broadcasting some of the finest soccer talents on their shores, they also have hefty wage bills that would put certain NBA and NFL salaries to shame. With that in mind, we've decided to list the highest paid players in the men's game.
Please note that this is not an assessment of overall wealth, but of yearly earnings from a yearly period. The list is no particular order.