Whenever people talk about soccer players in terms of their earnings, David Beckham is always at the top. But if one cares to check out the list of top-notch 20 highest-paid football stars, then they will realize that Beckham is not even close to them in terms of his earning.

To most, it shall be cleared right here that Beckham earns $6.5 million annually which makes him part of the top 50 highest-paid players barely!

The surprising fact isn’t it? Well let’s just come out of David’s earning and have a glance into the top five highly paid football stars at present:

No. 1: Christiano Ronaldo, a 25-year-old Portuguese player who plays as a forward for Real Madrid earns $17.06 million annually. In the Spanish national team, Christiano is the most expensive player. It could be imagined by the fact that Real Madrid bought the rights of Christiano worth $132 million from Manchester United in 2009.

No. 2: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish player who has been able to earn $15.7 million in the 2009-2010 seasons. Ibrahimovic is a 29-year-old player who is a striker in Barcelona.

No. 3: LonelMessi is the youngest 22-year-old player of Argentina who is among the top 20 highest-paid players in the football world. In the season of 2009-2010, Messi earned $13.7 million. Messi is going to represent his national team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

No. 4: Samuel Eto’o, Cameroon’s national football team captain has a contract at a current of worth $13.74 million. In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Messi is going to lead his team and all eyes are on him to win the World Cup for Argentina.

No. 5: Kaka, the heartbeat of female fans and the most popular player of the Brazilian team is going to earn $13.13 million this year by playing as a midfielder for Real Madrid.

A money temptation along with style, glamour, and popularity, football for sure is a way to live a perfect life!

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