Soccer is one of the most followed sports in the worldwide arena. Due to its popularity, highest levels of financing and commercializing have penetrated this sport. Varied reactions have been received by soccer commercialization from international spectators. Spectators can now enjoy a variety of global talent at the domestic leagues; still the soccer players are criticized for their over payment.
The list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2017 will now be present. Cristiano Ronaldo has occupied the first place in this list with his earning of $80 million. One of the most surprising things in this year’s list is the omission of David Beckham for the first time.
Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2017
1- Cristiano Ronaldo
He is one of the most famous athletes in the world. He has won Ballon d’Or 2013 award by scoring 69 goals in total 59 matches for Portugal and Real Madrid. Real Madrid awarded him a five years contract having worth of $206 million. He is current getting a salary of $49 million. It is a large salary for any league team in the world, but Real Madrid can afford it as it has been rated the most worthy team of soccer at $3.4 billion. His club has earned revenue of $675 million in year 2013 and gained an income of $172 million. Major sponsors like Nike, Tag Heuer, Samsung, Herbalife and Emirates have big contracts with him, and his total endorsements are $24 million.