Revealed: Football's highest paid player in 2010

Laura Miller

With individual annual earnings higher than many millionaire's entire fortune, this is one group of ten men who definitely aren't struggling.

Overall last year, the Beautiful Game made these players £151.9m. With so much to invest they will be relying on the sound advice of their IFAs. Probably not Sven Goran Eriksson's though.    No. 1 David Beckham £24.4m Los Angeles Galaxy Beckham's endorsement deal with Adidas is the biggest in the sport thanks to royalties from soccer apparel, in addition to his deals with lifestyle lines. No. 2 Cristiano Ronaldo £23.2m Real Madrid Ronaldo is Facebook's most popular athlete with 24 million fans, which is part of the attraction for sponsors like Nike, Armani, Coca-Cola and ...

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