Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Ronaldinho best paid soccer player

Ronaldinho has beat David Beckham in the money race by earning 5 million euros more then the Englishman.

For the first time in three years Beckham is not the top earner in the sport according to France Football magazine. Ronaldinho received 14 million euros from 15 advertising contracts wth such companies as PepsiCo Inc., Nike Inc., Cadbury Schweppes Plc and Groupe Danone.

Here is the list of the best paid soccer players (all money is in euros)

1. Ronaldinho8.523.0
2. David Beckham6.418.0
3. Ronaldo6.417.4
4. Wayne Rooney5.216.1
5. Christian Vieri4.016.0
6. Zinedine Zidane6.415.0
7. Alessandro del Piero4.211.5
8. Frank Lampard7.29.8
9. Thierry Henry4.59.8
10. John Terry5.99.7
11. Steven Gerrard6.79.2
12. Oliver Kahn6.09.1
13. Rio Ferdinand7.29.0
14. Raul Gonzalez6.48.9
15. Michael Owen5.08.7
16. Ruud van Nistelrooy6.48.5
17. Francesco Totti5.68.4
18. Michael Ballack5.58.4
19. Harry Kewell5.77.9
20. Patrick Vieira5.07.5


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