March 30, 2009

The highest-paid soccer players in the world have been revealed, and top of the heap is one Mr. Posh. France Football has compiled a list of the highest earners in soccer today and David Beckham, currently on loan at AC Milan from the L.A. Galaxy, tops the list. The England star is joined by club-mates Kaka and Ronaldinho.

Meanwhile, Barcelona's Lionel Messi comes in second place and Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is also included. Three English internationals in Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard, and John Terry round out the top 10.

In terms of coaching, two ex-Chelsea tacticians lead the way. Inter boss Jose Mourinho earns approximately 11 million pounds ($15.6 million), while Luiz Felipe Scolari earns slightly more than the "Special One"' from his contract with the Blues, valued at 12.5 million pounds ($17.7 million).

The top 10 results for the highest paid players.

1. David Beckham (Milan): 32.4 million pounds ($46 million). 2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona): 28.6 million pounds ($40.6 million).3. Ronaldinho (Milan): 19.6 million pounds ($27.8 million).4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United): 18.3 million pounds ($25.9 million). 5. Thierry Henry (Barcelona): 17 million pounds ($24.1 million). 6. Kaka (Milan): 15.1 million pounds ($21.4 million). 7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter): 14 million pounds ($19.8 million). 8. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United): 13.5 million pounds ($19.1 million). 9. Frank Lampard (Chelsea): 13 million pounds ($18.4 million). 10. John Terry (Chelsea): 11.7 million pounds ($16.6 million).

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