Who is the highest earner now David Beckham has retired?
We all know that footballers get paid extortionate sums of money by their clubs, as well as receiving more than that for sponsorship deals off the pitch.
David Beckham was the king of making money both within and outside of football, but with the Englishman having now retired from the game who is the richest footballer in the world?
Here’s the top 10, with statistics courtesy of Goal.
10. Theirry Henry – £47m
The former Arsenal and Barcelona forward may have peaked in his career, but now at MLS franchise New York Red Bulls the Frenchman is sitting pretty.
Henry is the highest paid player in America with annual earnings of around £2.6m and also has luxury properties in both London and New York, along with endorsements from Nike, Renualt and Gillette.