Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United players feature amongst the highest paid players in world football. Read the best paid soccer stars in the world here.
Football players at the very top of the game earn an extraordinary amount of money each year.
Here are the top ten highest paid players, courtesy of business magazine Forbes.
The following list is based purely on salary earnings, and does not include endorsements – or else David Beckham would place number one despite retiring in May.
10. Kaka (Real Madrid – AC Milan)
Kaka may have had a disappointing and injury interrupted Real Madrid career, but earned a colossal salary nonetheless having signed for the Spanish capital club as a world record transfer.
The Brazilian has since moved to AC Milan, where he has taken a salary cut of over 50% from his previous wages at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
It is therefore unlikely that Kaka will be in this list in 2014.