Chelsea boast four of game's top ten earners

Chelsea boast four of the top ten earners in the game according to a published study by France Football.

Kaka, of AC Milan, and Ronaldinho, of Barcelona - both Brazilians - head the list, followed by Frank Lampard and John Terry, of Chelsea, who are the highest-earning Englishmen. In addition to Michael Ballack and Andriy Shevchenko, the other Chelsea representatives, three more Barclays Premier League players are in the top ten - Fernando Torres, Cristiano Ronaldo and Steven Gerrard. Ronaldo's will improve once he has renegotiated his contract. Kaka is Serie A's lone representative.

Top ten earners:

Kaka (AC Milan) £6.6m

Ronaldinho (Barcelona) £6.31

F Lampard (Chelsea) £6.04

J Terry (Chelsea) £6.04

F Torres (Liverpool) £5.86

A Shevchenko (Chelsea) £5.77

M Ballack (Chelsea) £5.77

C Ronaldo (Man Utd) £5.69

T Henry (Barcelona) £5.69

S Gerrard (Liverpool) £5.69

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