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Kaka, Ronaldinho top two earners in football

There are also a few notable inclusions and omissions as takes a peek at the top earners.

A photocopied list of the top 50 earners is doing the rounds at present, compiled by inside sources, allowing for some interesting wage comparisons.

Milan's Ricardo Kaka tops the pile - raking in £143,438 per week, or just under £7.5m a year - with second-placed Barcelona ace Ronaldinho making similar money.

As one would expect, big-spending Chelsea's presence in the top ten hints at their astronomical wage bill. Frank Lampard and John Terry are third and fourth, with Andriy Shevchenko and Michael Ballack also in the top seven.

There are a few surprising names on the list. Portsmouth's Sol Campbell earns more than £105,000 a week in 15th, while Tottenham's Darren Bent's salary is put at £94,669 and Liverpool's injury-plagued midfielder Harry Kewell ranks 39th.

The Top Ten

1. Ricardo Kaka
2. Ronaldinho
3. Frank Lampard
4. John Terry
5. Fernando Torres
6. Andriy Shevchenko
7. Michael Ballack
8. Cristiano Ronaldo
9. Thierry Henry
10. Steven Gerrard

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