Man Utd stars dominate English football rich list

Manchester United players dominate English football's rich list.

Manchester United players dominate English football's rich list.

Michael Owen is second on the list, published by Four Four Two, making him the top dog inside the Premier League despite featuring a long way down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

The former England international trails Beckham by a long way on £40m, but sponsorship deals with Umbro, Jaguar, Tissot and his own company Owen Promotions add to his pay-as-you-play deal to help him maintain second from last year.

Top 20 footballers:

1. David Beckham (£135m)
(LA Galaxy)

2. Michael Owen (£40m)
(Manchester United)

3. Rio Ferdinand (£36m)
(Manchester United)

4. Ryan Giggs (£30m)
(Manchester United)

5. Wayne Rooney (£30m)
(Manchester United)

6. Steven Gerrard (£27m)
(Liverpool)

7. Frank Lampard (£26m)
(Chelsea)

8. John Terry (£22m)
(Chelsea)

9. Didier Drogba (£19m)
(Chelsea)

10. Fernando Torres (£18m)
(Chelsea)

11. Petr Cech (£16m)
(Chelsea)

= Nicolas Anelka (£16m)
(Chelsea)

= Joe Cole (£16m)
(Lille)

14. Yaya Toure (£14m)
(Manchester City)

= Michael Essien (£14m)
(Chelsea)

= Carlos Tevez (£14m)
(Manchester City)

= Ashley Cole (£14m)
(Chelsea)

18. Robbie Keane (£13m)
(LA Galaxy)

= Damien Duff (£13m)
(Fulham)

20. Craig Bellamy (£12m)
(Liverpool)

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