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The top ten earners in football: Real Madrid star Ronaldo best paid on planet

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid player in the game. A survey by Belgian football mag 'Sport Foot' has declared Ronaldo the best paid footballer on the planet with a salary of €12 million.

He is followed by his former Manchester United teammate Wayne Rooney, who is now on €11.5 million-a-year.

Top ten earners in football:

1) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - €12M 2) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - €11.5M 3) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - €11M 4) Yaya Toure (Manchester City) - €10.8M 5) Samuel Eto'o (Inter Milan) - €10.5M 6) Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich) - €9.7M 7) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) - €9M 8) Kaka (Real Madrid) - €9M 9) John Terry (Chelsea) - €9M 10) Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City) - €9M

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