He is captain of national team of Germany as well as captain of his club. Last year, he came up with his book on his football career and how to become good footballer and this year he is in top 10 highest paid football players.
9. Ricardo Kaka
Paid: £12.9 million
A god gifted sportsman, Kaka, who had choice to play either tennis or football and he chose football as his career which proved to be the right choice. He is an attacking midfielder and wears shirt number 8 but in the list of most paid footballers he gets 9th position.
8. Fernando Torres
Paid: £13.9 million
It’s really a great coincidence that man with shirt number 9 gets 8th rank. Fernando Torres is a fine striker of Chelsea and Spanish football team. He is promising player and many young footballers follow him especially his hair style.
7. Yaya Toure
Paid: £14.7 million
Yaya Toure is capable of all doing anything on the field. He adopts to circumstances very quickly. He can attack with full speed whereas his defensive technique is quite well which makes him the perfect midfielder.
6. Sergio Aguero
Paid: £15.7 million
A stylish player from Argentina, Sergio Aguero, who is striker for Manchester City too. According to stats, his goal per game ratio is almost half which means he scores goal in two matches.
5. Wayne Rooney
Paid: £17.2 million
Rooney is a star player for Manchester United and member of English football team. His goal per game ratio for Manchester United is more than half. He is just 26 years old and has ample time to achieve greatness in football.
4. Samuel Eto’o
Paid: £19.4 million
This year has been very profitable for Samuel Eto’o as got better rank in highest paid footballers. He has received Afrircan Player of the Year award four times and three times he was awarded consecutively.
3. Christiano Ronaldo
Paid: £24.3 million
He has played for three clubs as well as for Portugal at various levels but playing for Real Madrid is his best experience where his goal per game ratio is more than one. He is a powerful striker of football and manages to score goals by putting either head or foot in front of the ball.
2. David Beckham
Paid: £26.2 million
Beckham is an experienced English footballer. He signed a deal with Samsung to be the brand ambassador of Samsung. He earned his livings by coaching when he missed FIFA World Cup 2010. He is said to be the most disciplined footballer.
1. Lionel Messi
Paid: £27.5 million
Messi is not only popular but he is most paid football player of 2012. He started playing professional game at an early age of 8. Since 2004, he has been playing for Barcelona. Argentina is privileged to have highest paid footballer as its captain