Soccer is sure one of the most popular and and elite sports which definitely makes it the best highest paying sport of the world.

Soccer holds a 250 million worldwide viewership and not only the players get immense attention from the crowd but also earn whopping high salaries. The Clubs and National Teams too earn big bucks from jersey sponsorships and TV Right Fees.

Various Soccer players also draw in big cash from Endoresements and adverts. The recent 2015 FIFA World Cup proved to be the best platform for players to score contracts from Megabrands such as Nike, Adidas, Pepsi and various others.

Considering all the factors aforesaid, these are the Top 10 highest paid Soccer players in the world for 2015:

10.  Luis Suarez – $19.9 million

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Uruguayan national team as a striker. According to Forbes he earns a total of $19.9 million per year.

9. Sergio Aguero – $25.3

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

Sergio Aguero and currently plays for Manchester City in the English Premier League. Sergio Aguero earns a total of $25.3 million per year.

8. James Rodriguez – $25.4 million

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

James Rodríguez or simply James, is a  footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Colombian national team, as an attacking midfielder or winger. He earns a total of $25.4 million per year.

7. Wayne Rooney – $25.8 million

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

Wayne Rooney and currently plays for Manchester United in the English Premier League. According to the recent years’ salary statistics, Wayne Rooney earns a total of $25.8 million per year.

6. Radamel Falcao – $31 million

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

Falcao García and currently plays for Manchester United on loan from AS Monaco in the English Premier League. According to the recent years’ salary statistics, Radamel Falcao earns a total of $26 million per year.

5. Neymar Jr. $31.7 million

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

Neymar and currently plays for Barcelona in the Spanish Liga BBVA. According to the recent years’ salary statistics, Neymar Jr. earns a total of $31.7 million per year.

4. Gareth Bale – $34.9 million

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

Gareth Bale currently plays for Real Madrid in the Spanish Liga BBVA. According to the recent years’ salary statistics, Gareth Bale earns a total of $34.9 million per year.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $41.8

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is well known for his bicycle kick and currently plays for the Paris Saint-Germain in the French Ligue 1. According to the recent years’ salary statistics, Ibrahimovic earns a total of $41.8 million per year.

2. Lionel Messi – $70.5 million

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

Lionel Andrés Messi is widely known as the Leo Messi and currently plays for Barcelona in the Spanish Liga BBVA. According to the recent years/ salary statistics, Messi earns a total of $70.5 million per year out of which $48.5 million comes as the salary from the club and he also earns $22 million from his endorsements each year.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – $79 million

The Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players In The World For 2015

Portuguese national soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is widely known as the CR7 and currently plays for Real Madrid in the Spanish Liga BBVA. According to the recent years’ salary statistics, CR7 earns a total of $79 million per year out of which $52.2 million comes as the salary from the club and he also earns $26.8 million from his endorsements each year.

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