Moneyball

World Cup Salaries: Who Makes the Most?

Didier Drogba earns $20.8 million per year.

Reuters

Cote D’Ivoire’s Didier Drogba, who gained wide notoriety playing for Chelsea in the British Premier League, is the highest paid African footballer and the fifth highest paid player in the world.

Look what he earns in relation to other highest paid players in the world.

 

Player Team Total Salary Endorsements
Age Position
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
(Real Madrid)
$44.0 M
(21,3 Mds CFA)
$23.0 M
(11,1 Mds CFA)
$21.0 M
(10,2 Mds CFA)
29 attacker
2 Lionel Messi Argentina
(FC Barcelona)
$41.3 M
(20,0 Mds CFA)
$20.3 M
(9,8 Mds CFA)
$21.0 M
(10,2 Mds CFA)
27 attacker
3 Wayne Rooney England
(Manchester United)
$21.1 M
(10,2 Mds CFA)
$18.1 M
(8,8 Mds CFA)
$3.0 M
(1,5 Mds CFA)
28 attacker
4 Sergio Aguero Argentina
(Manchester City)
$20.9 M
(10,1 Mds CFA)
$17.4 M
(8,4 Mds CFA)
$3.5 M
(1,7 Mds CFA)
26 attacker
5 Didier Drogba Côte d’Ivoire
(Galatasaray)
$20.8 M
(10,1 Mds CFA)
$15.8 M
(7,6 Mds CFA)
$5.0 M
(2,4 Mds CFA)
36 attacker
6 Yaya Touré Côte d’Ivoire
(Manchester City)
$20.7 M
(10,0 Mds CFA)
$18.2 M
(8,8 Mds CFA)
$2.5 M
(1,2 Mds CFA)
31 midfield
7 Neymar Brazil
(FC Barcelona)
$20.5 M
(9,9 Mds CFA)
$10.5 M
(5,1 Mds CFA)
$10.0 M
(4,8 Mds CFA)
22 attacker
8 Fernando Torres Spain
(Chelsea)
$20.0 M
(9,7 Mds CFA)
$17.0 M
(8,2 Mds CFA)
$3.0 M
(1,5 Mds CFA)
30 attacker
9 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sweden
(PSG)
$19.7 M
(9,5 Mds CFA)
$17.2 M
(8,3 Mds CFA)
$2.5 M
(1,2 Mds CFA)
32 attacker
10 Kaka Brazil
(AC Milan)
$19.3 M
(9,5 Mds CFA)
$13.8 M
(6,7 Mds CFA)
$5.5 M
(2,7 Mds CFA)
32 midfield

Click here to show the other players in the top 10 list of highest paid.

How long would it take for you to make Drogba’s salary?

In Cote D’Ivoire, for example, the average salary is US$690 a year. Drogba earns that amount in less than 30 minutes. Click below to see how long it takes for Drogba to make what you make.

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(this post courtesy of VOA’s French World Cup blog. Check it out at http://football.lavoixdelamerique.com)

 

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