Who is the world-class footballer with the highest salary in the world? Many people do not think that top players are always synonymous with high salaries. It wasn’t always like that. For example, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. It turns out that the salary of the top striker of Barcelona and Madrid is still inferior, when compared to the salary of Samuel Eto’o and also Zlatan Ibramovic who is now taking shelter at the French giant club, Paris Saint-Germain.

Here are the top 10 players in the world with the highest salaries paid by their clubs:

1. Samuel Eto’o (Anzhi Makhachkala)
Samuel Eto’o’s ability may not be as agile and brilliant as six years ago when he was still strengthening Barcelona. But even so, the Cameroonian player was able to transform into the footballer with the most expensive salary in the world. Imagine, Eto’o’s total salary at Anzhi Makhachkala touched the value of 20 million pounds. If converted into rupiah, every year Eto’o receives a fee of 302.4 billion rupiah.

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain)
It doesn’t feel wrong for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to move to Paris Saint Germain this season. Because, at the rich club Ibra was paid a high salary. The total money earned by the tall player is 14.5 million pounds or 219.3 billion rupiah per year. This value is greater than what he got at the giant clubs where he used to be, such as Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, ​​and AC Milan.

3. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Initially Wayne Rooney asked for a salary increase at the management of Manchester United. However, the request was not immediately approved by the Red Devils. Finally, Rooney had an argument with his club and he asked to be released to another club.

Not wanting to lose his players, MU management finally complied with Rooney’s demands. The stocky striker’s salary was raised to 12.5 million pounds. If converted, Rooney receives an income of Rp 189 billion.

4. Fernando Torres (Chelsea)
Fernando Torres is entitled to the status as a high-income player at Chelsea. The total salary of El Nino, nicknamed Torres, reached 10.8 million pounds or 163 billion rupiah per year. But unfortunately, with a high salary Torres has not been able to show his best game at Chelsea. Since his arrival from Liverpool in the middle of the 2010-2011 season, Torres is still relatively barren in terms of scoring goals.

5. Dario Conca (Guangzhou Evergrande)
No one thought that a player like Dario Conca could enter the top 10 highest-paid football players in the world. In one season, Conca was paid by his club Guangzhou Evergrande, with a salary of 10.6 million pounds. That amount of money is equal to 160.4 billion rupiah. Conca is an Argentine player who has had a long career in the Brazilian League with Fluminense. In 2011, Conca moved to Guangzhou Evergrande for a transfer value of 10 million pounds.

6. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Even though he has won the title of the world’s best player four times, Lionel Messi just can’t make his name as a high-paid footballer. Messi’s salary at Barcelona is estimated at only 10.5 million pounds. This value is equal to 158 billion rupiah.

7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Holding the record as the player with the most expensive transfer fee is not a guarantee for Cristiano Ronaldo to get a high fee at his club Real Madrid. In his contract, the player who is familiarly called CR7 is only paid 10 million pounds per season or worth 151 billion rupiah.

8. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Since Mario Balotelli’s exit from Manchester City in the January transfer window, Yaya Toure automatically managed to become the highest-paid player at the club nicknamed The Citizens. The Ivory Coast midfielder received a salary of 9.1 million pounds, equivalent to 137.7 billion rupiah per season. In the next season, Toure has the opportunity to increase his salary. Because until now, Kolo Toure’s younger brother has managed to become a key player in Manchester City’s midfield.

9. Ricardo Kaka (Real Madrid)
Although rarely played by the manager Mourinho, but still Ricardo Kaka still receives high fees at his club. The salary of this Brazilian player touches the figure of 9 million pounds per season. Very high value for a player who rarely appears on the field. If converted into rupiah, Kaka’s total salary is equivalent to Rp 136 billion.

10. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Sergio Aguero’s brilliant talent was paid dearly by Manchester City. In one season, Diego Maradona’s son-in-law received a salary of 8.3 million pounds or around 125 billion rupiah. This value could rise in connection with the achievements shown by Aguero in the City front line. Possibly, this former Atletico Madrid player can follow the salary received by Yaya Toure and transform into a high-income player at The Citizens.

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