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Best paid footballer: Not Messi, Ronaldo; it's Beckham!

Last updated on: April 18, 2013 16:19 IST

Beckham is world's best paid footballer: Forbes

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder David Beckham beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the money stakes to become the world's best-paid footballer.

Check out Forbes' list of the world's highest paid footballers.

David Beckham

Total earnings: $50.6million

Age: 37

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

Sponsors: Adidas, Breitling, Coty, H&M, Sainsbury

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Image: David Beckham
Photographs: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

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Cristiano Ronaldo

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Total earnings: $43.5 million

Age: 28

Club: Real Madrid

Sponsors: Nike, Castrol, Clear Shampoo, Mobitti, Konami, Banco Espirito Santo



Photographs: Juan Medina/Reuters

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Lionel Messi

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Total earnings: $40.3 million

Age: 25

Club: FC Barcelona

Sponsors: Adidas, Pepsi, EA Sports, Head & Shoulders, Herbalife, Turkish Airlines, Dolce & Gabana


Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

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Sergio Aguero

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Total earnings: $20.8 million

Age: 24

Club: Manchester City

Sponsors: Puma, Pepsi


Photographs: Getty Images

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Wayne Rooney

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Total earnings: $20.3 million

Age: 27

Club: Manchester United

Sponsors: Nike, Harper Collins


Photographs: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

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Yaya Toure

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Total earnings: $20.2 million

Age: 29

Club: Manchester City

Sponsors: Puma

Photographs: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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Fernando Torres

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Total earnings: $20.2 million

Age: 29

Club: Chelsea

Sponsors: Nike, Pepsi


Photographs: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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Neymar

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Total earnings: $19.5 million

Age: 21

Club: Santos

Sponsors: Nike, Konami, Panasonic, Red Bull, Santander, Unilver, Volkswagen



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Kaka

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Total earnings: $19.3 million

Age: 30

Club: Real Madrid

Sponsors: Adidas, Pepsi

Photographs: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images
Tags: Pepsi , Kaka

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Didier Drogba

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Total earnings: $17.8 million

Age: 35

Club: Galatasaray

Sponsors: Nike, Pepsi


Photographs: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images/Getty Images

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