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Rooney pips Ferdinand to become richest player in EPL

Last updated on: April 28, 2013 19:08 IST

Rooney pips Ferdinand to become richest player in EPL

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Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney is the richest player in the Premier League with a fortune estimated at 51 million pounds ($79.01 million), according to the Sunday Times newspaper's sporting rich list.

Twenty-four Premier League players are among the top 100 richest sportsmen in Britain and Ireland.

Rooney's fortune has risen by six million pounds from 2012 and his combined wealth with wife Coleen is estimated at 64 million pounds.

United teammate Rio Ferdinand is ranked second on 42 million pounds while Stoke City striker Michael Owen is third on 38 million.

Values are based on identifiable wealth including land, property, assets including art and race horses, and shares in publicly quoted companies.

The fourth place is shared by Ryan Giggs and Frank Lampard.

Former England captain David Beckham, now playing for Paris St Germain, is ranked 11th in the Sunday Times world sporting rich list with a worth of 165 million pounds.

World No 1 golfer Tiger Woods is top of that chart on 570 million pounds.

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Club: Manchester United

Value of wealth: 51 million pounds




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Rio Ferdinand

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Club: Manchester United

Value of wealth: 42 million




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Michael Owen

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Club: Stoke City

Value of wealth: 38 million




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Ryan Giggs

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Club: Manchester United

Value of wealth: 34 million




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Frank Lampard

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Club: Chelsea

Value of wealth: 34 million




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Steven Gerrard

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Club: Liverpool

Value of wealth: 33 million




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Fernando Torres

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Club: Chelsea

Value of wealth: 26 million




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John Terry

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Club: Chelsea

Value of wealth: 24 million




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Joe Cole

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Club: West Ham United

Value of wealth: 21 million




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Petr Cech

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Club: Chelsea

Value of wealth: 20 million





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