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Global sport top earners 2005-06

January 12, 2007 10:33 IST

England soccer star David Beckham will leave Real Madrid at the end of the Spanish season and sign a five-year deal for US side Los Angeles Galaxy worth $1 million a week, the biggest in world sport.

The 31-year-old former England captain will earn a total $250 million over the five years financed heavily by endorsements and including bonuses based on performance and the future success of the MLS.

Top earners in global sport from June 2005 to June 2006, according to Forbes magazine:

1.Tiger WoodsGolf$90 million
2.Michael SchumacherMotor racing$58 million
3.Muhammad AliBoxing$55 million
4.Phil MickelsonGolf$47 million
5.Michael JordanBasketball$32 million
6.Kobe BryantBasketball$31 million
7.Shaquille O'NealBasketball$30 million
8.Valentino RossiMotorcycling$30 million
9.Tom BradyAmerican football$29 million
10.Alex RodriguezBaseball$29 million
11.Carson PalmerAmerican football$28 million
12.David BeckhamSoccer$27 million

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