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The World's Highest-Paid Soccer Players 2016

Forbes Logo By Christina Settimi, Forbes Staff of Forbes | Slide 1 of 21: <p>The two best male footballers in the world are also the two highest-paid, on and off the pitch. The money that separates them is as slight as the difference in their greatness. To compile our list of the world's 20 highest paid we spoke with players' agents, talent agencies, commercial sponsors and related experts in the U.S. and Europe. Figures are in US $ and include soccer salaries, bonuses, and endorsements earned in 2015. Transfer fees are excluded. <br></p>

The World's Highest-Paid Soccer Players 2016

The two best male footballers in the world are also the two highest-paid, on and off the pitch. The money that separates them is as slight as the difference in their greatness. To compile our list of the world's 20 highest paid we spoke with players' agents, talent agencies, commercial sponsors and related experts in the U.S. and Europe. Figures are in US dollar and include soccer salaries, bonuses, and endorsements earned in 2015. Transfer fees are excluded.

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