thumbnail Hello, profile the game's highest-earning players from wages and sponsorship deals over the past 12 months following the publication of France Football's rich list

The latest round of football rich lists have been published, with a number of familiar faces from the world game topping the charts for financial rewards.

France Football have highlighted the players who have made the most over the last year in combined wages and sponsorship deals, with four players from the Premier League, three from La Liga and one each from the leagues in Germany, Russia and USA making the top 10.

The following list, which sees every player comfortably beat the €10m barrier for their earnings in the last 12 months, includes a few surprise inclusions along with some heavyweights of the game both on and off the pitch.

1. Lionel Messi, Barcelona | 33m

2. David Beckham | 31.5m

3. Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid | 29.2m

4. Samuel Eto'o, Anzhi | 23.3m

5. Wayne Rooney, Man Utd | 20.6m

6. Sergio Aguero, Man City | 18.8m

7. Yaya Toure, Man City | 17.6m

8. Fernando Torres, Chelsea | 16.7m

9. Kaka, Real Madrid | 15.5m

10. Philipp Lahm, Bayern Munich | 14.3m


What do you make of the highest-earning players and the money they have made over the last 12 months? Do you think the lucky 10 are deserving of their astronomical loots? If not, let us know which players are more worthy of the biggest bucks that the game has to offer in our comments section below.