Top 20 highest-paid football players 2012

By Zhang Junmian
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  David Beckham  大卫•贝克汉姆


David Beckham [Photo / Xinhua]

 Rank 2012:2;Earnings 2011:€31.5 million

Rank 2011:5;Earnings 2010:€19 million

Date of Birth:May 2, 1975


Club:Los Angeles Galaxy (U.S. Major Soccer League)

Marital Status:Married (Victoria Adams)

Mack Daddy David Beckham, currently playing for Los Angeles Galaxy, comes in a close second with a combined income of €31.5 million, €26 million of which came from advertising and endorsement contracts. The footballer previously played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, AC Milan, and the England national team. He was twice the runner-up for the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1999 and 2001.

When joining the MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007, he was offered a five-year contract believed to be worth US$250 million (€190.84 million), making him the highest-paid footballer in the league's history. The player, mainly central or right midfielder, is particularly famous for his trademark free kicks and long-range shots. The good-looking player's stardom stretches far beyond the pitch, and his major sponsors included Adidas and H&M.

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