Highest Paid Footballers in 2012
Samuel Eto’o is the on the 4th spot with a salary package of $29 million annually. He is Africa’s most sought after footballer of all times. He has won the ‘African Player of the Year’ award four times. This Cameroonian player plays for the Russian tam Anzhi Makhachkala. He has recently added Ford and Puma to his sponsors list. His $29 million contract with the club is for the next 3 years.
Lionel Messi is not just the world’s best player, but he is also the third highest paid footballer in the world, which has earned him the third spot on the list. Messi is the Argentine footballer for the club Barcelona and also plays for the Argentina national team. His current salary paid by the club is $32 million. He also has endorsers like AudemarsPiquet, Konami, Chery, AirEuropa, Adidas and PepsiCo. Most recently, he has vowed to be with the Spanish giants until 2018, after renewal of his contract.
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