Footballer's Lives

Footballers are among the highest paid sports stars and for good reason given how fanatical followers and supporters can be. It becomes hard then for clubs to hold on to players as they get outbidded by bigger teams. With this years transfer window underway - let's review who the richest footballers of 2015 are. Don't feel too left out as your lottery winning with will put you on the right path to your own personal riches!
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#2 Lionel Messi - $70.5 million. Argentinian, Lionel Andres Messi tops the tables as both top scorer and one of the highest paid footballers. The amazing Barcelona striker has won the FIFA Ballon d'Or a record four times and has sponsors of Adidas, Samsung, Pepsi, Turkish Airlines and Herbalife. Adidas launched a signature shoe with the player just before last year's World Cup as well.

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#3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic - $41.8 million.  Swedish player, Ibrahimovic is famed for his deadly accurate bicycle kick which he displays often with French club, PSG (Paris Saint-Germain). His sponsors include Nike and Volvo which reward him handsomely as he continues to top tables as the league's highest scorer.

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#5 Neymar Jr. - $31.7 million. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is a Brazilian players that is widely well-known simply as Neymar. He plays for FC Barcelona with the Spanish club locking him in for a contract of $124 million in 2013. He received a signing bonus of $13 million as well as transfer fees from his native Brazil club, Santos.

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#4 Gareth Bale - $34.9 million.  Wale's native, Bale was toted as the highest paid for footballer during the 2013 transfer season. Real Madrid paid a then record-breaking amount of $118 million for the Tottenham Hotspur player who receives weekly wages of $456, 000, which is besides what he earns from endorsements with Adidas, EA Sports and Lucozade.

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#6 Radamel Falcao - $31 million. Radamel Falcao Garcial Zarate plays for Manchester United as well on loan from AS Monaco. In a 5 year contract from French club, AS Monaco, he is sponsored by brands such as Puma, Samsung and Gillette.

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#7 Wayne Rooney - $25,8 million.  The aging Rooney is still a core part of the Manchester United attack, with his speed and eye for goals spearheading the team's strategic style of play. The 10-year veteran was once the youngest footballer signed and has grown exponentially with the team, resulting in him still making the list for top paid footballers. He secured himself a 4-year contract with the team, signed for $104 million in 2013. He is remains a fan favorite in jersey sales.

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#10 Luis Suarez - $19.9 million. Suarez took a huge 'bite' (sorry, we couldn't resist) out of the competition with his move to Barcelona last year and etching himself a place in the prestigious squad.

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