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The Top 20 Forbes richest footballers in the world

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1.Cristiano Ronaldo

Last year the player from Madeira earned a total of 83 million dollars.

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2. Lionel Messi

The Argentine striker earned a total of 77 million dollars.

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3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The third best earning player in football with 37 million dollars

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4. Neymar

A annual income of 36 million dollars.

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5. Gareth Bale

2015 saw the Wales international earn 34 million dollars.

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6. Wayne Rooney

The Liverpool born player pocketed 26 million dollars in 2015

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7. Kun Agüero

$24M was earnt by the Argentine in 2015

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8. Luis Suárez

The Uruguayan earned 23 million dollars in the year 2015

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9. Eden Hazard

The Chelsea player brought in 22 million dollars last year.

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10. Cesc Fábregas

At number 10, Cesc on 21 million for '15.

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11. James

21 million dollars for the out of favour Colombian.

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14. Thiago Silva

Silva earned 2 million of his 18 million dollar income from publicity deals.

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15. Mesut Ozil

The Arsenal player earned 18 million dollars.

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16. Schweinsteiger

Retired from international duty but the United player pocketed 18 million dollars.

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17. Ángel Di Maria

18 million $ for "El fideo"

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18. Robin Van Persie

17 million dollars for the Dutch striker.

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19. David Silva

The Canary Islander earned 17 million $.

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20. Samir Nasri

Nasri closes the list with his 15 million dollars in 2015.

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12. Yaya Touré

20 million for the Ivorian.

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13. Radamel Falcao

Back with Monaco again, the Colombian pocketed 19 million dollars in 2015.

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