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Money Players

May 24, 2000

France Football magazine's annual survey of the highest-paid players in soccer, including endorsement income:

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Rank Player (Nationality) Club (Country) Annual Earnings 1. Alessandro Del Piero Juventus (Italy) $11 million (Italian) 2. Ronaldo (Brazilian) Inter Milan (Italy) $9.2 million 3. Christian Vieri Inter Milan (Italy) $6.5 million (Italian) 4. David Beckham (English) Manchester United $6 million (England) 5. Gabriel Batistuta Fiorentina (Italy) $5.9 million (Argentine) 6. Alan Shearer (English) Newcastle United (England) $5.8 million 7. Nicolas Anelka (French) Real Madrid (Spain) $5.7 million 8. Steve McManaman Real Madrid (Spain) $5.36 million (English) 9. Hidetoshi Nakata AS Roma (Italy) $5.33 million (Japanese) 10. Zinedine Zidane Juventus (Italy) $5.2 million (French)

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