According to Marca, Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked only tenth in the world when it comes to wages paid by their clubs, with the likes of little known Dario Conca earning more than the far more illustrious Portuguese.
In our today’s Picture Special, we have a look at the top ten footballer salaries, according to Marca..
1. Samuel Eto’o – Anzhi Makhachkala (€20m-a-year)
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Paris Saint-Germain (€14.5m)
3. Wanye Rooney – Manchester United (€13.8m)
4. Yaya Toure – Manchester City (€13m)
5. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City (€12.5m)
6. Didier Drogba – Shanghai Shenhua (€12m)
7. Fernando Torres – Chelsea (€10.8m)
8. Dario Conca – Guangzho Evergrande (€10.6m)
9. Lionel Messi – Barcelona (€10.5m)
10. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid (€10m)