Forbes Magazine released it's 2011 world's Highest-Paid Soccer Players with David Beckham topping the list. Former Inter's Cameroonian striker and four time African Footballer Of The Year, Samuel Eto'o, currently world's highest-paid footballer come in 10th to be the only African footballer on the list. These best players continue to pull in deals despite the economic downturn. The Forbes income figures include salaries, bonuses and endorsements earned from May 2010 to May 2011.
No. 1 - David Beckham
Net worth: £135 million or $219 million – according to 2011 Sunday Times UK Rich List
May 2010 to May 2011 Earnings: $40 million
Current Club: Los Angeles Galaxy
His endorsement deal with Adidas is the biggest in the sport thanks to royalties from soccer apparel and cleats as well as lifestyle lines like ObyO. In May 2011 he signed a deal with Samsung to become the company's global brand ambassador for the Games.
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