James Rodriguez and Forbes' Top 15 2015 Best Paid Soccer Players

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  • 2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
    2/33 Argentine striker earned 73.8 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 51.8 million dollars. He had endorsements of 22 millions.
  • 8. Radamel Falcao (Chelsea-Manchester United)
    3/33 Colombian striker earned 25.9 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 21.9 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4 millions.
  • 8. Radamel Falcao (Chelsea-Manchester United)
    4/33 Colombian striker earned 25.9 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 21.9 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4 millions.
  • 12. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
    5/33 Ivorian midfielder earned 20 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 17 million dollars. He had endorsements of 3 millions.
  • 12. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
    6/33 Ivorian midfielder earned 20 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 17 million dollars. He had endorsements of 3 millions.
  • 9. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
    7/33 Argentine striker earned 24.9 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 17.9 million dollars. He had endorsements of 7 millions.
  • 9. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
    8/33 Argentine striker earned 24.9 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 17.9 million dollars. He had endorsements of 7 millions.
  • 7. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
    9/33 English striker earned 26.9 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 19.9 million dollars. He had endorsements of 7 millions.
  • 7. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
    10/33 English striker earned 26.9 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 19.9 million dollars. He had endorsements of 7 millions.
  • 13. Frank Lampard (Manchester City)
    11/33 English midfielder earned 19.7 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 15.7 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4 millions.
  • 13. Frank Lampard (Manchester City)
    12/33 English midfielder earned 19.7 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 15.7 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4 millions.
  • 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
    13/33 Portuguese striker earned 79.6 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 52.6 million dollars. He had endorsements of 27 millions.
  • 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
    14/33 Portuguese striker earned 79.6 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 52.6 million dollars. He had endorsements of 27 millions.
  • 15. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
    15/33 German midfielder earned 19.3 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 12.8 million dollars. He had endorsements of 6.5 millions.
  • 2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
    16/33 Argentine striker earned 73.8 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 51.8 million dollars. He had endorsements of 22 millions.
  • 6. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)
    17/33 Colombian midfielder earned 29 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 24.5 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4.5 millions.
  • 6. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)
    18/33 Colombian midfielder earned 29 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 24.5 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4.5 millions.
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  • 14. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
    21/33 Belgian midfielder earned 19.6 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 16.1 million dollars. He had endorsements of 3.5 millions.
  • 14. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
    22/33 Belgian midfielder earned 19.6 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 16.1 million dollars. He had endorsements of 3.5 millions.
  • 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG)
    23/33 Swedish striker earned 39.1 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 33.1 million dollars. He had endorsements of 6 millions.
  • 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG)
    24/33 Swedish striker earned 39.1 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 33.1 million dollars. He had endorsements of 6 millions.
  • 10. Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
    25/33 Uruguayan striker earned 21 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 16.5 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4.5 millions.
  • 10. Luis Suárez (Barcelona)
    26/33 Uruguayan striker earned 21 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 16.5 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4.5 millions.
  • 5. Neymar (Barcelona)
    27/33 Brazilian striker earned 31 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 14 million dollars. He had endorsements of 17 millions.
  • 5. Neymar (Barcelona)
    28/33 Brazilian striker earned 31 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 14 million dollars. He had endorsements of 17 millions.
  • 4. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
    29/33 Welsh midfielder earned 35 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 25.5 million dollars. He had endorsements of 9.5 millions.
  • 4. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
    30/33 Welsh midfielder earned 35 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 25.5 million dollars. He had endorsements of 9.5 millions.
  • 11. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
    31/33 Spanish midfielder earned 20.3 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 15.3 million dollars. He had endorsements of 5 millions.
  • 11. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
    32/33 Spanish midfielder earned 20.3 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 15.3 million dollars. He had endorsements of 5 millions.
  • 15. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
    33/33 German midfielder earned 19.3 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 12.8 million dollars. He had endorsements of 6.5 millions.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

Portuguese striker earned 79.6 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 52.6 million dollars. He had endorsements of 27 millions.

El delantero portugués ganó 79.6 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 52.6 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 27 millones.

2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Argentine striker earned 73.8 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 51.8 million dollars. He had endorsements of 22 millions.

El delantero argentino ganó 73.8 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 51.8 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 22 millones.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG)

Swedish striker earned 39.1 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 33.1 million dollars. He had endorsements of 6 millions.

El delantero sueco ganó 39.1 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 33.1 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 6 millones.

4. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

Welsh midfielder earned 35 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 25.5 million dollars. He had endorsements of 9.5 millions.

El mediocampista galés ganó 35 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 25.5 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 9.5 millones.

5. Neymar (Barcelona)

Brazilian striker earned 31 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 14 million dollars. He had endorsements of 17 millions.

El delantero brasileño ganó 31 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 14 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 17 millones.

6. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid)

Colombian midfielder earned 29 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 24.5 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4.5 millions.

El mediocampista colombiano ganó 29 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 24.5 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 4.5 millones.

7. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

English striker earned 26.9 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 19.9 million dollars. He had endorsements of 7 millions.

El delantero inglés ganó 26.9 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 19.9 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 7 millones.

8. Radamel Falcao (Chelsea-Manchester United)

Colombian striker earned 25.9 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 21.9 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4 millions.

El delantero colombiano ganó 25.9 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 21.9 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 4 millones.

9. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)

Argentine striker earned 24.9 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 17.9 million dollars. He had endorsements of 7 millions.

El delantero argentino ganó 24.9 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 17.9 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 7 millones.

10. Luis Suárez (Barcelona)

Uruguayan striker earned 21 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 16.5 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4.5 millions.

El delantero uruguayo ganó 21 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 16.5 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 4.5 millones.

11. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)

Spanish midfielder earned 20.3 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 15.3 million dollars. He had endorsements of 5 millions.

El mediocampista español ganó 20.3 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 15.3 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 5 millones.

12. Yaya Toure (Manchester City)

Ivorian midfielder earned 20 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 17 million dollars. He had endorsements of 3 millions.

El mediocampista marfileño ganó 20 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 17 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 3 millones.

13. Frank Lampard (Manchester City)

English midfielder earned 19.7 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 15.7 million dollars. He had endorsements of 4 millions.

El mediocampista inglés ganó 19.7 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 15.7 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 4 millones.

14. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Belgian midfielder earned 19.6 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 16.1 million dollars. He had endorsements of 3.5 millions.

El mediocampista belga ganó 19.6 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 16.1 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 3.5 millones.

15. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)

German midfielder earned 19.3 million dollars, with salary and winnings of 12.8 million dollars. He had endorsements of 6.5 millions.

El mediocampista alemán ganó 19.3 millones de dólares, con salario y ganancias por 12.8 millones. Tuvo patrocinios por 6.5 millones.