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    Champions League - Beckham slips down football rich list

    Eurosport - Wed, 24 Mar 11:26:00 2010

    David Beckham has been knocked off the top of the list of football's highest earners, with Barcelona's star player Lionel Messi now the best-paid player in the game.


    The annual survey, conducted by France Football magazine, estimates Messi's earnings at £29.6 million, £2.3m ahead of Beckham.

    The Englishman - who is currently out with a long-term injury - remains in second place on the list, just £100,000 ahead of Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Messi's salary is made up of a £9m basic wage, £3.6m in bonuses and a further £17.1m in personal endorsements. The Argentine has deals with companies including Adidas, Pepsi and Gillette.

    The top English-based played is Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, who comes in seventh with £13.8m, while Chelsea's Frank Lampard is ninth on £12.7m

    Internazionale boss Jose Mourinho is the best paid manager in the game with £11.7m, just ahead of Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini on £10.8m.

    Top-earning players in football:

    1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £29.6m

    2. David Beckham (LA Galaxy) £27.3m

    3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) £26.9m

    4. Kaka (Real Madrid) £16.9m

    5. Thierry Henry (Barcelona) £16.2m

    6. Ronaldinho (AC Milan) £15.4m

    7. Carlos Tevez (Manchester City) £13.8m

    8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Barcelona) £13m

    9. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) £12.7m

    10. Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan) £12.4m