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Old Thu Jun 24, 2010, 06:07pm
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Originally Posted by Snaqwells View Post
I was just curious. I know Beckham made quite a bit of cash, but I don't know how he compares with the likes of A-Rod, Peyton Manning, or even the pending contract with LeBron James (that will be artificially stunted by the salary cap).
Take a look at this article:
A look at the best paid soccer players in the English Premier League - by Ben Hughes - Helium

Note that the numbers are in British Pounds, so to convert to USD multiply by 1.5 .

Of particular note to your inquiry about the average $ earned is this: "the average way of the Premier League player is estimated to be 21,000 per week."

That is about 1.6 million USD per year. That's easily on par with the major sports in the US.
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