Kaká earns the highest salary among players in Americas
Former World Player of The Year and Brazilian attacking midfielder Kaká earns the highest salary among players in the Americas.
The Mexican edition of Forbes magazine prepared a list of 20 players earning the highest salary in Americas, and Orlando City star Kaká tops the chart with US$ 7.16 million a year. Italian forward Sebastian Giovinco, who plays for Toronto FC in the MLS, comes second with US$ 7.11m. MLS dominates the list, and some of the stars of the competition appearing in the rankings. Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard is 4th with US$ 6.3m, while ex-Chelsea star Frank Lampard [US$ 5.61m] came 5th. Spain striker David Villa was 6th on the list with an yearly salary of US$ 5.61m, and Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo [US$ 2.31m] was 17th.
Among the players in Brazil, the top earners are:
14th: Fred [Fluminense] – US$ 2.7m
16th: Alexandre Pato [São Paulo] – US$ 2.4m
19th: Luís Fabiano [São Paulo] – US$ 1.6m
20th: Emerson Sheik [Flamengo] – US$ 1.58m