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Beckham the world's best-paid footballer

March 19, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder David Beckham has topped Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world's best-paid footballer.

France Football magazine has calculated Beckham, 37, will make €36 million this year, one million ahead of Messi, 25, in second and a further five million clear of Ronaldo, 28, in third.

Although the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars' salaries of €12.5 million and €13 million respectively dwarf that of Beckham's, estimated at €1.7 ...

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