World's best paid player: Beckham

May 6, 2003
PARIS, May 6 (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder David Beckham is the best-paid player in the world with annual wages estimated at £10.5million, France Football reported in a survey published on Tuesday.

The respected soccer magazine said a contract signed by Beckham with the new English champions had allowed him to overtake Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane.

The French playmaker comes second with yearly earnings estimated at £9.8million with Brazilian team mate Ronaldo third ...

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