So there you have it. The following XI are the highest paid in their respective positions. Gianluigi Buffon, Christian Chivu, Alessandro Nesta, Walter Samuel, Maicon, Mathieu Flamini, Andrea Pirlo, Daniele De Rossi, Samuel Eto’o, Ronaldinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. So clearly the surprise inclusion is former Arsenal man Flamini. However his huge wages probably have more than a lot to do with the fact he sneaked out of the Emirates for nothing. To see the list of earners by club CLICK HERE.