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Top 15 Best-Paid Players In The Americas

Who are the best paid players in North and South America?

Forbes Mexico has released a list of the top 15 best-paid players in the Americas this season. The list is based on the players’ annual salary without considering any income from sponsors, and looked at data from across 20 leagues.

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The USA’s Major League Soccer is the league with most players in the list with 10. Players like Frank Lampard, Kaka and David Villa are yet to play and will all make their debut in the coming weeks and months, but contracts and salaries are long since agreed and signed.

It is thought Gerrard will become the top earner in the MLS this summer, but this data was compiled before his transfer was announced. Ronaldinho surprisingly misses out.

Despite being well represented, the average salary in the US is one of the lowest in the region due to the league’s salary caps.

Here are the top 15:

1. Frank Lampard
Team: New York City FC / USA
Annual salary: 7.8 million dollars
Nationality: English

2. Kaka
Team: Orlando City / USA
Annual salary: 6.7 million dollars
Nationality: Brazilian

3. David Villa
Team: New York City / USA
Annual salary: 6.7 million dollars
Nationality: Spanish

4. Clint Dempsey
Team: Seattle Sounders / USA
Annual salary: 6.69 million dollars
Nationality: American

5. Michael Bradley
Team: Toronto / USA
Annual salary: 6.5 million dollars
Nationality: American

6. Jermain Defoe
Team: Toronto / USA
Annual salary: 6.18 million dollars
Nationality: English

7. Alexander Pato
Team: São Paulo / Brazil
Annual salary: 4.6 million dollars
Nationality: Brazilian

8. Thierry Henry
Team: New York Red Bulls / USA
Annual Salary: 4.5 million dollars
Nationality: French

9. Robbie Keane
Team: LA Galaxy / USA
Annual Salary: 4.5 million dollars
Nationality: Irish

10. Landon Donovan
Team: LA Galaxy / USA
Annual salary: 4.35 million dollars
Nationality: American

11. Fred
Team: Fluminense / Brazil
Annual salary: 4 mdd
Nationality: Brazilian

12. Tim Cahill
Team: New York Red Bulls / USA
Annual salary: 3.63 million dollars
Nationality: Australian

13. Andrés d’Alessandro
Team: Internacional Porto Alegre / Brazil
Annual salary: 3.2 million dollars
Nationality: Argentina

14. Robson de Souza (Robinho)
Team: Santos / Brazil
Annual salary: 3.1 million dollars
Nationality: Brazilian

15. Oribe Peralta
Team: Club America / Mexico
Annual salary: 2.7 million dollars
Nationality: Mexican

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