It is quite interesting to know that AC Milan star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns more than some big names in football considering he only joined Serie A a year ago. This list was put together by goal.com

TOP TEN EARNERS IN EUROPE

(1) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) €14m

(2) Radamel Falcao (Monaco) €14m

(3) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) €13m

(4) Thiago Silva (PSG) €12m

(5) Eden Hazard (Chelsea) €11.4m

(6) Wayne Rooney (Man Utd) €11.2m

(7) Robin van Persie (Man Utd) €11.2m

(8) Yaya Toure (Man City) €11.2m

(9) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) €11m

(10) Fernando Torres (Chelsea) €10.8m

TOP TEN EARNERS IN ITALY

(1) Daniele De Rossi (Roma) €6.5m

(2) Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli) €5.5m

(3) Diego Milito (Inter) €5m

(4) Esteban Cambiasso (Inter) €4.5m

(5) Carlos Tevez (Juventus) €4.5m

(6) Francesco Totti (Roma) €4.5m

(7) Mario Gomez (Fiorentina) €4.25m

(8) Marco Borriello (Roma) €4m

(9) Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) €4m

(10) Mario Balotelli (Milan) €4m

(11) Ricardo Kaka (Milan) €4m

(12) Philippe Mexes (Milan) €4m

Source: Goal.com