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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Fernando Torres of Chelsea jumps with Joel Ward of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on December 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)Paul Gilham—Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Fernando Torres of Chelsea jumps with Joel Ward of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on December 14, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images), Paul Gilham—Getty Images
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Fernando Torres

  • Affiliation
    Soccer/Spain
  • Last Year's Rank-
  • Salary$15,111,900
  • Endorsements$3,000,000
  • Total Earnings$18,111,900

At 9 million pounds per year, many feel Torres, who came to Chelsea from Liverpool in 2011, is overpaid; a 2012 ESPN list included Torres among the 10 worst soccer contracts ever. Indeed, he has struggled recently, which led England’s Daily Mirror to claim in April that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is actively looking to unload the Spanish striker, who has modest deals with Nike and Pepsi.

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