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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores his team's second goal from a penalty kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on March 29, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)Alex Livesey—Getty Images
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores his team's second goal from a penalty kick during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on March 29, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images), Alex Livesey—Getty Images
  • Affiliation
    Soccer/England
  • Last Year's Rank
    13
  • Salary$26,236,080
  • Endorsements$3,000,000
  • Total Earnings$29,236,080

Rooney, who in February signed a new deal that will keep him at Man U until 2019, was once a much bigger endorsement draw until some personal troubles cost him some of his biggest deals. He still makes decent money off the pitch, and on it he is one of the world’s highest-paid strikers.

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