Photo: Associated Press
Major League Soccer just published its 2011 list containing the salary of every player in the league and it shows that only seven players earn more than $1 million a season.That’s less the average yearly salary for a player in the (salary capped) NFL.
The transfer fee alone for Chelsea’s Fernando Torres was $79.5 million – or more than three times what these top 7 guys make combined.
While professional athlete is still a respectable living (the MLS minimum is $32,600, but many veterans make at least six-figures) soccer players in North America still trail behind the other big pro sports.
Source: Major League Soccer Players Union (via Grant Wahl). 2010 salary does not include endorsement or performance bonuses.
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