Wednesday, May 08, 2013


Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, Obafemi Martins is the fifth highest paid player in Major League Soccer for the 2013 season, according to a players’ union release.    
Martins is also the highest ever paid player for Seattle Sounders with an annual basic salary of $1.6million.

The erstwhile Levante of Spain striker beat Freddie Ljungberg record of $1.3million at Seattle Sounders as highest paid player ever in the club history in 2009/2010 season. 
According to a statement by MLS players’ union, Martins, who played at one time at Inter Milan and Newcastle United respectively,  is on the basic wage of $1.6million per season and earn guaranteed compensation fee of $1.725million.

Former Tottenham star, Robbie Keane of Los Angeles Galaxy is the highest earner in MLS with $4million salary and $4.333million as his guaranteed compensation.
Second on the list is ex-Arsenal star Thierry Henry, who earns $3.75million and a guaranteed compensation for New York Red Bull striker is $4.35million.
Another New York Red Bull star and former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill is next with an annual wage of $3.5million with guaranteed compensation fee of $3.625million.
The fourth on the highest paid players list is Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan with an annual wage of $2.5million with a guarantee compensation fee of $2.5million.


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