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Beckham the best paid footballer in world
Updated: 2004-05-04 17:51

Victoria and David Beckham [Xinhua]
Soccer star David Beckham turned out as the best paid player with US$26.8 million per year income in the world, according to France Football magazine's annual list, published on Tuesday.

It was the second straight year that Beckham, who turned 29 three days ago, topped the money list.

Two other players from Real Madrid followed Beckham on the list: Brazil's Ronaldo and French star Zinedine Zidane.

Not all of Beckham's income is salary. That amounts to but million US$7.6 million of the total. The English heartthrob gets another advance for his book "My Side" and other sundry payments round out the total figure.

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