Top 10 Highest-Paid Premier League Players 2016

The Premier League is a top-tier English professional soccer league for football clubs associated with the Football Association (FA). Contested by 20 clubs every season, it is one of the most watch, most anticipated and must talked-about leagues in the world of club football. Sheer competition between clubs ranking first and even some at the bottom of the league table is what makes Premier league so exciting.

Sponsored by the Barclays Bank, this league is also known as the Barclays Premier League and is commonly referred to as the English Premier League (EPL) worldwide. Moreover, this Football League First Division was broken down and renamed the FA Premier League on 20 February, 1992 to take advantage of lucrative television rights. The Premier League has established itself as the most-watched league in the world with its broadcasts in 212 countries, reaching 643 million homes and an audience of around 4.7 billion.

Now we move onto the Top 10 list of Richest Premier League players and there is no surprise as most of the players in the top 10 are british with only Petre Cech, Fernando Torres making in the top 10. Wayne Rooney leading the Premier League richlist with £51M to his name while Rio Ferdidnend is secont rest of the list here.

Wayne Rooney has agreed to sign a new  £300,000 per week contract at Old Trafford making the rounds this week, Football Daily has taken a look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Footballers in their most recent video.

With more and more money being pumped into the Premier League’s top teams in recent years, the weekly salaries of players has skyrocketed. At the start of 2000, the thought of a  £100,000 per week player was virtually unheard of. Now, billionaire owners have made possible  £200,000 per week salaries and now the first  £300,000 per week salary in the Premier League.

Top 10 Highest-Paid Premier League Players 2016

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Wayne Rooney :-

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Manchester United and the England national team. Aged nine, Rooney joined the youth team of Evert on, for whom he made his professional debut in 2002 at the age of 16. One of the best stars in English football who goes by the name Wazza, Wayne Rooney plays for the Manchester United side in the Premier League. Coming for a fee of £25.6 million from Everton in 2004, his arrival saw 5 Premier League titles, two League Cups, one UEFA Champions League title and a Club World Cup. Scoring more than 200 goals for the team, he ranks fourth in Manchester United’s all-time highest goal scorers.

  • Earning per Week :- £250,000
  • Salary :- 15.61 million GBP
  • Born: October 24, 1985 (age 28), Croxteth, United Kingdom
  • Height: 1.76 m
  • Spouse: Coleen Rooney (m. 2008)
  • Current teams: England national football team (Forward), Manchester United F.C. (#10 / Forward)
  • Siblings: John Rooney, Graham Rooney

Robin van Persie :-

Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United and is the captain of the Netherlands national team. He is a youth product of Feyenoord.Dutch striker, Robin van Persie plays for the Manchester United side and the Dutch national team. A youth product of Feyenoord side, van Persie joined Arsenal in 2004 for a fee of just £2.75 million. His playing style and ability drew eyes of the then Manchester United boss, Alex Ferguson who lured him to the Old Trafford club in 2012 for a fee of £22.5 million.

  • Earning per Week :- £250,000
  • Salary: 12.2 million GBP
  • Born: August 6, 1983 (age 30), Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Spouse: Bouchra van Persie (m. 2004)
  • Current teams: Netherlands national football team (Forward), Manchester United F.C. (#20 / Forward)
  • Children: Dina Layla van Persie, Shaqueel van Persie

Yaya Toure :-

Yaya Toure

Gnegneri Yaya Toure, commonly known as Yaya Toure, is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Ivory Coast national team. A complete box-to-box, deep lying central midfielder, Yaya Toure plays for the Manchester City side and is known for his clear passing techniques and his physical presence on the field. Also playing for the Ivorian national team, he started his footballing career at Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas. He also played for top teams in Europe including Beveren in Belgium, Olympiacos in Greece, Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine and AS Monaco in France.

  • Earning per Week :- £240,000
  • Salary: 15 million USD
  • Born: May 13, 1983 (age 30), Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Height: 1.88 m
  • Spouse: Gineba Toure
  • Siblings: Kolo Toure, Ibrahim Toure
  • Current teams: Manchester City F.C. (#42 / Midfielder), Ivory Coast national football team (Midfielder)

Sergio Aguero :-

Sergio Aguero

Sergio Leonel “Kun” Aguero Del Castillo is an Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Argentina national team. Born in 1988, Argentine footballer Sergio Aguero plays as a striker for the Premier League Club Manchester City and the national team of Argentina. The youngest player to ever play Argentine Premiera Division, Aguero has represented his nation at the U-17, U-19, and the World Cup as well. After starting his professional footballing career at Independiente, Aguero moved to the La Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2006 for a fee of £20 million.

  • Earning per Week :- £225,000
  • Salary: 10.4 million GBP
  • Born: June 2, 1988 (age 25), Quilmes, Argentina
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Weight: 77 kg
  • Spouse: Giannina Maradona (m. 2009–2013)
  • Current teams: Manchester City F.C. (#16 / Forward), Argentina national football team (#16 / Forward)

Luis Suarez :-

Luis Suarez

Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Uruguayan national team. In 2006, Suárez moved to the Netherlands to play for Groningen in the Eredivisie. Suárez transferred to Ajax in 2007. Luis Suarez is a Uruguayan footballer playing for both Liverpool and the Uruguayan national team. A complete striker of the modern-day Premier League this season, Suarez ranks as the number 1 goal scorer this season. After moving to Groningen in 2006, he was transferred to Ajax in 2007 for a fee of £6.25 million. Soon he became the Ajax Player of the Year in 2008 and was named the captain of the team.

  • Earning per Week :- £225,000
  • Salary: 10.4 million GBP
  • Born: January 24, 1987 (age 27), Salto, Uruguay
  • Height: 1.81 m
  • Spouse: Sofia Balbi (m. 2009)
  • Current teams: Liverpool F.C. (#7 / Forward), Uruguay national football team (#9 / Forward)
  • Children: Delfina Suárez, Benjamin Suarez

Eden Hazard :-

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer, who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League and the Belgium national team. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder and a winger. A Youngster playing for the Chelsea, Eden Hazard is one of the finest attacking midfielders in the Premier League, playing as a winger for his club and the Belgium national team. Known for his creativity, technical abilities and speed, he is regarded as one of the finest dribblers in Premier League football. After starting out his professional football career at Stade Brainois and Tubize, he moved to France to experience first division football at Lille in 2005. Hazard departed the French club in 2012 for the Premier League side Chelsea in 2012 for a fee of £32million.

  • Earning per Week :- £185,000
  • Salary: 8.84 million GBP
  • Born: January 7, 1991 (age 23), La Louvière, Belgium
  • Height: 1.70 m
  • Spouse: Natasha Hazard (m. 2012)
  • Siblings: Thorgan Hazard, Ethan Hazard, Kylian Hazard
  • Current teams: Chelsea F.C. (#17 / Midfielder), Belgium national football team (#7 / Midfielder)

Mesut Ozil :-

Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil is a German footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal and the German national team. Ozil has been a youth national team member since 2006, and a member of the German national team since 2009. German footballer Mesut Ozil plays for the Premier League club Arsenal and the German national team. A youth national team member since 2006, Ozil has been playing for his country since 2009 in senior level competitions.

Mesut Ozil started out his professional football career at Schalke in 2006 and was transferred to Werder Bremen in 2008. After his prolific displays in the World Cup competition, Real Madrid capture him in 2010. He then moved to Premier League club Arsenal on transfer deadline day for the club-record fee of  £42.5 million, making him the highest-paid German footballer of all time.

  • Earning per Week :- £180,000
  • Salary: 7.28 million GBP
  • Born: October 15, 1988 (age 25), Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Nationality: German
  • Height: 1.81 m
  • Parents: Mustafa Ozil
  • Current teams: Germany national football team (#8 / Midfielder), Arsenal F.C. (#11 / Midfielder)

Fernando Torres :-

Fernando Torres

Fernando Jose Torres Sanz, nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a striker for Chelsea and the Spain national team. Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth system to the first team squad. Fernando Torres, nicknamed El Nino, is a Spanish footballer playing as a striker at Chelsea FC in the Premier League and the Spanish national team. He started out his professional football career at Atletico Madrid in 2001 and moved to Premier League side Liverpool in 2007 for a fee reportedly around £25 million.

  • Earning per Week :- £175,000
  • Salary: 13.9 million GBP
  • Born: March 20, 1984 (age 29), Fuenlabrada, Spain
  • Nickname: El Nino
  • Spouse: Olalla Dominguez Liste (m. 2009)
  • Current teams: Chelsea F.C. (#9 / Forward), Spain national football team (#9 / Forward)
  • Children: Leo Torres, Nora Torres

John Terry :-

John Terry

John George Terry is an English professional footballer. Terry plays in a centre back position and is the captain of Chelsea in the Premier League.One of the most successful captains in English club football, John Terry plays for Chelsea FC and the English national team. Making his way through the West Ham youth Academy, Terry moved to Chelsea in 1995 and joined the first team in 1998. Having won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and a Champions League, Terry is regarded as arguably the finest captains in Premier League football. He is also the highest-scoring defender in the Premier League. With his contract expiring in 2015, John Terry is making a wage of £175,000 a week for the London Club.

  • Earning per Week :- £175,000
  • Salary: 6.76 million GBP
  • Born: December 7, 1980 (age 33), Barking, United Kingdom
  • Spouse: Toni Terry (m. 2007)
  • Current team: Chelsea F.C. (#26 / Defender)
  • Parents: Ted Terry, Sue Terry
  • Children: Georgie John Terry, Summer Rose Terry

David Silva :-

David Silva

David Josue Jimenez Silva is a Spanish footballer who plays for Manchester City and the Spanish national team. Silva plays mainly as an attacking midfielder but has also played as a winger or a second striker on some occasions. David Silva is a Spanish footballer playing for the Manchester City side in the Premier League as well as the Spanish national team.

An attacking midfielder, Silva can also play as a winger or a second striker on the pitch. An integral part of the Spanish national team, he already has been a part of the UEFA Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Having spent six years at Valencia CF, he moved on to the Manchester City side in 2010 and has been playing for the club ever since.

  • Earning per Week :- £160,000
  • Salary: 6.76 million GBP
  • Born: January 8, 1986 (age 28), Arguineguín, Spain
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Current teams: Manchester City F.C. (#21 / Midfielder), Spain national football team (#21 / Midfielder)
  • Parents: Fernando Jimenez, Eva Silva

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