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MLS Highest Earners Revealed, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Doesn't Crack Top 10

MLS Highest Earners Revealed, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Doesn't Crack Top 10

Major League Soccer sides have released their salary details and it makes for interesting reading.

Some of the biggest names in world football now ply their trade in the States.

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We're talking Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney and ex-Barcelona and Inter Milan superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring a goal. Image: PA
Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring a goal. Image: PA

The pair of strikers recently made the move to America and are both delivering the goods, scoring goals for D.C. United and LA Galaxy, respectively.

But neither men are the highest paid player in the MLS.

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That honour goes to Juventus youth product Sebastian Giovinco.

The Toronto FC wizard is on a reported $5.6 million (£4.3 million) base salary - $7.1 million (£5.5 million) including bonuses.

'Gio' has been at the Canadian outfit since 2015 following his transfer from Juventus.

Rooney, 33, makes $2.7 million (£2.09 million) a year while Ibrahimovic is 'just' on $1.5 million (£1.16 million).

Image: Pro Soccer USA
Image: Pro Soccer USA

Meanwhile, in second place, Michael Bradley who also plays for Toronto FC. He's raking in $6 million (£4.6 million).

Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela, whose played at Arsenal, West Brom, among others, is on base salary of $4.5 million (£3.48 million).

Bayern Munich old boy Bastian Schweinsteiger is earning $6.1 million (£4.72 million) a year at Chicago Fire.

Schweinsteiger in action for Chicago Fire. Image: PA
Schweinsteiger in action for Chicago Fire. Image: PA

LA Galaxy's Giovani dos Santos, New York City FC's David Villa, Toronto FC's Jozy Altidore, Montreal Impact's Ignacio Piatti and Colorado Rapids Tim Howard complete the top ten.

Here's the top ten:

Image: Pro Soccer USA
Image: Pro Soccer USA

What's your take? Let us know.

Topics: Football News, Football, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Major League Soccer, MLS, Wayne Rooney

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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