How much money do professional soccer players make?


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In Major League Soccer, the league's median average salary is about $92,000 for the 2014 season. The highest-paid player is Ricardo Kaka of the Orlando City Soccer Club, who is due to make more than $7 million in the 2014 season. The lowest-paid players make a little more than $35,000.

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Some of the more skilled players in leagues in Europe have much higher annual salaries than MLS. For example, English Premier League players receive an average salary of about $2.5 million. The highest-paid players in the rest of Europe make a lot more as well. Cristiano Ronaldo earned about $49 million with his contract and bonus alone.

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