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France Football rich list: Top 10 highest-paid footballers (1)

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As the level of finance in football continues to soar and reach new unprecedented levels, so does, it appears, the interest in just how much players earn.

It seems with each new deal for football's biggest stars, the money involved gets higher and higher - to the point where one can't help but wonder where this will all end?

How long will it be until we see the game's first billionaire footballer?

A number of football rich lists tend to be published throughout the course of a calendar year as new contracts are agreed and lucrative new sponsorship deals are thrashed out - most featuring different players and curiously different orders.

One of the most reputable comes from France Football - who have just published their own 2014 list of the world's top 10 best-paid footballers.

Here - with the help of the fine folks at The Daily Mirror - we will bring you that list in descending order.

Please bear in mind that such a list of the best-paid players considers commercial income and sponsorship as well as just salary.

Click on to see just who are apparently the best-paid players on the planet at the moment and, as ever, don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comment box provided below...

Is the list as you would expect it to be? Are there any surprises in the order or any surprising omissions?

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