#8 Zinedine Zidane – $70 Million
One of the most legendary midfielders in history, Zidane had an unmatched aura on the field. The midfield maestro could produce magic with the ball and every touch reeked of pure class. Earning several laurels throughout his successful playing career, Zidane remained one of the most widely respected professionals in the sport and eventually was given the task of managing Real Madrid. With a hefty pay packet in tow, Zidane led Real Madrid to their 11th Champions League title, also pocketing a massive bonus, which takes his total earnings beyond the $70 million mark.