8. Joe Hart – $157,000
The latest in a long and storied line of English goalkeepers, Joe Hart is the eighth highest paid British footballer on the planet. The 28 year old Hart is just coming into the early peak of his career by goalkeeping terms and his rise up the leagues has developed him into a truly world class shot stopper. Hart has played over 250 games for Manchester City since signing for the team from Shrewsbury Town and at 6 feet 5 inches he is an imposing presence in between the sticks. Hart has excellent reflexes and positional sense, and he also has outstanding distribution skills that often set City away on the counter attack.