Top 20 highest-paid footballers in 2017: Man United, Real Madrid and Barcelona stars dominate

Who are the highest paid football players in the world? There are a number of famous stars on this list but the top earner will shock you. Dan Betts reports...

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20) Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) – £200,000 per week

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Photo: Bastian Schweinsteiger / Instagram

The German World Cup winner may be languishing on Manchester United’s bench, but he is trousering a corking wage to do nothing. His move from Bayern Munich was meant to show Europe how United was still a force even though Sir Alex Ferguson may have gone, but injuries and a lack of faith from Jose Mourinho has seen this legendary figure of the game fall from prominence.

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