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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 December 2005, 09:47 GMT
Beckham top of players rich list
2006 PLAYERS RICH LIST
England captain David Beckham
1. David Beckham (75m)
2. Dennis Bergkamp (37m)
3. Michael Owen (30m)
4. Robbie Fowler (28m)
5. Sol Campbell (26m)
6. Roy Keane (25m)
7. Alan Shearer (22m)
8. Rio Ferdinand (20m)
Ryan Giggs (20m)
Ruud van Nistelrooy (20m)
England captain David Beckham is the highest earning player in the 2006 rich list of British football with an estimated fortune of 75m.

Arsenal ace Dennis Bergkamp (37m) is the Premiership's richest star ahead of Newcastle's Michael Owen (30m).

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich holds sway at the top of the overall list compiled by Four Four Two magazine with an estimated worth of 10bn.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho, worth 20m, is the richest manager on the list.

Beckham remained as Britain's highest earning player thanks to a string of endorsement deals as well as his weekly wage of 116,000 at Real Madrid.

Owen's new 102,000-a-week deal at Newcastle boosted his gross annual earnings to 5.3m and helped him climb to third spot.

Robbie Fowler's shrewd investment in property and business ventures kept the Manchester City player fourth with a fortune of 28m.

Mourinho's lucrative advertising deals with American Express and Samsung make him the wealthiest manager in British football.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson are the only other managers to make the top 100.

Russian oil and industry tycoon Abramovich is worth five-times more than his nearest rivals Joe Lewis when it comes to the list's big-money men.

Lewis, who holds shares in Rangers and Tottenham, is now worth 2bn.

US tycoon Malcolm Glazer makes his first appearance in the list in fifth spot with a fortune of 735m after he bought out Manchester United in the summer.

Lancashire mulit-millionaire Trevor Hemmings, who has stakes in Preston and Charlton - as well as owning this year's Grand National winner Hedgehunter - comes in at sixth with 730m.




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