The most expensive team EVER – yours for £1,351,180/week!
It seems that in the world of professional football, right backs and left backs are like the hospital porters compared to the glitzy surgeons nodding them in up front. Not one of the tireless wing-backs features in the Top Fifty earners – not even Mrs Gary Neville, who you would think demands money for breakfast.
Hence, the highest earning XI finds itself having to go with a 3-4-3 formation, which in modern footballing terms, is ridiculous. Still, here they are in all their wealthy glory:
Goalkeeper: Iker Casillas (£114,750/week)
Defenders: Rio Ferdinand (£96,581), John Terry (£130,050), Sol Campbell (£105,188)
Midfield: Cristiano Ronaldo (£122,400), Frank Lampard (£130,050), Steven Gerrard (£122,400), Michael Ballack (£124,313)
Forwards: Kaka (143,438), Ronaldinho (£135,788), Fernando Torres (£126,225)
Think your rabble could beat them?