Mia Hamm is the most payed soccer player in the world.
the most paid soccer player is LIONEL MESSI 33 MILLION EURO A YEAR
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Ronaldo, the best soccer player in the world.
David Beckham is the highest grossing soccer player in the world. He makes around $25M a year.
The most valuable player now is Lionel Messi.
Brazilian soccer star Pele is most likely the "most popular player in history" as soccer is a global game and has the general interest of most people in the world.