Beckham finished some £59.5m ahead of his nearest rival, Barcelona phenomenon Lionel Messi (£115.5m), who in turn pipped Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo (£112m) for the runner-up spot.
Here’s the top five...
David Beckham: £ 175m
Lionel Messi: £ 115.5m
Cristiano Ronaldo: £ 112m
Kaka: £ 66.5m
Ronaldinho: £ 112m
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