Houston (USA), .- The Swedish international veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of the Galaxy of Los Angeles, with a salary of 7.2 million dollars, is the best paid player of the season in the Professional Football League of United States (MLS), according to the official data offered by the Players’ Union.
The salary of Ibrahimovic, 37, is a new brand in the history of MLS, although it is lower than the average earned by professional basketball players in the NBA (7.7 million dollars).
On a personal level, Ibrahimovic received a considerable increase compared to the 1.5 million dollar salary he received last year when he made his MLS debut with the Galaxy.
For his part, Mexican striker Giovani dos Santos (6.5 million) is the second highest-paid player in MLS in 2019, despite being separated from the Galaxy at the beginning of the year, when he was suspended.
The third and fourth places are occupied by US internationals, veterans Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore.
Bradley will earn $ 6,428,751 a year (guaranteed salary of $ 6 million), while Jozy Altidore will receive $ 6,332,250 this season (guaranteed salary of $ 4,891,250), both as Toronto players.
The fifth place goes to MLS’s top scorer, Mexican striker Carlos Vela, current leading scorer of the regular season (16) and serious candidate to be recognized as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2019 season.
Vela, who works with the LAFC, will receive a salary of 6.3 million dollars and 4.5 is guaranteed.
The sixth position is for the world champion Bastian Schweinsteiger. The Chicago Fire German who will win 5.6 million dollars, but since his arrival the team has managed to be among the elite of the Eastern Conference.
The seventh position is for the best-paid South American in the MLS league, veteran Impact striker of Montreal, Ignacio Piatti, who will receive $ 4,443,333, but only 530,000 of guaranteed salary.
In the eighth place is placed the first Spanish player who militates in the MLS, debutant midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo, Toronto franchise player, who has an annual salary of 3.8 million dollars.
In turn, the English international, Wayne Rooney, who arrived in mid-2018 and is the leader of D.C.United, will receive 3.5 million dollars that will be guaranteed.
The tenth place is for the striker of Atlanta United, the current league champions, the Venezuelan Josef Martinez, who beat all brands as a filmmaker and has a salary of $ 3,058,333 (base salary of 3 million).
Complete list of the 20 highest paid players in the MLS during the 2019 season.
Po. Name, team Salary
.1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) 7.200.000 dólares
.2. Giovani dos Santos (MLS) 6.500.000 “
.3. Michael Bradley (Toronto FC) 6.428.571 “
.4. Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC) 6.332.250 “
.5. Carlos Vela (LAFC) 6.300.000 “
.6. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire) 5.600.000 “
.7. Ignacio Piatti (Montréal Impact) 4.443.333 “
.8. Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto FC) 3.800.000 “
.9. Wayne Rooney (D.C. United) 3.507.500 “
10. Josef Martínez (Atlanta United FC) 3.058.333 “
11. Nicolás Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders FC) 2.502.500 “
12. Nani (Orlando City SC) 2.486.250 “
13. Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids) 2.475.000 “
14. Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers) 2.420.000 “
15. Carles Gil (New England Revolution) 2.337.500 “
16. Gyasi Zardes (Columbus Crew SC) 2.311.667 “
17. Marco Fabián (Philadelphia Union) 2.274.087 “
18. Yura Movsisyan (Major League Soccer) 2.273.750 “
19. Nicolás Gaitán (Chicago Fire) 2.197.504 “
20. Albert Rusnák (Real Salt Lake) 2.001.667 “
Salarios de otros jugadores destacados en la MLS
21. Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy) 2.000.000 “
22. Maximiliano Moralez (New York City FC) 2.000.000 “
26. Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders FC) 1.800.000 “
27. Darwin Quintero (Minnesota United FC) 1.750.000 “
30. Felipe Gutiérrez (Sporting Kansas City) 1.650.000 “
34. Ezequiel Barco (Atlanta United FC) 1.425.000 “
38. Sebastián Blanco (Portland Timbers) 1.375.008 “
40. Brian Fernández (Portland Timbers) 1.275.800 “
42. Mauro Manotas (Houston Dynamo) 1.245.050 “
45. Federico Higuaín (Columbus Crew SC) 1.100.000 “
48. Víctor Rodríguez (Seattle Sounders FC) 1.087.500 “
50. Maximiliano Urruti (Montréal Impact) 1.071.000 “
53. Diego Rossi (LAFC) 1.052.000 “
54. Andreu Fontàs (Sporting Kansas City) 1.050.000 “
55. Carlos Gruezo (FC Dallas) 1.025.750 “
57. Fredy Montero (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) 968.000 “
61. Gonzalo ‘Pity’ Martínez (Atlanta United FC) 900.000 “.EFE