LA Galaxy midfielder Gerrard’s annual salary is $6.13m (£4.18m), which works out at just over £80,000-a-week.

That’s considerably more than his team-mate Robbie Keane, who earns $3.5m (£2.39m) a year, or £46,000-a-week.

Lampard is the second highest paid Englishman, he earns $6m (£4.1m) per year. New York City FC team-mates Andrea Pirlo ($5.91m) and David Villa ($5.61m) earn slightly less.

Didier Drogba now plays for Montreal Impact

The highest paid American is Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley. He takes home $6.5m (£4.45m) a year while compatriot and former Tottenham midfielder Clint Dempsey pockets $4.6m (£3.15m).

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is paid $2.16m (£1.48m) by Montreal Impact.

Other notable players include Jozy Altidore ($4.8m), Gio dos Santos ($4.25m) and Liam Ridgewell ($1.25m)

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