Lampard, Gerrard Join Kaka On MLS Top Earners List

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Former England internationals, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are among the top five earners in Major League Soccer, with ex-Real Madrid star Kaka the league’s highest-paid player.

Former Liverpool and England captain Gerrard, 35, is paid a total of $6,132,500 (£4,199,393) by LA Galaxy.

Fellow midfielder Lampard, 37, who joined New York City last year, earns $6,000,000 (£4,108,660).

Former world player of the year Kaka, 34, earns a league-record $7,167,500 (£4,908,204) at Orlando City.

The lowest-paid player in the league, according to the figures released by MLS Players’ Union, is Montreal’s Belizean forward Michael Salazar.

The 23-year-old collects $51,492 (£35,260) a year – a sum Kaka can earn in less than three days.

MLS TOP FIVE EARNERS

1. Kaka (Orlanda City) Salary: $7,167,500 (£4,908,204)

2. Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto) Salary: $7,115,556 (£4,872,633)

3. Michael Bradley (Toronto) Salary: $6,500,000 (£4,451,109)

4. Steven Gerrard (LA Galaxy) Salary: $6,132,500 (£4,199,450)

5. Frank Lampard (New York City) Salary: $6,000,000 (£4,108,66)

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