Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Obafemi Martins is the highest paid Seattle Sounders player in team's history.

According to a very recent players’ union release by the U.S Major League Soccer (MLS), Nigerian international, Obafemi Martins is the 5th highest paid player in the League for the 2013 season.

Martins who completed his transfer from Spanish side Levante in March, 2013 is also the highest ever paid player for Seattle Sounders with an annual basic salary of $1.6million. 

According to a statement by MLS players’ union, Martins is on the basic wage of $1.6million per season and earn guaranteed compensation fee of $1.725million

His current salary beats Freddie Ljungberg’s record of $1.3million at Seattle Sounders as highest paid player ever in the club history in 2009/2010 season.

Robbie Kaene of Los Angeles Galaxy holds the No 1 position as highest paid player in MLS with $4million salary and $4.333million as his guaranteed compensation.

Following behind Kaene is former Arsenal legend and French international Thierry Henry who earns $3.75million with a guaranteed compensation fee of $4.35million.

Tim Cahill,  also a New York Red Bull player is third on the list of highest players with an annual salary of $3.5million with guaranteed compensation fee of $3.625million.

L.A Galaxy's Landon Donovan is 4th on the highest paid players list with an annual salary of $2.5million and with a guarantee compensation fee of $2.5million.