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Complete List of ESPN Top Salaries by Country in 2011

Here is a list of the highest paid athletes from each country of the world in 2011, according to ESPN The Magazine. This is the complete list of 182 countries that were analyzed, in alphabetical order.

See also the list sorted by salary and per capita GDP to see how each country compares to each other. The USA and Philippines produced the highest paid athletes, with the lowest paid being sprinter Michael Junior Jackson from Niue.

Country Best-Paid Athlete Annual Salary Sport
Albania Lorik Cana 2,500,000 soccer
Algeria Nadir Belhadj 2,779,000 soccer
American Samoa Domata Peko 2,950,000 American football
Andorra Ildefons Lima 531,822 soccer
Angola Manucho 865,579 soccer
Argentina Carlos Tevez 19,000,000 soccer
Armenia Henrikh Mkhitaryan 360,000 soccer
Australia Andrew Bogut 11,050,000 basketball
Austria Thomas Vanek 6,400,000 hockey
Azerbaijan Aleksandr Samedov 1,287,000 soccer
Bahrain Abdullah Omar Ismail 202,086 soccer
Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan 425,000 cricket
Belarus Alexander Hleb 3,300,000 soccer
Belgium Vincent Kompany 5,340,000 soccer
Benin Stephane Sessegnon 2,800,000 soccer
Bermuda Reggie Lambe 480,000 soccer
Bolivia Marcelo Moreno 883,449 soccer
Bosnia Edin Dzeko 8,470,000 soccer
Botswana Mogogi Gabonamong 354,000 soccer
Brazil Felipe Massa 17,052,632 auto racing
Brunei Darussalam Craig Adams 550,000 hockey
Bulgaria Dimitar Berbatov 6,700,000 soccer
Burkina Faso Charles Kabore 1,118,000 soccer
Burundi Saidi Ntibazonkiza 315,000 soccer
Cameroon Samuel Eto'o 8,000,000 soccer
Canada Jason Bay 18,125,000 baseball
Cape Verde Cafu 287,000 soccer
Central African Republic Eloge Enza Yanissi 206,000 soccer
Chad Misdongarde Betoligar 21,500 soccer
Chile Mark Gonzalez 9,324,958 soccer
China Yao Ming 17,700,000 basketball
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 5,088,410 auto racing
Comoros Kassim Abdallah 120,000 soccer
Cook Islands Stan Wright 204,000 rugby union
Costa Rica Bryan Ruiz 1,720,828 soccer
Croatia Luka Modric 4,900,000 soccer
Cuba Yuniesky Betancourt 4,300,000 baseball
CuraĆ¾ao Jair Jurrjens 3,250,000 baseball
Cyprus Constandinos Charalambides 1,589,000 soccer
Czech Republic Petr Cech 7,400,000 soccer
Dem. Rep. of the Congo Herita Ilunga 2,730,000 soccer
Denmark Daniel Agger 4,500,000 soccer
Djibouti Ismail Ahmed Kadar Hassan 51,500 soccer
Dominican Republic Alfonso Soriano 19,000,000 baseball
Ecuador Antonio Valencia 6,361,983 soccer
Egypt Mohammed Zidan and Mohamed Abu Treika , 2,580,000 soccer
El Salvador Arturo Alvarez 201,922 soccer
England Lewis Hamilton 18,473,684 auto racing
Equatorial Guinea Rodolfo Bodipo 430,000 soccer
Eritrea Zersenay Tadese 340,000 track and field
Estonia Ragnar Klavan 2,006,000 soccer
Ethiopia Tilahun Regassa 318,250 track and field
Faroe Islands Christian Holst 1,630,000 soccer
Fiji Vijay Singh 1,334,262 golf
Finland Kimi Raikkonen 26,333,333 auto racing
France Franck Ribery 14,100,000 soccer
French Guiana Florent Malouda 3,441,823 soccer
Gabon Daniel Cousin 645,000 soccer
Gambia Ousman Jallow 314,000 soccer
Georgia Zaza Pachulia 4,251,250 basketball
Germany Dirk Nowitzki 17,278,618 basketball
Ghana Michael Essien 5,500,000 soccer
Greece Theodoros Papaloukas 4,400,000 basketball
Greenland Jesper Gronkjaer 923,440 soccer
Guadeloupe Mickael Pietrus 5,300,000 basketball
Guatemala Carlos Ruiz 306,670 soccer
Guinea Ibrahima Yattara 717,000 soccer
Guinea-Bissau Almami Moreira 573,000 soccer
Haiti Samuel Dalembert 12,200,000 basketball
Honduras David Suazo 5,716,476 soccer
Hungary Zoltan Gera 2,970,000 soccer
Iceland Eidur Gudjohnsen 2,538,000 soccer
India Ms Dhoni 1,800,000 cricket
Indonesia Bambang Pamungkas 160,000 soccer
Iran Hamed Haddadi 1,600,000 basketball
Iraq Nashat Akram 900,000 soccer
Ireland John O'shea 6,800,000 soccer
Israel Yossi Benayoun 6,859,267 soccer
Italy Valentino Rossi 20,800,000 motorcycle racing
Ivory Coast Yaya Toure 18,200,000 soccer
Jamaica Ricardo Gardner 2,613,074 soccer
Japan Ichiro Suzuki 18,000,000 baseball
Jordan Odai Al-Saify 145,000 soccer
Kazakhstan Nik Antropov 3,750,000 hockey
Kenya McDonald Mariga 1,300,000 soccer
Kuwait Bader Al-Mutwa 400,000 soccer
Kyrgyzstan Mirlan Murzaev 150,000 soccer
Latvia Andris Biedrins 9,000,000 basketball
Lebanon Youssef Mohamad 1,074,839 soccer
Lesotho Lehlohonolo Seema 34,300 soccer
Liberia Sekou Oliseh 573,000 soccer
Libya Tariq El Taib 1,130,000 soccer
Liechtenstein Martin Stocklasa 978,800 soccer
Lithuania Linas Kleiza 4,995,000 basketball
Luxembourg Andy Schleck 2,700,000 road bicycle racing
Macedonia Goran Pandev 4,250,000 soccer
Madagascar Anicet Andrianantenaina 86,000 soccer
Malawi Tamika Mkandawire 571,000 soccer
Malaysia Lee Chong Wei 106,000 badminton
Mali Frederic Kanoute 8,600,000 soccer
Malta Michael Mifsud 1,142,000 soccer
Martinique Ronny Turiaf 4,000,000 basketball
Mauritania Pascal Gourville 353,000 soccer
Mauritius Diallo Guidileye 313,000 soccer
Mexico Jorge De La Rosa 10,000,000 baseball
Moldova Alexandru Epureanu 1,433,000 soccer
Mongolia Hakuho 400,000 sumo
Montenegro Mirko Vucinic 6,020,000 soccer
Morocco Marouane Chamakh 4,247,000 soccer
Mozambique Mate Simao Junior 516,000 soccer
Namibia Collin Benjamin 1,000,000 soccer
Nepal Santosh Sahukhala 8,430 soccer
Netherlands Nigel De Jong 10,500,000 soccer
New Caledonia Frederic Piquionne 2,972,339 soccer
New Zealand Russell Coutts 10,000,000 yachting
Nicaragua Vicente Padilla 2,000,000 baseball
Niger Alhassane Issoufou 200,000 soccer
Nigeria John Mikel Obi 5,800,000 soccer
Niue Michael Junior Jackson 5,000 track and field
North Korea An Yong-Hak and Jong Tae-Se 619,107 soccer
Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell 5,176,586 golf
Norway John Carew 4,500,000 soccer
Oman Ali Al Habsi 3,000,000 soccer
Pakistan Shahid Afridi 136,000 cricket
Palestine Fadi Lafi 65,000 soccer
Panama Carlos Lee 19,000,000 baseball
Papua New Guinea Nev Costigan 216,667 rugby league
Paraguay Roque Santa Cruz 7,668,947 soccer
Peru Claudio Pizarro 5,448,894 soccer
Philippines Manny Pacquiao 32,000,000 boxing
Poland Robert Kubica 10,657,895 auto racing
Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo 19,500,000 soccer
Puerto Rico Carlos Beltran 19,325,436 baseball
Qatar Sebastian Soria Quintana 391,000 soccer
Republic of the Congo Christopher Samba 3,000,000 soccer
Romania Cristian Chivu 5,013,000 soccer
Russia Andrei Kirilenko 17,822,187 basketball
Rwanda Olivier Karekezi 52,000 soccer
Samoa David Tua 500,000 boxing
San Marino Aldo Simoncini 172,000 soccer
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor 1,200,000 soccer
Scotland Darren Fletcher 5,000,000 soccer
Senegal DeSagana Diop 6,478,600 basketball
Serbia Peja Stojakovic 15,602,138 basketball
Seychelles Michael Mancienne 2,100,000 soccer
Sierra Leone Madieu Williams 2,974,000 American football
Singapore Mardan Mamat 500,609 golf
Slovakia Marian Hossa 7,900,000 hockey
Slovenia Anze Kopitar 6,000,000 hockey
Somalia Abdisalam Ibrahim 340,000 soccer
South Africa Ernie Els 5,347,012 golf
South Korea Ji-Sung Park 4,700,000 soccer
Spain Fernando Alonso 22,736,842 auto racing
Sri Lanka Mahela Jayawardene 1,500,000 cricket
Sudan Luol Deng 11,355,850 basketball
Suriname Clarence Seedorf 4,000,000 soccer
Swaziland Tony Tsabedze 212,000 soccer
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimovic 12,700,000 soccer
Switzerland Roger Federer 7,698,289 tennis
Syria Sanharib Malki 400,000 soccer
Tahiti Fabrice Santoro 19,500 tennis
Taiwan Hong-Chih Kuo 2,725,000 baseball
Tajikistan Farkhod Vasiev 145,000 soccer
Tanzania Hasheem Thabeet 4,793,280 basketball
Thailand Thongchai Jaidee 1,400,000 golf
Togo Emmanuel Adebayor 11,900,000 soccer
Tonga Chris Kemoeatu 2,369,000 American football
Trinidad And Tobago Anthony Herrera 1,425,000 American football
Tunisia Karim Haggui 820,000 soccer
Turkey Hedo Turkoglu 9,800,000 basketball
U.S. Virgin Islands Tim Duncan 18,700,000 basketball
UAE Ismail Matar 360,000 soccer
Uganda Mathias Kiwanuka 1,776,000 American football
Ukraine Vitali Klitschko 6-8M boxing
Uruguay Diego Forlan 7,169,746 soccer
USA Alex Rodriguez 32,000,000 baseball
Uzbekistan Maksim Shatskikh 120,000 soccer
Venezuela Johan Santana 21,644,707 baseball
Vietnam Lee Nguyen 180000 soccer
Wales Ryan Giggs 6,300,000 soccer
Zambia Chris Katongo 315,300 soccer
Zimbabwe Benjani Mwaruwari 3,405,584 soccer

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