Although major league soccer ranks fifth among the highest paying sports, three Latino soccer players ranked in the top ten of the current Forbes’ list of top earning athletes. They occupy the 2nd, 3rd and 5th spots. All three footballers ranked ahead of NBA mega star, Lebron James. It pays to be on top. Major league soccer players earn an average annual salary of about $1.6 million, but many Latino soccer players cost their teams far above that average. The following list ranks 17 of the most expensive Latino footballers.