With the current year not even half-way through, it's a little early to declare who has the highest salary of 2012.
Here, we'll look back at 2011's highest paid footballers to see whether they were worth their monthly salary.
Please note this does not take into account any endorsements or sponsorship deals and is purely based on club wages alone.
If a player has since moved club's and is earning higher money, I will try to include that information.
This list covers European football only and all figures were taken from Futebol Finance's release, sourced via The Offside.