Football players are some of the most well-paid employees in sports, but are the top earners always deserving of their compensation?
That's what we'll try and figure out today by looking at European football's 10 biggest earners.
In this age, footballers earn more than just a regular salary. While it's certainly great to be able to look at just the salary, we'll judge these players on all their earnings.
Some are catapulted to great heights because of the magnificent brands they've created for themselves, others have pretty high salaries carrying them into the top 10.
All the information is based on Forbes' recent rankings of the world's best-paid players, which looks at earnings from the 2012 calender year.
The players will be ranked as they are in Forbes, and we'll discuss whether or not they are worth it from those findings.
Here are European football's 10 biggest earners.
*Unless otherwise stated all information and statistics courtesy of Forbes.