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Top Wage Earners in English Premier League - as of August 2004


Roy Keane of Manchester United headed this list of the top twenty two wage earners in the English Premier League - as of August 2004. It was estimated that he earned £100,000 a week, some £10,000 ahead of second-placed Stevie G of Liverpool FC. Michael Owen, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Frank Lampard were all estimated at £80,000 per week. Nice work if you can get it.

Stats Table: 
PlayerClubWeekly Wage (£)
Roy KeaneManchester Utd100,000
Steven GerrardLiverpool90,000
Michael OwenLiverpool80,000
Ruud Van NistelroyManchester Utd80,000
Frank LampardChelsea80,000
Ryan GiggsManchester Utd75,000
Paul ScholesManchester Utd75,000
Patrick VieiraArsenal72,000
Thierry HenryArsenal72,000
Damien DuffChelsea70,000
Mark VidukaMiddlesbrough68,000
Robert PiresArsenal67,000
Patrick KluivertNewcastle Utd67,000
Didier DrogbaChelsea65,000
Alan SmithManchester Utd65,000
Louis SahaManchester Utd65,000
Harry KewellLiverpool62,000
Robbie FowlerManchester City62,000
Kevin CampbellEverton62,000
Nicolas AnelkeManchester City60,000
Robbie KeaneTottenham Hotspur60,000
Duncan FergusonEverton60,000