20 highest-paid Russian athletes

11 of the 20 highest-paid participants ranking in the 2011-2012 season's acted and lived abroad.

1. Maria Sharapova $ 26 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

25 years

Lives in: Bradenton (FL)

Tennis

The most successful Russian athlete in the financial plan:. Its total revenue in 2005, according to Forbes estimates, more than $ 180 million on prize money accounts for only about 10% of income, and the rest provides advertising (Evian, Nike, Samsung, TAG Heuer, Tiffany & Co) .

2. Alexander Ovechkin, $ 15 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

26 years

Washington

Hockey / Washington Capitals

Over the last two years, the star Alexander Ovechkin noticeably faded: Russian hockey player for the first time was not included in neither the first nor the second NHL symbolic team of the season.

3. Ilya Bryzgalov, $ 10 million

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Philadelphia

Hockey / Philadelphia Flyers

One of the best goalkeepers in NHL the past few years in 2011 concluded a 9-year contract for $ 51 million with the Philadelphia Flyers. The first season in the new club was a difficult: Bryzgalov mercilessly criticized by hockey experts and fans.

4. Evgeni Malkin, $ 9 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

26 years

Pittsburgh

Hockey / Pittsburgh Penguins

Prize Winner of the regular season most valuable player and the playoffs NHL, IIHF World Champion. Stanley Cup. For the full status of a star Malkin lacks only a multi-year $ 100 million contract. Maybe next summer he will sign it.

5. Andrei Arshavin, $ 8, 1 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

'31

London

Soccer / Arsenal

In one year, the main star of Russian football and the player of the basic structure of the London Arsenal has become a football player, who only want to buy clubs from Qatar and Makhachkala "Anji".

6. Yuri Zhirkov, $ 6, 9 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

28 years

Moscow

Football / "Anji"

After two seasons in "Chelsea" Roman Abramovich, Zhirkov returned to the Russian championship. Club selection (Makhachkala, "Anji" businessman Suleiman Kerimov) did not like the Russian fans: Zhirkov booed in the national team matches.

7. Pavel Datsyuk, $ 6, 7 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

'34

Detroit

Hockey / Detroit Red Wings

This year, the two-time Stanley Cup winner won the gold medal of the World Hockey Championship. This is the third medal at the world championships Datsyuk: before there were silver and bronze.

8. Alexander Semin, $ 6, 7 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

28 years

Washington

Hockey / Washington Capitals

The last two years Semin signed annual contacts with the Washington Capitals:. On the first $ 6 million, then $ 6, 7 million of the New Agreement will not: after seven seasons spent for Capitals, Semin will have to change the club.

9. Ilya Kovalchuk, $ 6 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

29 years

New York

Hockey / New Jersey Devils

In 2010, Ilya Kovalchuk signed a 15-year contract for $ 100 million. After playing the first two seasons at the salary of $ 6 million per year for the next six seasons, Russian hockey player will receive at least $ 10 million annually.

10. Andrei Markov, $ 5, 8 million

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Montreal

Hockey / Montreal Canadiens

Over the past two seasons in the NHL Markov played no more than two dozen games due to injuries, but this did not prevent him to sign a new three-year contract with the club for $ 17, 3 million in 2011.

11. Alexander Kerzhakov, $ 5, 5 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

29 years

St. Petersburg

Football / "Zenith" Despite the emergence of Kerzhakoved verb for the abundance of blunders at the European Championship - 2012, Kerzhakov last season, took third place in the Grigory Fedotov club: now he is second only Oleg Blokhin and Oleg Protasov in the list of domestic players, who scored more than 100 goals.

12. Sergei Gonchar, $ 5, 5 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

38 years

Ottawa, St. Petersburg

Hockey / Ottawa Senators

He spent 17 seasons in the NHL, having played in four clubs. The total contract value is approximately $ 55 million. When Evgeni Malkin arrived in the NHL, Sergei Gonchar put him into his home and took him over patronage.

13. Igor Denisov, $ 4, 9 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

28 years

St. Petersburg

Football / "Zenith"

Denisov true one club he started playing football at sports schools of St. Petersburg and was in favor of "Zenith" in 2001.

14. Alexander Anyukov, $ 4, 9 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

29 years

St. Petersburg

Football / "Zenith"

The pupil of the Samara football because of problems with the financing of the local club "Wings of the Soviets" in 2005 moved to the "Zenith".

15. Pavel Pogrebnyak, $ 4, 7 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

28 years

London

Football / Reading FC

Last footballer of the order of Russian players who went to foreign clubs after Euro 2008: Pavlyuchenko, Zhirkov and Bilyaletdinov already returned to Russia, the fate of Arshavin - questionable.

16. Vyacheslav Malafeev, $ 4, 6 million

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St. Petersburg

Football / "Zenith"

The site goalkeeper Petersburg club banners only "right sponsor": Gazprombank advertise their cards, and the network of filling stations "Gazprom oil" - oil G-Drive.

17. Andrei Kirilenko, $ 4, 5 million

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Moscow

Basketball / CSKA

After 10 years of playing in the NBA Kirilenko in the autumn of 2011 he returned to CSKA, where he spent a season with the club and reached the final of the Euroleague. While the contract with the Moscow club operates for two more years, its conditions allow basketball to return to the NBA this summer.

18. Sergei Semak, $ 4, 5 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

36 years

St. Petersburg

Football / "Zenith"

He became the champion of Russia on football of three clubs: CSKA Moscow, Kazan, "Ruby" and "Zenith".

19. Alexander Radulov, $ 4, 5 million

20 highest-paid Russian athletes

26 years

Moscow

Hockey / CSKA

The best player of the KHL last years this spring went overseas: as a result of his club Nashville Predators left in the first round of the playoffs, and Radulov suspended for violation of the two games. Now hockey has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with CSKA.

20. Roman Shirokov, $ 4, 3 million

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St. Petersburg

Football / "Zenith"

Perhaps the most popular footballer in 2012: the number of subscribers to his Twitter has exceeded 140,000, a record videos with obscene conversation with the fans got more than 1 million views, and he Shirokov has appeared on the covers of GQ magazine and "Posters".