According to a recent players’ union release, Obafemi Martins is the fifth highest paid player in Major League Soccer (MLS) for the 2013 season.
He also ranks first in the list of the highest ever paid player for Seattle Sounders with an annual basic salary of $1.6 million.
Martin beat Freddie Ljungberg’s record of $1.3 million at the same club as highest paid player ever in the club history, set in the 2009/10 season.
According to the report, Martins is on a basic wage of $1.6 million per season and earn guaranteed compensation fee of $1.725 million.
Robbie Keane of the Los Angeles Galaxy is the highest earner in the MLS with $4 million salary and $4.333 million as his guaranteed compensation.
Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry came second on the list with an annual wage of $3.75 million and a guaranteed compensation of $4.35 million for the New York Red Bull striker.
Tim Cahill, another New York Red Bull star came third with an annual wage of $3.5 million with a guaranteed compensation fee of $3.625 million.
Los Angeles Galaxy’s Landon Donovan ranks fourth on the highest paid players list with an annual wage of $2.5 million, with a guaranteed compensation fee of $2.5 million.