Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 2019 salary sets MLS record

By Travis Durkee 13 June 2019 126
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 2019 salary sets MLS record

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s decision to play in the MLS is paying off nicely.

According to the MLS Players Association’s salary guide, the 37-year-old is making an MLS-record $7.2 million in total compensation in 2019 after making only $1.5 million in 2018.

The previous mark was $7,115,556 by Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco in 2017 and 2018.

Below are the 13 highest salaries in the MLS in 2019:

Player 2019 total compensation
Zlatan Ibrahimovic $7.2 million
Giovani dos Santos $6.5 million
Michael Bradley $6.43 million
Jozy Altidore $6.33 million
Carlos Vela $6.3 million
Bastian Schweinsteiger $5.6 million
Ignacio Piatti $4.44 million
Alejandro Pozuelo $3.8 million 
Wayne Rooney $3.51 million
Josef Martinez $3.06 million
Nicolas Lodeiro $2.5 million
Nani $2.49 million
Tim Howard $2.48 million

The MLSPA reported the average base salary for all players this year is $376,174 and the average guaranteed compensation is $417,643. The average salary for senior roster non-designated players increased 13.3% to $345,867 and is up from $138,140 in 2014.

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