5. Tim Cahil – $3.63 million
Closing in on the top 5 is former New York Red Bulls player Tim Cahil, the Australian is currently playing for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese League. Tim Cahil makes the list because this list was compiled at the start of the new year 2015 when Tim Cahil was a New York Red Bull Player.
Tim Cahil plays as a forward or an attacking midfielder for both the Australian national team and Shanghai Shenhua, the 25 year old used to earn $3.63 million a year while playing for the New York Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer.