10Xavi Hernandez – $9.36 Million Per Year
The master of passes, Xavi Hernandez plays for the Spanish national team and Spanish champions Barcelona. Xavi joined through the youth ranks of La Masia, rising to the first team of Barcelona, with his professional debut coming in 1997. Xavi was a regular of Spain's U17, U18, U20, U21
and U23 and made it to the senior side in 2000. He also represents Catalonia's national team. He is the first player to register assists in 2 separate Euro finals, having set up the lone goal in the 2008 final and having 2 assists in the final 4 years later. He has won more trophies (25) than any other Spanish player in history and creates countless goals with genius ball handling while virtually never relinquishing possession. Xavi’s abnormally good vision, pinpoint accurate passing and world-class ball control allow him to dictate the flow of play. The assist king currently earns €6.9 million a year at Barcelona.