Socceroo superstar Tim Cahill has come in at No.5 on BRW’s rich list for Aussie sports stars in 2014.
The veteran striker, fresh from helping the Socceroos to an historic Asian Cup triumph last month, was the highest paid footballer on the list and made the top five with $5.5million.
Basketballer Andrew Bogut ($16.2m), golfers Adam Scott ($15.5m) and Jason Day ($10.65m) and racing driver Marcos Ambrose ($5.68m) finished ahead of Cahill.
Two more Socceroos made the top 20, with skipper Mile Jedinak (16th) and Brett Holman (17th) both bringing in an impressive $3m over the last 12 months.
Cahill’s wealth came primarily from his wages for the season at US Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls.
He is set to jump even higher on the list next year having signed a reported $10m deal with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua earlier this month.
Cahill’s autobiography will also be released later in the year.
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