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Ibrahimovic UK's second richest sportsman

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Ibrahimovic UK's second richest sportsman
Zlatan Ibrahimovic. File photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT
14:23 CEST+02:00
Formula One star Lewis Hamilton has cemented his position as the richest sportsman in the UK, while Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic cashed in with a rise to second on the new Sunday Times Rich List.
Ibrahimovic leapfrogged Old Trafford team-mate Wayne Rooney to become the richest footballer on the list after he joined United last July.
 
The 35-year-old Swede, recently hit by a serious knee injury, has a wealth of £110 million after more than a decade playing for the likes of Paris St Germain, AC Milan, Barcelona and Juventus, as well as a lucrative long-term endorsement deal with Nike.
 
The Sunday Times Richest in Sport list:
  1. Lewis Hamilton Motor racing £131m
  2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Football £110m
  3. Wayne Rooney Football £93m
  4. Jenson Button Motor racing £86m
  5. Rory McIlroy Golf £82m
  6. Sir Andy Murray Tennis £77m
  7. Jose Mourinho Football £61m
  8. Gareth Bale Football £54m
  9. Luol Deng Basketball £50m, Joint place with Pep Guardiola Football £50m
 
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