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Carlos Tevez payslip leaks on Twitter, he earns more money than you

Ryan Bailey
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Carlos Tevez is considerably richer than you. Probably. (@Eliis_2025)

Carlos Tevez is considerably richer than you. Probably. (@Eliis_2025)

UPDATE: Mr Tevez's legal team have sent DT a very angry letter. So we can safely assume this payslip is genuine.

While you may be under the impression that millionaire footballers have their wages delivered in wheelbarrows full of gold bullion, several of them actually receive their remuneration via bank transfer.

One such man is Carlos Tevez, who is the apparent owner of a payslip that leaked on Twitter on Sunday. If the document is real, it tells us that the Argentinean earned a gross wage of £720,287 ($1.4m) in March 2010, with an additional bonus of £20,000 for accommodation — it really is impossible to find anything in Manchester for any less — and a £7,000 "M.P. Bonus" (presumably, Tevez is given a monthly reward if he is able to resist storming off to play golf for indefinite periods of time).

It also reveals that the City striker's net £408,397.27 ($650,000) earnings were hampered by a whopping £24 fine from the FA, which was probably handed down for a yellow card. In the tax year 2009/10, the payslip tells us that Tevez paid nearly £3.2m in tax, a figure that suggests he needs to be better friends with Mitt Romney.

Some have questioned the authenticity of the financial document, pointing to the fact that the employer is listed as "Manchester City 08/09," and the pay date is March 2010. But, surely any Photoshopper worth their manipulated salt would have corrected that if it was anomalous.

And those who question how this payslip could have ended up online need only look at John Arne Riise, who has already shown us that footballers are often daft enough to let this kind of thing happen.

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