Tattoo you - Bent might not have played in the Carling Cup Final but the Spurs striker is the 19th best paid player in the world

Last updated at 14:52 29 February 2008

Winning the Carling Cup has left an indelible impression on Darren Bent.

The Spurs striker was joined by team-mates including Pascal Chimbonda, Jermaine Jenas, Adel Taarabt and Aaron Lennon as he celebrated the Wembley victory over Chelsea by getting a tattoo done at a studio in north London.

Bent - who did not play in the final - has struggled to make an impression since his summer move to White Hart Lane but hasn't had the same problems at the bank.

His weekly salary makes him the 19th best paid player in the world.

The top earner is Brazilian and Milan ace Kaka, followed by Barcelona's Ronaldinho. Bent's inclusion, however on the list will surely surprise Spurs fans, who have been left frustrated by the forward's lack of impact in his first season at White Lane - especially as he is believed to pick up £4.55m a year at the north London club.

The top 20 (annual salaries):

1. Kaka (Milan) £6.9m 2. Ronaldinho Gaucho (Barcelona) £6.53m 3. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) £6.24m 4. John Terry (Chelsea) £6.24m 5. Fernando Torres (Liverpool) £6m 6. Andriy Shevchenko (Chelsea) £5.9m 7. Michael Ballack (Chelsea) £5.9m 8. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester Utd) £5.8m 9. Thierry Henry (FC Barcelona) £5.8m 10. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool FC) £5.8m 11. Didier Drogba (Chelsea FC) £5.65m 12. Wayne Rooney (Manchester Utd) £5.6m 13. Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) £5.5m 14. Michael Owen (Newcastle Utd) £5.1m 15. Sol Campbell (Portsmouth) £5m 16. Raul (Real Madrid) £4.9m 17. Ruud Van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid) £4.9m 18. Rio Ferdinand (Manchester Utd) £4.6m 19. Darren Bent (Tottenham Hotspur) £4.55m 20. Carlos Tevez (Manchester Utd) £4.5m

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