Here Are The World’s Top 20 Highest-Paid Football (Soccer) Players, 2017: Ronaldo And Messi Tops

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, has once again topped the 2017 list of the highest paid football (soccer) players across the globe, according to the annual list compiled by Forbes Magazine. Interestingly, it marks the 4th straight year Ronaldo tops the list.

With an earning of $80 million Barcelona striker Lionel Messi regained 2nd spot on the list of the top 20 highest-paid football players for 2017, followed by Neymar Jr ($37 million), Gareth Bale ($34 million), and Zlatan Ibrahimovic ($27 million).

It is also worth noting that 10 of the top 20 highest-paid football players came from just 3 clubs: Manchester United, FC Barcelona, and Real Madrid.

Here’s How Much Football (Soccer) Players Make?

The World’s Top 20 Highest-Paid Football (Soccer) Players, 2017:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo
    Team: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Real Madrid), Madrid, Spain
    Earnings: $93 million
  2. Lionel Messi
    Team: FC Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Earnings: $80 million
  3. Neymar Jr
    Team: FC Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Earnings: $37 million
  4. Gareth Bale
    Team: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Real Madrid), Madrid, Spain
    Earnings: $34 million
  5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    Team: Manchester United Football Club, United Kingdom
    Earnings: $27 million
  6. Wayne Rooney
    Team: Manchester United Football Club, United Kingdom
    Earnings: $17.6 million
  7. Luis Suarez
    Team: FC Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Earnings: $23.3 million
  8. Sergio Aguero
    Team: Manchester City Football Club, United Kingdom
    Earnings: $22.6 million
  9. James Rodriguez
    Team: Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Real Madrid), Madrid, Spain
    Earnings: $21.9 million
  10. Paul Pogba
    Team: Manchester United Football Club, United Kingdom
    Earnings: $21.2 million
  11. Angel DiMaria
    Team: Paris Saint-Germain F.C., France
    Earnings: $20.5 million
  12. Hulk
    Team: Shanghai SIPG F.C., Shanghai, China
    Earnings: $20.1 million
  13. Thiago Silva
    Team: Paris Saint-Germain F.C., France
    Earnings: $20 million
  14. Eden Hazard
    Team: Chelsea Football Club, London, United Kingdom
    Earnings: $18.9 milllion
  15. Graziano Pelle
    Team: Shandong Luneng Taishan F.C., Shandong, China
    Earnings: $18.1 million
  16. Yaya Toure
    Team: Manchester City Football Club, United Kingdom
    Earnings: $18.1 million
  17. Cesc Fabregas
    Team: Chelsea Football Club, London, United Kingdom
    Earnings: $18 million
  18. Robin Van Persie
    Team: Fenerbahçe (Fener), Istanbul, Turkey
    Earnings: $17.8 million
  19. Gerard Pique
    Team: FC Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Earnings: $17.7 million
  20. Mesut Ozil
    Team: Arsenal Football Club, London, United Kingdom
    Earnings: $17.5 million

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
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