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REVEALED: Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers In The World

Lionel Messi

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Lionel Messi has been crowned the highest-paid footballer on the planet, that’s according to L’Equipe, as he rakes in an astonishing 9.5 million a month before tax. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is in his first year with Juventus F.C., is listed in 2nd place with a salary of $5.3 million, just over half of the amount of the Argentine.

Antoine Griezmann follows in third, earning $3.7 million. Neymar, meanwhile, is fourth with $3.5 million and Messi’s Barca team-mate Luis Suarez completes the top five, earning $3.3 million.

Gareth Bale is sixth on the list, with earnings of $2.8 million, meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho is placed in seventh, earning $2.6 million. Alexis Sanchez, who earns around $2.58 million per month at Old Trafford and features in eighth in the list.

Rounding off the top 10 are Neymar’s team-mate Kylian Mbappe taking home a sum of $2 million and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, who is credited with a salary of $1.8 million per month.

Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers In The World

1. Lionel Messi
Monthly salary: $9.5 million
Club: FC Barcelona

2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Monthly salary: $5.3 million
Club: Juventus F.C.

3. Antoine Griezmann
Monthly salary: $3.7 million
Club: Atlético Madrid (Club Atlético de Madrid)

4. Neymar
Monthly salary: $3.7 million
Club: Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

5. Luis Suarez
Monthly salary: $3.7 million
Club: FC Barcelona

6. Gareth Bale
Monthly salary: $2.8 million
Club: Real Madrid C.F.

7. Philippe Coutinho
Monthly salary: $2.6 million
Club: FC Barcelona

8. Alexis Sanchez

Monthly salary: $2.58 million
Club: Manchester United Football Club

9. Kylian Mbappe
Monthly salary: $2 million
Club: Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

10. Mesut Ozil
Monthly salary: $1.8 million
Club: Arsenal Football Club


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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
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.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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