Lionel Messi tops longtime rival Christiano Ronaldo and others to become the highest paid footballer in the World.
In L’Equipe’s annual salary report, the French news outlet revealed who the 10 best-paid footballers in Europe are, going by monthly wage before tax, with Barcelona striker Lionel Messi on top of the list with £7.3million beating long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo in second who earns a staggering £4.1m a month before tax.
Coming in third is Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann who earns £2.9m (€3.3m).
Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar follows Griezmann with reported monthly earnings of £2.7m (€3.06m) while Luis Suarez completes the top five with a monthly wage of £2.5m (€2.9m).
See the full list below.
- Lionel Messi – £7.3million
- Cristiano Ronaldo – £4.1million
- Antoine Griezmann – £2.9million
- Neymar – £2.7million
- Luis Suarez – £2.5million
- Gareth Bale – £2.2million
- Philippe Coutinho – £2million
- Alexis Sanchez – £2million
- Kylian Mbappe – £1.5million
- Mesut Ozil – £1.4million