France Football, organisers of the Ballon d’Or awards have released their list of the highest-paid players in the world in 2019.
Unsurprisingly, the top two spots are occupied by the two best players on the planet; Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Barcelona star edged the Juventus forward out of top spot by ‘just’ £11m.
Messi earned a total of £120million from his wages, bonuses, endorsements, commercial revenue and other streams.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s total of £109 million, along with a weekly salary of £688,000 is still very impressive and puts him well ahead of third-placed Neymar who finished the year with £87m.
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Despite his difficult time at Real Madrid in recent times, Gareth Bale still managed to rack up £35.45m in earnings.
Barcelona forward, Antoine Griezmann rounds up the top five with today earnings of £35.25m
The full top 10 features two players from Real Madrid, two from Barcelona, two from PSG and one each from Juventus, Vissel Kobe, Bayern Munich and Man City.
Take a look at the full top 10 below
Player Earnings Salary (per week)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – £120m – £500,000
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – £109m – £688,000
Neymar (PSG) – £87m – £600,000
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – £35.45m – £350,000
Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) – £35.25m – £290,000
Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) – £32.06m – £400,000
Andres Iniesta (Vissel Kobe) – £31.14m – £425,000
Raheem Sterling (Man City) – £30.96m – £300,000
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) – £26.56m – £346,000
Kylian Mbappe (PSG) – £24.73m – £375,000
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