Top 10 highest paid footballers in the world

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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. 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. Here is the top ten.

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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