-Lionel Messi is the best paid footballer in the world.
-Football legend, Ronaldo does not make it to the top five.
-He comes in as the number six best paid.
This article presents the list of the top-ten best paid players in the world. Expect the unexpected!
Check them out.
Lionel Messi – Barcelona
Lionel Messi is the best-paid footballer with £40.5m.
Carlos Tevez – Shanghai Shenhua
Tevez is the second best paid player with £33.5m.
Neymar – Paris Saint-Germaine
Neymar is no more the best paid player in the world with £31.7m as his earnings.
Oscar – Shanghai SIPG
He is the fourth on the list with £21.1m.
Ezequiel Lavezzi – Hebei Fortune
Lavezzi swapped Paris for China, and now, he earns £20.3m.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid
Despite winning the Ballon d’Or in each of the last two seasons, Ronaldo is still not among the five best paid footballers in the world as he earns £18.5m.
Hulk – Shanghai SIPG
Hulk is the seventh on this list as he earns £17.6m.
Kylian Mbappe -Paris Saint-Germain
Despite the fact that Mbappe is still very young, he earns a fortune with £15.9m as his pay.
Paul Pogba – Manchester United
Pogba who was formerly the world best-paid player is now the ninth top best-paid footballer in the world with £15.4m.
Graziano Pelle – Shandong Luneng
The footballer who plays with Shandong Luneng in China receives £15m.