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The 10 Highest Paid Players In Football

The 10 Highest Paid Players In Football

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By Kurt Buckerfield - Jul 06, 2017 07:00 PM @KurtLaduma

Sport360 recently compiled a list of the 10 highest earning footballers in the world, following the news that Lionel Messi has agreed new bumper contract at FC Barcelona.

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 highest paid players in the game, and what they earn after tax weekly, according to Sport360!

According to the publication, Argentine striker Carlos Tevez is the highest paid footballer in the game, earning £615 000 (R10 million) a week in China.

Having put pen to paper on a new deal at Barca on Wednesday, Messi is now reportedly the second highest earning footballer in the world, followed by countryman Ezequiel Lavezzi and Brazilian Oscar.

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be fifth in the top, ahead of former Southampton striker Graziano Pelle and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.

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Hulk, Axel Witsel and Wayne Rooney complete Sport360's top 10 earners in the football world.

Are you surprised by any of the names and/or order of this list? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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mandlaluthuli Joined: 27 Apr 2017
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mandlaluthuli Aug 19, 2017 06:15 PM
wow Tevez is getting paid a Lotto weekly!!!
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Star Sa Makhosi 7 Aug 18, 2017 03:34 PM
Football and Money are 2 good friends they love each other.
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Farmer89 Aug 03, 2017 08:42 AM
Carlos Tavez is the overpaid player not the list you have. actually Messi is number 2
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modise_the_great Jul 13, 2017 07:13 PM
may i should go and try my luck in china
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Twist'embengeni Jul 13, 2017 08:17 AM
Insane moola there
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Twist'embengeni Jul 13, 2017 08:17 AM
Insane moola there
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fhulu m Jul 12, 2017 09:26 AM
Thats a lie cowaditor messi earns £500 000 a week not £1m
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Vaaltone Jul 11, 2017 11:44 AM
lol... i wonder how much will Everton pay for Rooney?
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m3nga's Jul 10, 2017 04:45 PM
messi deserves more thn tevez..
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Ndlazitha Jul 10, 2017 09:27 AM
Ayibo imali iyadliwa eChina tjo tjo tjo
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Jetleymashao@gmail.com Jul 09, 2017 06:59 PM
they deserve the best
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qinisokant Jul 09, 2017 04:55 PM
King messi
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Mehluli Mlevu Jul 09, 2017 04:25 PM
Eish
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Brian Ngwenya Ngwenya Jul 09, 2017 09:09 AM
Messi
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amuluks330 Jul 08, 2017 08:07 PM
tjo,this is a lot of money
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lasha one z n Jul 08, 2017 06:29 PM
Ronaldo mas b the highest paid player
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lasha one z n Jul 08, 2017 06:17 PM
CR7
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#eddie Jul 08, 2017 05:17 PM
Yooh china bafwethu!!!......I wonder how much messi would earn if he goes there....but nevertheless my king is number 2!
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Brian Ngwenya Ngwenya Jul 08, 2017 01:19 PM
I like what i see
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lasha one z n Jul 08, 2017 06:53 AM
Messi ther highest

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