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The 10 Highest Paid Footballers Right Now

Despite all his off pitch drama, Neymar currently earns more than five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo – here are the 10 highest-paid footballers world-wide right now.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 highest-paid players in the game, according to Marca and Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri.

Neymar reportedly pockets a whopping €36 million (R615 million) at Paris Saint-Germain, making him the top earner in Ligue 1.

The 28-year-old earns €5 million (R85 millionj) more than third-placed Cristiano Ronaldo, who is also the highest-paid player in Serie A with an annual salary of €31 million (R530 million).

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Lionel Messi is the only footballer to pocket more than the above-mentioned stars, with the Argentine reportedly taking €46 million (R786 million) home per annum.

Messi’s former teammate Andres Iniesta is the top earner outside of Europe, receiving €25 million (R427 million) since joining Japanese side Vissel Kobe in 2018.

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Former Chelsea star Oscar is the best-paid star in China, while Eden Hazard, Alexis Sanchez and Kylian Mbappe also make the top 10 worldwide – to see the full list click through the gallery above!

Do you think Neymar deserves to be paid more than Ronaldo? Have your say in the comments section below.


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