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The 10 Highest Paid Players In Football Right Now

The 10 Highest Paid Players In Football Right Now

By David Kappel - Jan 19, 2018 07:17 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently only the fifth highest paid player in the world, with four players earning more than the latest Ballon d'Or winner – here are the 10 best earning footballers right now.

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 highest paid players in the game, according to Marca.

The 32-year-old is reportedly angered that Real Madrid seem unwilling to offer him a new and improved contract despite him claiming his fifth Golden Ball and leading the club to another UEFA Champions League title last season.

Ronaldo signed his latest extension in November 2016 and his current deal expires in 2021. However, Neymar and Lionel Messi have since both overtaken his salary after their latest deals were confirmed.

Marca believe Ronaldo pockets €21 million (R313 million) after deductions per year, while Neymar receives €36 million (R537 million) annually at Paris Saint-Germain.

At the top of the ranking reigns Messi, who became the new top earner in football after signing his record-breaking €46 million (R686 million) deal in December 2017.

Chinese imports Oscar, with €24 million (R358 million) at Shanghai SIPG, and Ezequiel Lavezzi, with €23 million (R343 million) at Hebei China Fortune, also reportedly earn more than the Portuguese.

Read: The Highest Paid Barca Stars After Coutinho Deal

Hulk, Kylian Mbappe, Axel Witsel, Paul Pogba and Graziano Pelle complete the top 10, according to the Spanish publication.

Note: All figures by Marca are salaries after deductions, excluding personal sponsorship deals.

Do you think Ronaldo deserves an improved salary to earn as much as Messi and Neymar? Have your say in the comments section below.


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skelm@1010 Joined: 24 Feb 2018
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skelm@1010 Feb 27, 2018 07:08 AM
ronaldo cant create nor change the game as compared to neymar,as for messi weighs too much than both of them.
Madredz Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Madredz Feb 20, 2018 03:58 PM
He already have enough through endorsements.
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Isaac swangi Jan 29, 2018 08:30 AM
Yes why not, CR7 deserve
Matwalicosi Joined: 11 Sep 2015
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Matwalicosi Jan 25, 2018 10:32 AM
Sanchez is said to be the highest earner at Man U but he is not in Top 10 and pogba is making top 10? Something is wrong here, do we have to believe this list?
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G.I Joz Jan 21, 2018 01:12 AM
He have to find another destination...period.!
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Faysal Jan 20, 2018 01:34 PM
Mr google won't even make top 20 earners from 2019 till he retires
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Chapta1 Jan 20, 2018 12:05 PM
speculations Zodwa la
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SolmanR Jan 20, 2018 08:11 AM
Penaldo Is Finished
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murendeni joe Jan 20, 2018 08:00 AM
King Messi
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the great khosiological Jan 20, 2018 07:21 AM
King Messi deserves to be up there
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clemz7 Jan 19, 2018 11:35 PM
He (Cr7) deserve a reduced contract coz he is no finished
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