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The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

A list of the 10 highest-paid footballers in the world was published today, and a number of the game's superstars, as well as some new names, make the cut. Check out where the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar rank!

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-paid footballers this season, and what they earn annually in salary, bonuses and commercial revenue, according to France Football!

The 10-man list was compiled by France Football, who analysed the basic salaries, bonuses and commercial revenue of footballers in the 2019/20 campaign.

It is the 22nd edition of the list, with France Football starting their "Salaries of the Stars" overview in 1999.

There is once again no goalkeeper among football's top earners, while four players from LaLiga dominate the top 10.

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It also includes two players from Ligue 1, one each from Serie A, the Premier League and the Bundesliga, and just one from outside of Europe, namely Japan.

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has stayed at the summit of the ranking, with an estimated overall income of €131 million (R2.5 billion) a year. This amount consists of his Barcelona salary and bonuses, as well as income from sponsors such as adidas, Pepsi and LAY’S, among others.

His longstanding rival Ronaldo follows in second place with €118 million (2.26 billion) from his Juventus salary and bonuses, and endorsement deals with the likes of Nike, Tag Heuer and Armani.

Brazil superstar Neymar completes the podium with €95 million (R1.82 billion). The Paris Saint-Germain forward is the highest-paid player in France in addition to sponsorships with, among others, Beats by Dre, Nike and Red Bull.

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Other stars in the top 10 include Gareth Bale and Kylian Mbappe, while a few new also names appeared – click through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-paid footballer across the globe right now!

Do you think footballers should give more of their salaries away to help fight the coronavirus? Have your say in the comments section below.


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