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The 10 Highest-Paid Players In The Champions League

With the 2019/20 Uefa Champions League campaign now under way, here are 10 of the highest-paid players in Europe's elite club competition this season, and Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe are not among them.

Click through the gallery above to see who the 10 highest-paid stars, and what they earn annually before tax, in the UCL this season are, according to capology.com.

Lionel Messi and longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo are currently the only two players with more than 100 goals in the competition, and it will not surprise many that they also earn the most.

The FC Barcelona superstar is currently the top-earning footballer. According to capology, he receives a massive salary of €70.8 million (R1.16 billion) a year before tax, while Ronaldo follows with €57.4 million (R936 million) annually before deductions at Juventus.

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The top three is completed by new Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann, who reportedly put pen to paper on a massive annual salary of €45.8 million (R747 million) before tax when he made the switch Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano to the Camp Nou.

Neymar follows in fourth place with his €36.7 million (R599 million) yearly salary at Paris Saint-Germain, but the top 10 is dominated by LaLiga stars, with six of the 10 highest earners in this year's Champions League plying their trade in Spain.

The likes of Eden Hazard and Philippe Coutinho also feature among the top earners in the UCL – you can see the complete list in the gallery above!

Read: The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

Meanwhile, Salah, who is believed to earn €12 million (R196 million) annually at Liverpool, and PSG teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, who reportedly pockets €18.6 million (R303 million) a year, are just outside the top 10.

Note: Capology.com lists basic player salaries, excluding bonuses and images rights, before taxes. The figures are estimates and may vary from the players' actual salaries.

Which star do you think can guide his club to this season's Champions League title? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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