The battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has always raged on. In fact, they are being compared and contrasted on almost everything both those on-field and off-field. Here again, we now have the list of highest paid footballers 2019 and Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the top two. This list is released by L’Equipe.
Who are those who appeared on the list of the top 10 highest paid footballers 2019? From the released list, the top 10 is made up entirely of players from the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1, with the Bundesliga not having a single representative.
Highest Paid Footballers 2019
here is the full list of the top most highest paid footballers in the world year 2019.
Highest Paid Footballers In The World 2019 Breakdown
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the number one highest paid footballer in 2019. According to the data released, the Barcelona talisman is earning a reported €8.3m (£7.3m/$9.5m) a month before tax. Second on the list is Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, who is in his first year with Juventus, is listed with a salary of €4.7m (£4.1m/$5.3m), just over half of the amount of the Argentine.
Surprisingly, the third on the list is Atletico Madrid’s and France World Cup winner Antoinne Griezmann. He earns €3.3m (£2.9m/$3.7m) thanks to the new deal that he signed with the club after his decision to snub Barcelona. Neymar, meanwhile, is fourth with €3.06m (£2.7m/$3.5m) and Messi’s Barca team-mate Luis Suarez completes the top five, earning €2.9m (£2.5m/$3.3m).
Wales international Gareth Bale is sixth on the list, with earnings of €2.5m (£2.2m/$2.8m) at the Bernabeu and he is the sole Real Madrid representative in the top 10. Barcelona, meanwhile, have three in the top 10 as, in addition to Messi and Suarez, Philippe Coutinho is placed in seventh, earning €2.3m (£2m/$2.6m) after signing with the Liga club from Liverpool in January 2018.
The first Premier League representative is Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez, who earns around $2.28m (£1.99m/$2.58m) per month at Old Trafford and features in eighth in the list. PSG are once again recognised with Neymar’s team-mate Kylian Mbappe taking home a sum of $1.73m (£1.5m/$2m).
Rounding off the top 10 is another Premier League player in Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, who is credited with a salary of €1.6m (£1.4m/$1.8m) per month with the Gunners.
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