Football stars are one of the most paid professionals. Football is becoming more and more lucrative as the days go by. In such event, football stars earn more and more daily and weekly. We will give a breakdown of the top 5 Highest Paid Footballers in the World. Who is the Highest Paid footballer? Read on!
Top 5 Highest Paid Footballers
Football stars are one of the most paid professionals. Football is becoming more and more lucrative as the days go by. In such event, football stars earn more and more daily and weekly. We will give a breakdown of the top 5 Highest Paid Footballers in the World.
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Top 5 Highest Paid Footballers
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal)
The Real Madrid and Portugal international is the highest paid footballer in the world. He is rated to be earning £288,000 after tax weekly, £15 million after tax yearly. With many sponsorship deals, Cristiano Ronaldo is simply the highest paid footballer in the world. He has won the world best player award in 2008, 2013 and 2014 and is the favourite for the 2016 award.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)
Lionel Messi is the only player to have won the World Player of the year for a record five times. He is considered the best player of all time. Messi is valued at £275,000 weekly after tax and £14.5m yearly after tax. He and Ronaldo are the only players whose salary is paid after tax is removed. They are still head above the rest.
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Hulk (Shanghai SIPG and Brazil)
Givanildo Vieira de Sousa (Hulk) is a Brazilian who plays for Shanghai SIPG. He is valued at £320,000 weekly and £15.3m yearly. He started professionally with Vitória and playing three years in Japan, he went on to play several seasons in Portugal with Porto, winning ten major titles. In 2012, he joined Russian Premier League side Zenit Saint Petersburg for €60 million. He transferred for an Asian record €55.8 million to Shanghai SIPG in 2016.
Paul Pogba (Manchester United and France)
Pogba is the most expensive player in the world following his summer transfer to Manchester United. He is valued at £290,000 weekly and £13.9m before tax. He joined Manchester United in 2011. When he felt he was not given enough opportunities in Manchester United, he left to Juventus in 2012 and won 4 consecutive Scudetto, 2 Coppa Italia and 2 Supercoppa Italiana titles. He was re-signed by Manchester United for a world record fee of £89.3m.
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Wayne Rooney (Manchester United and England)
England and Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney is fifth in the list of Highest Paid Footballers. His current salary is estimated to £250,000 weekly and £13m yearly. He is only behind Paul Pogba in the Manchester United payroll. The England international busted unto the scene in Everton making his professional debut in 2002 aged 16. He moved to Manchester in 2004 and has remained there till date. He is currently on 247 goals in all competitions, making him the club’s second top goalscorer of all time. His 194 Premier League goals make him the competition’s second top scorer of all time, and he holds the record for most goals for one club in the Premier League, with 179 for Manchester United