Although football is not the highest paying sport in the world, it is no doubt the sport with the highest fans, and the most popular and exciting sport. This is mainly as a result of the entertaining competition between clubs and leagues all around the world.
Another factor in the entertaining nature of football is its players. The game has been blessed with many greats over time, and these people have brought massive success to their teams. However, success sometimes doesn’t come cheap.
In recent years, clubs all around the world have spent millions to acquire the best football players for themselves. And they pay big too to keep these players. With reports of fairly recent big money contract renewals, let us take a look at the top 10 highest paid footballers in the world:
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – £7.4m per month
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – £4.1m per month
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – £2.9m per month
Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint Germain) – £2.7m per month
Luis Suarez (Barcelona) – £2.5m per month
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – £2.2m per month
Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona) – £2m per month
Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United) – £2m per month
Kylian Mbappe (Paris saint Germain) – £1.5m per month
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – £1.4m per month.
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From this list, we can see the Spanish giants, Barcelona are the highest spenders when it comes to player wages. Even the high spending PSG can’t boast of spending almost £15m monthly just to pay the wages of 3 players.
Manchester United fans on the other hand may not like the fact that one of their currently underperforming players is right there among the top 10 highest paid footballers in the world.
This list was gotten from French Newspaper, L’Equipe’s annual football players’ salary report released earlier this month.
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