Ronaldo drops, Messi, Neymar top list of highest paid footballers

Portuguese captain, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the fifth highest paid footballer after his dramatic return to Manchester United.

Lionel Messi, six-time Ballon d’Or winner who joined PSG as a free agent, tops the list with a whopping €35m annually.

Messi’s teammate Neymar is second on the list grossing €30m, former Barcelona legend who now played with J-League is third with Vissel Kobe with a yearly income of €25m.

Ex-Chelsea midfielder Oscar who now plays for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Port earns €24m annual salary.

Manchester United announced on Friday they have reached a deal to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, 12 years after he left Old Trafford and will get €23m annual salary.

Top 10 best-paid footballers in the world based on their weekly wages below:

  1. Lionel Messi €35m


  1. Neymar €30m


  1. Andres Iniesta €25m


  1. Oscar €24m



  1. Cristiano Ronaldo €23m


  1. Antoine Griezmann €20m


  1. Mohamed Salah €19.5m


  1. Gareth Bale €16m


  1. Philippe Coutinho €15.5m


  1. Robert Lewandowski €15.5m


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