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  • Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers In The World 2019

    Lionel Messi remain the highest paid footballer in the world for the second year running while Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo retain his place on the list .

    Athletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezman climb up two third replacing Brazil and Paris Saint Germain star Neymar Jr in that position.

    In the top 10 list , La liga produce 5 players  while the English premier league and French ligue 1 produce 2 players each while Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player representing Italian Serie A .

    1. Lionel Messi   ( $9.5m ) Barcelona
    Lionel Messi unsurprisingly remain the highest paid footballer in the world for the second year in a row.

    The Argentina international earn a whooping $9.5m a month before tax in his current deal with the Catalan giant .

    The Barcelona talisman who is currently the highest goal scorer in both Uefa champions league and la liga could see his salary increased by the end of the current season if he guide Enersto Velverde's men to the champions victory as well as winning this year FIFA Ballon D'or.

    2. Cristiano Ronaldo ( $5.3m ) Juventus
    Cristiano Ronaldo settle for second place for a consecutive year , the Portugal international who is in his first season with the Turin giant earns $5.3m a month , nearly half of what Lionel Messi earns at camp nou.

    Ronaldo swap Real Madrid for Juventus last summer has been pivotal to the Italian side run to the champions league quarter final after his 3 goals in the second leg of the round of 16 overturn Athletico Madrid 2:0 first leg win to book their place in the quarter  finals.
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    3. Antoine Griezman ($3.7m) Athletico Madrid
    World cup winner Antoine Griezman climb to third in the list as he rakes $3.7m in his monthly salary at the Spanish capital.

    The France international signed a new contract before the world cup in Russia last summer and reject a move to Barcelona.

    The 27 year  old current deal with Athletico Madrid run till the summer of 2022 though he being linked with a move away from the Spanish capital.

    4. Neymar Jr  ( $3.5m ) Paris Saint Germain
    Neymar Jr is the fourth on the list and the first French league player to make the list , the Brazil international who make the headlines in the summer of 2017 after he request for a move away from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain .

    The 26 year old who was third on the list last year but he drop  to fourth as he earn $3.5m just $0.2m  short of what Antoine Griezman  earns at Athletico Madrid .

    His current deal at the French capital run till the summer of 2022.

    5. Luis Suarez  ( $3.3m ) Barcelona
    Uruguay international Luis Suarez is the fifth player on the list and the second Barcelona player to make the top 10 list .

    The 31 year old earn $ 3.3m a month in his current deal with the Catalan giant which make him the third highest paid footballer in La Liga .

    6. Gareth Bale ( $2.6m ) Real Madrid
    Wales international Gareth Bale is the sixth on the list and the first Real Madrid player to make the top 10 list .

    The 29 year old winger who moved to the Spanish capital  in 2013 from Tottenham Hotspur earn $2.6m  a month with the Los Blancos .

    7. Phillipe Coutinho ( $2.6m ) Barcelona
    Barcelona midfielder phillipe Coutinho is the seventh highest paid footballer in the world , the 26 year old move to the Catalan giant in the winter of 2018 , a move that earn him  $2.6 a month .

    The former Liverpool midfielder has come into criticism after his poor showing in La Liga this season but has respond with a stunning goal in the champions league against Manchester united in the quarter final this season.

    8. Alexis Sanchez ( $2.2m ) Manchester  United
    Manchester United star Alexis is the highest paid footballer in the premier league  this year .

    The Chile international hit the headlines last year winter when he has only a year to run in his contract at Arsenal and was reluctant to sign a new contract which means the London side had no option than to cash in on him.

    The 30 year old had an offer from Manchester city , Chelsea  and Manchester United but he chose to join the Red devil instead of their rival Manchester city .

    He earn $2.28m a month with the premier league record holder .

    9. Kyllian Mbappe   ( $2m ) Paris Saint Germain
    Paris Saint Germain striker Kyllian Mbappe  is the second French league player to make the list and the second Paris Saint Germain player to be recognized .

    The 20 year old move from Monaco to the French Capital in the second world record transfer  fee worth €188m after a strong showing in the champions league which led the principality outfit to the semi-final.

    He earn earn $2m on his monthly salary with the French league leader.

    10. Mesut Ozil ( $1.8m ) Arsenal
    Arsenal and former international Mesut Ozil is the tenth highest paid footballer in the world .

    The 30 year old earn $1.8m a month after tax in his contract with the Gunners .

    Full List 
    Player NamesClubMonthly Wages
    Lionel Messi   Barcelona $9.5m
    Cristiano Ronaldo   Juventus $5.3m
    Antoine Griezman   Athletico Madrid $3.7m
    Neymar Jr  Paris Saint Germain $3.5m
    Luis Suarez  Barcelona $3.3m
    Gareth Bale  Real Madrid $2.6m
    Phillipe Coutinho  Barcelona $2.6m
    Alexis Sanchez   Manchester United $2.28
    Kyllian Mbappe  Paris Saint Germain $2m
    Mesut Ozil   Arsenal $1.8m

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