This week, France Football reveals a new episode of Star Salaries through a complete file of 14 pages. Here are the top 5 best-paid players on the planet football.
Top 5 highest paid players in the world
1. Lionel Messi: 126M €
2. Cristiano Ronaldo: 94M €
3. Neymar: 81.5M €
4. Gareth Bale: 44M €
5. Gérard Piqué: 29M €.
Gross wages, bonuses and advertising revenues accumulated over the 2017-2018 season.
The Argentinean is back in front of the Portuguese: leader last season, with 87.5 million euros in revenue, Cristiano Ronaldo has done better in 2017-2018 with a jackpot of 94M €. But the defending Golden Ball France Football could not cope with Lionel Messi who really blew up the bank with 126M € gains. The main reason: a renewed contract in gold on the side of FC Barcelona.
Neymar is trying to resist
Behind this inseparable duo in all categories, whether on or off the field, Neymar is trying to resist. The Brazilian has almost doubled its stake compared to last year, having risen from 43.5 to 81.5M €. The Paris striker has inflated his influx of money in advertising. Gareth Bale (44M €) and Gérard Piqué (29M €) complete this top 5 with much lower amounts. The complete top 20 is to be found in the edition of FF. Three Frenchmen appear there.