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Messi Tops Ronaldo In List Of 10 Highest Paid In World Football

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been named the best paid footballer in world rankings ahead of his close rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to French magazine France Football which compiled a list of the top 10 best-paid players in 2019, Messi and Ronaldo are predictably first and second respectively.

Messi made a whooping £120million last year, £11m more than Ronaldo who came second with  £109million despite enjoying a successful campaign in his first season as a Juventus player.

Both players are the only ones to surpass the  £100million mark.

The figures consist of wages, bonuses, endorsements, commercial revenue and other streams.

PSG superstar Neymar came third with £87m. Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale came fourth  with £35.45m and Antoine Griezmann fifth with £35.25m.

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is the only English player on the list as he came seventh with £30.96m while Legendary Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta is sixth as he raked in £31.14m.

German Bundesliga star Robert Lewandowski made the ninth position while Neymar’s PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe took the tenth position having earned £24.73m last year.

Below is the complete list:

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