Lionel Messi Leads The Way In Monthly Wages As He Earns Nearly Double That Of Cristiano Ronaldo As Antoine Griezmann, Neymar And Kylian Mbappe Make Up Top 10 Of The World’s Highest-Paid Footballers

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the best-paid player as he brings in £7.3million a month before tax

Lionel Messi is the best-paid player on the planet as he rakes in an astonishing £7.3million a month before tax – nearly twice the amount that Cristiano Ronaldo does at Juventus.

In L’Equipe’s annual salary report, the French news outlet revealed who the 10 best-paid footballers in Europe are going by monthly wage before tax.

Of these 10, five play in Spain,  a pair play in France  and England respectively while just the one player features in Italy. 

Messi earns almost double that of  rival Cristiano Ronaldo who rakes in £4.1m a month

It’s no secret that modern-day players are paid huge sums of money but the amount Messi receives on a monthly basis is extraordinary – even by footballers standards.

The Barcelona talisman signed a new contract in November 2017 which propelled him to the top of the list, beating long-term rival Ronaldo in second who earns a staggering £4.1m (€4.7m) a month before tax.

Surprisingly, coming in third is Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid who earns £2.9m (€3.3m) a month following his well-publicised contract renewal before the World Cup this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar follows Griezmann with a reported monthly earnings of £2.7m (€3.06m) while Luis Suarez completes the top five with a monthly wage of £2.5m (€2.9m). 

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann surprisingly makes up the top three best-paid players
PSG forward Neymar reportedly earns £2.7m a month before tax
Luis Suarez makes £2.5m before tax playing for Barcelona

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (£2.2m), Philippe Coutinho (£2m), Alexis Sanchez (£2m), Kylian Mbappe (£1.5m) and Mesut Ozil (£1.4m) complete the list.

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski failed to break into the top 10 list with a reported monthly earning of £1.2m (€1.33m) in the Bundesliga. 

L’Equipe also released the top earners in Ligue 1, and unsurprisingly, the top five was dominated by PSG players.

With Neymar and Mbappe leading the way, Edinson Cavani (£1.3m), Thiago Silva (£1m) and Angel Di Maria (£1m) complete the list.

The French newspaper also reported that Mbappe’s monthly wage increase by £160,000 (€180,000) between his first and second season at the Parisan club following his big-money switch from Monaco.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is the best-paid player as he brings in £7.3million a month before tax
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