Speaking of Most Highest Paid Football Player, the first that clicks of Cristiano Ronaldo naturally, Lionel Messi has always been a successful competitor and Messi Ronaldo rivarly is no secret to the community of footballers. These two extremely talented players have always been the rival kings of the world of football and smoothly overshadowed every competitor in terms of salaries. Thus Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been the two most highest paid football player of the history of football. But lately with Neymar‘s association with the PSG, now there are three handsome players at the top of the list of the most highest paid football player and frankly saying the competition is quite steamy. Check This Top 10 Football’s Best Full Backs in the World
The thing is that each one of these amazing players have special arrangements with the relevant club and in addition to the appointed amount of salary they get paid paid extra including the taxes. Cristiano Ronaldo joined hands with Real Madrid in the year 2009 and at that time he broke the record in terms of the wagebill signed by the Real Madrid and back then he earned the title of the highest paid football player all over the world. After that Ronaldo made a five year contract with Real Madrid in the year 2016 and the club owns him for the next five years. According to this new arrangement he gets to receive a handsome amount of seventy six million dollars ($76m) and as per week he get a paycheck worth three hundred and sixty five thousand dollars ($365,000), thus calculations reveal that Cristiano Ronaldo costs the club around thirty nine million dollars ($39m) annually. Check Top 10 Goal Scorers of English Premier League
When Cristiano Ronaldo signed up the contract deals with Real Madrid, professional rivalry called up better appealing deals for Lionel Messi as well thus he ended up bound to Barcelona for four more year after the contract signed in the year 2014. In this way Camp Nou gets to own Lionel Messi for four more years that is upto the year 2018 and this new deal quite fertile for Lionel Messi as he gets to claim a paycheck worth two hundred and seventy five thousand dollars every week, taxes excluded. And the list shows that Messi cost its club a fair sum of around £14.5 m annually. Check This All Time Highest Top 10 La Liga Goal Scorers
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Top 10 Highest Paid Football Player 2018:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – £365,000 after tax per week – £17.5 million after tax per year
Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid being at the top. He costs £365,000 without taxes and his yearly income rounds about to £17.5 Million, taxes excluded.
2. Lionel Messi – £350,000 after tax per week – £16.8 million after tax per year
Next to him stand Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona. His weekly salary is about £350,000 along with taxes, and annual sum is around £16.8 million, making him the second highest on the list of top 10 highest paid football player.
3. Neymar Jr – £600,000 weekly – £28.8 million yearly
The third most expensive footballer is Neymar Jr from Paris Spain Germain (PSG). His weekly income is reported to be £600,000 while he earn £28.8 Million per year.
4. Oscar – £375,000 weekly – £18 million Yearly
Next in the line is Oscar from Shanghai SIPG. He gets to bag £375,000 per week and no less than £18 million annually.
5. Kevin De Bruyne – £350,000 weekly – £16.8 million Yearly
Then there is Kevin De Bruyne from Manchester City, worth £350,000 weekly. He claims £16.8 million each year.
6. Alexis Sanchez – £350,000 weekly – £16.8 million Yearly
Alexis Sanchez is appointed on sixth position in the list of top ten most expensive players the football world has ever encountered. He bags £350,000 every week and £16.8 million each year.
7. Gareth Bale – £320,000 weekly – £15.3 million Yearly
Number seven is a player from Real Madrid named Gareth Bale worth £15.3 million annually and earns £320,000 every week.
8. Hulk – £320,000 weekly – £15.3 million Yearly
Hulk from Shanghai SIPG is the eighth highest paid football player with a weekly earning of £320,000 and a yearly income of £15.3 million.
9. Mesut Ozil – £300,000 weekly – £14.4 million Yearly
Second last candidate in the list of top 10 Highest paid football player is named Mesut Ozil from Arsenal. He pockets £300,000 every week and his annual income is reported to be £14.4 million.
10. Luis Suarez – £290,000 weekly – £13.9 million Yearly
The last inductee in our list of top 10 highest paid football player is Luis Suarez from FC Barcelona. He gets a paycheck worth £14.4 million every year and by distribution he earns £290,000 every week.
Along with the fixed salaries, the players get to claim additional bonuses based on performance in the great tournaments and these alone sum up to figures ranging much higher than an average salary of the players.