Once again, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi tops the list of the highest paid players in the world, according to France Football magazine. While Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris Saint-Germain Neymar are in the top the trio.
France Football has been publishing a list of the world’s highest paid players since 1999 and this prestigious French magazine claims that Lionel Messi will earn around € 131 million this year through salary, bonuses and advertising benefits. Express newspaper.
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo is in second place and is expected to earn 118 million euros this year, five million more than last year. The top three completes Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar, who is expected to earn around € 95 million, 4.5 more than last season.
In terms of coaches, Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone is the highest paid coach in the world and he is expected to close the year with 40.5 million euros earned, leaving behind Antonio Conte of Inter (30 million) and Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola (27.5). million.
The figures for boys in football are drastically different from those of girls. The highest paid player in the world is American Carli Lloyd. The 37-year-old plays for Sky Blue Footbal Clup in the American Football League and will earn 480,000 euros this year.
Her compatriot, Megan Rapinoe, ranks second with 415,000 euros, while Norwegian Ada Hegerberg of Olympique Lyon completes the top three with 400,000 euros a year.