Lionel Messi remains the highest paid footballer in the world, Ronaldo and Neymar are miles behind

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Former FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi is currently the highest-paid footballer in the world based on the two years deal he signed with Paris Saint Germain.

Lionel Messi who was forced out of FC Barcelona due to the financial crisis at the Spanish side currently earns a whopping £960,000-per-week at the French Ligue 1 club.

No footballer on earth currently earns as much as Lionel Messi, not even his closest rival, Cristiano Ronaldo. The gap between the amount Lionel Messi earns at PSG and that of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus is over £60,000.

Below are the players behind Lionel Messi on the list of highest-paid footballers on earth

  1. Robert Lewandowski – £350,000-per-week
Lionel Messi remains the highest paid footballer in the world, Ronaldo and Neymar are miles behind
Robert Lewandowski.

Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski is currently the 10th highest-paid footballer on earth. The Polish striker earns a whopping £350,000-per-week in Bundesliga.

  1. David De Gea – £375,000-per-week
Lionel Messi remains the highest paid footballer in the world, Ronaldo and Neymar are miles behind
David De Gea.

Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea is the 9th highest-paid goalkeeper in the world. The Spanish shot-stopper currently earns £375,000-per-week.

8. Kevin De Bruyne – £385,000-per-week

Lionel Messi remains the highest paid footballer in the world, Ronaldo and Neymar are miles behind
Kevin De Bruyne.

Manchester City attacking midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne is the 8th highest paid footballer in the world. The Belgian football star earns a whopping £385,000-per-week at the Premier League club.

7. Kylian Mbappe – £410,000-per-week

Lionel Messi remains the highest paid footballer in the world, Ronaldo and Neymar are miles behind
Kylian Mbappe.

Paris Saint Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe is the 7th highest paid footballer in the world. The 22-year-old French forward earns £410,000-per-week.

  1. Gareth Bale – £500,000-per-week
Lionel Messi remains the highest paid footballer in the world, Ronaldo and Neymar are miles behind
Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale is currently the 6th highest-paid footballer in the world. The Wales international current earns £500,000-per-week at Real Madrid.

  1. Luis Suarez – £575,000-per-week
Lionel Messi remains the highest paid footballer in the world, Ronaldo and Neymar are miles behind
Luis Suarez.

Former FC Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, who is currently having the best time of his career at Atletico Madrid is the 5th highest paid footballer in the world. The Uruguayan striker earns £575,000-per-week.

  1. Antoine Griezmann – £575,000-per-week
Lionel Messi remains the highest paid footballer in the world, Ronaldo and Neymar are miles behind
Antoine Griezmann.

French striker Antoine Griezmann is the 4th highest paid footballer in the world. The former Atletico Madrid striker earns a whopping £575,000-per-week at Real Madrid.

  1. Neymar – £606,000-per-week
Neymar.

Brazilian forward, Neymar, currently earns £606,000-per-week at Paris Saint Germain to occupy the 3rd spot on the list of the highest-paid footballers in the world.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo – £900,000-per-week
Cristiano Ronaldo.

Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo is the second-highest-paid footballer in the world. The 36-year-old 5-time Ballon d’Or winner reportedly earns £900,000-per-week at Juventus.

  1. Lionel Messi – £960,000-per-week
Lionel Messi.

Paris Saint Germain’s new signing, Lionel Messi holds the first spot on the list of the highest-paid footballers in the world. The 34-year-old Argentine football star earns a whopping £960,000-per-week at PSG according to GiveMeSport.

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