The best players on the planet, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are constantly fooling around. This is also the case at the salary level. In this game, it is the Argentine who dominates with revenues reaching 112 million euros in 2019. Neymar completes the podium while three French are in the Top 10.
As every semester, the American magazine Forbes reveals the ranking of the highest paid sportsmen of the planet. If three footballers arrive at the top three places, American sports are well represented with American football, Baseball and Basketball. As often, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi compete for the very first place. It is finally the last named who has pocketed the most money in 2019. Author of a great season with FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi has gleaned not less than 112 million euros.
A large sum that allows him to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo. Arriving last summer at Juventus, the Portuguese striker has won more money in advertising, but his salary in club allows him to reach 96.3 million revenue. The podium is completed by Neymar. The winger of Paris Saint-Germain won no less than 92.8 million euros. Then, the gap is important since the fourth most paid footballer, Paul Pogba arrives at the 44th position.
Kylian Mbappé, of whom Cristiano Ronaldo is the idol, is already seventh
Despite an imposing salary for Manchester United, the French midfielder is far from the top three in terms of advertising. The 2018 World Champion has nevertheless earned 29.1 million euros in 2019. Starting from Barcelona one year ago, Andrés Iniesta is 46th and therefore the 5th highest paid footballer on the planet. Now in Japan, the Vissel Kobe player has won 28.7 million euros. In sixth place, we find the Chilean Alexis Sanchez. Little used at Manchester United, the striker has filled his coffers with revenues amounting to 27.2 million euros.
True phenomenon of the football world, Kylian Mbappé does not stop impressing on the grounds. At the financial level, it also shows an incredible precocity. Despite his 20 years, he posted revenues amounting to 27.04 million euros. He is also the 55th highest paid sportsman on the planet. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil is eighth (57th) while Oscar is ninth (66th). Finally, Antoine Griezmann is tenth with 24.5 million euros in revenue in 2019. Madrilenian Gareth Bale (79th) and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah (98th) are also in the Top 100.
The ranking of the highest paid footballers of the planet
- 1 Lionel Messi (Argentina / FC Barcelona) € 130.2m
- 2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus) € 110.5m
- 3 Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain) € 92.8 million
- 4 Paul Pogba (France / Manchester United) 29.1 M €
- 5 Andres Iniesta (Spain / Vissel Kobe) € 28.7 million
- 6 Alexis Sanchez (Chile / Manchester United) € 27.2m
- 7 Kylian Mbappé (France / Paris Saint-Germain) € 27.04m
- 8 Mesut Özil (Germany / Arsenal) € 26.7m
- 9 Oscar (Brazil / Shanghai SIPG) € 25.6 million
- 10 Antoine Griezmann (France / Atlético de Madrid) € 24.5m