Top 10 Highest Earning Footballers In The World Today

Top 10 Highest Earning Footballers In The World Today

This ”Top 10 Highest Earning Footballers In The World Today” list is weekly wages based. A few years ago, this same list would mainly include Premier League players; however, no one from the premier league players made it to the list; and at the top, despite Neymar’s eye-watering move to PSG, we have the Chinese Super League.

10. Axel Witsel –Tianjin Quanjian (£312,500)

Being linked with a move to the Premier League last summer, Witsel chose a £312,500-a-week deal instead. On 3 January 2017, Zenit officially announced that Witsel has moved to a newly promoted club from the Chinese second tier; Tianjin Quanjian.

9. Gervinho –Hebei China Fortune (£312,500)

A surprising inclusion to the list; In January 2016, Gervinho moved to newly promoted Chinese Super League team Hebei China Fortune for a reported initial fee of €18 million. The Ivory Coast forward is now on the same salary as Tianjin Quanjian midfielder Axel Witsel.

8. Hulk –Shanghai SIPG (£317,000)

The CSL move means big money move. Hulk is another big-name star to have moved to China, following the likes of Jackson Martinez, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Paulinho, and Ramires. The 30-year-old joined former Sunderland forward, Asamoah Gyan, and Dario Conca at Shanghai SIPG.

7. Gareth Bale –Real Madrid (£350,000)

Gareth Bale is arguably Real Madrid’s second most high profile player. He earns £18.25m per year and comes 7th in the earnings table; so close the amount his team-mate Ronaldo picks up.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo –Real Madrid (£365,000)

Though he comes sixth, the Portuguese salary of £365,000 after tax means that he earns around £700,000; as Real Madrid pays 52% tax on the Portuguese’s salary.

The battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for supremacy of world football has been going back and forth for the best part of a decade; and seems like Messi is winning on this one.

5. Oscar –Shanghai SIPG (£432,600)

The former Chelsea midfielder completed a £52million transfer to Shanghai SIPG in January; the deal was as lucrative as it was astonishing. Oscar is now  5th highest-paid player in the world on approximately £432,600 a week: that’s £20.8m per year; £57,143 per day; £2,381 per hour; £39 per minute.

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