Who are the highest paid players in world football?
1. CRISTIANO RONALDO 2. GARETH BALE 3. LIONEL MESSI 4. HULK 5. NEYMAR 8. WAYNE ROONEY 9. ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC
both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo recently signed new contracts at Real Madrid with extremely handsome salaries, we look at the top 10 highest-paid players in world football.
There are four Premier League players and the same number from La Liga in this list, with the remaining two coming from the extremely lucrative and fast-growing Chinese league.
According to reports, the best-paid of these footballers receive salaries of close to £365,000 (RM1.9m) per week, an eye-watering amount which only serves to fuel the belief that footballers earn too much money.
It was only 16 years ago when Roy Keane became the first player to earn more than £50,000 (RM260,000) per week, a figure that only slightly surpasses the current average weekly Premier League wage of around £44,000 (RM229,000).
Footballer’s salaries have risen inexorably in the past couple of decades and it remains to be seen whether we will see a £1million (RM5.2m) per week player in the not too distant future. the all-time leading scorer for both club and country and recently captained Portugal to victory in Euro 2016. flux to the ever-growing Chinese league to play under then-manager Sven Goran Eriksson. (Man United, £260,000)
England’s all-time leading goalscorer, Rooney has won a whole host of awards in his career to date and needs just three goals to overtake Bobby Charlton as his club side’s record marksman.