Who are the high­est paid play­ers in world foot­ball?

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

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.

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