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The 10 Highest-Paid Players In Europe

The 10 Highest-Paid Players In Europe

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by David Kappel

Feb 08, 2019 07:15 PM

Tags: Spanish La Liga FC Barcelona Lionel Messi Italian Serie A Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi earns a whopping €43.2 million more annually than longstanding rival Cristiano Ronaldo does, while a Manchester United star and France sensation Kylian Mbappe are also among Europe's 10 highest-paid players.

Click through the gallery above to see the best earners in Europe, and what they earn monthly, according to L'Equipe.

French publication L’Equipe has released its annual report of the highest-paid players in France and Europe, and Messi is at the top of the list.

The Argentine is believed to earn €8.3 million (R128 million) a month before tax and excluding income from sponsorships and endorsement deals, taking his annual salary to €99.6 million (R1.5 billion).

That amounts to €43.2 million (R667 million) more than second-placed Ronaldo, who pockets €56.4 million (R871 million) a year and €4.7 million (R73 million) per month at Juventus. 

Antoine Griezmann has overtaken Neymar following his latest contract extension at Atletico Madrid, and the Frenchman now receives €3.3 million (R51 million) a month, while Neymar sits on €3.06 million (R47 million) a month.

LaLiga stars Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale, with €2.9 million (R45 million) and €2.5 million (R39 million) a month respectively, are in sixth and seventh place.

United winger Alexis Sanchez is the highest-paid Premier League player, earning €2.28 million (R35 million) a month since making the switch from Arsenal to the Red Devils.

Read: 9 Richest Footballers In The World, Past & Present

Mbappe follows, with €1.73 million (R27 million) a month, in ninth spot, before Arsenal's Mesut Ozil completes the top 10 with a monthly salary of €1.6 million (R25 million).

Which of the top-earning players in Europe do you think is overpaid? Have your say in the comments section below.

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Qhaf-Qhaf
Feb 21, 2019 09:02 PM

Penaldo left EPL because he wanted to bully everyone and Wayne Rooney wanted to more him . At Madrid he didn't get along with his teammates because he was bullying everyone and wanted Bale to be sold cause he was the one who was taking attention away from him . Now most Madrid players say they play as a unit since Penaldo left for Juventus . I believe Penaldo won't last long in Italy , the four seasons contract is too much for a bully like him

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King Gcwensa
Feb 20, 2019 05:04 PM

Ozil is over payed he doesn't worth somuch on the field.

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Myaka weliPhefeni
Feb 20, 2019 08:47 AM

What s a need for messi to move away of Barcelona while they pay him more than any players in the world, must stay there and eat mullars

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