Cheer up, Leo! Messi is Paid £7.3 Million a Month – Nearly TWICE as Much as Cristiano Ronaldo (See the Top 10 Earners)


Lionel Messi takes home £7.3million a month before tax – topping the list of the 10 best paid footballers in Europe.

Surprisingly, Messi’s Barca pay packet is almost double that of Ronaldo at Juventus.

The list is published in L’Equipe’s annual salary report, which calculates the salaries of Europe’s top players before tax.

Of the top 10, five play in Spain, a pair play in France and England respectively while just the one player features in Italy.

Here’s the list:

1. Lionel Messi – £7.3million

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – £4.1million

3. Antoine Griezmann – £2.9million

4. Neymar – £2.7million

5. Luis Suarez – £2.5million

6. Gareth Bale – £2.2million

7. Philippe Coutinho – £2million

8. Alexis Sanchez – £2million

9. Kylian Mbappe – £1.5million

10. Mesut Ozil – £1.4million


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