Worlds highest paid footballers revealed, Cristiano Ronaldo comes in 3rd while Messi languishes in 5th – SEE LIST


Contrary to popular belief, Carlos Tevez of Shanghai Shenhua is not the world’s highest paid player, that title belongs to his country man Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Ezequiel Lavezzi is the highest paid player in the world

Lavezzi plays for Hebei China Fortune and takes home £41.5million a year, which equates to £798,000 a week roughly equates to N326bn in naira.

Cristiano Ronaldo comes in third taking home £424,615 a week, N173bn. Oscar of Shanghai SIPG takes home £424,615, N163.69bn a week.

Real Madrid pays Ronaldo £424,615 a week

Former Chelsea star Oscar comes in third

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Messi comes in fifth with the rest of the top ten made up of the likes of Hulk, Axel Witsel.

Despite being regarded the best player in the world, Messi comes in at fifth

We gathered that Paul Pogba is the highest paid player in the Premier League and he makes the top ten list.

Despite being the richest league in the world, the premier league’s top earner comes in at number nine

Luis Suarez and Neymar on the same salary come in at number ten.

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The highest paid footballers in the world;

1. Ezequiel Lavezzi – £798,000-a-week, N326bn

2. Carlos Tevez – £634,000-a-week, N259.4bn

3. Cristiano Ronaldo – £424,615-a-week, N173bn

4. Oscar – £400,000-a-week, N1636bn

5. Lionel Messi – £362,480-a-week, N148.3bn

6. Gareth Bale- £346,153-a-week, N141.6bn

7. Hulk – £320,000, N130.9bn

8. Axel Witsel – £294,000, N120.3bn

9. Paul Pogba – £290,000, N118bn

10. Neymar and Luis Suarez – £262,000, N107.2bn

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