Top 20: Cristiano Ronaldo Tops List Of Highest Paid Soccer Stars With $US93 Million

Top 20: Cristiano Ronaldo Tops List Of Highest Paid Soccer Stars With $US93 Million

Portugal and Real Madrid star, the impossibly handsome Cristiano Ronaldo, has once again topped the 2017 list of the highest paid football (soccer) players in the world raking in an astonishing $US93 million ($A125 million) in payments, bonuses and sponsorships according to the annual list compiled by Forbes Magazine.

Argentinian and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi regained second spot on the list with $80 million and proof when it comes to soccer stars – Ronaldo and Messi pretty much have it wrapped up.

Brazilian and Barcelona player Neymar Jr was a distant third with a paltry $US37 million. Predictably no Aussies featured in the top 20.

Interestingly, 10 of the top 20 highest paid players came from just three clubs – Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

The top 20 for 2017 according to Forbes were (all figures in US dollars):

  1. Christiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – $93 million
  2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – $80 million
  3. Neymar Jr (Barcelona) – $37 million
  4. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – $34 million
  5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – $27 million
  6. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – $17.6 million
  7. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) – $23.3 million
  8. Sergio Aguero (Manecheter City) – $22.6 million
  9. James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – $21.9 million
  10. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – $21.2 million
  11. Angel DiMaria (Paris Saint-Germain) – $US20.5 million
  12. Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) – $20.1 million
  13. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) – $20 million
  14. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – $18.9 milllion
  15. Graziano Pelle (Shandong Luneng) – $18.1 million
  16. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) – $18.1 million
  17. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) – $18 million
  18. Robin Van Persie (Fenerbahce) – $17.8 million
  19. Gerard Pique (Barcelona) – $17.7 million
  20. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – $17.5 million



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