The Argentine of Barcelona, Lionel Messi, repeats as the highest paid soccer player in the world ahead of the Portuguese of Juventus of Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the salary classification published this Friday by “L’Équipe”.
According to the French newspaper, Messi has a salary of 8.3 million euros gross per month, compared to the 4.5 Ronaldo receives from the Turin club, which he arrived two seasons ago.
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Both surpass the Brazilian of Paris Saint-Germain Neymar, the best paid in France with just over 3 million per month, well ahead of his teammate, the Frenchman Kylian Mbappé, which does not reach 2 million.
Behind are two Barça players, the Frenchman Antoine Griezmann and the Uruguayan Luis Suárez, both with just under 3 million.
Two Real Madrid players, the Welshman Gareth Bale and the Belgian Eden Hazard, follow him with 2.5 million euros gross per month.
The list highlights that the Spanish Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is England’s highest paid player, with 1.76 million a month, ahead of Arsenal Mesut Ozil German and Manchester City Belgian Kevin de Bruyne, both with 1.64 million.
In Germany, Munich Bayern Polish Robert Lewandowski and his Brazilian partner Coutinho, on loan from Barcelona, pocket the highest salaries, 1.66 million a month each.
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Juve Argentines Gonzalo Higuaín and Paolo Dybala, with 1.09 and 1.06 million euros per month, follow Ronaldo as the highest paid players in Italy.
Among the coaches, the Argentine Atlético de Madrid, Diego Simeone, also repeats as the highest paid, with 3.6 million euros gross per month, ahead of the Manchester City Spaniard, Pep Guardiola, with 1.94 million.
They are followed by two “Premier” technicians, Tottenham’s Portuguese, José Mourinho, and Liverpool’s German, Jurgen Klopp, both with 1.46 million.
The Real Madrid Frenchman, Zinedine Zidane, with 1.4 million, slightly surpasses the Italian of Inter Milan, Antonio Conte, with 1.38 million, while Quique Setién, recently arrived in Barcelona, charges 500,000 euros gross per month, according to “L’Équipe”.