Football Highest Earner : Lionel Messi Tops List, Beat Cristiano Ronaldo.

Barcelona Lionel Messi top the list as highest paid footballer in the world, beating Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.

On the coaching side, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone received twice that of Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane.

In the list published by a source,  Messi earns €8.3 million gross per month after tax, with Cristiano on €4.5m gross per month.

The next on the list is the Brazilian star Neymar, who earns €3m gross per month from Paris Saint-Germain, with Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez both coming just below €3m gross per month.

Joint-sixth on the list are Real Madrid stars Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard who take home €2.5m gross per month.

Highest paid players in the world

1. Messi: €8.3m per month
2. Cristiano Ronaldo: €4.5m per month
3. Neymar: €3m per month
4. Griezmann: Just under €3m per month
5. Luis Suarez: Just under €3m per month
5. Bale: €2.5 million per month
6. Hazard: €2.5m per month
7. Mbappe: €1.9m per month.

Highest paid coaches in the world

With a huge  €3.6m gross per month, Simeone is the world’s best paid coach, ahead of Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola who gets €1.94m gross per month.

Jose Mourinho receives €1.46m gross per month from Tottenham, along with Jurgen Klopp who is paid the same amount at Liverpool.

1. Simeone: €3.6m per month
2. Guardiola: €1.94m per month
3. Mourinho: €1.46m per month
4. Klopp: €1.46m per month
5. Zidane: €1.4m per month
6. Antonio Conte: €1.38m per month

De Gea leads the Premier League

The list also looks at the Premier League and Manchester United’s David de Gea leads the way with €1.76m gross per month, ahead of Mesut Ozil and Kevin De Bruyne who both earn €1.64m per month.

In Germany, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and his teammate Coutinho pocket the highest salaries of €1.66m a month.

Juventus’ Argentine duo of Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala take home €1.09m gross and €1.06m gross per month, respectively.

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