According to the list of Footballers with Highest Salaries in 2017-18 Season, C Ronaldo and Messi are the highest paid football players in the world after-tax salary contracts with Real Madrid and Barcelona.
On this article are the list of top 20 footballers with massive salaries in 2017-18 season. With Neymar moving to PSG, his earning has so much increased, making elevating him to earn as much as Ronaldo and Messi.
These players have unique contracts with their respective clubs where they are paid salaries after tax. Unlike Cristiano Ronaldo, who sign a new 5 year contract with Real madrid which worth £76 million in total. This means that he will be paid £365,000 a week after tax. This costs Real madrid a handsome £39 million a year.
Top 20 highest paid football players In 2017-18 Season
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)||£365,000 after tax||£19 million after tax|
|2||Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)||£350,000 after tax||£18.6 million after tax|
|3||Carlos Tevez (Shenhua FC)||£615,000||£32 million|
|4||Neymar (PSG)||£600,000||£30 million|
|5||Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei China Fortune)||£615,000||£32 million|
|5||Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)||£320,000||£17 million|
|6||Oscar (Shanghai SIPG)||£290,000||£15 million|
|7||Luis Suarez (Barcelona)||£290,000||£15 million|
|8||Hulk (Shanghai SIPG)||£320,000||£15.3 million|
|9||Paul Pogba (Manchester United)||£290,000||£13.9 million|
|10||Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)||£290,000||£15 million|
|11||Pelle (Shandong Luneng Taishan)||£260,000||£13.5 million|
|12||Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)||£220,000||£11.4 million|
|13||Yaya Toure (Man City)||£230,000||£11.9 million|
|14||Sergio Aguero (Man City)||£230,000||£11.9 million|
|15||Asamoah Gyan (Shanghai SIPG)||£227,000||£11.8 million|
|16||David Silva (Man City)||£210,000||£10.9 million|
|17||David De Gea (Manchester United)||£200,000||£10 million|
|18||Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd)||£200,000||£10 million|
|19||Thiago Silva (PSG)||£185,000||£9.6 million|
|20||Eden Hazard (Chelsea)||£200,000||£9.6 million|
Among all the highest paid football players, only Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi are paid “after tax” salaries, others have normal before tax contracts.