C Ronaldo, Messi & Neymar Tops The Highest Paid Football Players In 2017-18 Season

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.

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ALSO SEE: Real Madrid Player Weekly Salary 2017/2018

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.

SEE ALSO: FC Barcelona Player Weekly Salary 2017/2018

Top 20 highest paid football players In 2017-18 Season

1Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)£365,000 after tax£19 million after tax
2Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)£350,000 after tax£18.6 million after tax
3Carlos Tevez (Shenhua FC)£615,000£32 million
4Neymar (PSG)£600,000£30 million
5Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei China Fortune)£615,000£32 million
5Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)£320,000£17 million
6Oscar (Shanghai SIPG)£290,000£15 million
7Luis Suarez (Barcelona)£290,000£15 million
8Hulk (Shanghai SIPG)£320,000£15.3 million
9Paul Pogba (Manchester United)£290,000£13.9 million
10Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)£290,000£15 million
11Pelle (Shandong Luneng Taishan)£260,000£13.5 million
12Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)£220,000£11.4 million
13Yaya Toure (Man City)£230,000£11.9 million
14Sergio Aguero (Man City)£230,000£11.9 million
15Asamoah Gyan (Shanghai SIPG)£227,000£11.8 million
16David Silva (Man City)£210,000£10.9 million
17David De Gea (Manchester United)£200,000£10 million
18Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd)£200,000£10 million
19Thiago Silva (PSG)£185,000£9.6 million
20Eden 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.

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