Highest Paid Footballers 2016: Ronaldo and Messi in Top 10

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Brazilian midfielder, Oscar, raised a few eyebrows this week when he joined the Chinese Super League club, Shanghai SIPG, from Chelsea. As a result of his £60m transfer to the Chinese club, Oscar will now earn a whopping £400,000-per-week salary.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid superstar, is the third highest paid footballer in the world, earning £365,000 a week. His club teammate, Gareth Bale, pockets £350,000-per-week. Barcelona trio, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suárez, also feature in the top 20, with Messi and Neymar finding their place in the top 10.

Paul Pogba, who joined Manchester United this summer on a record-breaking deal, gets a £290,000 each week, while Wayne Rooney, the Red Devils skipper, earns £260,000.

Carlos Tevez, the former Manchester United striker, has become the highest paid player in the world following his move to Shanghai Shenua. The Argentine will earn £615,000-per-week, over three times what David de Gea earns at Manchester United.

Highest paid footballers: Top 20

Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) : £200,000-per-week

David de Gea (Manchester United) : £200,000-per-week

David Silva (Manchester City) : £210,000-per-week

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Herbei Fortune) : £220,000-per-week

Zlatan Ibrahimović (Manchester United) : £220,000-per-week

Asamoah Gyan (Shanghai SIPG) : £227,000-per-week

Luis Suárez (Barcelona): £230,000-per-week

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) : £230,000-per-week

Yaya Touré (Manchester City) : £230,000-per-week

Robin van Persie (Fenerbahce) : £240,000-per-week

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) : £260,000-per-week

Neymar (Barcelona) : £275,000-per-week

Graziano Pelle (Shandong Luneng) : £290,000-per-week

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) : £290,000-per-week

Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) : £320,000-per-week

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) : £336,000-per-week (after tax)

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) : £350,000-per-week

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) : £365,000-per-week

Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) : £400,000-per-week

Carlos Tevez (Shanghai Shenua) : £615,000-per-week

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