Nowadays, some football players can make hundreds of thousands of dollars a week just by “kicking and playing” a soccer ball on the grass makes many people think that becoming a player is an easy way make money. However, one thing people need to understand is that the amount of money that professional players make varies greatly, depending on how important they are to the team and their popularity.
So with the famous football stars, who earns the largest money?
Argentine superstar receives a total of 145 million dollars a year, according to the publication of France Football magazine.
Lionel Messi – $ 145 million
France Football’s calculation is based on total income from salaries, bonuses, image copyrights, and advertising contracts. Lionel Messi holds the number one spot, having slightly increased earnings compared to the previous year. This is the result of the owner of the Golden Ball year when signed with Barca in November 2017.
Cristiano Ronaldo – $ 126 million.
The move to Juventus helped the Portuguese superstar have a mutation of income compared to last year, but still a big gap compared to Messi.
Neymar – $ 102 million
He has always been treated like the king since arriving at PSG, but his frenetic form in France has made Neymar two of his seniors more and more away in the income war. Even so, with $ 102 million in pocket money a year, the Brazilian star’s earnings are still double the next.
Antoine Griezmann – $ 49 million
Appearing in fourth place is the big surprise the French star brings. Griezmann benefited greatly from the 2018 World Cup, and the amount of money he owned contributed a lot to the total income.
Diego Simeone – $ 46 million.
Like his student Griezmann, the Argentinian coach made a big surprise in his ability to make money. Simeone became the highest-earning coach for the first time, surpassing many blunt faces like Mourinho and Guardiola.