Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi revealed the happy news last week, shortly after he signed the new contract with FC Barcelona.

The Argentinian striker is, once again, the world’s highest-paid player, dethroning former colleague Carlos Tevez.

Messi’s salary has reached 43 million euros per year, almost twice than 5 years ago, when he earned his third golden balloon.

No other player from Barcelona is included in this ranking, which consists of five players who activate at European clubs and five who play in China.

Tevez, the second-ranked, receives 38 million euros annually from the Chinese club of Shanghai Shenhua.

Neymar completes the podium, becoming the most expensive footballer of all time, with a salary of 36 million euros a year from PSG.

Real Madrid has two players in this top

Cristiano Ronaldo receives 34 million euro, occupying the fourth position, while team member Gareth Bale has 23 million euros a year (6th place).

Among them, we also encounter Brazilian football player Oscar, who also plays in China – with 24 million euros a year.

Also coming from China are the following top players: Lavezzi (22 million) and Hulk (20 million).

Pogba completes the top with 17 million from Manchester United.