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Count Down: 20 Best-Paid Footballers On The Planet In 2017, Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo Not 1st And 2nd

luiz suarez, oscar, c.ronaldo, aguero, bale, sweinsteiger
Although Cristiano dos Santos Aveiro (CR7) and Lionel Andrés Messi; the supreme players of quality and class are tagged the competing best
players in the world, they are actually NOT the highest earning players as documented for the period June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017.

With the whole world waiting for Wayne Rooney the captain of Manchester United to complete a move to China to rank the highest paid player of this year with a mouth-watering wage of £750,000-per-week, the current athlete topping the list seems to be the least expected.

Here is a count down list of 20 Best-paid footballers on the planet earth as of 31st of May, 2017.

NB: This list does not include the players income via national orinternational agreements, kit deals, sponsors, bonuses and ambassador deals.

Currency: Pounds (£)

Accurate as of: 31st May, 2017.

Current Teams: In bracket

  • 20. Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany (Chicago Fire) £200,000-per-week

  • 19. David De Gea Quintana of Spain (Manchester United) £200,000-per-week

  • 18. David Josué Jiménez Silva of Spain (Manchester City) £210,000-per-week

  • 17. Ezequiel Iván Lavezzi of Argentina (Herbei Fortune) £220,000-per-week

  • 16.Zlatan Ibrahimović of Sweden (Manchester United) £220,000-per-week

  • 15. Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (Shanghai SIPG) £227,000-per-week

  • 14.Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz of Uruguay (Barcelona) £230,000-per-week

  • 13.Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero of Argentina (Manchester City) £230,000-per-week

  • 12. Gnégnéri Yaya Touré of Ivory Coast (Manchester City) £230,000-per-week

  • 11. Robin van Persie of Netherlands (Fenerbahce) £240,000-per-week

  • 10. Wayne Mark Rooney of England (Manchester United) £260,000-per-week

  • 9. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior of Brazil (Barcelona) £275,000-per-week

  • 8.Graziano Pellè of Italy (Shandong Luneng) £290,000-per-week

  • 7. Paul LabilePogba of France (Manchester United) £290,000-per-week

  • 6.Givanildo Vieira de Sousa (HULK) of Brazil (Shanghai SIPG) £320,000-per-week

  • 5. Lionel Andrés Messi of Argentina (Barcelona) £336,000-per-week

  • 4. Gareth Frank Bale of Wales (Real Madrid) £350,000-per-week

  • 3. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro of Portugal (Real Madrid) £365,000-per-week

  • 2. Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior of Brazil (Shanghai SIPG) £400,000-per-week

  • 1. Carlos Alberto Martínez Tevez of Argentina (Shanghai Shenua) £615,000-per-week


  1. congratulations to all of them, especially oscar.

    1. Oscar has made it. He's actually the youngest amongst them


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