These players have salaries as big as their talent.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suárez and Neymar Jr. / Photos: instagram.com/cristiano, instagram.com/luissuarez9, instagram.com/neymarjr
LatinAmerican Post | Juan Manuel Londoño
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In recent years, it has become common for top-level athletes to have astronomical salaries. No wonder, because they attract millions of eyes every day, which is an attractive proposition for sponsors. Football being one of the most popular sports in the world, it is no surprise that its best players have an enviable salary. Here at LatinAmerican Post, we bring you the ones that earn the most.
1. Lionel Messi
Being one of the best players of all time, 'La Pulga' has an impressive salary of 8.5 million euros per month. The base salary of this Barcelona player is 40 million euros. With multiple awards, including six gold balls and six gold boots Messi is a legendary player. His name, like that of few athletes, transcends the barriers of his home sport and is known to all.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Another contemporary football giant, Ronaldo has a monthly salary of 4.5 million euros, as well as a base salary of 31 million. The Juventus player has accumulated, like Messi, an impressive amount of achievements throughout his career, including five gold balls and four gold boots. His popularity is such that just 24 hours after announcing the premiere of his Juventus shirt, 520,000 units had been sold.
Despite Neymar's controversial reputation, it is undeniable that he is a player of immeasurable talent. Winner of the Champions Cup, as well as three times winner of the Spanish Cup, the PSG striker is the third highest-paid athlete in the world, according to Forbes. Neymar has a monthly salary of 4 million Euros as well as a base salary of 36.8 million.
4. Antoine Griezmann
As a reference to the gigantic salary received by the first three players on this list, it is important to note that Greizmann is the # 75 athlete on the list of athletes who earn the most according to Forbes magazine. The young Barcelona striker already has several titles under his wing, including a World Cup, a Spanish Super Cup, and a European League Cup. His talent is reflected in his salary since he earns 3 million euros per month with a base salary of 21.1 million.
5. Luis Suarez
This Uruguayan striker-center has been the 5 times best marker and was named the best footballer of the year 2010. His salary of 3 million euros per month, with 20 million base , places him firmly in fifth place on this list.
If you have followed this list carefully, you can see that 3 of the 5 players mentioned belong to Barcelona. In the controversy last week of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola suggested to the owner of the Blaugrana team to keep his mouth shut. Will Barcelona comply with the rules of the UEFA Financial Fair Play?