Unsurprisingly, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi tops the player’s list, with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone being the highest paid coach.
The Top five highest-paid players are as follows
1. LEO MESSI (Barcelona): €130m
2. CRISTIANO RONALDO (Juventus): €113m
3. NEYMAR (PSG): €91,5m
4. ANTOINE GRIEZMANN (Atletico Madrid): €44.5m
5. GARETH BALE (Real Madrid): €40.2m
The Top five highest-paid coaches are as follows
1. DIEGO SIMEONE (Atletico Madrid): €41.2m
2. JOSE MOURINHO (Ex Manchester United): €31m
3. THIERRY HENRY (Ex Monaco): €25.5m
4. PEP GUARDIOLA (Manchester City): €24.1m
5. ERNESTO VALVERDE (Barcelona): €23m
The publication also uncovered the salaries in women’s football and demonstrates the huge wage gap that exists.
The highest paid female footballer is Ada Heberberg who receives €400,000 a year, which is 325 times less than what Messi earns.
The top five highest paid female players are as follows
1. ADA HEBERBERG (Lyon): €400,000
2. AMANDINE HENRY (Lyon): €360,000
3. WENDIE RENARD (Lyon): €348,000
4. CARLI LLOYD (Sky Blue FC): €345,000
5. MARTA (Orlando Pride): €340,000