Messi earns almost £1 million a week


Lionel Messi, the Barcelona striker, is the highest paid player in the world after banking nearly £1million a week last year.

France Football’s annual survey of wages reckons the Barcelona star earns over £26m in his basic salary before bonuses.

And the Argentine earns almost the same again in commercial deals with blue-chip sponsors like Adidas, FIFA 15 and Turkish Airline to take his total annual income to £47.8m.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid striker, comes second place with earnings at £39.7m.

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Neymar, of Barcelona FC comes in third  with earnings at £26.8m.

Jose Mourinho is the highest paid coach in the world with his £10m Chelsea salary and £3.2m in commercial revenue.

Culled from: Mirror


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