Lionel Messi, who plays Spanish club FC Barcelona, has become the highest paid football player in the world. Messi overcame Portuguese charisma Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann of France and Neymar of Brazil.
“Goal.com”, quoted by the French newspaper El Equip, said Messi’s monthly salary is 83 million euros (about Rs 67 crore), while Ronaldo’s salary is 47 million euros (about 38 million rupees).
France, who won the title of FIFA World Cup in Russia last year, is the third member of the team in the list. They get 33 million euro salary in a month. The fourth and fifth place in the list was Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Brazilian player gets 30.6 million euros per month, while Uruguay’s striker gets 29 million euros. Messi has been performing brilliantly in various competitions for Barcelona for a long time. In the Spanish League La-Liga, he has scored more than 400 goals for his club.