- Lionel Messi is the highest-paid football star on the planet right now
- The Argentine came top of the pile ahead of arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo
- Neymar, Eden Hazard, Bale, Luis Suarez and Kylian Mbappe also made the list
Lionel Messi has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo and other football stars on the planet to top the list of the highest-paid footballers in 2020.
The Barcelona star does not only come top of the pile, his earning worth a staggering €8.3m gross per month almost doubled that of his Portuguese arch-rival.
This may be so because the Argentine hitman is the best player on the planet right now having won the coveted Ballon d'Or honour for the sixth-time record.
According to French publication L’Equipe, the Juventus star is next to the Barcelona captain with an earning of €4.5m gross per month.
Brazilian flamboyant footie, Neymar Jr, came third on the list with €3m gross per month, while former Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann earned a whopping €3m gross per month.
The Frenchman's earning took him the same page with his teammate Luis Suarez who also earns €3m gross per month.
Want-away Real Madrid Welsh winger, Gareth Bale, is the 6th on the list with an earning worth of €2.5m gross per month.
Former Chelsea star Eden Hazard is seventh on the list having earned 2.5m gross per month, a worth tieing him to the same page with Bale.
World Cup-winning French sensational prodigy Kylian Mbappe is the eighth highest-earning player on the planet with a staggering worth of €1.9m gross per month.
Meanwhile, here is the list of highest-paid managers on the planet as cited on Marca and Givemesport:
6. Antonio Conte (Inter) | €1.38m gross per month
5. Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) | €1.4m gross per month
4. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) | €1.46m gross per month
3. Jose Mourinho (Tottenham) | €1.46m gross per month
2. Pep Guardiola (Man City) | €1.94m gross per month
1. Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) | | €3.6m gross per month
Meanwhile, Legit.ng has reported that Ronaldo de Lima might have settled the debate on the all-time great after naming Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as the number one best player he always enjoys watching.
The Brazilian football icon had an enviable career and he is often considered one of the best players who brought class and blended physicality with technique in modern football.
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