Messi and Ronaldo named the richest footballers in the world – and are the only players to top £100MILLION in 2019 – The Sun

LIONEL MESSI and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named as the richest footballers in the world.

France Football have compiled a list of the top ten best-paid players on the planet in 2019.

And there is just ONE Premier League player on the list – who also happens to be the only Englishman too.

The numbers are made up of wages, bonuses, endorsements, commercial revenue and other streams.

And topping the list is Barcelona ace Messi, with £120million.

He is closely followed by Juventus’ Ronaldo, who has £109m to his name.

Interestingly, they’re the only two footballers on the planet to surpass the £100m mark.

A large gap starts to open to third-place Neymar, with the Paris Saint-Germain man banking £87m.

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale is fourth with £35.45m.

And he just narrowly pips Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann, who is on £35.25m.

Real flop Eden Hazard is fifth with £32.06m.

And despite playing for Japanese side Vissel Kobe, veteran Andres Iniesta is still making bank with £31.14m.

Manchester City superstar Raheem Sterling is eighth with £30.96m, and is the sole Premier League and England representative.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is ninth with £26.56m.

And PSG’s Kylian Mbappe completes the top ten with £24.73m.

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