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The highest paid players in 2019 based on their annual salaries have emerged.


According to Goal, Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi is the highest earner with €40 million (£36m/$44.6m) and he is followed by his former teammate, Neymar Jr, who left Barcelona for PSG on a world record deal two seasons ago.


Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo comes third on the list of highest earning players after he took a pay cut to move from Real Madrid to Italy in 2018.


Below is the list of top ten highest earning in football:


1. Lionel Messi - €40 million (£36m/$44.6m)


2. Neymar - €36.8 million (£33.2m/$41m)


3. Cristiano Ronaldo - €31 million (£27.9m/$34.5m)


4. Alexis Sanchez - €28.8 million (£26m/$32.1m)


5. Andres Iniesta - €27 million (£24.3m/$30.1m


6. Ezequiel Lavezzi - €23.1 million (£20.8m/$25.7m)


7. Kylian Mbappe - €17.5 million (£15.8m/$19.6m)


8. Antoine Griezmann - €17 million (£15.3m/$18.9m)


9. Luis Suarez - €16.7 million (£15m/$18.6m)


10. Matthijs de Ligt & Frenkie de Jong - €16 million (£14.4m/$17.8m).

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