07.10.2022

10 highest paid footballers in FIFA world Cup 2018

Experts, Forbes compiled a list of the highest paid players of the 2018 world Cup. To do this, they analyzed all revenue of players in the period from June 1, 2017 June 1, 2018.

Below we will tell you more about them.

1. Lionel Messi

Salary: $84 million

Advertising revenue: $27 million

Country: Argentina

Messi – Argentine football player, striker of FC “Barcelona”, since 2011 – the captain of the national team of Argentina.

The best scorer in the history of “Barcelona” and the Argentina national team. Considered one of the best players of our time and one of the best players of all time.

The pupil of the football Academy of Barcelona, the first team performs 17 years.

Since then, together with the club he won eight titles of champion of Spain, four of the UEFA Champions League, five Spanish Cups, seven super cups of Spain, three European super Cup and three world championship clubs.

Five times became the best scorer of the Champions League and four Spanish League.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Salary: $61 million

Advertising revenue: $47 million

Country: Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Spanish club “real Madrid” and the Portuguese national team in which structure became the champion of Europe of 2016.

Was the most expensive player in football history until 2013.

Five-time winner of the world’s most prestigious individual awards – the “Golden ball” (shares record with Lionel Messi).

3. Neymar

Salary: $73 million

Revenue from advertising: $17 million

Country: Brazil

Neymar is a Brazilian football player, striker of FC “Barcelona” and the Brazilian national team. Olympic champion 2016

May 26, 2013 Spanish “Barcelona” on its official website announced the transfer of Neymar to the camp of the “blue garnet”.

The details of the transaction were not disclosed.

July 1, 2016 Neymar extended his contract with Barcelona for a period up to 2021, with a salary of 32.5 million euros per year.

4. Paul Pogba

Salary: $25 million

Advertising revenue: $4.5 million

Country: France

Pogba is a French footballer of Guinean origin, Central midfielder of the Premier League club “Manchester United” and the national team of France.

In January 2016, Pogba was included in the symbolic “team of the year” by UEFA in the team of the 2015 version of the FIFPro after helping Juventus win the championship, the Italian Cup and reach the final of the UEFA Champions League.

5. Luis Suarez

Salary: $19.9 million

Advertising revenues: $7 million

Country: Uruguay

Suarez is a Uruguayan professional football striker Spanish club “Barcelona” and the national team of Uruguay.

Is one of the strongest strikers in the world.

June 23, 2013, having a double gate of the national team of Tahiti, Suarez came in first place among the best scorers in the history of the national team of Uruguay.

6. Sergio Aguero

Salary: $17 million

Revenue from advertising: $6 million

Country: Argentina

Sergio Aguero – Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for the club English Premier League Manchester city and the Argentina national team.

In July 2011 moved to Manchester city for 35 million pounds. In his debut season he helped the team win the first League title in 44 years, scoring the winning goal “Queens Park Rangers” in the 94th minute in the last round match.

In 2012 he was voted player of the year by the fans “city”.

7. Angel Di Maria

Condition: $ 22.6 million

Country: Argentina

Angel Di Maria is an Argentine footballer, attacking midfielder of the French club “Paris Saint-Germain.” The player of national team of Argentina.

In August 2014, the halfback has passed in “Manchester United”. Paid for transfer of 59.7 million pounds of steel a record for English clubs.

Since 2008, Di Maria is regularly called to the national team of Argentina. Angel – winner of the gold medal of the Beijing Olympics and member of two world Championships.

8. Kilian Mbappe

Status: $22.5 million

Country: France

Mbappe – French football defender of the club “Paris Saint-Germain” and the national team of France.

Mbappe debuted in the national team of France 25 March 2017 in the match qualifying tournament for the 2018 world Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.

At the age of 18 years and 95 days, he became the youngest player in the history of the French national team after Mariana of Wisnieski.

9. Thiago Silva

Condition: $22.4 million

Country: Brazil

Thiago Silva – Brazilian footballer, a Central defender. The captain of the French club “Paris Saint-Germain” and the captain of the Brazilian national team from 2010 to 2014.

14 Jul 2012 went to PSG, signing a contract for a period of 5 years. Was immediately appointed team captain.

22 Dec 2016 extended the current contract until 2020.

10. James Rodriguez

Condition: $22.1 million

Country: Colombia

Rodriguez is a Colombian footballer winger Spanish club “real Madrid”, who plays on loan for the German “Bavaria”, captain of the national team of Colombia.

The winner of the FIFA Puskas Ferenc in 2014.

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