Just in: Top five highest paid players and coaches

Both the highest paid players and coaches in world football have been publicised.

Unsurprisingly, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi tops the player’s list, with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone being the highest paid coach.

The Top five highest-paid players are as follows

1. LEO MESSI (Barcelona): €130m

2. CRISTIANO RONALDO (Juventus): €113m

3. NEYMAR (PSG): €91,5m

4. ANTOINE GRIEZMANN (Atletico Madrid): €44.5m

5. GARETH BALE (Real Madrid): €40.2m

The Top five highest-paid coaches are as follows

1. DIEGO SIMEONE (Atletico Madrid): €41.2m

2. JOSE MOURINHO (Ex Manchester United): €31m

3. THIERRY HENRY (Ex Monaco): €25.5m

4. PEP GUARDIOLA (Manchester City): €24.1m

5. ERNESTO VALVERDE (Barcelona): €23m

The publication also uncovered the salaries in women’s football and demonstrates the huge wage gap that exists.

The highest paid female footballer is Ada Heberberg who receives €400,000 a year, which is 325 times less than what Messi earns.

The top five highest paid female players are as follows

1. ADA HEBERBERG (Lyon): €400,000

2. AMANDINE HENRY (Lyon): €360,000

3. WENDIE RENARD (Lyon): €348,000

4. CARLI LLOYD (Sky Blue FC): €345,000

5. MARTA (Orlando Pride): €340,000

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