TOP 9 Highest paid Football players

Soccer magazine France Football has ranked the sport's highest earners in the game, and the amount of money in play might make your eyes water.

9. Andres Iniesta (FC Barcelona, 31)

Performance Bonus: €2m (£1.6m; $2.3m)

Perfromance Bonus: 15m (£12m;$17m)
Other Income: (£3.6m;$5m)

8. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich, 26)

Annual Salary: €16m (£12.8m; $18m)
Performance Bonus: €600,000(£478,600; $677,000)
Other Income: €7m (£5.6m; $8m)

7. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid, 26)

Annual Salary: €14m (£11.2m; $16m)
Performance Bonus: €500,000(£399,000; $565,000)
 Other Income: €10m (£8m; $11.3m)

6. Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain, 28)

Annual Salary: €24m (£19.1m; $27m)
Performance Bonus: €800,000(£640,000; $900,000)
Other Income: €1.2m (£960,000; $1.35m)

5. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain, 31)

Annual Salary: €23m (£18.3m; $26m)
Performance Bonus: €1m (£800,000; $1.1m)
Other Income: €2.5m (£2m; $2.8m)

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain, 34)

Annual Salary: €20m (£16m; $22.5m)
Performance Bonus: €2.5m (£2m; $2.8m)
Other Income: €6m (£4.8m; $7m)

3. JR Neymar (FC Barcelona, 24)

 AnnualSalary: €20m (£16m; $23m)
Performance Bonus: €2.5m (£2m; $2.8m)
Other Income: €21m (£16.8m; $24m)

2. Christiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 31)

Annual Salary: €32m (£25.5m;   $36m)
Performance Bonus: €400,000(£319,000; $451,000)
Other Income: €35m (£27.9m; $39m)

1. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona, 28)

Annual Salary: €36m (£28.7m; $40.6m)
Performance Bonus: €3m (£2.4m; $3.4m)
Other Income: €35m (£27.9m; $39m)

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