Cristiano Ronaldo, the star Portugal footballer, is no more a part of the English Premier League and European leagues as the legend moved to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr for a whopping £177 million annual salary which would fetch him around £3.4 million per week. It was a record-breaking bag for the Saudi Arabian club and fans claimed that the move was unwanted as the veteran could have played for some other club in England or Europe.
For the unversed, Ronaldo made the record-breaking move after giving an interview with Piers Morgan about Erik ten Hag, the manager of his former club Manchester United and the mismanagement within the dressing room. The legendary Portugal star claimed in the interview that he has no respect for the Red Devils manager as he does not get the same in return.
Compared to other stars like Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi, Ronaldo tops the list of those with huge salaries from their clubs. To add more, while the 37-year-old earns £175 million, the Frenchman is earning £64 million from his club Paris Saint Germain, less than half of what Ronaldo is earning annually.
Cristiano Ronaldo has the biggest salary ever in football history
Ronaldo, although was dripping down the list when he was with the Man United club earlier, reached the top once again with the staggering contract from Al-Nassr that changed the fortunes of the Portugal legend. With this, the superstar Portugal footballer became the only player with the biggest salary in football history.
Third on the list is Brazilian Neymar Jr with a £42 million annual contract, followed by Argentina’s legend Lionel Messi. Much to the surprise of the fans, the La Albiceleste star stands only fourth on the list with a contract of £34.8 million from the same club as Mbappe.
Here are the top 10 players with the biggest salaries at present: 1) Cristiano Ronaldo (£177 million), 2) Kylian Mbappe ( £64 million), 3) Neymar Jr (£42.1 million), 4) Lionel Messi (£34.8 million), 5) Kevin De Bruyne (£20.8 million), 6) Erling Haaland (£19.5 million), 7) David De Gea (£19.5 million), 8) David Alaba (£18.8 million), 9) Mohamed Salah (£18.2 million), 10) Raheem Sterling (£ 16.9 million).