Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid forward is best paid player in world football

Ronaldo signed his new five-year-contract at Real Madrid which will keep him at the club till 2021.

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Cristiano Ronaldo play Cristiano Ronaldo is now the best paid player in world football (AFP)
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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is now the best paid player in world football after signing his new contract on Monday, November 7.

Ronaldo signed his new five-year-contract at Real Madrid which will keep him at the club till 2021.

Ronaldo’s new deal takes his weekly pay to £365,000-a-week taking him above Gareth Bale who earns £346,000 per week (£18m per year)- all after tax.

Cristiano Ronaldo play Ronaldo will remain at Real Madrid until 2021 (Real Madrid /Twitter)

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Ronaldo signed the contract at a press conference organised by Real Madrid on Monday.

At the conference, the 31-year-old was shown a film of his best goals for Real Madrid and also the footage of his presentation at the Bernabeu when he signed in 2009.

Cristiano Ronaldo play Cristiano Ronaldo signed the new contract at the press conference (AFP/Getty Images)

 

Only his Barcelona rival Lionel Messi earns as much as him in world football.

Lionel Messi play Lionel Messi also earns £365,000 per week after tax in Barcelona (AFP/File)

 

Top 10 earners in world football

1Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) £365,000 per week £19m per year (After tax)

2 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £365,000 per week £19m per year (After tax)

3 Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) £346,000 per week £18m per year (After tax)

4 Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) £317,000 per week £16.5m per year

5 Paul Pogba (Manchester United) £290,000 per week £15m per year

6 Neymar (Barcelona) £289,000 per week £15m per year (After tax)

7Graziano Pelle (Shandong Luneng) £260,000 per week £13.5m per year

8 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) £260,000 per week £13.5m per year

9 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) £250,000 per week £13m per year

10 Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) £240,000 per week £12.5m per year

10 Yaya Toure (Manchester City) £240,000 per week £12.5m per year

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