In Pictures: Highest paid footballers

Sport360 staff 20/01/2017

While footballers love to do what they do best, play, they often demand big sums for their services. Mind-boggling salaries are not a new phenomenon in todays times.

Clubs often have to give in to the demands of the players and all in all, its a tricky business. Nevertheless, we have got you a list of the highest paid footballers from all around the globe.

Carlos Tevez – £615,000 per week

The Argentine’s £615,000 per week deal with Chinese club Shenhua makes him the highest paid.

Oscar – £400,000 per week

Earning an eye-watering £400,000 per week at Shanghai SIPG, the Brazilian is not far off Tevez.

Cristiano Ronaldo – £365,000 per week

The best player in the world, but not the best paid. His Real deal earns him £365,000 per week.

Lionel Messi – £365,000 per week

You don’t mention one without the other so it’s no surprise Messi’s Barca contract mirrors Ronaldo’s.

Gareth Bale – £346,000 per week

The Welshman’s deal, which runs until 2022, sees him net £346,000 per week, or £18m a year.

Hulk – £317,000 per week

Shanghai SIPG’s monthly wage bill will bring a tear to the eye with the striker on £317,000 per week.

Paul Pogba – £290,000 per week

The EPL has the highest average wage bill. Man United’s Pogba tops the list on £290,000 per week.

Neymar – £289,000 per week

Combine his £289,000 per week deal with his marketability and the Barca man stands to make a lot more.

Graziano Pelle – £260,000 per week

The Italian’s name sticks out like a sore thumb on this list. Shandong Luneng pay him £260,000 a week.

Wayne Rooney – £260,000 per week

The Man United striker’s £260,000 was once baulked at. It pales into insignificance now.

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How Trump almost bought a football club

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US President Elect Donald Trump has had plenty of business ventures. But what might come as a surprise to many sporting fans, is the fact that Trump came close to buying a football club.

Yes, you read it right. This video by Kick explains how the American billionaire and now President-elect almost had his hands on a football club.

The American tried to buy Scottish club Rangers and also made a run at Atletico Nacional in Colombia.

How do you think either of those clubs would’ve fared under his ownership?


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WATCH: England's up-and-coming nutmeg specialists

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The nutmeg remains one of the foremost tricks in football, and judging by the performance of youngsters across the country, England have a few nutmeg specialists coming up through the ranks.

Chelsea have a couple, with 13-year-old Ben Elliott, who recently became captain of England’s U-15 side, and 10-year-old Denim Nnamudi. Elliott and Nnamudi are the first and last players who appear in this video.

Charlton Athletic boast a nutmeg artist of their own in Montell Moore, the youngster who pulls off the second nutmeg, while Newcastle United’s Yasin Ben El-Mhanni (fourth nutmeg) is more than that – he recently scored yet another brace for the club’s U-23 side.

Manchester City’s Taylor Richards and Crystal Palace’s Jordan Norman-Williams also feature in the video uploaded on the FFDTV YouTube channel, pulling off the fifth and sixth nutmegs respectively.










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