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The French edition of France Football has published a ranking of the highest paid players in 2019.
In the first place was the striker “Barcelona” Lionel Messi. He earned € 131 million. Second place went forward “Juventus” Cristiano Ronaldo with 118 million euros. The three most highly paid players locked PSG striker Neymar, earned 95 million euros. Have located on the fourth and fifth places of the striker of real Madrid Gareth Bale and striker of “Barcelona” by Antoine Griezmann at is 38.7 and 38.5 million, respectively.
Earlier on March 26, the leadership of “Barcelona” has offered players to lower the salary due to the suspension of the season. The club feared to be in crisis due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Last December Messi for the sixth time won the “Golden ball”, presented to the best footballer of the year by France Football. The player ahead of the Liverpool defender Virgil van Dyck, striker, Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo and the forward of “Liverpool” Sadio mane. Messi throughout his career in favour of Barcelona.