Shanghai SIPG star Asamoah Gyan sweeps out Neymar, Suarez to become 8th world’s highest paid

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According to Forbes official website, for the second year in a row Cristiano Ronaldo ranks No. 1 on the list of the world’s highest-paid soccer players with his main rival Lionel Messi in second place.

Top 10 footballers with highest salary in 2015-16 season:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – weekly £288,000 after tax – Yearly £15 million after tax

2. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) – weekly £275,000 after tax – yearly £14.5 million after tax

3. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – weekly £250,000 after tax – yearly £13 million

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) – weekly £250,000 after tax – yearly £13 million

5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – weekly £320,000 before tax

6. Yaya Toure (Man City) – weekly £230,000 after tax – yearly £11.9 million

7. Sergio Aguero (Man City) – weekly £230,000 after tax – yearly £11.9 million

8. () – weekly £227,000 after tax – yearly £11.8 million

9. Neymar (Barcelona) – weekly £220,000 after tax – yearly £11.4 million

10. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) – weekly £205,000 after tax – yearly £10.66 million

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