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Lionel Messi to earn an obscene amount more than Cristiano Ronaldo this season

Barcelona genius Messi tops pile after signing a £500,000-a-week deal last November

LIONEL MESSI is set to earn a staggering £28million more than Cristiano Ronaldo this season.

France Football have revealed a list of the five highest-paid players and managers for this season based on gross wages, bonuses and sponsorship deals.

Lionel Messi is expected to be the best paid player in the world this season

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Lionel Messi is expected to be the best paid player in the world this season

And Barcelona genius Messi tops the pile after signing a £500,000-a-week deal last November.


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The publication estimates that Messi will earn an incredible £110m before tax in the 2017-18 season.

Incredibly that figure is almost 50 per cent more than Ronaldo earned last year when the Real Madrid star topped the list of earners by raking in 87.5m euros – an amount worth £76.5m today.

It will be the first time that a footballer has broken the £100m barrier for earnings in a year.

Messi is expected to earn £28m more than Cristiano Ronaldo

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Messi is expected to earn £28m more than Cristiano Ronaldo

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is third on the list

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Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is third on France Football’s list

Neymar smashed the world transfer record when he completed a £198m move from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

And the Brazilian, who is said to be agitating for a move away from PSG, is poised to earn £71m this campaign.

Fourth on the list in Gareth Bale, who faces an uncertain future at Real but will be happy enough to have earned £39m.

Spain and Barca’ Gerard Pique is the fifth best-paid player on the planet and is due to earn £25m this year.

Jose Mourinho is set to earn more than any other manager on the planet

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Jose Mourinho is set to earn more than any other manager on the planet

Man City boss Pep Guardiola is set to earn £5.5m less than Jose Mourinho this season

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola is set to earn £5.5m less than Jose Mourinho this seasonGerard Pique accused Jose Mourinho of “destroying Spanish football” during the Special One’s time in charge of Real, and the defender will no doubt be pleased he’s earning more than the Portuguese.

But Manchester United’s boss should still earn more than any other manager this season with an estimated £23m in revenue.

That’s £5.5m more than Pep Guardiola, whose Manchester City side are confirmed as champions and sit 16 points ahead of Mourinho’s United.

Marcelo Lippi is expected to earn £20m from his role in charge of the Chinese national team.