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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 15 February 2019

Ranked: Top 10 best paid footballers in Europe as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way

A rundown of the top 10 footballers in Europe who are getting paid the most per month for their endeavours on the pitch

Lionel Messi is the best paid footballer in the world.

That is according to a new survey undertaken by French newspaper L'Equipe that found that the Barcelona forward tops the list for most money earned over a month.

His total of £7.3 million (Dh34.7m) puts him ahead of arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo, with Atletico Madrid's Antonie Griezmann in third.

Have a look at the top 10 in the gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: February 9, 2019 02:38 PM

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