Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary: It takes Messi and two other PSG superstars to surpass CR7’s wage


Cristiano Ronaldo is on a $200 million per year salary at Al-Nassr, three of his biggest ‘rivals’ can only surpass his wages if they combine their salaries.

Al-Nassr had no problems paying Cristiano Ronaldo the holy grail of salary in sports. CR7 ended his club career in Europe, which saw him play for Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus and win over 30 titles, to embark on an adventure in the Middle East that would make him the highest paid footballer on the planet.

CR7 and the Saudi League, who have yet to make their competitive debut, are already riding the Cristiano Ronaldo train, when CR7 dresses for the first time in a friendly against PSG and Lionel Messi, it won’t be for Al-Nassr, but rather a selection of stars from Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal.

Considering the massive salaries of some of PSG’s top players and considering the salary Cristiano Ronaldo earns to surpass CR7’s wages, PSG would have to combine the entire salaries of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé.

PSG player salaries compared to Cristiano Ronaldo

By knowing that Cristiano Ronaldo earns $200 million on salary alone taking away endorsement money, Lionel Messi makes $65 million a year for playing. Neymar makes $55 million in salary and combined both Messi and Neymar earn a total of $120 million, $80 million less than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappé (Getty Images)
Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappé (Getty Images)

In order for the top players at PSG to surpass the Portuguese superstar, Kylian Mbappé’s salary must come into consideration. The French World Cup winner earns $110 million in wages and until Ronaldo signed for Al-Nassr, he was the sports highest paid player. Only then would the salaries of PSG’s three top player surpass that of Ronaldo, but only by a $30 million margin, 230 million vs 200 million.