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The Figures From Tonight's Richest Game In Sport Make For Sickening Reading

The Figures From Tonight's Richest Game In Sport Make For Sickening Reading
By Jeremy Fullam

Two European heavyweights go head to head to tonight in the richest game in sport, PSG and Real Madrid, Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo.

The two clubs are no doubt amongst Europe's elite in terms of players but when it comes to finances these two are in a league of their own.

The two clubs combined spend a staggering £287 (€391)million on wages every year making them not only the highest spenders in football but in the entire world.

Qatari owned PSG lead the way spending a frightening £147.1 million on wages every year, meaning the average wage at the Paris club is a handy £113,000 a week.

Famous big spenders Real Madrid are close behind spending £140 million per year, an average wage of £107,00.

Here's the top earners from tonight's mega rich encounter

Cristiano Ronaldo

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No surprises that this man is the highest earner in tonight's fixture. Ronaldo earns a ridiculous €392,000 per week, after tax, €20.4 million a year, just to kick a ball around.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

 

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Again, no surprises to see Zlatan up here too. The Swede is the highest earner at PSG, picking up over €310,000 a week after tax, €16.4 million a year.

Gareth Bale

 

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Bale became the most expensive footballer when Madrid splashed out £85 million for him in 2013. The Welshman was given a wage to to replicate his monstrous transfer fee and he earns a reported €400,000 before tax every week.

Edinson Cavani

 

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The Uruguayan is often considered to be second fiddle to Ibrahimovic and is often linked with a move away from Parc Des Princes. However he earns a reported €14 million a year, which is around €250,000 a week.

[Telegraph]

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