It is not only in the classification of the last Ballon d’Or that CR7 exceeds Messi. For the first time, the Portuguese delighted his rival the title of highest paid player in 2016-17. Internationally, this season beats several records. The podium Cristiano-Messi-Neymar has never weighed so much (219.5 million euros), just like the top 20 in its totality (619.2 million euros). Concerning the coaches, José Mourinho, arrived at Manchester United last summer, still reigns as much, like the PSG on the Ligue 1.
International top and coach figures take into account gross salaries, bonuses and advertising revenues accumulated over the 2016-17 season. For Ligue 1, only gross wages and contractual premiums are taken into account.