Cape Town - After securing a sensational transfer to Juventus from Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo has jumped up the list of the top 10 highest paid players at the 2018 Soccer World Cup.
Ronaldo left Spain to join Italian champions Juventus in a four-year deal for €100 million that will see his salary rise to an astonishing £500 000 per week.
This eye-watering amount though is still not enough to clinch the top spot on the highest earners list in world football with the 33-year-old lying in third spot.
Lionel Messi holds top spot with £40.1 million (R709 million) after recently signing a renewed contract at Barcelona with Brazilian forward Neymar in second position on £31.7 million (R555 million) ahead of Ronaldo on 26.6 million (R465 million) after securing a world record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
4. Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United) R410 million (R7.8 million-a-week)
6. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei Fortune) R355 million (R6.8 million-a-week)
9. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) R280 million (R5.3 million-a-week)