Juventus’ new signing, Cristiano Ronaldo, is now the third best-paid footballer in the world, following his stunning £100 million move from Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has agreed a £500,000-a-week contract with the Serie A champions.
The Portugal captain moves above Alexis Sanchez, who earns £23.4m a year following his move to Manchester United back in January.
He is, however, behind rival Lionel Messi (£40.5m a year) at Barcelona and Neymar (£31.7m) at Paris Saint-Germain.
Some players currently plying their trade in the lucrative Chinese Super League also make the top-ten list.
TOP 10 ANNUAL SALARIES
- Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £40.5m
- Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) £31.7m
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) £26.6m
- Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United) £23.4m
- Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) £21.1m
- Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei Fortune) £20.3m
- Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) £18.2m
- Hulk (Shanghai SIPG) £17.6m
- Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) £15.9m
- Paul Pogba (Manchester United) £15.4m