Europe 1 with AFP 10:50 a.m., March 22, 2022

According to estimates from the daily "L'Equipe" published on Tuesday, the average gross monthly salary of Paris SG players amounts to 990,000 euros, with Brazilian striker Neymar being the best paid with more than four million euros per month.

Paris SG, controlled by a Qatari fund, is unsurprisingly the most generous club.

The average gross monthly salary of Paris SG players amounts to 990,000 euros, with Brazilian striker Neymar being the best paid with more than four million euros per month, according to estimates from the daily

L'Equipe

published on Tuesday.

Paris SG, leader of the French championship but eliminated in the knockout stages of the Champions League by Real Madrid, is unsurprisingly the most generous club with its players and management in France.

The first 14 places occupied by elements of PSG

In the ranking of Ligue 1 players' salaries established by

L'Equipe

, the first 14 places are occupied by elements of PSG, controlled since 2011 by the Qatari sovereign fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).

Neymar dominates this ranking with his gross monthly salary of 4,083,000 euros, ahead of Argentine star Lionel Messi, who arrived last summer from FC Barcelona (3,375,000 euros) and Kylian Mbappé (2,220,000 euros), who arrives at the end of the contract.

Still according to figures quoted by

L'Equipe

, the highest paid player in Europe outside France is Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), who receives 2.6 million euros gross monthly.

The average salary at PSG amounts to 990,000 euros, when for all L1 teams, it amounts to 100,000 euros (67,000 without PSG) according to calculations by L'Equipe.

Behind PSG, the most expensive clubs in terms of salaries are Marseille (average gross salary of 226,000 euros), Monaco (185,000 euros), Nice (130,000 euros) and Lyon (120,000 euros).

According to

L'Equipe

, the payroll of L1 clubs amounts to 1.73 billion euros this season, compared to 1.38 billion euros in 2018-19, while overall L1 revenues have fallen by 29% since March 2020, due in particular to the Covid-19 pandemic and the Mediapro broadcaster fiasco.

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