PSG star Neymar earns more than female players of top 7 European leagues combined

DAILY SABAH
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Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during the French L1 football match between Monaco and PSG at the Louis II stadium, in Monaco, Nov. 26, 2017. (AFP Photo)
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after scoring a penalty kick during the French L1 football match between Monaco and PSG at the Louis II stadium, in Monaco, Nov. 26, 2017. (AFP Photo)

An annual report on salaries in the world of sports revealed an incredible gender pay gap in football.

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Neymar Jr. will earn more than $44 million for the 2017-2018 season, according to his contract.

Meanwhile, every female player in Europe's top seven leagues will earn $43.9 million combined.

Which means that Neymar alone earns slightly more than 1,693 female players in France, Germany, England, the U.S., Sweden, Australia and Mexico combined, the Sporting Intelligence found.

Moreover, Barcelona spends the most money on salaries in football and is the fourth highest-paying sports team in the world. The Catalan club has an average annual salary of $8.83 million with PSG close behind with $8.83 million.

Lyon – women's highest-paying football team – spends only $194,000 a year on salaries.

Neymar's record-breaking 222 million euro ($265 million) transfer from Barcelona to PSG astounded the football world in August.

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