Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Lionel Messi takes the top spot on Forbes’ 2019 list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar join Messi in the top 3. It is the first time three soccer players have the top three spots on the list.
There are 12 soccer players in total on the list. Each makes more than $25 million.
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Forbes released its 2019 edition of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, and it is Lionel Messi who takes the top spot with $127 million.

For the first time since the list debuted in 1990, three soccer players top the list with Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar rounding out the top three.

The three are joined by nine other soccer players that make up the annual list of 100.

Below we take a look at the highest-paid soccer players in the world.

12. Mohamed Salah – $25.1 million (€22.2 million)

Team: Liverpool

Contract: Five years, $15 million (€13.3 million) annually

The last soccer player on the list at No. 99, Salah signed a five-year deal with Liverpool in July 2018. He’s been the Premier League’s top goal scorer, earning him the Golden Boot award for the past two seasons.

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