This year's highest-paid soccer players in the world

Leo Messi, number 1 in Forbes
FC Barcelona (Spain)
Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus (Italy)
Neymar Junior
Paris Saint Germain (France)
Kylian Mbappe
Paris Saint Germain (France)
Mohamed Salah
Liverpool (England)
Paul Pogba
Manchester United (England)
Antoine Griezmann
FC Barcelona (Spain)
Gareth Bale
Tottenham Hotspur (England), on loan from Real Madrid (Spain)
Robert Lewandowski
Bayern Munich (Germany)
David De Gea
Manchester United (England)
Leo Messi, number 1 in Forbes

Total: 126 million dollars

Salary: 92 million dollars

Other earnings: 34 million dollars

These are the figures about Messi in the Forbes list of best paid footballers. Let's review the names and teams of other players in the current top 10.

FC Barcelona (Spain)

Leo Messi, winner of 6 Golden Balls, has the biggest contract in the world of soccer with his club FC Barcelona. He stunned the world in the late summer of 2020 when he said he wanted to leave the club. To his 92 million dollar salary, he adds another juicy amount from his sponsors, including Adidas.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Total: 117 million dollars

Salary: 70 million dollars

Other earnings: 47 million dollars

Juventus (Italy)

Cristiano Ronaldo has long been a business with great returns. At a media level, no player has his pull and the more than 500 million followers he has in his social networks are the proof. To this we can add his clothing line, the hotels with his name, and his lifetime contract with Nike.

 

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Neymar Junior

Total: 96 million dollars

Salary: 78 million dollars

Other earnings: 18 million dollars

Paris Saint Germain (France)

They call him the heir of Messi and Ronaldo, but he does not exactly follow in their footsteps. Economically, though, he is the closest one can get to the two giants. This season he has left Nike after 15 years and signed a multimillion dollar contract with Puma.

Kylian Mbappe

Total: 42 million dollars

Salary: 28 million dollars

Other earnings: 14 million dollars

Paris Saint Germain (France)

This golden boy aims to break all records. At only 21 years old, he is already world champion and considered one of the best players on the planet. Allegedly, he told PSG that he wanted to go to another club. If he manages to join a team like Real Madrid, for example, his advertising income could soar. He is destined to dominate the next decade of soccer.

Mohamed Salah

Total: 37 million dollars

Salary: 24 million dollars

Other earnings: 13 million dollars

Liverpool (England)

Mo Salah has found in Liverpool the system, the teammates and the perfect coach to enter the top 5 of the world's top earners. One of his biggest contracts is with Vodafone, a company that collaborates with him in social work in his native Egypt, where he is a legend.

Paul Pogba

Total: 34 million dollars

Salary: 28 million dollars

Other earnings: 6 million dollars

Manchester United (England)

This star does not take a break from winning. He already has a World Cup and he's a regular in the top 10 of best paid players. In addition to his multi-million dollar contract with Manchester, Paul Pogba has some juicy deals with Activision and Pepsi.

Antoine Griezmann

Total: 33 million dollars

Salary: 28 million dollars

Other earnings: 5 million dollars

FC Barcelona (Spain)

At times, he measured up to Ronaldo and Messi, and this caused the Frenchman to gain amazing contracts with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. His payroll is the basis of his tremendous salary, but he also earns 5 million for advertising and other engagements.

Gareth Bale

Total: 29 million dollars

Salary: 23 million dollars

Other earnings: 6 million dollars

Tottenham Hotspur (England), on loan from Real Madrid (Spain)

This is the strange case of the footballer who nearly gave up soccer. The Real Madrid star and the highest paid player in the team has recently been playing more golf than soccer. In spite of his low profile for two seasons (except for his recent appearance with Tottenham Hotspurs), he maintains his high salary and another chunk of advertising income. Among his sponsors, of course, is a manufacturer of golf products (TaylorMade).

Robert Lewandowski

Total: 28 million dollars

Salary: 24 million dollars

Other earnings: 6 million dollars

Bayern Munich (Germany)

The cancellation of the award is all that prevented Robert Lewandowski from taking a deserved Golden Ball this year. The sky-high level of the Pole in the past years has earned him his contract in Munich. In addition, he has become a star of this moment's social network: TikTok.

David De Gea

Total: 27 million dollars

Salary: 24 million dollars

Other earnings: 3 million dollars

Manchester United (England)

This is a surprising tenth place for the goalkeeper, who has not been able to maintain the level that led him to sign one of the most succulent contracts in the Premier League. Despite this, the confidence in the Spanish goalie is complete, both in Manchester and in the Spanish National Team. He often promotes his partner, the singer Edurne, on his social media.

 

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