Which player earns the most money?
In the list are the highest paid footballers in the world, three stars are in La Liga that are in the top 10, while the latest moves made have changed this ranking.
Below you will find the players with the highest weekly salaries.
These figures were collected by Radio Times and converted into dollars. Keep in mind that they are also taxable and include other extras, payments or bonuses. Plus, these are the players with the highest base salaries, which do not include sponsorship and marketing deals, which are not included.
10. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – $ 483,000 a week
He is the only Bundesliga player on the list. Lewandowski has been awarded the “FIFA World Player of the Year 2020” award and has an outstanding goal-scoring record and a large number of trophies in the showcase. The Polish striker is the all-time leading goalscorer in the Bundesliga and has won the German top league nine times in his 11 years in the country, twice with Dortmund and seven times with Bayern.
9. David de Gea (Manchester United) – $ 517,000 a week
The only Spanish player on the list, De Gea is also the most winning goalkeeper in the world. Manchester United had bought him from Atletico Madrid a decade ago, for a record number at the time in the Premier League and he is the number 1 United goalkeeper who has had consistent appearances at the gate.
8. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) – $ 531,000 a week
With his new contract, the midfielder has joined the top beneficiaries in England and has the highest salary at a club where he also has high salaries. De Bruyne was an outstanding player for Citizen and the main one they won three league titles, during the six years he was at Manchester.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – $ 531,000 a week
The Portuguese striker has dropped below this list due to his transfer from Juventus, where he had a salary twice as high as he would earn at Old Trafford, but he will still be on the list of the highest paid in the Premier League. Ronaldo is one of the best athletes on the planet and probably the most famous footballer in the world where from sponsorships and other interests he earns $ 470 million a year.
6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – $ 566,000 per week
The player least paid by the other three stars at PSG but who entered the top 10 of the most winning players in the world. Mbappe will surely remain on this list for at least the next decade, wherever he plays football.
5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – $ 690,000 a week
Despite his reputation having plummeted in recent years, Bale remains one of Real Madrid’s highest paid players, surpassing Ronaldo after leaving Manchester United and entering the top-5. The Welshman has his days on the list, although Carlo Ancelotti’s return to Real Madrid could give him another chance to shine in the team.
4. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) – $ 793,000 a week
Following the departure of Lionel Messi, Griezmann is the only Barcelona player in the top 10. His big salary has hurt the Catalan club, which has suffered a lot lately, and where they had a disappointing year. He will most likely leave Barcelona on the last day of the transfer window.
3. Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid) – $ 793,000 per week
It may come as a surprise that he is in the top three, but Suarez has proven that the Athlete knows how to spend their money well and he is still at a high level. After being allowed to leave Blaugrana, Suarez went to the former Griezmann club helping them win the La Liga title in his first season.
2. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) – $ 836,000 per week
The second PSG player on the list with the highest salary and the second player on the list after Ronaldo lost number two. The Brazilian striker is a global star but cannot compete with Ronaldo on sponsor contracts.
1. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain – $ 1,325,000 per week
New club, same status. One of the best players on the planet, probably of all time, so it is no wonder why he has the highest salary in the sport. The Argentine is the only footballer to earn $ 1 million a week and this figure is even higher after sponsorship and marketing deals.