Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers In The World 2020

Who are the Highest Paid Footballers In The World 2020 presently? – Football is the biggest single sport in the world. it is the most far-reaching sport, present in every corner of the world, and enjoyed by passionate fans the world over, even in the most remote parts of the globe. Football players are some of the most popular personalities in the world; having fan-bases from every part of the world who follow their every move. Some football clubs in England have following in Africa and Asia, trumping the following of local sports organizations in their own countries.

Football is not only a game of passion, but it’s also a game of money, lots of money. It’s no doubt most professional footballers are some of the highest-earning “workers” in the world even that their weekly salaries are more than the annual salaries of most professions. So we ‘ve updated our top 10 highest paid footballers in the world So far. 

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What we do not see is the fact that football clubs are money-printing machines: Ticket sales, shirt sales, brand endorsements on the shirts, advertising around the stadium, participation fees, and prize monies are some of the ways that these big business ventures make money. Recently, footballers too have started to get a fair share of the bounty that football makes; some footballers now make outrageous amounts of money, computing into a big chunk of the club’s earnings. This seems fair because these days many stadiums are filled because of one or players whom the crowd comes to watch.

Anyway, in this post, we are talking about the top earners in the game of football as it stands currently. Without any further time-wasting, we give you the Top 10 Money grabbing Players in the game of Football Today.

Top 10 Highest Paid Football Players in the World 2020

No. Player’s Name Club Amount {€/Month}
1.  Lionel Messi Barcelona € 8.3m
2.  Cristiano Ronaldo  Juventus € 4.5m
3.  Neymar Jr.  Paris Saint-Germain € 3m
4.  Antoine Griezmann  Barcelona € 2.8m
5.  Luis Suarez  Barcelona € 2.7m
6.  Gareth Bale  Real Madrid € 2.5m
7.  Eden Hazard  Real Madrid € 2.5m
8.  Kylian Mbappe  Paris Saint-Germain € 1.9 m
9.  David De Gea   Manchester United € 1.7m
10.  Mesut Ozil  Arsenal € 1.6m

More details on the List of Highest-Paid Football Players in the World 2020 including Their Revenue, {Updated}

Lionel Messi

1. Lionel Messi

    • Club: FC Barcelona
    • Country: Argentina
    • Date Of Birth: June 24th, 1987

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini was born in 1987. He’s an Argentine professional footballer and currently plays in the Argentine national team and Barcelona football club. Messi is often regarded as the world’s best footballer and held a record of the highest European Golden shoe winner with Cristiano Ronaldo. He is also the first player to have ever won the Ballon d’Or awards four times in a role. Messi has not been to any other club. All his professional football career has been in Barcelona where he has won more than 30 assorted trophies.

At the age of 13, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency while still in Argentina, his birthplace. He later left the country for Spain where he hoped to join the Barcelona team. Messi has been with Barcelona since he was 13 years old, although he did not officially become a Barcelona player until he was 17 years. On his arrival, he was allowed into the team’s school with an agreement that his medical bills will be paid by the club. Currently, Messi is regarded as one of the highest-paid players in the world.

One cannot help but think that the weight of Lionel Messi’s wage packet is to appreciate the player’s loyalty to Barcelona. The football legend is just as loved in Barcelona as he himself loves the club.

According to Marca, the short Argentine makes roughly 8.3 million euros every month! He comes first on this list with 84 million dollars in basic salaries and winnings, plus another 27 million dollars in endorsements in 2018. His contract runs until 2023 so he is expected to continue to rake in this kind of juicy money.

In partnership with F.C Barcelona, there is a Messi themed park currently in the works, and that is going to be another cash cow for the Argentine maestro. Maybe he will still be on this list even after he retires because he will still continue to earn money from Barcelona.

Lionel Messi has given Barcelona good returns for the money invested in him: 10 La Liga titles, including the 2018/2019 season to start with. He has also given them the Champions League titles on 5 occasions: 2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, and 2014/2015. The FIFA Club World Cup 3 times, and the UEFA Super Cup 3 times.

On the Individual level: He has emerged La Liga Top Scorer for 14 seasons, won the European Golden Shoe 6 times, and the Balon d’ Or 6 times.


2. Cristiano Ronaldo

    • Club: Juventus
    • Country: Portugal
    • Date Of Bith: February 5th, 1985

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro better known as Ronaldo (CR7) is a Portuguese professional footballer born in 1985 and currently plays as forward for the Portugal national team and Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo is often regarded as the best player in the world and he is a record holder as the player with the most number of European golden shoes. He holds record also as the highest goal scorer in the European leagues and UEFA champions league.

Ronaldo was diagnosed with racing heart disease at the age of 14 when he wanted to start his professional football career. The condition almost made him stopped his football career but was later treated. Ronaldo was later signed to Manchester United in 2002/2003 as the first-ever Portuguese member of the club. He currently plays for the Juventus club and has many titles to his name.

Real Madrid received a substantial part of the total 140 million dollars transfer fee when Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus, but Real Madrid has so far not turned out better. Cristiano Ronaldo’s basic salary at Juventus is 35 million dollars a year. Although his gross pay will amount to 64 million dollars for the 2018/2019.

His reputation demands nothing less however; we are talking about the most decorated footballer still active in the game. This is a player that has won the English Premier League 3 times, also the Spanish La Liga 2 times, and now in his early-season in Italy the Italian Serie A title. And then with Portugal, he has won the UEFA European Championship.

On a personal note, he has Christiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or 5 times. He also holds the record for the highest number of goals in the UEFA Champions League. He has won 4 European Golden Shoes- something he did with different clubs.

There is still a lingering argument about who is better between Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo, but that argument does not happen to their bank accounts. In the second position on this list, Cristiano Ronaldo currently makes about 4.5 million euros a month, which is roughly half of what Messi makes. 

Neymar Jr.

3. Neymar Jr.

    • Club: PSG
    • Country: Brazil
    • Date Of Birth: February 5th, 1992

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is popularly known as Neymar Jr or simply Neymar is a professional footballer from Brazil. He was born in 1992 and currently plays for the Brazilian national team as well as for the Paris Saint-Germain football club. Neymar originally started out with the Santos, club where he came to the limelight after helping the club win two successive Campeonato Paulista championships. He later moved on to Barcelona where he played alongside Messi and Luis Suarez. Neymar was later transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for a record-breaking deal of €222 million in 2017, making him the most expensive player in the world.

Neymar Junior is the highest earner in France. That is a dry joke for the guy who was once touted to be the hottest discovery in football. Well, he makes 3 million euros a month. Although if hype and potential are what made football tick Neymar would be king of the World. The Brazilian is gifted, there is no reasonable doubt about it- he has good ball skills, passing, dribbling, and shooting ability, but by his age, Pele and Mbappe were busy winning the World Cup. Neymar Jr. who was busy diving all over the pitches in Russia 2018 World Cup has not really lived up to his billing in Club or National football so far.

Antoine Griezmann Among The Highest Paid Players In The World

4. Antoine Griezmann

    • Club: Barcelona
    • Country: France
    • Date Of Birth: March 21, 1991

Antoine Griezmann began his career at Real Sociedad and in 2014, he moved to Atletico Madrid. Antoine Griezmann was born in 1991 and currently plays for his home country team, the French national team and for Barcelona as a forward.

The Frenchman has had a very lucrative time in Atletico Madrid, he currently earns 2.8 million euros per month. Having become one of the latest additions to the groundbreaking Barcelona side, he is set to earn even more. But for now, let us concern ourselves with what he achieved with Athletico Madrid.

The World Cup winner’s 180 goals for Athletico Madrid have not gone unnoticed. Antoine Griezmann has been nominated for the Balon d’Or and also the 2018 Best FIFA Men’s Player. He was named La Liga Best Player 2016,

He has endorsement deals with Puma, EA Sports, Heads and Shoulders shampoo, and Gillette. He has also been on the payroll of mobile phone manufacturer Huawei.


5. Luis Suarez

    • Club: Barcelona
    • Country: Uruguay
    • Date Of Birth: January 24th, 1987

Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz popularly known as Luis Suarez was born in 1987. He started his professional football career playing for the national Uruguay U20 team. He then relocated to the Netherlands to play for Groningen. Luis Suarez won the KNVB Cup in 2010 which was his first-ever trophy. Luis Suarez currently played for Barcelona football FC as a striker.

The days of biting opponents and deliberately handling the ball seem to be over for Barcelona and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez. These days Luis Suarez is in the good books- the money books. He has been making 2.7 million euros every month in Barcelona and he is currently among the top 10 highest paid footballers in the world.

It has not been free money, Luis Suarez has worked for his money over the years. He has scored a total of 400 goals and has received many titles and awards including European golden shoes, UEFA champions league titles, Pichichi Trophy, and others.  He has delivered the goods for F.C Barcelona: La Liga titles: 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2017/2018, and 2018/2019. Copa del Rey: 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018. UEFA Champions League 2014/2015 UEFA Super Cup 2015, and the FIFA Club World Cup: 2015. The highlight of Luis Suarez’s 2018/2019 season was his hat-trick in the El Classico.

6. Gareth Bale

    • Club: Real Madrid
    • Country: Welsh
    • Date Of Birth: July 16th, 1989

Gareth Frank Bale is a professional footballer from Welsh. He was born in 1989 and currently plays in the Welsh national team and in the Real Madrid football club. Bale is best known for his ability to strike from long distances, powerful curving free kicks, and agile strength. Bale began his professional football career in Southampton. He later moved on to Tottenham where he was given a more attacking position. Bale’s fame quickly increased mainly due to his style of free kicks and in 2013, Real Madrid bought Bale from Tottenham for an undisclosed amount. Gareth Bale is currently regarded as one of the highest-paid footballers in the whole world.

2.5 million dollars in monthly basic salary, the Welsh man who has been in and out of the Real Madrid first team was recently given this improved contract when he expressed displeasure at being benched and opted to leave the Spanish giants in search of regular first-team football elsewhere.

His 2.8 million dollars monthly translates to 33.6 million dollars a year. After 4 years on that kind of money, Gareth Bale is going to be a very rich man indeed.

He has helped Real Madrid win 4 UEFA Champions League trophies. The highlight of his time at Real Madrid was the final of the UEFA Champions League 2017/2018 season, against Liverpool in which he scored a brace, including a stunning overhead kick, and so won the Champions League for Real Madrid.


The Highest Paid Footballers In The World

7. Eden Hazard

  • Club: Real Madrid
  • Country: Belgium
  • Date Of Birth: January 7th, 1991

Eden Hazard has huge boots to fill at Real Madrid if he is expected to replace Christiano Ronaldo. He currently earns 2.5 million euros at the club, and there is no doubt about his talent. However, he still has to justify his pay with tangible contributions to the team. He needs to produce goals and assists, and sparks of brilliance- things that we all know he can do.

8. Kylian Mbappe 

    • Club: Paris Saint-Germain 
    • Country: France
    • Date Of Birth: December 20, 1998

Kylian Mbappe is a French footballer, who currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He was born in December 1998. He is the second most expensive association transfer, from Monaco to PSG where he plays forward.

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint Germain makes 1.9 million dollars monthly as a basic salary. That is without the endorsements. Mbappe has already the World Cup before turning 20, He has won the Ligue 1 title, he has been named Player of the Year for 2019, and was France’s top scorer with 33 goals in all competitions.

Kylian Mbappes earning potential is set to rise, however, as he sets his sights on conquering Europe. He is a phenomenal player, while not yet at par with Ronaldo and Messi, he has amazing abilities which will no doubt draw interest from several top clubs in Europe.

The young Frenchman is the face of French football at the moment, and he draws crowds to the games to watch his immaculate ball control and electric pace. He contributes goals and assists to the team and is absolutely pivotal to the team’s success so far. Kylian Mbappe is largely seen as the future ace of football, and so there are very few clubs that would even dare approach for his signature. The French Ligue 1 already uses him as a poster boy, and so do numerous other brands. We expect that after Messi has had his time, Kylian Mbappe will become the face of football.


9. David De Gea

    • Club: Manchester United
    • Country: Spain
    • Date Of Birth: November 7th, 1990

The highest earner in England is a goalkeeper! All rise for David de Gea of Manchester United and Spain who earns 1.7 million euros a month. He is without a doubt one of the best goalkeepers on the planet and a thorough professional. David de Gea goes about his business without any drama, and he continues to be one of the pillars holding up Manchester United, and preventing the club from crumbling like a deck of cards. We wonder if he will remain at the club very long because a man like de Gea certainly has ambition, and it looks unlikely that David de Gea can achieve his dreams at the Theatre Of Dreams.

10. Mesut Ozil

    • Club: Arsenal
    • Country: Germany
    • Date Of Birth: July 15th, 1988

Mesut Ozil is a professional footballer who plays for the German national team and for the Arsenal club. He was born in 1988 in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany.

Ozil started his professional football career playing for various youth level teams in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany. He later moved on to the youth team of Schalke 04 in 2005 as a midfielder. Ozil currently plays as an attacking midfielder for the Arsenal team and wears number 11. Ozil has won many titles including the Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Español, amongst others. He is currently regarded as the most expensive German player and currently earns roughly 1.6 million dollars a month at thrifty Arsenal which comes as a surprise.

Ozil of Arsenal concludes this list of highest-paid players in the world with a monthly basic earning of 1.6 million dollars every month. His qualities are not to doubt, the former Real Madrid star has churned out some amazing displays during his time at Arsenal. The club has underperformed, and while he should get his share of the blame, it would be harsh to put the blame at Mesut Ozil’s door. Ozil continues to provide the assists and positive moves for the team.

Please Note That, there is differnce in the richest players and highest paid players

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