NaijaQuest.Com

Exchange Rates, Richest Nigerian African Best Ranking World Best Information

Highest Paid Footballers in The World Top 20 in 2018

Top 20 Highest Paid Footballers in The World in 2018

Football is not only a game of passion, it’s 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 update our top 20 highest paid footballer in the world 2018.

Am Officially tagging The battle for the top highest paid footballer in the world as the battle for supremacy between the two top best world players, Cristiano Ronaldo CR7,  Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr. and the newcomers. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been at it for a while and it’s about time we have a fresh intake to the highest paid footballers in the world party, though its no news that age is not on their side anymore if that’s anything to go by.

Highest Paid Footballers In The World

The Best Of The Bests

Even though the top two ace players are playing in the la-liga ( Spanish League ), majority of those on the top 20 list are from english premier league ( England) including the likes of Eden Harzard, Cesc Fabregas { Chelsea FC.}, Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba, Zlantan Ibrahimovic, David De Gea { Manchester United }, Sergio Auero, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne { Mancester City }, Mesut Ozil { Arsenal } and Top Players like Oscar, Neyman Jr., Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez, Hulk, Antonie Griezmann, Pelle, Ramirez, Jackson Martinez, and Alexis Teixeira make up the rest of the Top 20 highest paid foot ball players in the world

Below is the List of the Top Highest Paid Football Players in the World including Their Revenue, Salary, and Bonus :

 

S/N Soccer Player Club / Country Revenue (Yearly) Revenue (Weekly)
1. Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid / Portugal £ 17.5 Million After Tax £ 365,000 After Tax
2. Lionel Messi Barcelona / Argentina £ 16.8 Million After Tax £ 350,000 After Tax
3. Neymar Jr.  Paris Saint Germain / Brazil £ 28.8 Million £ 600,000
4. Oscar Shanghai SIPG / Brazil £ 18 Million £ 375,000
5. Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City / Belgium £ 16.8 Million £ 350,000
6. Alexis Sanchez Manchester United / Chile £ 16.8 Million £ 350,000
7. Gareth Bale Real Madrid / Welsh £ 15.3 Million £ 320,000
8. Hulk Shanghai SIPG / Brazil £15.3 Million £ 320,000
9. Mesut Ozil Arsenal / Germany £ 14.4 Million £ 300,000
10. Luis Suarez Barcelona / Uruguay 13.9 Million £ 290,000
11. Ezequiel Lavezzi  Hebei China Fortune / Argentina £ 13.9 Million £ 290,000
12. Paul Pogba Manchester United / France £ 13.9 Million £ 290,000
13. Antonie Griezmann Atletico Madrid / France £ 13.9 Million £ 290,000
14. Pelle Shandong Luneng Taishan / Italy £ 12.5 Million £ 260,000
15. Sergio Aguero Manchester City / Argentina £ 12.5 Million £ 260,000
16. David Silva Machester City / Spain £ 12 Million £ 250,000
17. Eden Hazard Chelsea / Belgium £ 10.5 Million £ 220,000
18. Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United / Sweden £ 10.5 Million  £ 220,000
19. Yaya Toure Manchester City / Ivory Coast £ 10.5 Million £ 220,000
20. Cesc Fabregas Chelsea / Spain £ 10.5 Million £ 220,000
21. Ramirez Jiangsu Suning £ 10.5 Million £ 220,000
22. Alexis Teixeira Jiangu Suning £ 10 Million £ 210,000
23. Jackson Martinez Guangzhou £ 10 Million £ 210,000
24. Romelu Lukaku Manchester United £ 9.6 Million £ 200,000
25. David De Gea Manchester City / £ 9.6 Million £ 200,000

Neymar Jr. … The current world most expensive player is Neymar Jr. { Paris St. German }…

 

Top 20 Highest Paid Footballers in The World in 2018

  • 20. Yaya Toure

    • Club: Man City
    • Country: Ivory Coast

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays for the Ivory Coast national team as well as in the premier league for Manchester United as a central midfielder.

Yaya Toure began his career with the ASEC Mimosa – a youth club in Ivory coast, where he made his debut at the age of 18. He’d always wanted to be a striker but found himself being moved within the midfielder post in all the teams he had played for and for which he was greatly applauded for his great performance in the position. Yaya Toure later singed to Barcelona in 2007. After a three year career in Barcelona, he moved to Manchester United in 2010 where he currently plays.

  • 19. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    • Club: Man United
    • Country: Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, born in 1981 is a professional Swedish footballer. He paid for the Swedish national team from 2001 to 2016 and served as the captain of the team in the last 6 years before his retirement. Currently, Zlatan Ibrahimovic plays in the premier league for Manchester United as forward. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is well-known for his goal-scoring skills and strength in the air. He’s regarded as the most decorated footballer in the world having more 32 trophies in his professional career.

Ibrahimovic began his career in the late 1990s at Malmo FF. He later moved to Juventus. In 2006, he moved again with the Series A but this time to Internazionale, Juventus rival. After a series of other transfers involving Barcelona, Milan, and PSG, Ibrahimovic finally arrived in Manchester United in 2016.

  • 18. Cesc Fabregas

    • Club: Chelsea
    • Country: Spain

Francesc ” Cesc ” Fàbregas Soler is regarded as one of the best Spanish footballers. He was born in 1987 and currently play as a central midfielder in the premier league for Chelsea and for the Spain national team. Fabregas started training at La Masia, after leaving he was signed by Arsenal in 2003 where he took the opportunity of the absence of the injured midfielder to make a name for himself. He later moved to Barcelona in 2011 and then go back to Arsenal 2014. He was later sold to Chelsea for a fee of £30 million.

  • 17. Eden Hazard

    • Club: Chelsea
    • Country: Belgium

Eden Hazard was born Eden Micheal Hazard in 1991 at La Louvière, Belgium. He plays for the Belgium national team and for Chelsea football club as an attacking midfielder and as a wide midfielder. Hazard is widely known for his superb passing skills.

Hazard began his football career playing for Royal Stade Brainois and Tubize local Belgian clubs. He later moved to France in 2005 and joined the Lille – first division club in France. After spending over 8 years of his career with the Lille team, he was signed to the English premier league, Chelsea, where he won the PFA young player of the year.

  • 16. David Silva

    • Club: Man City
    • Country: Spain

David Silva is one of the few Spanish team members to have ever amass 100 caps and he is often regarded as one of the highest goalscorers in the Spanish team with a record of 35 goals.

David Josué Jiménez Silva was born in 1986 and currently play in the English premier league for Manchester United as an attacking midfielder or as a central. He also plays for his home country team, the Spain national team.

  • 15. Sergio Aguero

    • Club: Man City
    • Country: Argentina

Sergio Leonel “Kun” Agüero plays as a striker in the premier league for Manchester city and for his home country, the Argentine national team. He began his career playing for Independiente. He later moved to Europe to play for Atletico Madrid. In 2011, he moved to Manchester City where he currently plays.

  • 14. Pelle

    • Club: Shandong Luneng
    • Country: Italy

Graziano Pellè was born in 1985 in San Cesario di Lecce, Italy. He currently plays for the Italian national team and for Shandong Luneng, a Chinese club, as a striker. Pelle is often regarded as one of the best players in the Series A league.

  • 13. Antoine Griezmann

    • Club: Atlético Madrid
    • Country: France

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 Atletico Madrid as a forward.

  • 12. Paul Pogba

    • Club: Manchester United
    • Country: France

Paul Labile Pogba is a French footballer. He was born in 1993. He plays as a central midfielder.

Paul Pogba began his professional football career with Manchester United in 2011 and later moved on to Juventus. In 2012, he helped the club to win four consecutive Series A titles. Pogba later returned to Manchester United in 2016 where he currently plays.

  • 11. Ezequiel Lavezzi

    • Club: Hebei C Fortune
    • Country: Argentina

Ezequiel Iván Lavezzi is an Argentine professional footballer born in 1985 and currently plays in the Argentine national team and for Hebei China Fortune, a Chinese club.

Highest Paid Footballers In The World Top 10

Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers In The World 2018

  • 10. Luis Suarez

    • Club: Barcelona
    • Country: Uruguay

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. 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. In total, he has 14 trophies all through his career. He is currently among the top 20 highest paid footballers in the world and receives an annual income of

  • 9. Mesut Ozil

    • Club: Arsenal
    • Country: Germany

Mesut Ozil is a professional footballer who plays for the German national team and for 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 earned___ annually.

  • 8. Hulk

    • Club: Shanghai SIPG
    • Country: Brazil

Givanildo Vieira de Sousa better known as Hulk is a Brazilian professional footballer. He plays for the Brazilian national team and for Shanghai SIPG, a Chinese club, as a forward. He was born in 1986 in Campina Grande, Brazil.
Hulk is described by FIFA as a powerhouse center forward who knows his way around the pitch.

  • 7. Gareth Bale

    • Club: Real Madrid
    • Country: Welsh

Gareth Frank Bale is a professional footballer from Welsh. He was born in 1989 and currently plays in the Welsh national team and in 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 the 7th highest paid footballer in the whole world.

  • 6. Alexis Sanchez

    • Club: Manchester United
    • Country: Chile

Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez popularly known as Alexis Sanchez is a professional footballer from Chile. He was born in 1988 and currently plays as forward for Manchester United and his home team, the Chile national team.

Sanchez began his profession in the Cobreloa team – a youth club at the age of 17. He later moved on Udinese team in Italy after relocating to the country. He later moved on to Barcelona on a €30 million transfer which makes him one of the most expensive Chilean footballer. He was later transferred to the arsenal in 2013 then to Manchester United in a swap deal in 2018.

  • 5. Kevin De Bruyne

    • Club: Manchester City
    • Country: Belgium

Kevin De Bruyne was ranked as the fourth best player in the world by the Guardian and is often described as a “complete player” by most coaches due to his unique style of play. Kelvin was born in 1991 and currently plays in the English premier league for Manchester City as a midfielder and for his home country team, the Belgian national team.
Kelvin De Bruyne started out playing at Genk. He later joined Chelsea, where he was sparingly used. In 2015, he was sold to Manchester City for a club record of £54 million

  • 4. Oscar

    • Club: Shanghai SIPG
    • Country: Brazil

Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior popularly known as Oscar began his professional football career at Sao Paulo. He later left due to controversies and moved on to Internacional.

After spending three years in the club he was signed over to Chelsea. He later left Chelsea for Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG in 2016 where he currently plays.

Oscar was born in 1991 in Americana, Brazil. He represented his country at the Olympic U-20 football team where he became the first player to score a hat-trick the FIFA U-20 World Cup final.

  • 3. Neymar

    • Club: PSG
    • Country: Brazil

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior 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 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.

  • 2. Lionel Messi

    • Club: FC Barcelona
    • Country: Argentina

Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini was born in 1987. He’s an Argentine professional footballer and currently play 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 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. 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.

  • 1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    • Club: Real Madrid
    • Country: Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro better known as Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer born in 1985 and currently plays as forward for the Portugal national team and Real Madrid. 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 (total of 387 goals) in the European leagues and 117 in UEFA champions league.

Ronaldo was diagnosed with a 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 real Madrid club and has many titles to his name.

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

 

The above is the list of the Top 20 Highest Paid Footballers in the World 2018, Leave your opinions and comments about this post via the comment section and remember to like us on facebook  @ facebook.com/9jaquest or follow us on twitter @ twitter.com/naijaquest. Thanks

Related:

tags: tOP 10 Highest Paid Footballers in the World 2018

Updated: April 17, 2018 — 2:46 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

NaijaQuest.Com © 2018