The Highest Paid Football Players in the World: Lionel Messi Leads the List

 

Recently, Forbes have released the list of the highest paid football players in the world.

The list consists of attackers and midfielders, and the only player from defense is Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea.

According to the list, Barcelona player Lionel Messi tops the list with over $126 million earnings per year, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

Here is the list:

  1. Lionel Messi Р$126 million: This includes a salary worth $92 million per year, and $34 million from different advertising deals.
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $117 million: This includes $70 million in salary, advertising deals – $47 million.
  3. Neymar – $96 million: $78 million in salary and $18 million in advertising deals.
  4. Kylian Mbappe – $48 million: $28 million in salary plus $14 million in advertisement contracts.
  5. Mohamed Salah – $37 million: $24 million in salary plus $13 million in advertising deals.
  6. Paul Pogba – $34 million: $28 million in salary and $6 million from advertisements.
  7. Antoine Griezmann – $33 million: $28 million in salary plus $5 million in advertising deals.
  8. Gareth Bale – $29 million: $23 million in salary and $6 million endorsements.
  9. Robert Lewandowski – $28 million: $24 million in salary plus endorsements of $4 million.
  10. David de Gea – $27 million: $24 million in salary.