The highest-earning footballers for the year 2020 have been released. A footballer earnings are calculated by the amount of salary he collects, his sponsorship deals, and many other withheld sources. Most footballers earn more money from sponsorship deals, award-winning, and image rights. There is no or little surprise on the list, the first two players can be easily predicted because they are had great success in recent years.
According to Forbes, the below players are the highest-earning footballers as of 2020. Read on to know the top ten highest-earning footballers in the year 2020.
10. David De Gea (Manchester United) – £20.8 million.
David De Gea is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He is a four-time Manchester United player of the year award winner. De Gea is tenth in the list of highest-earning footballers. The Spaniard is the highest-paid player at Manchester United and English Premier League. He commands a huge sum of money per week as his salary. De Gea earns £375,000 per week according to reliable sources.
9. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – £21.6 million.
Robert Lewandowski is ninth in the list of highest-earning footballers in the year 2020. He is among the best strikers in the world. The Polish striker has scored over 500 goals for club and country. He is a four-time winner of the VDV Bundesliga Player of the Season award. Lewandowski earns £275,000 per week at Bayern Munich, he is the highest-earning star of the German club.
8. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/Tottenham) – £22.4 million.
Gareth Bale is widely known for his tremendous speed and ability to get past defenders with pace. Bale is eighth in the list of highest-earning footballers. He is among the best players of all time. The Welsh captain is among the top ten highest-earning footballers in the English Premier League and Spanish La Liga. He earns £500,000 per week at Real Madrid. Gareth Bale is on loan at Tottenham Hotspur from Real Madrid.
7. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) – £25.5 million.
Antoine Griezmann has been described as a complete forward by many analysts. He is the fourth most expensive footballer of all time. The Frenchman is among the best players in the world. Griezmann earns £300,000 per week at Barcelona, he is the second highest-earning player of the Spanish club. The Barcelona star is seventh in the list of highest-earning footballers in the year 2020.
6. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – £26.2 million.
Paul Pogba is among the best midfielders in the world. He is one of the most expensive footballers in the world of football. Pogba is sixth in the list of highest-earning footballers in the year 2020. The Frenchman earns £290,000 per week at Manchester United, his salary is one of the highest among all Man Utd players.
5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – £28.5 million.
Mohamed Salah is the highest-paid player in Liverpool. He is fifth on the list of highest-earning footballers in 2020. Salah is among the best players in the world. The Egyptian specialties are his dribbling skills, speed, and finishing. Mo Salah earns £200,000 per week at Liverpool, no player earns more than Salah in Liverpool’s squad.
4. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain) – £32.4 million.
Kylian Mbappe is among the best players currently in the world. His specialties are dribbling skills, explosive speed, strength, and finishing. Mbappe is the second most expensive footballer in the world. The French star earned £375,000 per week at PSG, only Neymar Jr earns more than him in PSG’s squad.
3. Neymar Jr (Paris Saint Germain) – £74.1 million.
Neymar Jr is the most expensive footballer in the world. He is among the best players in the world. The Brazilian specialty is his techniques, dribbling skills, and ability to get past defenders with his pace. Neymar is third on the list of highest-earning footballers in 2020. The Brazilian star earns £600,000 per week in salary at Paris Saint Germain, no other player earns more than him in PSG’s squad.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – £90.3 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo is among the greatest footballers of all time. He is the second highest-earning footballer in 2020. The five-time Ballon d’Or award winner has scored over 700 goals for both club and country. Ronaldo earns £599,581 per week in salary at Juventus, no other player earns more than the Portuguese star in Juventus. Forbes reported that Ronaldo earned 109 million dollars from Nike his biggest sponsor in 2019.
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – £97.2 million.
Lionel Messi is currently the highest-earning footballer in the world. The Argentine star is the highest-paid Barcelona player, he earns £500,000 per week in salary at the Spanish club. Messi is the most valuable player in the Spanish La Liga. The six-time Ballon d’Or award winner is among the greatest footballers of all time, he has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.