Three LaLiga Santander players make the list of the top ten world’s highest-paid soccer players, however, the position of the list has changed as a result of recent transfers. Here, we take a look at the players that earn the most money on a weekly basis in the game and reveal the top ten earners.
These numbers were compiled by Radio Times and have been converted to US Dollars for clarity. Remember that these figures are before tax and do not include any additional fees, payments, or incentives. Furthermore, because sponsorship and endorsement deals are not included in this list, these are the players with the highest pay scales, but necessarily the players with the highest earnings.
10. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) earns 483,000 dollars per week
With an incredible scoring record and a large trophy collection, Lewandowski is the only Bundesliga player on the list. He was named FIFA’s Men’s Player of the Year in 2020 and has an incredible scoring record in addition to his trophy collection. The Polish striker is the all-time highest foreign scorer in the Bundesliga and has won the German top division nine times in his 11 years in the country, twice with Borussia Dortmund and seven times with FC Bayern Munich.
9. Premier League goalkeeper David de Gea (Manchester United) earns 517,000 dollars each week
De Gea, the only Spanish player on the list, is the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world, earning more than any other in the sport. Manchester United signed him from Atletico Madrid more than a decade ago for a then-record Premier League fee for a goalkeeper, and he has been the club’s No. 1 goalkeeper for the majority of that time. He has been the club’s No. 1 goalkeeper for the longest amount of time.
8. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) earns 531,000 dollars a week
With his new deal, the Belgian midfielder has become the equal highest paid in England and has the highest pay at a club that has a multitude of high earners on its squad. De Bruyne has been a fantastic player for the Citizens, and he has played a key role in their three league championships during his six years in Manchester.
7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) earns 531,000 dollars per week in salary and benefits
The Portuguese forward has dropped down this list as a result of his summer transfer from Juventus, where his salary was more than double what he will earn at Old Trafford. However, he is still the joint-highest earner in the Premier League as a result of his summer transfer from the Italian club. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most recognizable sportsmen on the planet and is often considered to be the most popular player in the world, with his sponsorships and other business interests estimated to be worth about 470 million dollars each year.
6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) earns 566,000 dollars per week on average
Mbappe is the lowest-paid of Paris Saint-top Germain’s three players, but he is still among the world’s top 10 earners, and he is certain to remain on this list for the coming years, no matter where he chooses to play his soccer.
5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) earns a weekly salary of 690,000 dollars
Despite the damage done to his image in recent years, Bale continues to be one of the highest-paid players in the league, and he has risen into the top five as a result of Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Manchester United in the summer of 2014. His days on this list may be numbered, but the return of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid has provided him with a second chance, which he looks to be making use of to the most extent.
4. Antoine Griezmann of Barcelona earns 793,000 dollars a week
Following the departure of Lionel Messi, Griezmann is the only member of Barcelona’s squad to make it into the top 10. His high salary is a burden on the Catalan club, which is struggling to make ends meet. After a series of disappointing seasons, he will be expected to start justifying his salary on the field this season.
3. Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid) earns 793,000 dollars per week on average
Suarez has been a pleasant surprise among the top three, demonstrating that Atletico Madrid made good use of their funds and that he is still capable of performing at the highest level. Suarez has excelled at Griezmann’s former club after being granted permission to leave by the Blaugrana. In his first season with the club, he helped them win the LaLiga Santander title.
2. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) earns 836,000 dollars a week
Neymar, the second PSG player on the list, is now only second to his new colleague after Cristiano Ronaldo lost his position as the number two player. However, while the Brazilian striker is a global sensation, he is unable to compete with Ronaldo in terms of endorsement deals.
1. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) earns $1,325,000 per week in salary
The status of the club has not changed. He is the finest player on the planet, and maybe the greatest player of all time, so it is no wonder that he earns the highest salaries in the sport. As of now, he is the only player in the world who earns more than one million dollars each week, with incentives and sponsorships expected to push that amount much higher which makes him still today remain the highest-paid among all the soccer players in the world.