From left to right: Mbappé, Cristiano, Messi, Lewandowski and Neymar, the better players paid in the world


RANKING: Who are the highest paid footballers in the world?

Published:22/10/2021 - 19:41h

Updated:22/10/2021 - 19:41h

We review the list of footballers who generate the most income for their performances on and off the field, positioning themselves among the 'millionaires' of sport

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The football became a business and the advertising, the marketing and the 'sponsors' are almost so important as it is it the game like such and that is a hard and raw reality. With the step of the years and the importance that has generated the sport king, the footballers have happened also to turn into 'stars' so much for his respective clubs as for the most important marks, that look for to have an image. Of there that several 'cracks' have impressive annual income further of his teams, that no longer is little.

It is almost impossible to know the exact figure that ingresan in his accounts, by the football and sponsorships, but the magazine 'Forbes' year after year offers an estimated... And the figures are, as little, impressive. Players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Neymar Jr have been 'fixed' in this type of rankings in the last years, but there is big surprises in the last listing of the magazine, regarding the better players paid in the last year, which went out to the light does a few weeks, but that always is worth it to remember.

A key point to understand the figures is that the income of the footballers, as we reviewed before, no only depend on his wage in a team, that is a mount 'fixed', which usually increases by aims and attainments, but also has enough weigh the subject of the sponsorships, income by social networks or income by his own marks.

Ranking: The 10 better players paid

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United): 125 million dollars.
  2. Lionel Messi (PSG): 110 million dollars
  3. Neymar (PSG): 93 million dollars
  4. Kylian Mbappé (PSG): 43 million dollars
  5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 41 million dollars
  6. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): 35 million dollars
  7. Andrés Iniesta (Vissel Kobe): 35 million dollars
  8. Paul Pogba (Manchester United): 34 million dollars
  9. Gareth Bleat (Real Madrid): 32 million dollars
  10. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid): 29 million dollars

Cristiano Ronaldo, after his return to the Manchester United in the straight final of the last market of signings, has gone back to the throne and is the better footballer paid of the world, by in front of his eternal rival Lionel Messi. To understand the more than one hundred 'kilos' that wins 'CR7', it is necessary to stand out that it is the player with greater exhibition in the social networks, gathering at all more and at all less than 500 million followers between Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

To this, obviously, it is necessary to add him what ingresa in the Old Trafford (with bonuses) that, with taxes, would be more than 70 million dollars. The rest, corresponds to the sponsorships (a madness) and the mark of the player. It follows him Leo Messi, the one who after his exit of the FC Barcelona, adds income of 110 'kilos', of which around 75 million gross dollars would be by his wage in the Paris Saint-Germain.

In this sense, Messi earns more than Christian in his club, but is the Portuguese the one who generates more out of the terrains of game. 'The Flea' great 35 millions by sponsorships, being the image of a lot of marks recognised. The podium closes it the mate of Leo in the Park of the Princes, Neymar Jr, with income of 93 'kilos'.

Of the same way, there is a big surprise in the ranking, Andres Iniesta, the one who is the seventh better paid... And it is out of Europe. The rest, all play in the five big Leagues of the old continent. The midfield player of the Visel Kobe of Japan has income of 35 millones of dollars, to his 37 years, by in front 'cracks' as Paul Pogba, Gareth Bleat and Eden Hazard. The ex culé earns 31 gross millions in his current team.

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