When you mention football, the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar comes to mind. These footballers formed the bedrock of soccer. Although, soccer is not the highest paying sport in the world, it remains the most popular and the most entertaining because of the fans, the soccer players, clubs, leagues e.t.c.
Aside from Lionel Messi, who is recognized as the highest paid football player, there are other highly paid footballers in the world.
Here is the list of the top 10 highest paid footballer in the world.
These Are The Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers Per Week in 2020
1. Lionel Messi
Luis Lionel Andres “Leo” Messi is an Argentinian soccer player. The FC Barcelona forward is the highest paid footballer in the world 2020. He recently signed a contract deal with Barcelona for a £26.4million per year minus other ad-ons. It could still increase if he wins the Balon D’or and Champions league. He earns £550,000 per week.
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, who is almost exclusively called by just his first name, is the one of the highest paid footballers in the world 2020 and the most expensive player in the history of the game. The ex-Barcelona star recently signed a 5 years contract with PSG currently that makes him earn 515,000 pounds a week after tax.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese star, who recently won Euro 2016 signed a lucrative £30 million per year deal with new club Juventus FC; in doing so, he has sealed a £500,000-a-week contract, making him one of the highest paid footballer in the world 2020 and highest paid footballer per week 2020.
4. Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez who currently plays for Manchester united as a forward has became the highest earner in the premier league after his transfer from Arsenal to United. He earns £500,000 per week including £75,000 for appearance and other bonuses for performance.
5. Gareth Bale
Making $34.6 million, Gareth Bale clocks in as one of the highest-paid soccer player. Gareth Bale plies his trade for Real Madrid Football Club. He signed a deal recently that sees him earn £108million over the next six years until 2022 and £346,000 per week.
Givanildo Vieira de Sousa (born 25 July 1986), known as Hulk, is a Brazilian professional footballer who played once for Shanghai SIPG as a forward. Hulk earns a mouth watering £317,000-a-week in China’s most populous city. He joined his new club in June after leaving Zenit St. Petersburg.
7. Graziano Pelle
Graziano Pellè is an Italian professional footballer. The Euro 2016 star left Southampton in early July and signed for the Chinese club. He now earns £260,000-a-week making him one of the highest paid footballers per week.
8. Thomas Muller
Thomas Muller, a German professional footballer is a curious case because you cannot exactly pinpoint a particular part of his game that stands out. He seems to have it all, pace, shot, positioning, dribbling ability. The German who can be rightly tagged Germany and Bayern Munich’s best player earns a mouth watering £220,000-a-week.
9. Ezequiel Lavezzi
The Argentine who has lost three finals in three years with his country left PSG for China in January. The winger cum supporting striker earns a cool £200,000-a-week.
10. Jackson Martinez
Does the money run dry in China? No apparently as Martinez earns £192,000-a-week contract.
Martinez, a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a striker has bagged three goals and two assists in 10 games so far for Guangzhou who he joined in January from Atletico Madrid.