Check Out The Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers In The World

Football is one of the most lucrative businesses in the world. Thanks to the world’s most popular sports, players are able to make a fortune out of soccer.

The past 15 years in football has been by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, so it is not surprising that they are also the highest earning footballers in the world currently.

Ronaldo is reported to earn a whopping $125 million — making him the highest paid footballer in the world. $70 million coming from salary and an incredible $55 million from endorsement deals with top brands like Nike, Herbalife, Clear and CR7-branded portfolio that includes perfume, underwear, eyewear, hotels, gyms and more. Roger Federer, LeBron James, and Tiger Woods are the only athletes that make more money from endorsement than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo’s lifelong rival, Lionel Messi who joined PSG after 21 years with Barcelona, earned a combined $110 million a year. $75 million of his total earning is from his salary while $35 million is from endorsement deals like from the likes of Adidas, Pepsi, watchmaker Jacobs & Co. and Budweiser.

Messi’s clubmate Neymar is third on the list with $95 million earning for 2021/2022 season. The PSG forward who recently signed a contract extension earn $75 million from salary and $20 million from endorsement deals.

Neymar and Messi’s teamate Kylian Mbappe is the final PSG player to make the list of highest paid players in the world.

The French attacker earns a total $43 million a year, with $28 million from his salary, and 15 million from endorsement.

Check out the the 10 Highest paid footballers in the world today

#10. Eden Hazard

Earnings: $29 million

Salary: $26 million

Endorsements: $3 million

Team: Real Madrid

#9. Gareth Bale

Earnings: $32 million

Salary: $26 million

Endorsements: $6 million

Team: Real Madrid

#8. Paul Pogba

Earnings: $34 million

Salary: $27 million

Endorsements: $7 million

Team: Manchester United

#7. Andres Iniesta

Earnings: $35 million

Salary: $31 million

Endorsements: $4 million

Team: Vissel Kobe

#6. Robert Lewandowski

Earnings: $35 million

Salary: $27 million

Endorsements: $8 million

Team: Bayern Munich

#5. Mohamed Salah

Earnings: $51 million

Salary: $25 million

Endorsements: $16 million

Team: Liverpool

#4. Kylian Mbappe

Earnings: $43 million

Salary: $28 million

Endorsements: $15 million

Team: Paris Saint-Germain

#3. Neymar

Earnings: $95 million

Salary: $75 million

Endorsements: $20 million

Team: Paris Saint-Germain

#2. Lionel Messi

Earnings: $110 million

Salary: $75 million

Endorsements: $35 million

Team: Paris Saint-Germain

#1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Earnings: $125 million

Salary: $70 million

Endorsements: $55 million

Team: Manchester United

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