The football players at the highest levels earn a huge balance of money and as far as the very best in the business like Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar are concerned. Now we will show you the list of the top 10 highest paid footballers in the world in 2021.
1. Lionel Messi
The Argentian captain and Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi earn 76 million euros. He is still unstoppable but his future is not yet confirmed. If he will leave Barcelona in the summer, few clubs would have the financial clout to match Messi’s wage demands. He is now the richest football player in the world.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese captain and former Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo earn 31 million euros. He was in an extremely successful stint at real Madrid, in a deal worth more than 100 million euros before joining Juventus in the 2018 summer. He immediately had become the richest player. At present, he gets 31 million euros in wages which is more than Juventus’ second highest-earner Matthijs-de-Ligt pockets.
The Brazilian footballer Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona to escape Lionel Messi’s shadow and it has most definitely worked out for him in a financial sense. He is paid 30 million euros in annual wages. It is not surprising that is he is the third most paid football player in the world.
4. Antoine Griezmann
The French football player earns 21 million euros. He is one of Barcelona’s highest earners at present. He did not have good experience in Athletico Madrid before joining Barcelona and soon the player is going to turn 30.
5. Paul Pogba
The French football player is the highest-paid player of Manchester United. He is paid 19 million euros annually.
6. Kevin De Bruyne
The Belgian captain and Manchester City are one of the best midfielders in Europe currently, he is best at his passing range and vision that sets him apart. he had scored five goals and provided 11 assists in the Premier League (PL) this year. De Bruyne also has a goal and four assists in the UEFA Champions League as well. He is paid 18 million euros annually.
7. Gareth Bale
The Wales captain Gareth Bale had struggled to hit the ground running at his former club Tottenham Hotspur due to injury woes. But since the last eight matches, he has scored six goals and provided three assists and that is the reason why he is paid 17 million euros annually.
8. Raheem Sterling
This player has been one of Manchester City’s consistent players under Pep Guardiola and he has kept it up this season in PL with scoring nine goals and providing nine assists in 25 games. He is paid 17 million euros annually.
9. Kai Havertz
Chelsea’s most expensive player in 2020 Kai Havertz has just come off an impressive season for Bayern Leverkusen. He is paid 16 million euros annually.
10. Robert Lewandowski
The Bayern Munich player has scored the most number of goals last season across all of Europe’s top flights and has kicked in the same vein this year. He has scored 32 goals in Bundesliga and added five more in UEFA Champions League. He is paid 15 million euros annually.