The sport of football is known for its riches and multi million earning superstars. The Forbes has released its list of 100 highest earning athletes of the world for the year 2020. The list includes top earning footballers from all around the world. InsideSport has now compiled the list of Top 10 Footballers with highest earnings in the year 2020. As expected the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi gets played here as well where the Juventus star has pipped the Argentinian in the Top 10 Highest earning footballers list of 2020.
Highest Earning Footballers List – 2020 – Ronaldo @ the top
Cristiano Ronaldo has displaced Lionel Messi to the crown of the highest earning footballer in the world in a new list revealed by Forbes. A combination of his wages and prize money for playing on the pitch and endorsements off it sees Ronaldo’s earnings reach a staggering $105 Mn (60Mn Salary & 45Mn Endorsements). Ronaldo is number 2 overall in the highest earning athletes list just behind Tennis Goat Roger Federer.
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Highest Earning Footballers List – 2020 – Lionel Messi at Number 2 position
Messi is third on that list but second when it comes to footballers, with his fortune of $104 million slightly reduced by Barcelona’s decision to cut their squad’s wages amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Highest Earning Footballers List – 2020 – Neymar is number 3
Next on the list is Neymar in third with a cool $95.5Mn, with the Brazilian earning some $25million when it comes to his endorsement deals.
Highest Earning Footballers List – 2020 – Mohamed Salah is number 4
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is next on the list. Without any doubt Salah is currently the highest-earning Premier League player, but the Egyptian’s reserves are dwarfed by the top three. Salah is raking in $35.1 million this calendar year.
Highest Earning Footballers List – 2020 – 21 year ol Kylian Mbappe at Number 5
Kylian Mbappe is next on the list earning some $33.8million in 2020, and at just 21 years of age the French World Cup winner has plenty of time on his side in order to rake in more cash over what looks to be a long and successful career.
The rest of the top five of current active players is made up of Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, who is these days with Vissel Kobe in Japan, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Shanghai SIPG’s ex-Chelsea man Oscar and Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann.
The top 10 highest paid footballers in 2020 (Forbes)
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – $105 Mn / 60Mn Salary & 45Mn Endorsements
Overall Rank No. 2nd
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – $104 Mn / 72Mn Salary / Winnings & 32Mn Endorsements –
Overall Rank No. 3rd
3. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) – $ 95.5 Mn / 70.5 Mn Salary & 25Mn Endorsements
Overall Rank No. 4th
4. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – $35.1 Mn / 23.1Mn Salary & 12Mn Endorsements
Overall Rank No. 34th
5. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – $33,8 Mn / 20.8Mn Salary & 13Mn Endorsements
Overall Rank No. 36th
6. Andres Iniesta (Vissel Kobe) – $29.6 Mn / 26.6Mn Salary & 3Mn Endorsements
Overall Rank No. 46th
7. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – $28.7 Mn / 23.2Mn Salary & 5.5Mn Endorsements
Overall Rank No. 49th
8. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – $28.5 Mn / 23Mn Salary & 5.5Mn Endorsements
Overall Rank No. 50th
9. Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) – $27.5 Mn / 25.8Mn Salary & 1.7Mn Endorsements
Overall Rank No. 56th
10. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) – $26.7 Mn / 21.2Mn Salary & 5.5Mn Endorsements
Overall Rank No. 60th