The American business magazine Forbes this week unveiled the ranking of the highest paid players of 2020. In the top 10, there is the familiar name of the two football leaders Leonel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Young Kylian Mbappé and Neymar are also in the race.
In the ranking of the 10 highest-paid active players in the world in 2020, Turin striker Cristiano Ronaldo leads with an annual salary of $ 105 million. ahead of Lionel Messi second with 104 million dollars per year. The last of the top 10 is Antoine Griezmann with more than $ 26 million as a salary.
Here is the full list:
1- Cristiano Ronaldo: Very followed on social networks with 200 million subscribers on Instagram, the Turinese continues to make money. He is 1st in this ranking (105 million dollars) and 4th highest paid celebrity of 2020 (85.8 million euros) after tennis player Roger Federer. His 4-year contract with Juventus signed in 2018 already earns him 52.3 million euros per year. In addition come its various advertising contracts.
2. Lionel Messi: Elected Fifa player of the year, the star of FC Barcelona who is linked to Adidas comes in 2nd position with 104 million dollars. In the top 10 highest paid celebrities of 2020, he is still 5th behind Cristiano Ronaldo. His contract with Barcelona brings him 65.3 million. He garnered 85 million euros in 2020.
3. Neymar: the Brazilian player in contract with PSG until 2022 totals an annual salary of 95.5 million dollars. The second most followed football player on Instagram, he accumulated 78 million euros in 2020, which earned him the 7th highest paid celebrity of 2020. It should be remembered that his transfer from Barcelona to PSG remains at this most expensive day in the world with nearly 251 million euros.
4. Mohamed Salah from liverpool wins $ 35.1 million.
5. Kylian Mbappé: he would have amassed 33.8 million dollars in 2020. This small fortune takes into account his salary (which represents nearly 20.8 million dollars) and the various partnerships and sponsorship (13 million). In euros, Mbappé, striker of Paris Saint-Germain would have won 27.6 million and is in 2020 the highest paid French sportsman.
6. Andre Iniesta gets $ 29.6 million.
7. Mezut Ozil, German number ten Arsenal figures his salary at 28.7 million dollars per year.
8. Paul Pogba: The Manchester United player would receive 28.5 million dollars. The 27-year-old Frenchman, who is currently playing with the Manchester United team is making money on his salary and on advertising and sponsorship. His contract will expire next summer.
9. Oscar ends up with $ 27.5 million
10. Antoine Griezmann: last of this top 10, the striker / attacking midfielder of FC Barcelona would have collected no less than $ 26.7 million in 2020.
Remember that no Syli player appears in this ranking … maybe in a few years?
Elisabeth Zézé Guilavogui