The 10 highest-paid players in 2020


Football is undoubtedly one of the most lucrative sports in the world and it comes as no surprise to see the superstars of the game on extraordinary salaries.

In 2020 the leader of the pack remains FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi, with a monthly salary of €8.3 million per month before tax as per the annual report of French publication L'Equipe.

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This figure reportedly excluded sponsorship deals and endorsements and above all sees him earn nearly double the amount of his long-standing rival, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Juventus club-record signing, who's been in sublime form in 2020 takes home €4.5m on a monthly basis and is the only representative in the top 10 from Serie A.

Messi is joined on the list by Barcelona teammates Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez who earn an approximate €3m per month before deductions.

Real Madrid forwards Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard round of the LaLiga stars included, with the dynamic duo raking in a remarkable €2.5m per month.

From Ligue 1, world-record transfer holder Neymar Junior makes the top three behind Ronaldo and Messi with €3.1m and Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe comes in at eighth with €1.9m.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is the only player from the Premier League with €1.8m, while Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski completes the list with monthly earnings of €1.7m