Lionel Messi named highest-earning footballer

Posted 2 weeks ago 14 Sep 2020 by Opeoluwa

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has topped the Forbes list for highest-earning footballers in 2020.

Forbes estimated Messi’s yearly earnings at $126m (£97.2m) with Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo second on $117m (£90.3m).

Neymar was in third with Paris St-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe fourth.

Three Premier League players – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba and David de Gea – made the top 10, as did Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale.

Welshman Bale came eighth in the list at $29m (£22.4m) despite a disappointing 2019-20 season, on a personal level, which saw him fall out with Real boss Zinedine Zidane and only feature in two of his club’s last 14 matches of the campaign.

Liverpool forward Salah was fifth, ahead of Manchester United midfielder Pogba in sixth, with United goalkeeper De Gea in 10th.

Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann was seventh and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was ninth.

The top three were in the same order as in 2019, although Mbappe rose three places from seventh to fourth.

Argentine Messi, 33, tried to leave Barcelona this summer and submitted a transfer request in August, but decided to stay because no club would be able to afford his release clause.

Forbes list of highest earning footballers

Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina) $126m (£97.2m)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus and Portugal) $117m (£90.3m)

Neymar (Paris St-Germain and Brazil) $96m (£74.1m)

Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain and France) $42m (£32.4m)

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt) $37m (£28.5m)

Paul Pogba (Manchester United and France) $34m (£26.2m)

Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona and France) $33m (£25.5m)

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid and Wales) $29m (£22.4m)

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich and Poland) $28m (£21.6m)

David de Gea (Manchester United and Spain) £27m (£20.8m)

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54155282

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Asssshhhhh my goat

2 weeks ago

chaii just carry ur 1 week salary give me my lifestyle will change

2 weeks ago

Meanwhile people like exboss go say y yyyyyyyyyy messi
y always messi,
my guy the man sabi ball that's y

2 weeks ago

Cassper: Meanwhile people like exboss go say y yyyyyyyyyy messi
y always messi,
my guy the man sabi ball that's y

That's because he don go juve and they no deyy pay am too much like how real Madrid use to pay him

2 weeks ago

Poor messi.this list na ojoro

2 weeks ago

EXBOSS: That's because he don go juve and they no deyy pay am too much like how real Madrid use to pay him

I don register my team for that fantasy league,
but no be gsf own

2 weeks ago

Cassper: I don register my team for that fantasy league,
but no be gsf own

Okay Sir .try and register for that gsf own biko. Do fast before this rice weyy I deyy chop go choke person cux say I deyyy warn u to enter gsf league

1 week ago

What a deserving family man

1 week ago

EXBOSS: Okay Sir .try and register for that gsf own biko. Do fast before this rice weyy I deyy chop go choke person cux say I deyyy warn u to enter gsf league

Ok sir
so u want ma win 5k

1 week ago

Cassper: Ok sir
so u want ma win 5k

Money weyy I don win since 15tg century

1 week ago

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