Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar Top 2020 Forbes List of Highest Paid football Players
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi topped the list of the world’s highest paid football players in 2020, bagging a cool $126 million in earnings, according to Christina Settimi of Forbes.
Messi brought in $92 million in salary and $34 million in endorsements.
He was followed on the list by Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo ($117 million), Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar ($96 million) and Kylian Mbappe ($42 million), Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah ($37 million), Manchester United’s Paul Pogba ($34 million), Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann ($33 million), Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale ($29 million), Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski ($28 million) and Manchester United’s David De Gea ($27 million).
While there is a major gap between the top three earners on the list (Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar) and the rest of the field, the 21-year-old Mbappe—already a FIFA World Cup winner with France and a key fixture in a PSG side that reached the Champions League final this year—is on the rise.