The world’s best-paid soccer star makes $126 million a year. Here are the 10 top highest earning players in 2020.

The world’s best-paid soccer star makes $126 million a year. Here are the 10 top highest earning players in 2020.

  • Lionel Messi has topped Forbes' list for the highest-earning soccer players for another year in 2020.
  • The Argentine took home an eye watering $126 million, $92 million which was in salary and $34 million of which was in endorsements.
  • Messi earned nearly $10 million more than his closest rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, and $99 million more than the player in 10th place.
  • Read on to see who else makes the top 10, as well as break down of how they earn their money. 
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10. David de Gea — $27 million

Teams: Manchester United and Spain 

Salary: $24 million

Endorsements: $3 million 

9. Robert Lewandowski — $28 million

Teams: Bayern Munich and Poland

Salary: $24 million

Endorsements: $4 million 

8. Gareth Bale — $29 million

Teams: Real Madrid and Wales

Salary: $23 million

Endorsements: $6 million 

7. Antoine Griezmann — $33 million

Teams: Barcelona and France

Salary: $28 million

Endorsements: $5 million 

6. Paul Pogba — $34 million

Teams: Manchester United and France

Salary: $28 million

Endorsements: $6 million 

5. Mohamed Salah — $37 million

Teams: Liverpool and Egypt

Salary: $24 million

Endorsements: $13 million 

4. Kylian Mbappe — $42 million

Teams: Paris Saint Germain and France

Salary: $28 million

Endorsements: $14 million 

3. Neymar — $96 million

Teams: Paris Saint Germain and Brazil

Salary: $78 million

Endorsements: $18 million 

2. Cristiano Ronaldo — $117 million

Teams: Juventus and Portugal 

Salary: $70 million

Endorsements: $47 million 

1. Lionel Messi — $126 million

Teams: Barcelona and Argentina

Salary: $92 million

Endorsements: $34 million 

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