In the world of soccer, it is insane to find out how each best players cost in the transfer position value. Millions dollars has been invested in soccer game to get the best talented players in a team fighting for a champion in World Cup 2022, UEFA EURO 2020 and so on. The common highest paid players you have known so far are Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar. However, let’s find out more whether these above-mentioned soccer players are still in the list of most expensive players in 2020.
Identifying the most expensive players is also helpful for regular fans in the sense that the players contribute to the high winning chance to its football team. Therefore, it is essential to know which football team possesses the top expensive players and it will be even more useful for you if you are a skillful bettor. According to the Transfer-market and Forbes magazine, here are the top 10 expensive and highest paid soccer players in the world in 2020:
- Lionel Messi
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Paul Pogba
- Andres Iniesta
- Alexis Sánchez
- Kylian Mbappe
- Mesut Ozil
- Antoine Griezmann
10. Antoine Griezmann
This player earns $27.7 million every year. Griezmann left Atletico Madrid after five years playing 260 matches and scored 133 goals. Now he joins Barcelona to continue his soccer journey.
Oscar rose to fame during his contract years with Chelsea, but in 2017 he made a move to Shanghai SIPG of the Chinese Super League with his annual salary of $29 million.
8. Mesut Ozil
Ozil joined Arsenal F.C. in 2013 and in 2018 agreed another three-year extension that doubled his annual pay. Currently, Ozil is one of the highest paid players who earn $30.2 million annually.
7. Kylian Mbappe
The youngest French player helps France to the final and wins 2018 World Cup. He signed a contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in 2018 with approximately $30.6 million annual earning.
6. Alexis Sánchez
He moves to Manchester United in 2018. In his 37 appearances with the team, he found six goals and had five assists as he struggled with injuries. No wonder at all that with his skills and talent, Sanchez earns $30.8 million in annual basis.
5. Andres Iniesta
He was very recognizable with Barcelona. He spent about 22 years with the team before he retires and plays for Japan’s Vissel Kobe in 2018. Nowadays, Iniesta still remain the most expensive players with his income of $32.5 million annually.
4. Paul Pogba
Pogba came back to Manchester United FC in 2016 after four years playing with Juventus. Pogba is an idol to many Cambodian and the world’s fan for his football playing skills and help his team to win. Manchester United is no regret to pay him $33 million.
3. Neymar Jr
Neymar is a famous Brazilian player who had just moved to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in 2017 with $105 million annual salary. At that time, his transfer from Barcelona sparked the most expensive in the world at $263 million.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
CR7 is the legendary among soccer lovers. Ronaldo was playing with Real Madrid for nine years before he signed a four-year contract with Juventus F.C. in 2018. Ronald earns $109 million from the team as he now become an icon for the new journey in soccer history.
1. Lionel Messi
Messi is Barcelona’s iconic player. Messi is also a hero among young players in the world who devotes to playing soccer. He is the most well-known and best player as well since his first match in 2004 with FC Barcelona. Recently, Leonel Messi is paid $127 million annually to keep soccer spirit moving.