Barcelona legend Lionel Messi topped the list of the world’s highest-paid soccer players in 2020, taking home 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. Continue reading

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