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