The year 2020 may be one not to remember but it has brought good tidings for some people. In the soccer world, players have continued to rake in huge amounts in monthly salaries. While others offered to take a pay cut at a time when clubs have been struggling financially, some opted against it. For soccer punters, William Hill offers you a chance to place your bets on your favourite sports.
While clubs in European have suffered a murky financial situation, the big question is whether it also affected top-earning soccer players or not. The truth is that 2020 is the year when two of the world’s greatest soccer players have been declared billionaires by Billionaires index. Cristiano Ronaldo became made it to the lift early in the year before Messi joined after the resumption of football. It may not have caught soccer fans unaware. Alternately, if you’re a punter in the US, you could also place a bet in USA to predict who will be the MLS 2020 top scorer.
Now, here is a quick review of the top five richest soccer players in 2020.
Joining the league of Billionaires is no mean feat, something that Messi has achieved after more than 17 years in the football world. With $1 billion in pre-tax earnings, Messi opens our list of the richest footballers in 2020. Messi remains a top earner in Barcelona FC salary structure. Messi’s annual salary current stands at an estimated $126 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo is both a football star and a shrewd businessman. His image rights, endorsements and salaries make him one of the highest-earning players in the world of soccer. Ronaldo is the first football in the history of the sport to be declared in a billionaire. He is currently one of the highest-earning players in Juventus. CR7 is also a businessman whose chains of hotels, luxury clothing brands, perfumes and many other ventures puts him among the top five football earners in 2020. Christian takes home an estimated $117 million annually playing for Juventus. Ronaldo rivals Messi, including the players’ records at international level.
Another top earner in 2020 is Neymar Jr. The Brazilian is on his way to becoming a top scorer for his country, something that puts in Football Hall of Fame. PSG spends at least $600 million to keep Neymar. The player earns at least $70 million annual income, something that even the best players in Europe’s top flights may never achieve.
Born and bred in Paris, France, Mbappe is on his way to becoming a top football star in the world of soccer. Kylian Mbappe is one of the highest-paid soccer players in 2020, taking an estimated salary of $42 million every year. Since joining PSG, he won the golden boot twice, something that remains wishful thinking for players his age.
Mohamed Salary has been Liverpool’s top scorer since joining the club. He also makes it to the list of the richest players in 2020. Image rights, endorsements and an estimated annual salary of $37 million every year earn him a top spot among football’s richest players.