The 10 highest earning footballers in 2020 have now been revealed

Cristiano Ronaldo has been the highest paid footballer in the world in 2020

We all know footballers at the very highest level earn an obscene amount of money.

From ridiculous weekly wages to multi-million sponsorship deals, those in the upper echelons of the sport will be financially secure for the rest of their lives.

The year 2020 has been no different for elite level footballers, despite the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on all sports across the world.

In total, the top earners from football have pocketed a combined amount close to £500m so far this calendar year.

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is currently at the top of the pile, with his eternal rival Lionel Messi close behind in second.

Neymar is comfortably in third, with Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe completing the top five.

You can view the full top ten below, per Forbes.

Ronaldo with Juventus

1. Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus – £85.8m

2. Lionel Messi, Barcelona – £83.4m

3. Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain – £76.6m

4. Mohamed Salah, Liverpool – £28.2m

5. Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain – £27.1m

6. Andres Iniesta, Vissel Kobe – £23.7m

7. Mesut Ozil, Arsenal – £23m

8. Paul Pogba, Manchester United – £22.8m

9. Oscar, Shanghai SIPG – £22m

10. Antoine Griezmann, Barcelona – £21.4m

Neymar and Mbappe

Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar are streets ahead of the rest, with Salah comfortably the highest earning Premier League player so far in 2020.

The Liverpool star is also set to be in line for a number of new endorsement deals once the Reds finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy.

Elsewhere on the list, the inclusions of Ozil, Pogba, Iniesta and Oscar are primarily down to the enormous wages they earn each month from their respective clubs.

Mbappe is far and away the youngest player to feature on the list, with the 21-year-old already one of the biggest sporting names on the planet.

Mbappe with PSG

The Frenchman rakes in over £10m from his sponsors, which include Nike and Hublot, as well as close to £20m in wages from PSG.

However, catching Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar – who have already made around £30m a piece from endorsements in 2020 – will not be easy, even for Mbappe…

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