Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, especially in European countries. Do not confuse this with American Football, what we are talking about today is the real one—the one that people also call soccer.
As a top global sport, it has millions of fans worldwide. As such, there are also several athletes who belong to the high echelons of the sport as far as salaries are concerned. They are so popular that people are willing to bet their money on their respective teams on online sites like Vulkan Bet sports betting.
Who are they?
Today, let us take a look at the seven highest-paid football superstars on the planet as of 2020.
7. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona): $45m
Antoine is a French superstar who plays for Spain. He also plays for the France National Team. He is known to work hard for his team, and he has a quality of play that marks him as a threat to each game. As a left-footed forward, he has an arsenal of both defensive and offensive techniques.
Apart from a high salary, he is a model for Puma. He has appeared in many commercials for the company, and he has his own custom-made boots called the “Grizi” launched in 2017. In 2020, he also launched an eSports team- Grizi eSports.
6. Paul Pogba (Manchester United): $46.6m
Paul is a French player who is currently a part of Manchester United in the Premier League. Like Antoine, he also plays for the France national team. His position is a central midfielder, but he is a highly flexible player who can take different roles in the game, such as:
- Attacking midfielder
- Defensive midfielder
- Deep-lying playmaker
In 2020, he missed two games because he was suffering from an ankle injury. He is in better shape now, and the team is positive he will be able to participate in the next games.
5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): $51m
An Egyptian player, he plays as a forward for the Liverpool team. He is also part of the Egypt national team. Mohamed is one of the best players in the world today because of his unparalleled abilities for dribbling and finishing. He also possesses speed and durability.
Mohamed is a quick and agile player. Furthermore, fans love the fact that he is also tactical, and his moves are always focused on the goal of finishing. His ball control is astonishing, and he can set the pace of the game to help his team win.
4. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain): $57.6m
Kylian is a French player. Currently, he is the forward for Paris-Saint Germain. He is also playing for the France national team. Kylian is popular because of dribbling skills, strength and speed.
Kylian is known for the following:
- Explosive acceleration
- Feint techniques
Kylian is a versatile player. He has the ability to perform as a winger, and he has great defences that allow him to flank his opponents. With his strong right foot, he can cut to the centre and strike. Like Mohamed, he has a great eye for targeting the goal, and he can do an explosive finish.
3. Neymar da Silva Santos (Paris Saint-Germain): $131m
Neymar is Brazilian. He plays for the Paris Saint-German and the Brazil national team. He is one of the best players in the world and is one of the fiercest central strikers in the sport.
He plays the following positions:
- Central striker
- Second striker
- Attacking midfielder
Many football experts consider him a phenomenon. He has a highly energetic pace, and fans love his uncanny ability to make plays. He is also known for his strategy to create chances for his teammates to hit the ball and score a goal.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus): $160m
This guy is not just paid well, but he seems to be the face of football. He is the captain of the Portugal national team, so he is not one to be trifled with. He is the best player in the world, and many people agree that he is one of the GOATs.
What makes him great? Apart from playing more than 1,000 professional games, he has scored more than 700 goals in his senior career. Also, he is the second player in the history of football to have scored 100 international goals—the first in Europe to have achieved this record.
1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona): $172m
The last on our list is Lionel, who is FIFA’s Player of the Year. He was also awarded the European Golden Shoe. He is the top scorer in Europe, and he has done this six times already. Lionel is an endorser of Adidas. In his career, he has made 438 goals.
An Argentinian, he is part of the FC Barcelona team. He is also a player in the Argentina national team. Today, he is considered one of the greatest players of football in its history. He has helped his team win more than 24 league titles.
If you are good at football, then you might as well get into it seriously. Who knows, you may be the next superstar, right?
However, you have to remember that the road to success is not an easy one. While these salary brackets are real, getting it is not easy. You have to practice every day, and you have to prove your worth. Of course, you must also be unique—great players have great characters. If you have the right combination of talent and personality, you might just make it to the top.