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Top 10 Highest Paid Football Players in the World 2020

All the sports played in this world are very popular among us. Among all sports football is a highly popular sport in this world. The craze of football is very high in this world and players who play this sport get huge respect and popularity in the world. They also paid highly for their game.

Many clubs signed these players in huge amounts for playing in different leagues. There are many players who get millions of dollars to play for a particular club. So, we have listed some of the highest paid football players in the world.

Here is the list of the top 10 highest paid football players in the world 2020:

10. Antoine Griezmann – $26.7m

Antoine Griezmann looking the view of game

Antoine Griezmann french footballer who was born in Macon, France on 21 March 1991. Antoine Griezmann is one of the famous professional footballer who plays football for the famous Spanish club Barcelona as a forward player. He has started his football career by playing for hometown club UFMacon. he also gives trials in several clubs for youth teams but is rejected every time.

The trial game with Montpellier where he played a friendly match against Youth academy of Paris Sanit-German in 2005 and many clubs were impressed by his game and where he was offered by San Sebastian clubs for one-week trial and later his was selected and then contracted him for a player in youth. In 2009, Griezmann started his senior career with the Spanish club Real Sociedad.

Later, In 2014 he joined Atletico Madrid for 30 million Euro. he was listed in the La Liga team of the season in 2014-15. Griezmann was also named as a La Liga best player in 2016. He left Atletico Madrid to join the Barcelona club in July 2019 for a 120 million Euro deal and become one of the highest paid footballers of all time. Antoine Griezmann is a very successful professional and most popular footballer in this world.

9. Oscar – $27.5m

Oscar giving a sign to his fans

Oscar is a Brazilian professional footballer who was born in American, Brazil on 9th September 1991. Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior is the real name of Oscar and he plays for the Chinese Super League as an attacking midfielder. He began his career from Sau Paulo FC at the age of 13 in 2004.

Oscar went to court due to irregularities in his contract with his club in 2009. After controversies, he left his club and spent his 3 years of his career in Internacional. Oscar was signed for Chelsea on a fee of R$ 61.575 million on a five-year contract on 16th July 2012. He made a debut for Chelsea on 19 August 2012 in the substitution of his fellow debutant, Eden Hazard against Wigan Athletic.

On 23 December 2016, Shanghai SIPG had made an agreement with Chelsea for Oscar to transfer him to the Chinese Super League and in January 2017, Oscar was transferred to Shanghai SIPG for the amount of 60 million Euro. On 7th February 2017, Oscar officially debuted for his new club and scored his first goal. He is still playing for Shanghai SIPG and is named as one of the successful professional footballers in the world and also as the highest paid football player in the world.                   

8. Paul Pogba – $28.5m

Paul Pogba telling something to his partner

Paul Pogba is a French professional footballer, born in Lagny-Sur-Marne, France on 15th March 1993. He is Muslim and he has two older brothers. He began his football career playing for US Roissy-en-Brie at the age of six and spent seven-year in this club. 

Later, Pogba joined US Torcy for one season and he joined professional club Le Havre. On 31 July 2009, he officially left Le Havre to join the youth academy of Manchester United and here, In Manchester United, he started his senior career in 2011. On 3rd August 2012, he officially joined Juventus in a four-year contract. His first appearance for Juventus was against Benfica on 1st August 2012 in the substitution of Andrea Pirlo in the 78th minute of the game.

He played four years for Juventus and on 8th August 2016, he returned back to his former club Manchester United in the contract of five years and was recorded for the highest footballer transfer fee at 89.3 million Euro. he is currently playing for Manchester and is also one of the major players for France National Team.        

7. Mesut Ozil – $28.7m

Mesut Ozil loking ahead while playing the game

Mesut Ozil is a German professional who was born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany on 15th October 1988. He plays as an attacking midfielder in the Arsenal club. He began his youth career from Gelsenkirchen in 1995. Later in 2000, he joined Rot-Weiss Essen for five years. Ozil joined the youth system of Schalke 04 in 2005 as a midfielder.

On 31 January 2008, he joined Werder Bremen in the amount of 5 million Euro. he got jersey number 11 in this club and scored a goal in the 33rd minute against Karlsruher SC in Bundesliga. Ozil was transferred to Real Madrid after a good performance in the 2010 world cup. On 17th August 2010, Ozil was transferred to Real Madrid and on 22 August, he made a debut in a friendly match against Hercules.

Ozil joined the English club Arsenal on 2nd September 2013 for a five-year contract and this contract makes him the most expensive German footballer of all time. He has also been a part of the FIFA World Cup 2014 winner team Germany. He has also won many awards for his best gameplay.       

6. Andres Iniesta – $29.6m

Andres iniesta looking towards the crowd

Andres Iniesta is a professional Spanish football player who was born in Fuentealbilla, Spain on 11th May 1984. He is a central midfielder who plays for the Japanese club, Vissel Kobe. he spent most of the time in Barcelona where he also served as a captain. Iniesta is also considered as one of the greatest midfielder footballers of all time.

Initially, he played Futsal and while playing for Albacete Balompie, he attracted many people from clubs of Spain and his parents knew the youth team coach of Barcelona and he was called for Barcelona youth academy.  He spent four years in the youth club in Barcelona and In 2001, he started his senior career in Futbol club Barcelona B. Later in 2002 he started to play for the main team of Barcelona. Iniesta has also served as captain for Barcelona for 3 seasons. 

Iniesta joined the Japanese club, Vissel Kobe, in the 3-year contract on 24th May 2018 and made a debut match against Shonan Bellmare on 22 July 2018. He is currently the best and successful midfielder and highest paid footballer in the world.

5. Kylian Mbappe – $33.8m

Kylian Mbappe with a cute smile in a white jersey

Kylian Mbappe is a French professional footballer who was born in Paris, France on 20th December 1998. In 2004He began his early career in AS Bondy coached by his father. Mbappe joined Monaco as a Youth member in 2013. Later in 2015, he was selected for the senior team in Monaco B and also in the main team Monaco. 

He made his debut against SM Caen on 2 December 2015. Mbappe scored his first for his club on 20th February 2016. Mbappe also made a place in France under 17 teams in 2014. Later he was also a part of the under-19 team of France and In 2017, he made a place in France National Team. he is known for his finishing, dribbling, faster and strong skills in the game and also considered as the most notable best player in the world. 

Paris Saint-German signed Mbappe on loan on 31st August 2017 and became the highest paid teenage footballer in the world. Initially, Jersey number 29 was given to him. Later in July 2018, he was given the number 7 jersey for the game. He is also successful at the international level and also been part of the FIFA world cup 2018 winner team France.

4. Mo Salah – $35.1m

Mo Salah with red jersey and a cute smile

Mo Salah is an Egyptian professional footballer who was born in Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt on 15th June 1992. He plays professional football for Premier League Club Liverpool and Egypt national team as a forward player. He is known for his dribbling, speed and finishing skills. 

He started his youth career in 2003 by joining Ittihad Basyoun. Later, he also was part of the youth team for Othmason Tanta and Al Mokawloon. In 2010, he started his senior career at the AL Mokawloon club. On 15th June 2012, Salah had signed for Basel in a four-year contract. He made an official debut for Basel against Molde on 8th August in UEFA Champions League.  

Salah joined Chelsea on 23 January 2014 and became the first Egyptian to sign for the Stamford Bridge club. Later on 2nd February 2015, he was sent for Italian club Fiorentina on loan. He was also sent to Roma on 6th August 2015 on loan. On 22nd June 2017, Salah joined Liverpool for 42 million Euro. he debuted on 12th August against the match with Watford and scored a debut goal. Currently, he is playing for Liverpool and has also been a part of the Egyptian national team.

3. Neymar – $95.5m

Neymar jr

Neymar is a Brazilian professional footballer who was born in Mogi da Cruzes, São Paulo on 5th February 1992 in Brazil. He plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team as a forward player. His full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. He started his youth career by joining Portuguesa Santista club in 1999. Later, he joined Santos FC club as a youth member.

At the age of 17, he was signed for a contract in the senior team of Santos Fc. he spent his four years in this club and he also was part of this club for 10 years from youth team to the senior team. On 3rd June, Neymar Joined Barcelona after his medical tests and signed him for 4 years. Neymar made his first official debut in a competitive match for Barcelona against Levante. His first goal for his club was against Atletico Madrid of 2013 Supercopa de Espana. 

He joined Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017 and became one of the highest paid football players in the world. Currently, Neymar is a highly valuable and most popular player in the world.

2. Lionel Messi – $104m

Lionel messi

Lionel Messi is a professional Argentine footballer who was born in Rosario, Argentina on 24th June 1987. He plays for the Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team as a forward player. Messi’s full name is Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini. He started his Youth Career from Newell’s Old Boys in 1994. He spent 6 years in this club. 

In September 2000 he gave a trial for the Barcelona club and He was selected for a youth player for Barcelona. Later on, in 2003, he started his senior career from Barcelona C in 2003. He also played for Barcelona in 2004 to 2005. In 2004, he was selected for Barcelona’s main team. He is still playing for Barcelona and it has been 20 years for Messi in Barcelona and he is also one of the highest paid players in the world and is also one of the best and popular football players in the world.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – $105m

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional Portuguese footballer who was born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal on 5th February 1985. He plays football for Portugal National Team and Italian Serie A Club Juventus as a forward player. He started his youth career by joining Andorinha in 1992. He played from this club from 1992- 1995.

In 1995, he joined Nacional as a youth player and later he joined Sporting CP in 1997. In 2002, Ronaldo started his senior career from Sporting CP B and he was also selected for the main team of Sporting CP. Ronaldo was transferred to Manchester United in 2003 and played for Manchester United from till 2007. In 2009, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid at the transfer fee of 94 million euros. he played for Real Madrid for 10 years. 

On 10th July 2018, he signed to join the Italian club Juventus in the transfer fee of 100 million Euro with an additional 12 million Euro charges and became the highest paid football player in the world. Ronaldo is one of the most successful, most popular and best football players in the world.

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