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Many soccer players in Europe make millions each year, and Forbes has tracked their incomes to identify top earners.
The table takes into account not only the salaries the players earn from the clubs they play for, but also how much money the athletes (and that’s all men) make from other sponsors.
These are called “endorsements” and come from companies that want popular players to wear or use their products.
Some recommendations are directly related to their work, like the boots or accessories they play with. However, other sources of income are modeling and paid social media posts.
According to France Football magazine, Carli Lloyd was the highest-paid female soccer player in 2020. The US international, who plays her club soccer at Gotham FC in New York, receives an annual salary of $ 518,000.
That’s almost a third of what Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar make in a single week.
1 – Cristiano Ronaldo – $ 125 million
2 – Lionel Messi – £ 110million
3 – Neymar, Jr. – $ 95 million
4 – Kylian Mbappe – $ 43 million
5 – Mohamed Salah – $ 41 million