The money in football these days is an absolute joke.
Around 10 years ago, the idea of a professional footballer earning £300,000-a-week or more would have been completely alien.
But these days, a salary in and around that area is starting to become the norm – and it’s actually a little bit scary.
Amazingly, Jack Grealish, Robert Lewandowski and Antonio Rudiger aren’t even in the top 30 highest-paid footballers in the world right now, despite the fact all three of them are earning £300,000-a-week or slightly more.
It really is crazy, isn’t it?
So, let’s take a look at who’re the 30 players with the biggest salaries in the sport of football right now, with all the data collected by Capology for FBREF.
Trust us when we say the numbers on show are an absolute joke…
Darwin Nunez red card during Liverpool 1-1 Crystal Palace (Football Terrace)
The 30 highest-paid footballers in the world
30. Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) | £306,837-a-week
29. Niklas Sule (Borussia Dortmund) | £306,837-a-week
28. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) | £317,081-a-week
27. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) | £320,171-a-week
26. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) | £325,000-a-week
25. Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) | £325,211-a-week
24. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) | £333,342-a-week
23. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) | £338,708-a-week
22. Jordi Alba (Barcelona) | £338,708-a-week
21. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) | £338,708-a-week
20. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) | £338,708-a-week
19. Raphael Varane (Manchester United) | £340,000-a-week
18. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) | £341,472-a-week
17. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) | £350,000-a-week
16. Jadon Sancho (Manchester United) | £350,000-a-week
15. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) | £356,757-a-week
14. Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) | £357,733-a-week
13. Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich) | £357,733-a-week
12. David Alaba (Real Madrid) | £365,863-a-week
11. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) | £375,000-a-week
10. David De Gea (Manchester United) | £375,000-a-week
9. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) | £390,254-a-week
8. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) | £400,000-a-week
7. Sergio Ramos (Paris Saint-Germain) | £443,426-a-week
6. Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona) | £474,321-a-week
5. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) | £508,143-a-week
4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) | £515,385-a-week
3. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) | £916,446-a-week
2. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) | £1,034,823-a-week
- Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) | £1,478,249-a-week
Don’t adjust your screen, Mbappe really is pocketing close to £1.5 million per week – which is nearly treble Ronaldo’s current wage.
The United forward is comfortably the highest-paid Premier League player, though, with De Bruyne taking second place in that regard.
PSG’s superstar trio of Mbappe, Messi and Neymar make up the top three, with their combined weekly wage astonishingly worth around £3.5 million per week.
Don’t worry, we’re almost lost for words too…
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