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Top 10 highest-paid football players in the world in 2021

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In today’s world, the amount of money football players get is quite a large amount. The clubs have very wealthy owners who invest a large sum of money to see their club get all the success.

In order to make their club successful, they bring in all the top players of the game. The top players come with a hefty price tag and, along with that, a large salary.

So here we take a look at the top 10 highest-paid football players in the world in 2021:

10. Robert Lewandowski | $483,000 per week

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Current club: Bayern Munich
League: Bundesliga
Country: Poland
Age: 33 years

Robert Lewandowski has been the best goal-scoring striker in world football for the last few years. Many would feel that the Bayern Munich man was denied the Ballon d’Or in 2020 as it was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. He has recently won the European treble with the German giants.

9. David de Gea | $517,000 per week

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Current club: Manchester United
League: Premier League
Country: Spain
Age: 30 years

The Spanish goalkeeper has been under the bars for Manchester United for a long time. He has saved them on numerous occasions and was their best player multiple times. However, his form has deteriorated in the last few years, but he is still one of the best goalkeepers on his days.

8. Kevin de Bruyne | $531,000 per week

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Current club: Manchester City
League: Premier League
Country: Belgium
Age: 30 years

The Manchester City midfielder is arguably the best midfielder right now in world football. The Belgian has been at his best since arriving at Manchester City, and he can turn any game on his own, and his vision is second to none.

7. Cristiano Ronaldo | $531,000 per week

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Current club: Manchester United
League: Premier League
Country: Portugal
Age: 36 years

The Portugal captain has finally returned to his home at Old Trafford from Juventus. Ronaldo would be expected to lead the Manchester United attack and make them compete for both the Premier League and the Champions League title.

6. Kylian Mbappe | $566,000 per week

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Current club: Paris Saint-Germain
League: Ligue 1
Country: France
Age: 22 years

The 2018 World Cup winner is one of the best football players poised to take over the baton from Messi and Ronaldo. At just 22 years, the PSG star has been incredible. His dream move to Real Madrid fell through this summer, but he will be expected to join the Spanish giants next summer as a free agent to take his career to the next step.

5. Gareth Bale | $690,000 per week


Current club: Real Madrid
League: La Liga
Country: Wales
Age: 32 years

The Welshman has been given a lifeline by Carlo Ancelotti this season, and he now feels more comfortable than before. Bale is an excellent footballer, but without the right environment, he can get lost, which was the case during Zidane’s second tenure. Real Madrid hopes to get the best out of the Welshman this season.

4. Antoine Griezmann | $793,000 per week

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Current club: Atletico Madrid
League: La Liga
Country: France
Age: 30 years

Griezmann has returned to his former club Atletico Madrid on loan from Barcelona in a shocking transfer deadline day move. He was expected to be the main man after the departure of Messi, but Barcelona’s financial position didn’t allow that, and he is back with Simeone’s men. As per reports, he will be earning the same wage as his Barcelona days.

3. Luis Suarez | $793,000 per week

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Current club: Atletico Madrid
League: La Liga
Country: Uruguay
Age: 34 years

A strange transfer saw Luis Suarez join Atletico Madrid from Barcelona last season as he was deemed old enough to continue playing at the highest level. Suarez paid off Atletico’s trust by helping the club to win the La Liga title, beating the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

2. Neymar | $836,000 per week


Current club: Paris Saint-Germain
League: Ligue 1
Country: Brazil
Age: 29 years

The Brazilian was signed by PSG for a record transfer fee which still stands today as the highest transfer fee ever paid by a club. He was expected to bring the Champions League home but has failed to do so till now. But with Messi and Mbappe around him this time, it might be their time to get a hold of the European crown.

1. Lionel Messi | $1,325,000 per week

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Argentinian football player Lionel Messi poses as he holds-up his number 30 shirt during a press conference at the French football club Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on August 11, 2021. – The 34-year-old superstar signed a two-year deal with PSG on August 10, 2021, with the option of an additional year, he will wear the number 30 in Paris, the number he had when he began his professional career at Spain’s Barca football club. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP) (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images)

Current club: Paris Saint-Germain
League: Ligue 1
Country: Argentina
Age: 34 years

Lionel Messi is seen as a one-club man, and seeing him in any other football jersey other than Barcelona was just unimaginable. But due to Barcelona’s financial conditions, they were unable to negotiate a contract even though Messi was willing to take a 50% pay cut. The Argentine has now joined PSG to help them reach their goal of UCL glory.

via RadioTimes

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Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy
I am a computer guy by profession and a sports fanatic by choice.


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