Football is one of the competitive sports in the world, it is also the most favorite one across the globe. In all the continents, the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga dominates the soccer world.
When it comes to the highest billing football athletes, the world is divided into two camps, Team Messi and Team Ronaldo. The rivalry between the two transcends beyond football stadiums because they are still rivals even in the limelight and the social media, and also in bbc football.
The two however are on good terms in real life and outside the football world. The rivalry however dwindled when Ronaldo transferred to Juventus. Messi even reacted positively when Ronaldo invited him for a dinner and stated that an invitation is good and how can he resist.
It’s clear that the two deities of association football dominate the planet when it comes to the highest-paid football players in the world but some runner-ups make up the pantheon of the highest billing soccer athletes on the planet.
David De Gea
De Gea is considered the highest-paid goal-keeper in the world, amassing a $24 million salary every year. He broke the club’s record of most shutouts in his 400th play in goal in his ninth year in Manchester United in July 2020. Since 2010, he has been happily married to his Spanish singer and actress wife and constantly advertised some of her works.
In 2020, France Football, the organizer of the Ballon d’Or decided to cancel the ceremonies of the award for the best football player because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has made Lewandowski deprived of receiving the prestigious Golden Ball albeit he was already a fan favorite. Outside the football stadium, he is the most popular athlete in TikTok gaining 2.4 million followers and also a favorite in online sports betting.
Mbappe was named winner of the Ligue 1 Golden Boot, he was deemed with the most goals for the league. His club is also the constant champion of the league, with the last season’s title but was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic.
He was mandated to spend the season in quarantine because he was tested positive for the Covid-19 virus but has emerged asymptomatic according to his legal counsel. His net worth is 42 million US dollars including endorsements.
Neymar is a famous Brazillian striker, who is one of the criticized football players because of his attitude on and off the game. However, Paris Saint-Germain is trying to keep him on the leash with a whopping $600 million. Nike ended their partnership with Neymar, while he signed on endorsing Puma.
He’s got $96 million in his total earnings and it continues to grow with his exclusive deals and contracts. You can also watch out for Neymar on your next wager in sports betting.
He is a Portuguese football player who has played in Real Madrid and eventually transferred to Juventus. Ronaldo had a fantastic 2017, winning both the Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Los Blancos became the first team to hold the trophy in its current configuration since defeating Juventus in the final.
Ronaldo is hailed as the most famous sportsperson in the world with 457 million social media followers. He is also the most well-displayed athlete, showing his good looks and ripped body in his endorsements including CR7, Clear, and Nike.
Ronaldo scored twice in the final, demonstrating yet again that he is a man for the big stage, and it was for these accomplishments that he was awarded the Ballon d’Or ahead of great rival Messi. He has 117 million US dollars net worth including salary and endorsement earnings.
Lionel Messi is an Argentine soccer player who plays for FC Barcelona and the national team of Argentina. He has set goals scoring records and won individual awards on his way to becoming one of the best soccer players in the world.
Messi had scored 91 goals in club and international play by the end of 2012, surpassing Gerd Muller’s record of 85 goals in a calendar year set in 1972. In January 2013, he broke yet another record when he was elected FIFA Ballon d’Or winner for the fourth time.
His net worth is 126 million US dollars making him the richest football player in the world. He is also the most popular in sports betting sites like iclub88.