Here Are The TOP 10 Highest Paid Footballers In 2023

October 16, 2023

Footballers have over the years made a fortune for themselves and some of the highest paid and richest in the world. So we below we take a look at the top 10 highest paid footballers in 2023.

This list is according to Forbes and has both the players salary on the pitch and off the pitch. It’s dominated by the usual names such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar among others.

Top 10 highest paid footballers (2023)

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo
    Al Nassr ($260M)

For many years he has interchanged the number with his biggest rival, Lionel Messi. However, on this list he beats everyone by a huge mile.

Having started the exodus of famous football stars, the ex Manchester United footballer was rewarded heavily. He earns a net salary of $200 dollars on the pitch and $60m in other endorsements.

  1. Lionel Messi
    Inter Miami ($135m)

He could have been the highest paid footballer but he rejected a move to the Saudi Pro League worth a billion pounds.

Moving to Inter Miami, Messi still earns well and has an on the pitch salary of 60m dollars and pockets 75m dollars off pitch.

  1. Neymar
    Al Hilal ($112m)

Another player in the Saudi Pro League who earns big. After failing to land Messi, Al Hilal went for his friend and former teammate at Barcelona and PSG, Neymar.

The Brazilian earns $80m dollars as on pitch salary and 32m off pitch

  1. Kylian Mbappe
    PSG ($110M)

The Frenchman is the highest paid player in Europe. On field, the 2018 World Cup winner earns $90m and $20m off the pitch in other brand endorsements.

  1. Karim Benzema
    Al Ittihad ($106m)

The current Ballon D’or winner also plays on the Saudi Pro League. Benzema earns a salary of 100m dollars on and 6m off the pitch.

  1. Erling Halaand

Manchester City ($58m)

The mercurial lethal goal poacher is the highest paid player in the English Premier League with a salary of $46m on the pitch and $12m off it.

  1. Mohammed Salah

Liverpool ($53m)

Apparently the Egyptian is the highest paid player at the Merseyside club. On the field, Salah earns 35m dollars and 18m dollars off it.

  1. Sadio Mane

Al Nassr ($52m)

Well the Senegalese is the highest paid African player. He earns 48m dollars on the pitch and 4m off.

  1. Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City ($39m)
The third highest paid player in the EPL and Manchester City’s second. KDB pockets an on pitch salary of 35m USD and 4m off.

  1. Harry Kane

Bayern Munich ($36m)
England captain and Bayern Munich cowards Harry Kane rounds off the list. On the field, he earns 26m dollars and 10 off it.