Lionel Messi Takes the top spot of the highest paid football players 2020
The top three highest paid football players take $25 million a year
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the highest paid football players in the world has Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar in the top three
Forbes has published its annual list of the 100 highest-paid athletes, and soccer players were prevalent athletes on this list. These are the top-five highest-paid football players of 2020. The top ten are listed in the articles below
1. Lionel Messi – $127 million (112.3 million)
Contract: Four years, $80 million (70 million) annually
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini( born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record six European Golden Shoes. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and six Copas del Rey.
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2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $109 million (96.4 million)
Contract: 4 years, $64 million (56.5 million) annually
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro ( born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has a record-tying five Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player, and is the first player to win four European Golden Shoes. He has won 29 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Nations League.
3. Neymar – $105 million (92.8 million)
Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Contract: Five years, $350 million (309.4 million)
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior ( born 5 February 1992) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his dribbling, finishing, skill, pace, and ability to play with both feet.
4. Paul Pogba – $33 million (29.2 million)
Team: Manchester United
Contract: Five years, $20 million annually (17.7 million)
Paul Labile Pogba ( born 15 March 1993) is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the French national team. He operates primarily as a central midfielder, but can also be deployed as an attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder, and deep-lying play maker
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5. Andres Iniesta – $32.5 million (28.7 million)
Team: Vissel Kobe
Contract : Three years, $30 million annually (26.5 million)
Andrés Iniesta Luján (Spanish pronunciation: born 11 May 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Japanese club Vissel Kobe. He spent most of his career at Barcelona, where he served as the captain for three seasons. Iniesta is widely considered to be one of the best players of his generation and one of the greatest midfielders of all time
6. Alexis Snchez – $30.8 million (27.2 million)
Team: Inter Millan
Contract: Four 1/2 years, $21.5 million (19 million) annually
Alexis Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez (born 19 December 1988), also known simply as Alexis, is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian Serie A club Inter Milan, on loan from English Premier League side Manchester United, and the Chile national team.
7. Kylian Mbappe – $30.6 million (27.1 million)
Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Contract: Three years, $20 million (17.7 million) annually
Kylian Mbappé Lottin ( born 20 December 1998) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed. He is considered the world’s most expensive player from a transfer value perspective by the CIES
Number 8 of highest paid football players
Mesut Ozil – $30.2 million (26.7 million)
Contract: Three years, $24 million (21.2 million) annually
Özil plays mostly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be deployed as a winger. He began his senior career as a member of his hometown club Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga, departing two seasons later to join Werder Bremen for €5 million. He garnered break-out attention at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where at age 22, Özil was instrumental in the side’s campaign where they reached the semi-finals, losing to eventual champions Spain.
9. Oscar – $29 million (25.6 million)
Team: Shanghai SIPG
Contract: Four years, $26.5 million (23.4 million) annually
Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior ( born 9 September 1991), better known as simply Oscar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG and for the Brazil national team.
Number 10 of the highest paid football players
Antoine Griezmann – $27.7 million (24.5 million)
Antoine Griezmann ( born 21 March 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the French national team.
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The Best Liverpool Players of All Time
Since its inception in 1892, Liverpool FC have been one of the greatest clubs in English football history. In fact, many will argue based on the club’s domestic and European successes, that Liverpool is England’s greatest club. With 18 league titles and 5 European cups, along with a slew of FA Cup and League Cup victories, Liverpool is easily in the conversation. With the club’s great success, it has needed great players. Some of soccer’s greatest players have suited up for the Reds. Whether they were local lads or shrewd transfer purchases, the best players in Liverpool history are international icons due to the club’s popularity.
If you were to ask Liverpool fans who were the greatest players to shake the Kop, opinions would be split. One thing you can agree on is that Kenny Dalglish is Liverpool fans’ king. between his stint as a player and manager, he oversaw one of the most successful periods in club history. As for this generation’s icon, no one can question Steven Gerrard’s commitment and his list of accolades. While many players have come and gone, Gerrard, for nearly two decades, has been Anfield’s most consistent performer. Not only is he one of Liverpool’s favorite sons, but is a proven winner.
This is the list of the greatest soccer players in Liverpool’s history. If you see someone who isn’t on this list, feel free to add him. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think is the best Liverpool player ever. Who is the greatest Liverpool player of all time? That’s up to you to decide.
Steven George Gerrard, MBE was an English footballer who plays for and captains Premier League club Liverpool. He has played much of his career as a central midfielder, but he has also been used as a second striker, holding midfielder, attacking midfielder, right back and right winger. Gerrard has spent his entire career at Anfield, making his debut in 1998, cementing his place in the first team in 2000, and succeeding Sami Hyypiä as team captain in 2003. His honours include two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup, and two UEFA Super Cups.
Kenneth Mathieson “Kenny” Dalglish MBE is a Scottish former footballer and manager. In a career spanning 22 years, he played for Celtic and Liverpool, winning numerous honours with both. He is Scotland’s most capped player of all time with 102 appearances, and also Scotland’s joint-leading goal scorer, with 30 goals. Dalglish won the Ballon d’Or Silver Award in 1983, the PFA Player of the Year in 1983, and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1979 and 1983. In 2009 FourFourTwo named Dalglish as the greatest striker in post-war British football, and in 2006 he topped a Liverpool fans’ poll of “100 Players Who Shook the Kop”.
Ian James Rush, MBE, is a Welsh former footballer. Rush played for Liverpool F.C. from 1980-1987 and 1988-1996, and is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, having scored a total of 346 goals in all competitions during his two spells at the club. Regarded as one of the greatest ever Liverpool players, Rush came 3rd in the “|100 Players Who Shook The Kop” – an official Liverpool fan poll. Rush also had short spells playing at Chester City, Juventus, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Wrexham and Sydney Olympic. He made 73 appearances for the Wales national football team and he remains the record goalscorer for Wales with 28 goals between 1980 and 1996
Robert Bernard “Robbie” Fowler is an English former professional footballer and manager who played as a striker from 1993 to 2012. Fowler was known for being a natural scorer with an instinctive goal-poaching ability. Fowler is best remembered for his time at Liverpool and is the sixth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. He scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, 128 of which were scored in the Premier League. He earned the nickname “God” from the Anfield crowd, becoming a club legend due to his ruthlessness in front of goal and his cheeky personality
In January 2011, Suárez transferred to Liverpool, and won the League Cup in his first full season. In 2014, he was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year as well as winning the Premier League Golden Boot, and sharing the European Golden Shoe with Cristiano Ronaldo before moving to Barcelona in a transfer worth €82.3 million (£64.98 million), making him one of the most expensive players in football history.
He moved to Liverpool in August 2004 for £10.5 million and won the UEFA Champions League in his first season, under manager Rafael Benítez, scoring the equalizing goal in the Final against Milan. The following season, he won the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield.
Torres joined Premier League club Liverpool in 2007, after signing for a club record transfer fee. He marked his first season at Anfield by being Liverpool’s first player since Robbie Fowler in the 1995–96 season to score more than 20 league goals in a season. The most prolific goalscoring spell of his career, he became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals. He was named in the FIFA World XI in 2008 and 2009. Torres left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a British record transfer fee of £50 million,
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