10 highest paid footballers in 2021

According to a ranking by Forbes published on 21 September, the world's ten highest paid footballers are expected to earn $415 million gross in wages and bonuses this season.

10. Eden Hazard, 30, Real Madrid, Spain—24.7 M€

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Eden Hazard Getty Images

9. Gareth Bale, 32, Real Madrid, Spain—27.2 M€

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Gareth Bale Getty Images

8. Paul Pogba, 28, Manchester United, England—28.9 M€

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Paul Pogba Getty Images

7. Andrés Iniesta, 37, Vissel Kobe, Japan—29.8 M€

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Andrés Iniesta Getty Images

6. Robert Lewandowski, 33, Bayern Munich, Germnay—29.8 M€

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Robert Lewandowski Getty Images

5. Mohamed Salah, 29, Liverpool, England—34.9 M€

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Mohamed Salah Getty Images

4. Kylian Mbappe, 22, Paris Saint Germain, France—36.6 M€

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Kylian Mbappe Getty Images

3. Neymar, 29, Paris Saint Germain, France—81 M€

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Neymar Getty Images

2. Lionel Messi, 34, Paris Saint Germain, France—93.8 M€

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Lionel Messi Getty Images

1. Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, Manchester United, England—106.6 M€

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Cristiano Ronaldo Getty Images
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