Forbes’ List Of High Earners In 2020: Messi Fend Off Competition From Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi is the highest earning player in 2020 according to Forbes.

The Argentina international is set to earn $126million (£98million) – split between his salary of $92million (£72million) plus $34million (£26million) in endorsements.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in second place on Forbes' list, with the Juventus attacker on course to earn $117million (£91million).

In third is Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar, who is due to earn $96million (£75million).

Neymar's PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe has risen significantly on the list to fourth place. He is set to earn $42million (£33million).

Completing the top five is Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, whose earnings total $37million (£29million).

See Below Complete List Of Forbes' Highest-Paid Players In 2020  

1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) –  $126million

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) – $117million

3. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) – $96million

4. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – $42million

5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – $37million

6. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – $34million

7. Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona) – $33million

8. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – $29million

9. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – $28million

10. David de Gea (Manchester United) – $27million

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