While the majority of us are tightening our belts due to the cost of living crisis, Premier League footballers certainly aren’t. The average salary of a Premier League footballer is estimated to be around £50,000 per week, and some of the highest-paid players are earning 10 times that!
In this article, we’ll tell you all about the top 20 highest-paid players in the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo – £515,000 per week
Earning around £515,000 per week, Cristiano Ronaldo is the Premier League’s highest-paid player. Though he might not beat the MNF favorite from the NFL, Matthew Stafford, from across the pond, he’s certainly not short of cash.
Ronaldo now plays for Manchester United and is way ahead of other players on this list in terms of his weekly salary!
Kevin De Bruyne – £400,000 per week
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is an essential cog in Manchester City’s squad, after scoring 15 goals in 30 appearances. He has been contracted until 2025 and is earning around £400,000 per week! If Pep Guardiola’s plan takes off, this excellent midfielder might surpass 200 club appearances in the Premier League, and if he sees out his career with the team, he could overtake club legend Kompany as one of the best and highest-paid players.
Erling Haaland – £375,000 per week
Haaland is new to Manchester City this season and has managed to receive a hefty paycheck too! At only 22, Haaland is likely to earn lots more as the years go on – and his contract doesn’t end until 2027. Though he’s not yet Manchester City’s highest-paid player, it’s likely he’ll claim the title in the next few years.
David de Gea – £375,000 per week
It seems all of the top players are in the city of Manchester, doesn’t it? David de Gea is another player at Manchester United with an eye-watering salary. His contract ends in 2023, though, so it remains to be seen what will happen when it does – especially since he’s now 31. He is, however, the highest-paid goalie ever, topping other United goalkeepers like Edwin van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel.
Jadon Sancho – £375,000 per week
Next – well, technically joint fourth – is Manchester United’s Jadon Sancho. This player is the club’s most expensive signing since Paul Pogba, as far as his transfer fee is concerned. The Red Devils paid almost £80m for him last summer!
Mohamed Salah – £350,000 per week
Finally, a player who’s not in a Manchester team – although Liverpool isn’t all that far away! Mohamed Salah has just signed a new deal this summer, which has put an end to rumors of him moving away from the club.
Raphaël Varane – £340,000 per week
Yes, it’s another Man Utd player making it onto the top 20 highest-paid players in the Premier League list!
This center-back is a relentless and experienced winner who has won the Champions League trophy with Real Madrid four times. We’re sure he’ll be keen on making his mark in Manchester too! He will have been earning a fair salary in Madrid, so it’s not surprising he’s now one of the Premier League’s top earners of 2022-2023.
Raheem Sterling – £325,000 per week
Sterling was a really strong player in England’s 2020 campaign, which rebuilt his status as a formidable winger. His departure from Man City to Chelsea could be a huge career boost for the player. Sterling seems like an old hand at football, yet he is just 27 years old! This means he has loads of time left to perform well and become a memorable player.
Jack Grealish – £300,000 per week
Jack Grealish became a nationwide heartthrob when he joined Manchester City on a six-year deal. He’s enjoyed lots of hype over recent years and had great success in Euro 2020. Now, the 25-year-old has a huge transfer fee to add to his CV!
Carlos Casemiro – £300,000 per week
Another ex-Real Madrid player is yet another Manchester United player in our top 20 list. Casemiro is 30 and has a five-year deal with the club. His £300,000 weekly salary will see him earn millions at Man Utd!
The top 20 players’ salaries
So, we’ve seen that all top 10 players are earning a staggering £300,000 per week or more, but what about numbers 11-20?
- Kalidou Koulibaly – £295,000 per week
- N’Golo Kanté – £290,000
- Gabriel Jesus – £265,000
- John Stones – £250,000
- Anthony Martial – £250,000
- Bruno Fernandes – £240,000
- Virgil van Dijk – £220,000
- Rodrigo Hernández – £220,000
- Harry Kane – £200,000
- Thomas Partey – £200,000
It’s safe to say there’s a lot of money in Premier League football – and that’s just what the top 20 players get each week!