Footballers with the highest salaries in the UK

With the ideal dedication and athletic proficiency, football can prove to be a very lucrative sport for athletes. Here are the top 10 highest earners in English football!

10 footballers with the highest salaries in the UK
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10 footballers with the highest salaries in the UK

The most popular sport in the UK

The English Premier League generates a hefty £4.8 billion in revenue, reports the BBC. With such numbers behind the sport in addition to the enormous fandom, it is safe to acknowledge that football is not simply a sport in the UK, but a way of life.

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Pursuing a career as a football star may be difficult, particularly due to the athletic requirements and passionate competition between the players, buthitting the mark on the field certainly comes with a lot of perks.

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Highest paid football players in the UK  Visionhaus

Economic contributions

Earlier this year, Goal published a detailed breakdown of how much the Premier League contributes to the nation's economy. In the article, it is mentioned that the league generates revenue that's beyond what 50 countries make.

Based on an analysis by Ernst & Young financial services, the English Premier League contributed £7.6bn to the British GDP in the 2019-2020 stretch, reports Goal. Furthermore, the report highlights that the league contributes 0.33% to the country's GDP.

When compared to the German counterpart The Bundesliga which contributes 0.2% to the nation's GDP, the English Premier League's impact becomes apparent; it is one of the highest for a sports organization.

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Highest paid football players in the UK  Tottenham Hotspur FC

On the global stage, players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have changed their lives through the sport despite difficult beginnings according to Bleacher Report. On the home front, such stories are abundant with athletes establishing flourishing careers for themselves with staggering numbers in terms of revenue.

Here are some of their salaries, as reported by Planet Football.

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