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Europe’s highest-earning players revealed, Eden Hazard earns more than Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski

Marcus Chan

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Europe’s highest-earning players revealed, Eden Hazard earns more than Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski

Eden Hazard has been ranked higher than the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland in the list of highest-paid players in Europe.

During his time with Chelsea, Hazard developed into one of the finest wingers in world football, which earned him a big-money move to Real Madrid in 2019.

However, his time at the Bernabeu has been badly hampered by injury and subsequent poor form. Overall his time with Madrid has been described as a failure.



Despite this, Hazard is still part of Carlo Ancelotti’s squad and according to French news outlet L’Equipe, he is still one of the highest-paid players in European football.

The report states that Hazard earns an annual gross salary of €27 million, which is more than the likes of Lewandowski and Haaland, who takes home a reported €26 million and €22 million respectively.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top three earners are Paris Saint Germain superstars Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Frenchman Mbappe came out on top with a whopping salary of €72 million, whilst Neymar was second with €44.1 million, ahead of Messi in third with €40.5 million.

Image Credit: PA Images
Image Credit: PA Images

According to L’Equipe, the highest-paid footballer in the Premier League is Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who was seventh with a salary of €23.4 million.

Here are the 18 highest-paid players in Europe according to L’Equipe.

18 - Thomas Muller - Bayern Munich - €19.1 million.


17 - Manuel Neuer - Bayern Munich - €19.1 million.

16 - Jan Oblak - Atletico Madrid - €20 million.

15 - Jordi Alba - Barcelona - €20 million.

14 - Vinicius Junior - Real Madrid - €20 million.


13 - Jadon Sancho - Manchester United - €20.4 million.

12 - Mohamed Salah - Liverpool - €20.4 million.

11 - David De Gea - Manchester United - €22 million.

10 - Erling Haaland - Manchester City - €22 million.


9 - David Alaba - Real Madrid - €22.6 million.

8 - Sergio Busquets - Barcelona - €23 million.

7 - Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City - €23.4 million.

6 - Sadio Mane - Bayern Munich - €24 million.

5 - Robert Lewandowski - Barcelona - €26 million.

4 - Eden Hazard - Real Madrid - €27 million.

3 - Lionel Messi - PSG - €40.5 million.

2 - Neymar - PSG - €44.1 million.

1 - Kylian Mbappe - PSG - €72 million.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Eden Hazard, Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski, Premier League, Ligue 1, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A

Marcus Chan
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