World-class Cristiano Ronaldo, is all time top earning football player in the world of football after a fatal move to Al Nassr FC, in January after terminating their contract with Man U.
Saudi Pro League is one of the high paying leagues but the salaries are quite abnormal according to the salaries in the world’s leading leagues in Europe.
Now Jordan Henderson is the latest Saudi big move following; Ronaldo, N’goro Kante, Mahrez, Karim Benzema, and other big names.
THEUPDATE has prepared for you the top ten high earning players in the league and their weekly wages.
- Cristiano Ronaldo, £3.4m
The pioneer and poster boy for the Saudi Pro League.
There was a huge debate about Ronaldo’s move but none commented that the other biggest names were going to join the goat.
Ronaldo is the highest-paid athlete until June 2025.
His former Real Madrid teammate Benzema is now his rival in Al-Ittihad.
- Karim Benzema, £3.3m
The current Ballon d’Or holder was always going to command a massive fee.
And it was obvious a staggering amount would be needed to get Benzema away from Real Madrid.
Five times Chchampions League winner is now a Second paid Athlete in Saudi Pro League.
- N’golo Kante, £1.6m
Kante will join Karim Benzema and Jota at Al-Ittihad, where he will be paid an astonishing figure considering his recent injury-plagued seasons.
- Riyad Mahrez, £750k
At 32, the former Leicester man’s final contract would have set him up for life.
He said his goodbyes to Man City – signing for Al-Ahli.
Mahrez will be playing with former Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy, who also made the move to Saudi – but doesn’t make the top 10.
- Jordan Henderson, £692k
England international Henderson has signed a three-year deal with Al-Ettifaq.
He will link up with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who will manage the club.
Henderson is now the highest-paid British player in the world.
- Kalidou Koulibaly, £576k
Koulibaly’s Chelsea nightmare came to an end last month when he signed for Al-Hilal in a £20m deal.
The 32-year-old failed to live up to the hype at Stamford Bridge, so will welcome a change.
It can’t be considered a failure cause his salary makes him proud.
- Marcelo Brozovic, £403k
Like Firmino, Champions League finalist Brozovic had a plenty of options, including Juventus.
But the 30, former Inter Milan midfielder, snubbed a Serie A stay for an opportunity at Al-Nassr.
He will link up with Ronaldo and Fofana as the Saudi club aim to improve on a second-placed finish.
Hoping that the squad will help Al Nassr get some titles in 2023-2024 season.
- Roberto Firmino, £326k
Back in June, fan favourite ‘Bobby’ Firmino decided to leave the Reds when his contract expired on.
He fielded several offers, but a deal at Al-Ahli was too good to turn down and luckily his payment is astonishing even if he is not the first earning.
- Ruben Neves, £288k
Ruben Neves, have explained that his eye-watering salary will set him and his salary.
Neves said: “The main factor was my family and the chance to give them the life I have always dreamt of for them – that was the biggest reason for me to not have any doubts.
“I have three kids and a lovely wife, and I need to take care of them, that is the biggest trophy in my career.”
- Seko Fofana, £250k
At just 28, Fofana is in his prime.
He was linked with a move to Arsenal, but he will be plying his trade alongside Ronaldo at Al-Nassr.
His club Lens had qualified for the Champions League, but it wasn’t enough to convince him to stay in France.