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Top 20 Richest & Most paid Goal Keepers in the World (2021)

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Who are the top richest & most paid goalkeepers in the world?

Goalkeepers are known to be less wealthy when compared to the players.

They receive low pay but some of these guys are rich both in cash and achievements.

Though keepers are arguably the most shielding members of the game they do not get enough credits for their work and efforts when compared to midfielders, attackers and defenders.

Listed below are the top 20 richest & most paid goalkeepers in the world:

1. David De Gea

Weekly Salary: £375,000

Topping the list of the richest & most paid goalkeepers in the world is David De Gea.

The Spanish International goalkeeper has a contract with Manchester United that will run to 2023.

He won the Golden Gloves during the 2017-18 season of the premier league as well as champions league, EPL and others.

The Manchester United skipper receives £375,000 a week, the most earned by a GK.

2. Jan Oblak

Weekly Salary: £350,000

Known for staring in bigger games, Jan Oblak is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

He has helped Atletico Madrid to win several Spanish trophies and is one of the world’s admired keeper.

His current contract with the La Liga club earns him a weekly pay of £350,000.

3. Manuel Neuer

NET WORTH: $45 million

Manuel Neuer is the third top richest & most paid goalkeeper in football.

The German international skipper was one of the winning players of the 2014 world cup and is known for his breath-taking saves.

He currently plays for FC is currently plays for Bayern Munich football club and has enjoyed all sort of domestic and European crowns.

4. Iker Casillas

NET WORTH: $40 million

Iker Casillas is a former Real Madrid goalkeeper.

The Spanish retired professional GK has a cabinet of titles including the World Cup, UEFA Champions League, Euro and the rest.

During the peak of his career, some (people) argued that Iker was the best goalkeeper in the world.

5. Wojciech Szczesny

Weekly Salary: £130,000

Wojciech Szczesny is a polish international professional goalkeeper.

The top, rich, handsomely paid GK plays for the Italian Seria A serial winners, Juventus.

He represents his country as a first-choice goalkeeper and pockets £130,000 as weekly wages.

6. Bernd Leno

Weekly Salary: £100,000

Bernd Leno is a German International skilled goalkeeper.

He does not have much of a chance to represent Germany due to the presence of other notorious GK who are way more experienced and professional.

The GK plays for Arsenal FC as a first choice keeper and receives around £100,000 as a weekly salary.

7. Hugo Lloris

Weekly Salary: £100,000

Hugo Lloris is one of the top richest & most paid goalkeepers in the world.

He is the first choice goalkeeper for Tottenham FC of England as well as for France national team.

The Frenchman won the 2018 world cup with France but club wise, he has not yet won a major trophy.

Hugo pockets £100,000 every week.

8. Dean Henderson

Weekly Salary: £100,000

Dean Henderson had an excellent campaign for the relegated English Premier League Club, Sheffield United and is back to Old Trafford to challenge De Gea for a spot.

Manchester United manager, Ole has found a balance between the two professional GK, playing them interchangeably due to the quality they both bring.

Dean Henderson earns a weekly salary of £100,000.

9. Gianluigi Donnarumma

Weekly Salary: £100,000

Born on the 15th day of February 1999, Gianluigi Donnarumma is an Italian professional goalkeeper.

He played for the Italian Seria A, A.C. Milan and is largely sponsored by Adidas.

Donnarumma earns about £100,000 weekly and his worth is calculated to be around £15 Million.

10. Jordan Pickford

Weekly Salary: £100,000

Jordan Pickford is one of the top richest & most paid goalkeepers in the world.

He currently plays for Everton FC of England and is currently helping them on their cause for European football.

Pickford is England’s first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Nick Pop and pockets £100,000 every week.

11. Rui Patricio

Weekly Salary: £100,000

Rui Patricio is a Portuguese International goalkeeper.

The rich GK is yet to taste any European success but is one of the best, flexible keepers in EPL.

He plays for Wolverhampton wonderers of England, which are building themselves up as one of the league’s European elites.

12. Thibaut Courtois

NET WORTH: $25 million

Weekly Salary: £200,000

Thibaut Courtois originally played for Chelsea FC before going on a loan spell at Atletico Madrid.

He subsequently returned but was bought by Real Madrid FC of Spain where he currently plays.

Belgium won the Golden Glove of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and earns £200,000 per week.

13. Petr Cech

NET WORTH: $22 million

Petr Cech is a legendary goalkeeper who is best known for his emphatic career with Chelsea FC.

The Czech Republican retired GK has won several trophies with the blues, clinching 4 EPL Golden Gloves and winning the champions league.

He suffered a career-threatening calf injury but that did not deter him from continuing his brave work for both club and country.

14. Gianluigi Buffon

NET WORTH: $20 million

Gianluigi Buffon is one of the best goalkeepers of all times.

The Italian goalkeeper currently plays for Juventus FC of Italy and is a winner of the 2006 World Cup crown.

The legendary GK has around $20 million in net worth.

15. Salvatore Sirigu

NET WORTH: $19 million

Salvatore Sirigu is one of the top richest & most paid goalkeepers in the world.

He previously played for Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain (P.S.G) and has built quite an impressive bank figures, earning $19 million in savings.

Salvatore currently plays for Torino football club of Italy.

16. Marc Andre Ter Stegen

NET WORTH: $15 million

Weekly Salary: £150,000

Marc Andre Ter Stegen is the current goalkeeper of the Spanish club, Barcelona FC.

The German international does not feature regularly for Germany due to the presence of their skipper, Neuer.

He has won several titles with the Nou Camp club and earns a weekly wage of £150,000.

17. Kepa Arrizabalaga

Weekly Salary: £150,000

Kepa Arrizabalaga is currently the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in the world of football.

He was signed by Athletico Bilbao by Chelsea for a deal worth a world-breaking £71 million.

However, due to form, the Spanish is the second choice to Eduord Mendy of Senegal but still, he pockets £150,000 every week.

18. Kasper Scmeichel

Weekly Salary: £130,000

Kasper Schmeichel is one of the too richest & most paid goalkeepers in the world.

The Danish professional gloves man currently plays for the champions league chasing Leceister FC of England.

He is known for saving penalties and earns a weekly wage of £130,000.

19. Keylor Navas

NET WORTH: $13 million

Coming from a country with no football pride and heritage, Keylor Navas is arguably the best soccer star in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican GK previously played for Real Madrid FC where he won 4 UEFA Champions League.

However, he currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain and hopes on adding another UCL to his cabinet.

20. Tim Howard

NET WORTH: $10 million

Rounding off the list of the top richest & most paid goalkeepers in the world is Tim Howard.

The United States professional shot-stopper is one of only four goalkeepers to score in an English Premier League game.

Having played for Everton, the rich GK has saved around $10 million.

Conclusion

Listed Below is a Quick Summary of The Top 20 Richest & Most paid Goal Keepers in the World:

  1. David De Gea
  2. Jan Oblak
  3. Manuel Neuer
  4. Iker Casillas
  5. Wojciech Szczesny
  6. Bernd Leno
  7. Hugo Lloris
  8. Dean Henderson
  9. Gianluigi Donnarumma
  10. Jordan Pickford
  11. Rui Patricio
  12. Thibaut Courtois
  13. Petr Cech
  14. Gianluigi Buffon
  15. Salvatore Sirigu
  16. Marc Andre Ter Stegen
  17. Kepa Arrizabalaga
  18. Kasper Scmeichel
  19. Keylor Navas
  20. Tim Howard

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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