World-class club football could be found only in Europe and a bit in Latin America, even just a few years ago. But now it’s spread to Northern America and the Middle East as well. Money has brought quite a revolution in Saudi Arabian football thanks to the arrival of CR7. Here Sportsnile lists the Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers in Saudi Arabia 2023. We will extend the list to the Top 20 and Top 50 highest-earning football player in Saudi Professional League. Find answers to the following questions. Who is the highest paid player in Saudi League 2023? Who is the most expensive football player in Saudi Arabia 2023? Al Nassr Players Salary Cap 2023 (Weekly, Yearly).
Top 20 Highest Paid Players in Saudi Arabia League
|Ranking||Name (Country)||Club Name||Weekly Salary||Yearly Salary|
|20th||Yannick Carrasco (Belgium)||Al Shabab||250k Euros||13 Million Euros|
|18th||Fabinho (Brazil)||Al Ittihad||269k Euros||14 Million Euros|
|18th||Franck Kessie (Ivory Coast)||Al Ahli||269k Euros||14 Million Euros|
|17th||Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands)||Al Ittifaq||288k Euros||15 Million Euros|
|16th||Seko Fofana (Ivory Coast)||Al Nassr||292k Euros||15.2 Million Euros|
|15th||Ruben Neves (Portugal)||Al Hilal||333k Euros||17.3 Million Euros|
|14th||Malcolm (Brazil)||Al Hilal||346k Euros||18 Million Euros|
|13th||Roberto Firmino (Brazil)||Al Ahli||365k Euros||19 Million Euros|
|12th||Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia)||Al Nassr||465k Euros||24.2 Million Euros|
|11th||Aymeric Laporte (Spain)||Al Nassr||471k Euros||24.5 Million Euros|
Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers in Saudi Arabia
|Ranking||Name (Country)||Club Name||Weekly Salary||Yearly Salary|
|8th||Aleksandr Mitrovic (Serbia)||Al Hilal||481k Euros||25 Million Euros|
|8th||Sergej Milenkovic Savic (Serbia)||Al Hilal||481k Euros||25 Million Euros|
|8th||N’Golo Kante (France)||Al Ittihad||481k Euros||25 Million Euros|
|7th||Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal)||Al Hilal||667k Euros||34.7 Million Euros|
|5th||Jordan Henderson (England)||Al Ittifaq||769k Euros||40 Million Euros|
|5th||Sadio Mane (Senegal)||Al Nassr||769k Euros||40 Million Euros|
|4th||Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)||Al Ahli||1 Million Euros||52.2 Million Euros|
|2nd||Neymar Jr (Brazil)||Al Hilal||1.92 Million Euros||100 Million Euros|
|2nd||Karim Benzema (France)||Al Ittihad||1.92 Million Euros||100 Million Euros|
|1st||Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)||Al Nassr||3.84 Million Euros||200 Million Euros|
Highest Paid Footballers in Saudi Arabia
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After passing almost a decade in the English Premier League, the Serbian striker joined Al Hilal on August 19, 2023. He signed a 3-year deal that will keep him in the Middle East at least until June 2026. Well, the former Fulham and Newcastle striker receives 481k Euros per week and his annual salary is 25 million Euros. Al Hilal Match Schedule 2023 (Next Upcoming Fixtures Date, Time).
Sergej Milenkovic Savic
Another Serbian and another Al Hilal signing. In fact, Savic signed a month earlier than his compatriot Mitrovic. He joined on July 12 2023 from the Italian side Lazio. Just like his fellow compatriot the midfielder also gets 481k Euros every 7 days which makes his annual earnings as much as 25m Euros.
One of the most decorated and hard-working midfielders of the last decade, Kante after his massive influence in Europe, finally left for the Middle East and joined Al Ittihad on the opening day of July this year. The FIFA World Cup winner with France receives the very same sum as Mitrovic & Savic (481k Euros per week or 25 million Euros annually).
One of the best African defenders of the generation, Koulibaly after serving Napoli for 8 seasons, went to Chelsea but soon he left for Saudi Arabia and joined Al Hilal on the 1st of July, 2023. The Senegal international bags 667k Euros every week. His annual income in Saudi is 34.7 Million Euros.
The English midfielder served Liverpool for 12 seasons at the top level and finally left Anfield for Al Ittifaq as he signed for his new club on the 27th of July. His 3-year deal with the club helps him earn 769 thousand euros every 7 days and a massive 40 million euros per year.
One of the best African footballers of all time, Sadio Mane is one of the top 5 highest-earning footballers in Saudi Arabia. The former Liverpool star joined Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr from Bayern Munich on August 1st. He also signed a 3-year contract worth 40 million euros every year. Mane gets 769k euros per week for his services.
Mahrez is the 4th highest-earner in Saudi and is currently the highest-paid African player. The Algerian sensation left Man City after winning the treble with the Sky Blues. He signed a 4-year contract with Al Ahli on the 28th of July. Mahrez’s current salary is 1 million Euros per week which will help him earn a massive 52 million Euros per year.
One of the biggest names in world football, Neymar Jr left Europe at quite an early age. He follows the likes of Ronaldo, Benzema, Mane, and many more superstars to move to Saudi. The Brazilian sensation left the French capital to join Al Hilal. The winger signed a 2-year deal with his new club on August 15th. In Saudi, the former Barcelona superstar will receive 1.92 million Euros every week and his annual salary will be as lucrative as 100 million Euros!
After lifting the Ballon d’Or and winning almost everything in Europe, Benzema finally decided to leave Europe. He followed the footsteps of his former clubmate Cristiano Ronaldo who inspired him to move to this Middle East country. The French international signed a 3-year deal with Al Ittihad on July 1st. His deal expires in June 2026. Well, the former Real Madrid striker’s salary at Ittihad is 1.92 million Euros per week or 100 million Euros each year.
Highest Paid Player in Saudi Arabia Football League
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Who is highest paid footballer in Saudi?
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid footballer in Saudi Arabia in 2023.
Saudi Professional League Highest Paid Player
No doubt, it’s CR7. Well, he was the first genuine star to move to the Saudi League and all others just followed. He switched to the Middle East from Man Utd on the very first day of 2023 as he signed a 2-year contract as a player. He became the highest-paid footballer ever in history with this move. The Portuguese superstar gets an unparalleled 3.85 million Euros per week which is way more than most player’s annual wage fees. And Ronaldo’s yearly income at Al Nassr is an unbelievable and unmatchable 200 million Euros! Where to Watch Saudi Pro League in USA, UK, India, AUS Online.