Football remains to be the most popular sport worldwide with a following of over 16 million people. When it comes to football leagues, there are the big names of the FIFA World Cup and of course, the English Premier League which is an annual tournament.Embed from Getty Images
The EPL is estimated to have over 4.6 million viewers each year. It is also broadcasted to over 200 territories and 600 million homes worldwide. This is also one of the most wagered on sports events each year. People would flock betting review websites like Nostrabet. The site helps the punters know more about the best bookies online and also read great betting tips. It’s a website you should check if you’re interested in sports betting.
Now, it’s not a secret that being a professional football player pays well and this could also be mainly dependent on an athlete’s performance and position. One of the major positions in football is being the goalkeeper, keeper, or goalie. This is why it’s no surprise that goalies are one of the highest-paid players out there.
Curious to know which goalies in the Premier League are highest-paid? We have a list for you so keep on reading!
- Bernd Leno from Arsenal
Born on March 4, 1992, is German football player Bernd Leno. He started his football career by joining the SV Germania Bietigheims youth team in 2009. ‘He was one of the most impressive goalies that stood out. His senior career started with VfB Stuttgart in 2011.
In 2015, he then joined the German National Team for the qualifiers of Euro 2016. His international debut happened in May 2016 when the team was in a friendly match against Slovakia. In this match, he was able to conceal two goals. However, Germany lost this match and he was substituted by Marc-André ter Stegen in the 46th minute.
Fast forward to 2016 when Leno finally signed a five-year contract with Arsenal. This contract is worth 22.5 million pounds and based on reports, Leno is now earning 100,000 pounds weekly. It’s still unknown whether Leno will extend his stay with Arsenal after his contract expires next year.
- Jordan Pickford from Everton
Jordan Lee Pickford is a British footballer born on March 7, 1994. He started taking football seriously at the age of eight when he joined the Sunderland Academy. This was when he was able to sign for the club on a two-year scholarship.
He started playing for England in 2011 at the FIFA Under -17 World Cup and European Under -17 Championship. In 2012, he was then loaned to Darlington. The following year, he was loaned in Alfreton. In 2015, he appeared at the FA Cup clash against Arsenal.
It was on June 15, 2017, when Pickford signed a five-year contract with Everton with an initial fee of 25 million pounds with the possibility of earning as much as 30 million pounds. This made him one of the most expensive goalies in the EPL and currently, he earns around 100,160 pounds a week.
- Kasper Schmeichel from Leicester City
Kasper Schmeichel was born on November 5, 1986, and he is also known as the son of Danish international goalkeeper and former Manchester United star Peter Schmeichel.
Kasper is known to have started his professional football career with Manchester City in 2002 where he signed long term contract that also covered his scholarship. In 2006, he joined the League Two side Darlington, but he then returned to Manchester City after two more Darlington appearances.
Throughout his career, he’s been part of Notts County, Leeds United, and now he is the goalkeeper of Leicester City. He’s been with this football club since 2011 and he has renewed his contract with this club that would last until 2023. It is reported that he is now earning 130,000 pounds a week.
- Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea
Arrizabalaga is a Spanish footballer born on October 3, 1994. He joined the youth ranks of Athletic Bilbao but it was in 2012, after he graduated from the youth academy, that he has joined the CD Basconia, which is the feeder club of Athletic Bilbao.
In 2017, he became a part of the Spanish National Squad, and after a few appearances on the bench, he debuted in a match with Costa Rica where the Spanish squad won with a 5-0 score. He did sign a contract with Athletic Bilbao in 2018, but on August 8, 2018, the club reported that Arrizabalaga paid his release clause worth 80 million pounds to join Chelsea with a seven-year contract. It is reported that he is now earning 150,000 pounds a week as Chelsea’s goalkeeper.
- David de Gea from Manchester United
David de Gea is a Spanish footballer born on November 7, 1990. It just makes a lot of sense that de Gea is now the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world because he is considered as one of the best goalkeepers out there.
His professional career started in 2008 with Atlético. He started his career with Manchester United in 2011. His first appearance with the club was with a friendly match with Chicago Fire. Since then, he’s been part of the Red Devils and it is reported that he is now earning over 300,000 pounds each week. De Gea will be staying for four more years with Manchester United as he just recently signed a contract renewal with the team.