RANKED: The 9 highest-paid football players in the Premier League


The highest-paid Premier League footballers in the 2015/16 season have been ranked by EnewsUG Team. Manchester City appears to have a very high wage bill, with five players on the list. It’s followed by Chelsea with three, while Manchester United and Arsenal have one player each in the top 10. The salaries may be eye-watering, but it’s worth remembering that the Premier League is the most watched football division in the world, and club income is accordingly huge. Keep scrolling to see the highest-paid Premiership players in the 2015/16 season

9. Kevin de Bruyne — Manchester City Bryn Lennon / Getty Images Salary per week: £170,000 ($249,000) Kevin de Bruyne is one of the younger players on the list at 24, but has a career and salary anyone would envy. He spent two seasons at Chelsea before joining Manchester City for a club-record transfer fee of £55 million, and also plays for the Belgium national team.

8. Cesc Fabregas — Chelsea Paul Gilham / Getty Images Salary per week: £170,000 ($249,000) Fabregas spent eight years at Arsenal before a spell at another huge club — FC Barcelona. He finally joined Chelsea in 2014, where he’s paid the second-highest wage in the team. He’s put the Premiership experience to good use, helping to win Spain the World Cup in 2010.

7. Raheem Sterling — Manchester City Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images Salary per week: £180,000 ($264,000) At just 21, Sterling is the youngest player on the list, but he already has 21 caps for England. He got his start at Liverpool, where he played for three seasons before joining Manchester City in 2015 in a transfer deal worth £49 million — the highest for any English player.

6. Mesut Özil — Arsenal Ian Walton / Getty Images Salary per week: £190,000 ($279,000) No stranger to big football clubs, Özil played for Schalke and Real Madrid before coming to Arsenal. He also nabbed a World Cup winners medal when Germany won the competition in 2014. Arsenal came second in the Premiership this season, suggesting the club got their money’s worth.

5. David Silva — Manchester City Michael Steele / Getty Images Salary per week: £200,000 ($293,000) Silva has one of the longer tenures on the list, having played for Manchester United since 2010. That seems to have only helped his salary, which tops the £200,000 mark per week. When not scoring for City he plays for the Spanish national team, with 96 caps and counting.

4. Eden Hazard — Chelsea Paul Gilham / Getty Images Salary per week: £220,000 ($323,000) The second Belgian player on the list, Hazard had already won a number of “Young Player of the Year” accolades when he joined Chelsea in 2012. He went on to win the Premier League and Europa League with the team, as well as securing 62 caps for Belgium.

3. Yaya Touré — Manchester City Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images Salary per week: £240,000 ($352,000) Hailing from the Ivory Coast, Touré has been at Manchester City for six years. Thanks to two Premier League wins with the club he still commands a huge salary. He’s also seen a lot of international action, having earned 100 caps with his homeland and playing three World Cups.

2. Sergio Aguero — Manchester City Laurence Griffiths / Getty Images Salary per week: £240,000 ($352,000) The fifth and joint highest-paid Manchester City player of the 2014/15 season, Aguero spent five years at Atletico Madrid before joining City in 2011, with whom he won two Premier Leagues and another two Football League Cups. Over 70 caps with his native Argentina and a runner-up place in the 2014 World Cup only add to his price tag.

1. Wayne Rooney — Manchester United Michael Regan/Getty Images Salary per week: £260,000 ($381,000) The highest-paid Premier League player of 2014/15 season is also the one who’s spent the longest at his club on the whole list. Rooney was a sensation at Everton and it didn’t take long for the world’s biggest club to snap him up in 2004. Since then he’s scored 178 goals for United and picked up 109 caps for England. The new appointment of Jose Mourinho to Manchester will surely galvanize him for another season of goal-scoring.