The premier league is regarded as the professional league for football clubs. It is basically a corporation which consists of 20 members and each member in the group act as shareholder.
In one season total number of matches are 380 and each team plays 38 matches. This league was founded on 20th February 1992 and the current champions of the EPL is Chelsea who has earned this title fifth time. Here is the list of top ten highest paid players in EPL in 2021.
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10. Raheem Sterling
Salary: £180,000 per week
He is also known as Raheem Shaquille Sterling. He is a professional footballer who was born on December 8, 1994. He plays as midfielder for Manchester City and England national football team. In the year 2014 he received Golden Boy award from European Sports journalists panel. He was also regarded as the best under-21 football player in Europe. His net worth made him the most valuable young player in Europe and corresponds to an amount of €49 million. He has also represented England in Under-17, under-19 and under -21 football teams.
9. Diego Costa
Salary: £185,000 per week
He is also known as Diego Di Silva Costa. He was born on October 7, 1988 and plays as striker for English Premier League Club known as Chelsea. He also plays for the national team of Spain. Pundits describe him as the extraordinary striker whose main attributes are keeping possession and ability to score goals. He has also been punished multiple times for several confrontations with his opponents. He has also represented Brazil twice in international matches but was granted Spanish Citizenship in 2013. He made his debut for Spain in the year 2014.
8. David De Gea
Salary: £200,000 per week
He is also known as David De Gea Quintana and was born on November 7, 1990. He is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for both Manchester United and Spain national Football Team. He is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He was born in Madrid and started his career with Athletico Madrid while he was 13 years old. He became the first choice goalkeeper soon and started attracting everyone with his performance. In the year 2011 he joined Manchester United for £17.8 Million.
7. Eden Hazard
Salary: £200,000 per week
He is also known as Eden Michael Hazard and was born on January 7, 1991. He is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for Belgian National Team and English Club Chelsea. He either acts as an attacking midfielder or as a wide midfielder. His speed, creativity and accuracy are widely acknowledged. He is regarded as one of the best players in the world by many coaches. He represented Belgium in under-17 and under 19 and made his international debut in the year 2008 when he was just 17 years old. He scored his first goal in the year 2011 against Kazakhstan.
6. Bastian Schweinsteiger
Salary: £200,000 per week
This Legendary German professional footballer was born on August 1, 1984. He plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer Club known as Chicago Fire. He is a right footed player and usually plays as wide midfielder. He spent 13 seasons at Bayern Much where he scored 68 goals in just 500 matches. He played for German National Football Team from 2004 to 2016 and is regarded as the fourth most-capped player of all time. He earned 121 caps and scored 24 goals during his international career for Germany. In the year 2014 he was named as the captain of the national team after Philipp Lahm.
5. Sergio Aguero
Salary: £220,000 per week
This phenomenal football star was born on June 2, 1988. He is an Argentinian professional footballer who plays as striker for Argentina National Team and English club. He became the youngest footballer to to debut in the Argentine Primera Division in the year 2003. In the year 2006 he shifted to Europe to play for Atletico Madrid and accepted €23 Million. He astonished everyone by scoring 101 goals in just 234 appearances. He was purchased by the celebrated club called Manchester City in the year 2011 for an amount corresponding to £35 million.
4. Yaya Toure
He was born on May 13, 1983 and is known as Gnegneri Yaya Toure. He plays as central midfielder for a celebrated EPL club known as Manchester City. He is also the former captain of Ivory Coast National Team. He aspired to be a striker but played most of the matches as box to box midfielder for both country and club. He is regarded as one of the best players in the world. He has a distinguished career with more than 100 caps. He also helped Manchester City in winning its first ever league title.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
He is Swedish footballer who was born on October 3, 1981. He made his senior International debut in the year 2001. He served as captain for six years from 2010 to 2016. He is a phenomenal striker who is known for his extraordinary goal scoring capabilities. He began his career in late 1990’s and later he was signed by Ajax where he worked hard and made his name. He is one of the ten players who have made more than 100 appearances. He is known for his famous bicycle kick which was regarded as the goal of the year in the year 2013.
2. Wayne Rooney
This legendary English footballer was born on October 24, 1985. He captains both England National Team and Manchester United. He is a record goal scorer for both the sides and has played at multiple field positions. He has scored 250 goals for his club and thus holds the title of leading goal scorer for the club. He made his senior international debut at the age of 17 when he was just 17 years old and thus became the youngest player to represent England till this record was broken by Theo Walcott.
1. Paul Pogba
He is a French footballer who was born on March 15, 1993. He plays for Manchester United as a central midfielder and is capable of playing in both attacking and defensive situations. In the year 2012 he joined Juventus and became one of the most promising players in the world. He also received Golden Boy award in the year 2013 followed by Bravo Award in the year 2014. The Guardian named him as one of the ten most promising players in the Europe. In the year 2014 he was also awarded the Best Young Player Award for his extraordinary performances during 2014 FIFA World Cup.
It is a retreat to watch these players on the field. These names need no introduction and have countless fans throughout the world. They are an inspiration to younger generation and their followers treat them like gods. They always manage to astonish viewers with some extraordinary performances which are unparallel and can never be forgotten.