Around the world there are a number of quality left-backs with a sweet left peg on them.
However, as I was doing some research I noticed the huge gap between those getting a lot of money.
And those who are getting an average income.
So from youngsters to those entering the final stage of their career, in this post, I will cover the 15 highest paid left-backs in the world.
I will take you through their progression and most importantly their current reported weekly salary.
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14. Raphaël Guerreiro – £80,000 A Week
Raphael Guerrero is one of two left-backs currently making a lot of money at Borussia Dortmund.
Now the Portuguese’s base position is left-back, however over the past couple of years he has shown his versatility by playing anywhere along the left flank.
From playing a defensive role to getting among the action either scoring and assisting fellow teammates in a left midfield/wing position.
Being his countries first choice in his position, as been great for Dortmund really establishing himself since his move in 2016.
The player who earns a reported £80,000 a week while has come close to Bundesliga titles was part of the Euro 2016 winning squad.
13. Alphonso Davies – £91,000 A Week
Up next we have Guerrerios rival Alphonso Davies who has quite literally burst onto the scene after moving to Bayern Munich from Vancouver Whitecaps.
Despite only being 17 at the time, the player adapted well to life in Bundesliga making the $22 million the Germans paid for him great value.
From being a refugee in Africa to becoming a Champions League winner is one of the best stories you will hear from the game.
The player beat the odds and is now living up playing with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, and Kimmich week in week out.
If I didn’t mention already he is also on £91,000 a week, despite only being 20 years old. This is after extending his contract in 2020 through till 2025.
12. Andrew Robertson – £100,000 A Week
Despite being arguably the best left-back in the world right now, Andy Robertson might consider himself unlucky to be far down on this list.
In fact is was only as recent as a few months ago, where the Scottish player was awarded a brand new contract.
This contract reportedly being around double what he was on before, with his previous one paying £60’000 and him now being on £100’000 or around that mark.
Either way Robertson is deserved on this list, having been one of the top players at Liverpool, with a number of assists and solid defensive displays.
11. Leonardo Spinazzola – £100,000 A Week
If you didn’t know about Spinnazola before Euro 2020 then you probably do now.
The Italians played such a big role in them lifting the trophy, helping them reach the quarter-final before unfortunately getting injured.
At club level he has been passed around a lot from team to team, has despite being contracted to Juventus for 7 years he also played for another 7 clubs.
Now at Roma, he is signed to a deal that sees him earn a reported £100’000 a week. Which you can hardly argue with, due to how good he was for his country.
10. Alex Telles – £100,000 A Week
Alex Telles was a high-profile signing for Manchester United when he joined in 2020. He was signed as the solution for left-back.
However, the sudden rise of Luke Shaw who while underperformed during his first years, started playing so well it kept Telles out of the team.
While the Brazilian has only made 9 appearances since signing in October 2020 he has still been earning £100,000 a week.
If the Englishmen who is keeping him out of the team keeps on playing well though, it might be a case of Carabao Cup action only for Telles.
9. Nico Schulz – £105,000 A Week
This one came as a bit of surprise, as I found Borussia Dortmund’s other left-back Nico Schulz is also making good wages of £105,000 a week.
It makes him the highest-paid left-back in the Bundesliga and is also one of 10 players I found breaking that 6 figure weekly figure mark.
Now what makes the wages quite odd for him, is that since moving from Hoffenheim in 2019, he has hardly played.
In fact, over three seasons the player has featured only 28 times. Despite that though having seen him play for club and country he has great pace and a solid left-back.
8. Kieran Tierney – £110,000 A Week
Similar to Robertson, Kieran Tierney is not only a great and promising left-back but he has recently signed a contract, that sees him making close to double what he was on before.
Reportedly on £60,000 before, Arsenal has been quick to secure his services for a further 5 years.
The weekly sum is reportedly to be £110,000 for the Scottish international who most recently appeared at Euro 2020.
7. Luca Digne – £110,000 A Week
A switch from Barcelona to Everton isn’t a move that a lot of players would want to make.
However, Luca Digne was incentivized to come and play his football in Merseyside after putting pen to a contract seeing him make £110,000.
An amount that puts him in the top three most paid players for Everton, alongside two other ex-Barcelona players Andre Gomes and Yerry Mina.
6. Luke Shaw – £150,000 A Week
Luke Shaw has been on a whopping £150,000 contract ever since he renewed it with Manchester United back in 2018.
Shaw has had a mixed time in Manchester though, sitting out months due to injuries and also going through spells of poor form.
However, under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of the past year, he has been playing some of his best football and showing fans why exactly he was signed for £30 million back when he was a teenager.
While he is on a big contract now he only has two years left, so there is talks about his potentially getting an upgrade up to £190,000.
5. Jordi Alba – £150,000 A Week
Jordi Alba has arguably been one of the best left-backs of the 2010 decade.
He has tremendous pace and has become a useful player in the final third chipping in with a number of assists and goals over the years.
The Spaniard has been earning £150,000 a week ever since he and the club agreed on a 5-year contract in 2019.
However, the 32-year-old has since taken a voluntary deduction in pay along with teammate Busquets to allow for Aguero to sign.
A nice touch from the player, as the reason for it, is to help the club get out of debt and get them to where they used to be.
4. Alex Sandro – £195,000 A Week
Alex Sandro who currently plays for Juventus is making £195,000 a week, having recently signed a contract extension..
The player has been great over the 167 appearances he has made, and like others on the list he has been a versatile player.
Known for being strong and physical, he also has great speed and has the ability to put in a wicked delivery into the box.
There was a lot of talk about the Brazilian moving on, however, with the extension, he will be spending another two years in Turin.
3. Ben Chilwell – £190,000 A Week
At three we have Ben Chilwell, who is the highest-paid left-back in the Premier League getting £190,000 a week.
A contract of that sum was always inevitable for a player, who showed a lot of promise and potential during his time with Leicester City.
Now at Chelsea, he is showing his worth, being a force going forward, and being great on the ball.
He has also scored some big goals for them including one in the Champions League semi-final last year to help them reach the final.
2. Lucas Hernandez – £215,000 A Week
At the age of 25, Lucas Hernandez is on a salary of £215,000 a week.
This was given to him after Bayern Munich brought him for €80 million before the start of the 2019/20 season.
While the money he is earning is huge, Lucas has shown a number of qualities that make him shine as one of the best of his generation.
This is why he not only cost so much but is the second-highest paid in his position.
The youngster not only has pace, but he is strong, reads the game well plus can play multiple positions.
His time since making the big move hasn’t been exactly straightforward, as the first year he was second fiddle to youngster Alphonso Davies who made an impact sooner than expected.
But with Alaba and Boateng moving on, there is less competition for defensive positions which should see him play more regularly.
1. Marcelo – £331,000 A Week
Despite playing the least football of all the players on this list Real Madrid’s Marcelo is the highest-paid left-back in football.
The amount he is making is considerably bigger than Luca’s in second, with him earning £331,000 a week.
Now Marcelo isn’t like your typical full-back, he is very technically gifted and skillful for someone who is technically a defender.
Wining 5 La Liga titles and a crazy 4 Champions League titles he is also been very successful over the years with the Los Blancos.
Wearing number 12 for his club, Marcelo isn’t quite the player he used to be though, this is mostly due to injuries and the fact he is arguably past his prime at 33.
However, the player is still on contract, and while us as fans will get to watch him for a few more years at the top level.
There is now more focus on the younger Ferland Mendy, who is higher in the pecking order. So its unlikely that Marcelo will stay the highest-paid beyond his contract expiration.