While a right-back may not be one of the most talked-about positions in the game.
There are a number of quality players who play there and for some, they make quite a decent income from it.
Here in this post, I will be going over the 11 highest paid right-backs in the world.
11. Sergino Dest – £68,000 A Week
First, on the list, we have American international Sergino Dest who is currently bringing in £68,000 a week through playing for Barcelona.
Now considering his age, and the fact he is the youngest on this list, he is earning a lot more than a number of high-profile right-backs.
The 20-year-old who is also of Dutch descent made quite the name for himself while playing for Ajax, a team he had gone through the ranks at.
His impressive performances in his later teens attracted the interest of big names around Europe.
However, it was Barcelona who managed to acquire the services for the young man for around €21 million, which along with the hefty transfer came a generous contract for a player they see a lot of potential in.
10. Ricardo Pereira – £68,000 A Week
Coming joint 11th we have the Portuguese right-back Ricardo Periera who plays his football in England with Leicester City.
The player put pen to paper for a 5-year contract in a signing of $25 million from Porto to Leicester in 2018.
However, despite making £68,000 a week, he’s had some length spells out injured, due to an ACL.
When he has been fully fit, he has proved himself as one of the best in his position in the world, therefore more justifying his wages.
9. Jesus Navas – £79,000 A Week
While Jesus Navas may be on the wrong side of 30, he still remains one of the best and speediest fullbacks in the game.
Known in England for his time with Manchester City he won the league title during his 3 year stint, along with multiple league cups.
Now back in his home country with the team he started his journey in football with, the current club captain currently earns £79,000.
But with how he has looked after himself, and is able to perform well both defensively and attacking you really can’t argue with his salary.
8. Kieran Trippier – £80,000 A Week
Kieran Trippier is a player that some fans will only remember exists when he plays for England.
As back in 2019, he made the interesting swap of North London to Madrid to play for Athletico in a switch not many people saw coming.
Having recently helped his country reach the semi-final of the world cup, with a free-kick many people will never forget, he signed a three-year contract with the Spanish club.
The fee was around the £20 million mark, and his salary is £80,000 a week.
7. Aaron Wan Bissaka – £80,000 A Week
Despite only being in the league for four years, 23 year old Aaron Wan Bissaka has established himself as a quality right back.
Showing great defensive qualities, from being great at slide tackles to keeping toe to toe with some of the trickiest wingers the league has to offer.
Crystal Palace of helping the development of young players and with the way Bissaka has played in the past few years a move to a big club, was almost inevitrable.
Signing for Manchester United for a whopping £45 million, he was granted a weekly wage of £80,000 a week in the process.
Many would say he is quite unlucky, as with the amount of quality english right backs, some featured on this list, he hasn’t been able to establish himself at international level just yet.
6. Joao Cancelo – £80,000 A Week
I have been following the progress of Joao Cancelo for a few years, especially during his time with Juventus and Inter Milan.
At those clubs, he proved himself as a versatile right-back, who could do a job both going forward as well as defensively.
This is one of the reasons I think Manchester City jumped at the chance to sign up, as he is a quality player who can adapt to most systems.
In making the move from Italy to England, the player is now making a cool £80,000 a week.
5. Kyle Walker – £110,000 A Week
We all know that Manchester City is blessed depth-wise, and their choice of right-backs shows that.
Having two of the best right-backs in the league, one in Cancelo and the other in Walker, means they never have any problems when it comes to that position.
In fact, if there is an issue, its deciding who to go with, has Walker over his time at Manchester City has proved himself as one of the best.
His strength, defensive awareness, and being good on the ball, are just a few of the qualities the Englishman has and is likely the reason why he is first choice for country.
4. Dani Carvajal – £130,000 A Week
Now aged 29, Dani Carvajal is one of the best in his position and is one of a handful of right-backs to be earning over £110,000 a week.
The Spanish international has been consistent and reliable in Madrid, since joining in 2013.
However, injuries over the past two seasons have halted his game time a little with only 13 appearances in the past year.
This has seen Lucas Vazquez convert from a winger to a right-back over the past 2020/21 season.
3. Achraf Hakimi – £130,000 A Week
Achraf Hakimi has recently joined the list of high-paid right-backs after he made a move from Inter Milan to PSG.
The Parisians who are known for being a rich club, also having Messi, Neymar and Mbappe, gave the Morrocan a big contract in the summer of 2021.
Coming through the Real Madrid academy and even having a stint at their reserve team, he has shown his class around Europe.
From linking up with Ronaldo at the Bernabeu to being instrumental in Inter Milan’s run to their first league title since 2010.
At the ripe age of just 22 he has proved himself as a decent player with a lot of potentials to grow.
So while he is making £130,000 a week, that amount could well increase as he improves as a player.
2. Juan Cuadrado – £150,000 A Week
Not many people would expect Juan Cuadrado to be high up on the list, however despite having a tricky spell in Chelsea we never hit the ball running, in Turin he has been brilliant.
So much that despite being 33 and a right back he is one of the best at Juventus, and is going to play an important role in post Ronaldo era at the club.
Cuardrado has had two stints at Juventus with one being a season long loan move back in 2015.
The second one was made permanent when he signed for the club for €20 million. As agreed with this deal he also was given £150,000 a week salary.
1. Trent Alexander Arnold – £180,000 A Week
Now we know that most of the attention goes towards strikers and less so to right-backs.
However, Trent Alexander Arnold is one of the most talked-about as well as promising players in the premier league.
Despite being 22 he has achieved so much already and the crazy thing is, he has so much more potential and area to grow.
While he has been injured for the start of the 2021/22 season, Liverpool has recognized this by awarding him a new salary.
This salary makes him the highest-paid right back in the world bringing in £180,000 a week.
Not bad for someone who isn’t a striker and has only been playing top division football for 5 years.