Copa America 2024: Top 10 Highest Paid Players Featuring Lionel Messi and Vinicius Jr

Copa America 2024: Top 10 Highest Paid Players Featuring Lionel Messi and Vinicius Jr

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at June 22, 2024 at 6:41 AM
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  • Lionel Messi and Vinicius Junior have been ranked in the top 10 highest-earning footballers at Copa America 2024
  • Footballers from Argentina and Brazil dominate the top 10 list of the highest-paid footballers at this year’s competition
  • Argentina are bidding to win the Copa America for the second consecutive time after securing a 2-0 win against Canada

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The return of Copa America brings together some of the highest-earning footballers globally, with Argentina and Brazil boasting some of the wealthiest players.

Defending champions, Argentina kicked off the competition being hosted in the United States with a thrilling 2-0 victory over Canada, with eight-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi playing a key role.

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Lionel Messi has been ranked as the sixth highest-paid footballer present at the 2024 Copa America. Photo by Omar Vega.
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According to Channels, Julian Alvarez put Argentina ahead in the 49th minute before Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez settled the contest in the 88th minute to give La Albiceleste their first win.

Brazil, one of the top contenders for this year’s Copa America title, has one of the star-studded squads with superstars like Vinicius Junior, Ederson, and Marquinhos looking to dethrone Argentina.

Here, Sports Brief along with Planet Football takes a look at the highest-earning footballers set to ply their boots for their countries at the Copa America this year.

Top 10 highest-paid players

10. Cristian Romero (Argentina) – £165,000 per week

9. Gabriel Martinelli (Brazil) – £180,000 per week

8. Enzo Fernandez (Argentina) – £180,000 per week

7. Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan) – £184,000 per week

6. Lionel Messi (Argentina) – £186,000 per week

5. Raphinha (Brazil) – £207,000 per week

4. Rodrygo (Brazil) – £207,000 per week

3. Eder Militao (Brazil) – £241,000 per week

2. Marquinhos (Brazil) – £278,000 per week

1. Vinicius Junior – £345,000 per week

Argentina begins Copa America title defence

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Argentina began their Copa America title defence with a 2-0 win against CONCACAF country, Canada, on Friday, June 21, at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

La Albiceleste won the title by beating hosts, Brazil, 1-0 at the Maracana Stadium, thanks to Angel Di Maria’s first-half goal that won Messi his first international trophy.

The South American champions have also become world champions, winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, and also won the UEFA CONMEBOL Finalissima since then.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..