#1. Manuel Neuer (Goalkeeper) Salary: £5.60 Million/Year
Team: Bayern Munich
There are two reasons why Neuer is the richest goalkeeper in the world: He’s won the Champion’s League, the Bundesliga, World Cup (and maybe the UEFA Euro Cup next year). David De Gea didn’t sign the bumper goalie contract with Manchester United. But ignoring the 2nd fact, Manuel is a world class goalkeeper and his performance in the World Cup has actually raised the bar against which goalkeeper’s performances are measured. There are countless times when he managed to save a goal only through the tips of his gloves and we’re pretty sure that there are going to be plenty more such cases.