When we were kids, nobody wanted to be the goalkeeper. We always wanted to play on the other side of the field to score goals. But never like today this position was so important in a football game. And that’s why a top goalkeeper has a top salary, like a world classe striker.

In the Premier League, David de Gea is by far the best paid goalkeeper. The Spanish earns £375,000 per week in Manchester United. That means more or less £15 million per year.

The second best in the ranking is another Spanish goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga. Chelsea pays to Arrizabalaga £150,000 a week, or £6 million annually. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) gets the third best salary amongst the goalkeepers in the Premier League, with a weekly wage of £130,000.

Jordan Pickford (Everton), Rui Patrício (Wolverhampton), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Dean Henderson (Manchester United) and Bernd Leno (Arsenal) receive a weekly paycheck of £100,000, or £4 million per year.

It is a surprise to see two of the best goalkeepers in the middle of the table: Alisson Becker (Liverpool) is in the 9th place of the ranking with a weekly salary of £90,000; his compatriot Ederson (Manchester City) earns £65,000 per week.

Please, check out the full ranking below.

Top 25 Premier League Best Paid Goalkeepers

25. Lee Grant (Manchester United) – £30,000
24. Kiko Casilla (Leeds United) – £32,115
23. Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich) – £32,500
20. Mathew Ryan (Brighton) – £35,000
20. Nick Pope (Burnley) – £35,000-per-week
20. Willy Caballero (Chelsea) – £35,000
19. Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United) – £38,000
18. Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace) – £40,000
17. Tom Heaton (Aston Villa) – £42,000
16. Fabri (Fulham) – £45,000
15. Alex McCarthy (Southampton) – £50,000
14. Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) – £60,000
12. Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham) – £65,000
12. Ederson (Manchester City) – £65,000
10. Fraser Forster (Southampton) – £70,000
10. Sergio Romero (Manchester United) – £70,000
9. Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – £90,000
5. Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton) – £100,000
5. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) – £100,000
5. Dean Henderson (Manchester United) – £100,000
5. Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – £100,000
4. Jordan Pickford (Everton) – £100,160
3. Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester)- £130,000
2. Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) – £150,000
1. David de Gea (Manchester United)- £375,000