Premier League

De Bruyne, Bale, Rooney: The Highest-Paid Player in Each Season of the Premier League

Arjun Singh Devgan
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is the highest-paid player in the Premier League
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is the highest-paid player in the Premier League / Visionhaus/Getty Images
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The Premier League is widely considered to be the most competitive and best football league in the world, with some of the best players and best managers in the world plying their trade in England's top-flight league.

The Premier League is also the richest league in the world, with clubs paying their top players staggering sums of money in order to ensure that they remain with them and not move to a direct rival.

Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne is without doubt the best midfielder in the world and at it comes as no surprise that the Belgian is payed very well by the club management. As per Spotrac, the 30-year-old earns £400,000-per-week - making him the best-paid player in the league.

Here, we take a look at the Premier League's best-paid player since it's inception in 1992.

1) 1992/93 - John Barnes (£10,000-per-week)

2) 1993/94 - John Barnes (£10,000-per-week)

3) 1994/95 - John Barnes (£10,000-per-week)

4) 1995/96 - Dennis Bergkamp (£25,000-per-week)

5) 1996/97 - Fabrizio Ravanelli (£42,000-per-week)

6) 1997/98 - Alan Shearer (£34,000-per-week)

7) 1998/99 - Alan Shearer (£34,000-per-week)

8) 1999/00 - Roy Keane (£52,000-per-week)

9) 2000/01 - Roy Keane (£52,000-per-week)

10) 2001/02 - Roy Keane (£90,000-per-week)

11) 2002/03 - Roy Keane (£90,000-per-week)

12) 2003/04 - Hernan Crespo (£94,000-per-week)

13) 2004/05 - Frank Lampard (£98,000-per-week)

14) 2005/06 - Steven Gerrard (£100,000-per-week)

15) 2006/07 - Andriy Shevchenko (£118,000-per-week)

16) 2007/08 - John Terry (£135,000-per-week)

17) 2008/09 - Robinho (£160,000-per-week)

18) 2009/10 - Carlos Tevez (£250,000-per-week)

19) 2010/11 - Carlos Tevez (£250,000-per-week)

20) 2011/12 - Carlos Tevez (£250,000-per-week)

21) 2012/13 - Carlos Tevez (£250,000-per-week)

22) 2013/14 - Wayne Rooney (£300,000-per-week)

23) 2014/15 - Wayne Rooney (£300,000-per-week)

24) 2015/16 - Wayne Rooney (£300,000-per-week)

25) 2016/17 - Wayne Rooney (£300,000-per-week)

26) 2017/18 - Alexis Sanchez (£350,000-per-week)

27) 2018/19 - Alexis Sanchez (£350,000-per-week)

28) 2019/20 - David de Gea (£375,000-per-week)

29) 2020/21 - Gareth Bale (£560,000-per-week)

30) 2021/22 - Kevin De Bruyne (£400,000-per-week)

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