The Belgian top-flight league, otherwise known as the Jupiler Pro League, is home to some of the most talented, up-and-coming footballers in Europe. Despite not having the financial power of other wealthy leagues like the English Premier League and German Bundesliga, the Belgian is still able to provide a platform for its players to earn good money. This articles covers some of the highest-paid players in the Jupiler League.
5 Best-Paid Players in the Belgian Football League
Unlike players in the European top five league, the highest-paid players in Belgium don’t earn monstrous salaries. Here are 5 the best-paid players in the Belgian League.
1. Simon Mignolet – €82,000 weekly
The Belgian shot-stopper who plays for Club Brugge KV is reported to earn about €82,000 weekly, which comes to about €4,578,000 a year. This makes Mignolet the highest-earning player in the Belgian league. The 33-year-old Belgium international goalkeeper has won a Jupiler League title with Brugge since his move to Blauw-Zwart in 2019. Simon is most remembered for his time with top English side Liverpool FC.
2. Hans Vanaken – €58,900 weekly
Hans is a 28-year-old Belgian professional footballer. The attacking midfielder currently plays for Belgian club side Club Brugge. Vanakens has been with the defending Belgian league champions for about 6 seasons, winning 3 league titles and 2 Belgian cups along the way. Hans is reported to earn about €58,900 weekly, which comes to about €3,033,000 a year, making him the second-highest earner in the Jupiler League. According to Transfermarkt, Hans Vanaken has a market value of €15 million, making him one of the most valuable players in Belgium.
3. Adrien Trebel – €43,900 weekly
Trebel is a French professional footballer who plays for the top Belgian club RSC Anderlecht. The 30-year-old has been with the Paars-wit for about 4 seasons, winning a solitary league title in the 2016-2017 season. Adrien is reported to earn about €43,900 weekly, summing up to €2,283,000 a year to make him one of the highest earners in Belgian football.
4. Cristian Benavente – €42,700 weekly
Benavente is a Spanish-born Peruvian international player. The 26-year-old plays for Belgian club side Royal Charleroi SC on loan from Egyptian club side Pyramids FC. Cristian had initially been on loan to another Belgian club side Royal Antwerp FC but left due to lack of game time. Benavente is reported to earn about €42,700 weekly coming to about €2,223,000 annually, making him one of the best-paid players in Belgium.
5. Albert Sambi Lokonga – €40,400 weekly
Lokonga is a Belgian international footballer who plays for Anderlecht. The 21-year-old midfielder has been with the Belgian giants for about 4 seasons. Albert has played 62 league matches so far, scoring 3 goals. The former Belgium youth international is reported to earn about €40,400 weekly, which comes to about €2,103,000 a year. This makes him one of the best-paid youngsters in the Belgian league.