There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some footballers may pay more tax than others, depending on their individual circumstances. However, as a general rule, footballers are required to pay income tax and national insurance contributions just like any other taxpayer . This means that the highest earners in the sport are likely to be those who pay the most tax. Highest tax paying Clubs For example, Premier League club Manchester City is one of the biggest earners in British football. In the 2017/2018 season, it generated revenues of £500 million. As a result, its players are likely to pay a significant amount of tax. This was highlighted in April 2018 when the club's captain, Vincent Kompany, announced that he was donating £1 million to a new fund set up to help Manchester's most deprived children. Kompany said that he wanted to "help make a difference" and added that "the club has helped me in so many ways that I want to give something back."