Highest Paid Players of 2022


Football over the years has become a multimillion-dollar platform that has made millionaires out of its talented stars. 

It is no news that footballers earn the highest salary. However, there is no standard rate that all footballers are paid. All players are paid based on their ratings and overall performance. 

The list of top-paid highest footballers in the world is in constant rotation. Each position is fiercely contested. Though it is m the same group of people rotating back and forth.

For years, the number one spot has been contested by two people, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Asides from their basic pay, footballers earn through sponsorships and endorsement lists, however, this list comprises players who earn the most basic pay per week right now. 

10. David De Gea 

Weekly salary: £375,000

Annual salary: £24 million

Net worth: £75 million

David De Gea is a Spanish footballer currently signed to Manchester united. He is currently 31 years old and has been with the club since 2011. De Gea has been rated the best goalkeeper of all time and his current market value stands at £18.00m.

9.  Philip Coutinho

Weekly salary: £380,000 

Annual salary: $8.58million 

Net worth: Over $63 million. 

The Brazilian midfielder is currently with Aston Villa after leaving Barcelona for the premier league. Coutinho is currently 29 years old. He was signed by Barcelona in 2018, he holds shirt number 33 and has a total of 43 goals to his name. He is best known for his prowess as a winger. 

8.  Eden Hazard

Salary per week: £381,000

Annual salary: £19.8 million

Net worth: £76 million. 

This 31-year-old is a professional winger and midfielder whose skills in dribbling and ball control are almost irreplaceable. He was signed to Real Madrid in 2018 and has a total of 85 goals to his name. In 2011, the Belgium player was awarded player of the year.

7. Kevin De Bruyne

Weekly Salary: £385,000

Annual salary: £13 million

Net worth: £23.5 million

De Bruyne is currently 30 years old and he is signed to Manchester City. The Belgium player is also ranked as one of the world's top talent. He's been one of the instrumental players that have edged Manchester City to the front in the premier league. He wears shirt number 17 and has recorded 49 goals so far.

6. Kylian Mbappe

Weekly salary: £410,000

Annual salary: £22 million

Net Worth: £83.9 million.

Kylian Mbappe is one of the world's most avid dribblers. He is a PSG player who is currently in the last phase of his contract with the club. Mbappe is 23 years old and he is from France. He has now formed a front line with top dogs Messi and Neymar at the Parc Des Princes.

5. Gareth Bale

Weekly salary: £500,000

Annual salary: £27.4 million

Net worth: £209 million. 

Gareth Bale is a 31 years old Welsh player, playing for Real Madrid. He was loaned to Tottenham last season and during that time,  each club paid half of his fees. He is back in Real Madrid, however, his contract with Madrid is in the last phase.

The number 4 position is taken by two players, Luiz Suarez and Antoine Grizzman. Both earn £575,000 each week.

4i. Luiz Suarez

Net worth: 61.8 million Euros

Annual salary: 6 million Euros

4ii. Antoine Grizzman

Net worth: 52.9 million Euros

Annual salary: 21 million Euros

3. Neymar Da Silva Santos Jnr

Weekly salary: £606.000

Annual salary: £68.9 million

Networth: £176.6 million.

Neymar is regarded as one of the best players in the world. His net worth places him among the top richest players of 2022. The 30-year-old Brazilian is a PSG player that was signed in May 2021. He formed an attacking Trio with Messi and Mbappe. Neymar is the second-highest goalscorer for Brazil after Pelè. In 116 matches, the player has scored s total of 70 goals. In addition, his transfer to the club cost a total of £222 million, the highest amount ever paid for a player's transfer in all football history.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7)

Weekly pay: £900,000

Annual salary: 20 million Euros

Net worth: over 500 million Euros.

Crs7 is a globally acclaimed player known as the best football forward. His goal count in the Champions league stands at 120 goals and this is a record breaker.

Cr7 is originally from Portugal and he plays for Manchester United while Captaining the national team of Portugal.

The player is one of the most controversial players of all time. While many argue that he is the G.O.A.T, there are a million others who would relegate him to the second position after Lionel Messi.

CR7 has won the Ball D'or 5 consecutive times and had scored a total of 801 goals since he began his career in 2002. Many are eager to see him reach his 1000th goal.

1. Lionel Messi

Weekly salary: £960, 000

Annual salary: £50 million

Net worth: Over 400 million Euros

Messi currently holds the record for the highest-paid footballer. He is also a PSG player who plays as a forward.

Having won the Ballon D'or 7 consecutive times, he is regarded by millions worldwide as the greatest football player of all time.

The Argentinian also serves as a captain for his national team. He has scored over  750 goals in his career. Aside from the Ballon D'or, the player has bagged numerous other awards and the numbers seem to grow each season. 

His ambassadorial deals are also reported to rake in billions of dollars for the superstar. 

And there you have it, these are the top ten highest-paid Footballers in the world.

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