Highest Paid Football Players in The World 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo is ironed in front of Messi, and Neymar in the ranking of the best paid footballers in the world
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar: The Top Three with the highest salaries of footballers.
Who Are The Richest Footballers?
Every year, Forbes reveals the salaries of the highest paid footballers in the world. Today, we therefore know the ranking which still arouses the interest of sports observers. The figures revealed correspond to the sum of the remuneration given by the clubs, the negotiated bonuses, the sponsors and the entrepreneurial activities of football players and coaches.
Highest Paid Football Players in The World
This year, the situation has been reversed since it is now Cristiano Ronaldo who occupies the first place in the standings. With a total of 125 million euros, club and marketing combined, he is again the highest-paid football player in the world.
From now on, it is his Argentinian rival, Lionel Messi who will occupy second place in the standings. By signing with Paris Saint-Germain, Messi was far from giving up a high salary. With a total income of 110 million, most of which comes from his salary with the club in the capital, Lionel Messi returns behind Cristiano Ronaldo.
In third place, Neymar continues to reign with a total income of 95 million euros.
Footballers’ Salaries in 2022
1 – Cristiano Ronaldo: €125M
Considered the best player in the world, in perpetual competition with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to the Argentine. It is a new era that seems to be being written, while the two stars of the round balloon have both migrated to new destinations.
True king of marketing and especially on social networks, the revenues of the Portuguese international are divided into two parts. Under the Mancunian tunic, Ronaldo should receive a salary of 70M, while the rest of his income should be around 55M.
2 – Lionel Messi: €110M
By leaving FC Barcelona this summer, Lionel Messi drew a line on his good years spent on the side of the Masia. To continue to shine, the Argentinian joined Paris Saint-Germain this summer, with new ambitions, and a new salary in his hands.
For the exercise of the 2021/22 season, Messi is expected to receive a salary of 75M. In addition, his club salary should be supplemented by 35M with all sponsorships.
3 – Neymar: €95 M
A little further, whether in terms of salary or potential than Messi and Ronaldo, Neymar is not left out. The star of Paris-Saint Germain was welcomed like a prince at the Park during the summer of 2018. He therefore enjoys a salary at the height of what he represents for a PSG who wants to dream bigger. After the recent Champions League final played with the capital club, and elimination in the semi-finals, during the last campaign, the Brazilian intends to achieve a better exercise this season.
After signing his extension until 2025 with PSG, his annual salary would be around 75 million euros. Regarding income related to sponsors, the Brazilian should receive 20 million euros.
4 – Kylian Mbappé: €43 M
Only 22 years old and already at the foot of the podium. Despite his very young age, Kylian Mbappé is already one of the best players in the world. Logically, he is also part of the elite in this field. With a total income currently estimated at 43 million dollars, it is certain that his salary and fortune will climb in the years to come, to get even closer to the podium.
For the coming season, his salary at PSG is expected to be around 28M, while his sponsorship income would top it off with around € 15m.
5 – Mohamed Salah: €41 M
Making a sensational entry into the standings in the past, the Egyptian international now seems to be well established. It must be said that Mohamed Salah shines under the orders of Jürgen Klopp in Liverpool.
A great architect of the Reds’ coronation in the Premier League two seasons back, he is one of the best players on the planet. The English club understood her well by offering her one of the best contracts. Indeed, thanks to his contract in Liverpool, he should receive 25 million euros, which would subsequently be supplemented by 16 million euros in income, linked to sponsorship.
6 – Robert Lewandowski: €35M
One of the best strikers in the world also has one of the highest salaries. Author of a stratospheric season in 2019/20 with Bayern Munich, he will certainly have been awarded the Ballon d’Or 2020, if it had not been canceled. The only true professional center forward of this top 10 richest footballers in the world, Robert Lewandowski shows that in this area, he has nothing to envy his competitors. If he continues to panic the counters, it is therefore logical to find Polish higher in the ranking than in previous years.
Thus, his contract with the Bavarian club should allow him to receive a salary of 27 million euros. Regarding the rest of the income related to sponsors, it should touch 8 million euros.
7 – Andrés Iniesta: €35M
Craftsman of the great FC Barcelona throughout the 2000s, the midfielder remains in the ranking of the best paid football players in the world. After 4 seasons spent at Vissel Kobe, the 37-year-old midfielder continues to dazzle with his talent.
After having extended until 2023 with the Japanese club, it is normal for the Spaniard to see his salary soar again. Indeed, this season he should receive a salary of 31 million euros, which would be supplemented by the income generated by the sponsorships, for a total income of 35 million.
8 – Paul Pogba: €34M
If Paul Pogba has dropped a few places in the standings, he still has a fairly high salary. La Pioche continues, in fact, to shine under the Mancunian tunic. This season again, and alongside experienced players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, or Raphaël Varane, Paul Pogba will have a thousand and one opportunity to prove that he remains among the best players in the world.
Under contract with United until June, Pogba is expected to receive a salary of 27 million euros, supplemented by 7 million generated by the sponsors.
9 – Eden Hazard: €29M
Eden Hazard signs his comeback in the ranking of the best paid football players in the world. Actor of a mixed season, last season, the Belgian international seems little by little to re-display his best level. What to please Madrid leaders who had bet a lot on Eden Hazard.
With a club salary of 26 million euros, and income related to sponsorship supplemented by 3 million euros, Hazard therefore closes this top 10.
The Top 10 Salaries of Ligue 1 Footballers
In France, the players of Paris Saint-Germain are naturally the best off. Behind Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, it is Marquinhos who is placed in the ranking of the highest salaries of Ligue 1 footballers.
This year, the PSG monopolizes the classification since no day outside the club of the capital has a place in it.
- Lionel Messi: 75 M
- Neymar: 75 M
- Kylian Mbappé: 28 M
- Marquinhos: 14.4 M
- Verratti: 14.4 M
- Angel Di Maria: 13.2 M
- Sergio Ramos: 13.2m
- Giangluigi Donnarumma: 13 M
- Keylor Navas: 12 M
- Georginio Wijnaldum: 11 M