Top 10 FIFA Highest-Paid Football Players’ Salary In The World 2022
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. It is also one of the most profitable businesses. In 2019, the total revenue of FIFA was US$4.6 billion. This amount is expected to grow in the coming years. The game itself is not the only thing that is making money. The players are also earning a lot of money. In fact, some of them are among the highest-paid athletes in the world. In this blog post, we will take a look at the top 10 FIFA highest-paid footballers in the world for 2022. We will also discuss their salaries and how they compare to other athletes.
Cristiano Ronaldo – $105 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is considered to be the best player in the world and has been awarded four Ballon d’Or awards.
Ronaldo began his career as a youth player for Sporting Lisbon before signing with Manchester United in 2003. He helped United win three Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup before he moved to Real Madrid in 2009.
At Real Madrid, Ronaldo has won two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, three UEFA Champions Leagues, and four FIFA Club World Cups. He has also scored more than 600 goals for both club and country.
In July of 2016, Forbes magazine ranked Ronaldo as the world’s highest-paid athlete with annual earnings of $88 million. His total earnings for 2015 were $82 million, which included $53 million from salary and winnings and $29 million from endorsements.
Lionel Messi – $104 Million
Lionel Messi, widely considered one of the best players in the world, is the highest-paid football player in the world according to Forbes. The Argentine star earned an impressive $104 million in 2020, thanks largely to his $70 million salary and $34 million in endorsements.
Messi has played his entire professional career with Spanish club Barcelona, where he has won numerous individual and team awards, including 10 La Liga titles and four Champions League titles. He is currentlyBarcelona’s all-time leading goalscorer with 634 goals in 754 appearances.
In addition to his on-field success, Messi has also been a very successful endorsement earner, partnering with brands like Adidas, Gatorade, Huawei, and Pepsi. His massive social media following – he has over 150 million followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter – also helps him land lucrative partnerships.
There’s no doubt that Lionel Messi is one of the best footballers in the world – and his bank account reflects that!
Neymar – $95.5 Million
Neymar – $95.5 million
Neymar is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is considered to be one of the best players in the world. In 2017, he was ranked by Forbes as the world’s third highest-paid athlete with earnings of $75 million.
In August 2017, Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer worth €222 million, making him the most expensive player ever. The transfer fee surpassed the previous record of £89 million (€105 million) that was paid by Manchester United to Juventus for Paul Pogba in 2016. Neymar signed a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain worth €45.5 million per year, making him the second highest-paid footballer behind Lionel Messi.
Kylian Mbappe – $42 Million
Kylian Mbappe is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain. He is considered one of the best players in the world, and was ranked by The Guardian as the fourth-best player in the world in 2018. In 2020, he was ranked as the world’s second-best player by Forbes.
Mbappe first came to prominence with his performances for AS Monaco in 2015–16, where he helped his team win Ligue 1 and reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League. He then transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of €180 million, making him the most expensive teenage footballer at that time and the second overall behind Neymar. With PSG, Mbappe has won three consecutive Ligue 1 titles, two Coupe de Frances, and became the youngest player to score in a UEFA Champions League final when he found the back of the net against Bayern Munich in 2020.
In 2018, Mbappé was awarded both the Silver Ball and Bronze Boot at the World Cup as he helped lead France to victory while also being their second-highest goalscorer with four goals. In total, he has amassed over 50 caps and has scored over 30 goals for his country across all age levels. At just 21 years old, Kylian Mbappé is already one of football’s biggest stars – and he’s only going to get bigger and better.
Mohamed Salah – $37 Million
Born in Egypt in 1992, Mohamed Salah started his football career with Egyptian side El Mokawloon in 2010. He then had spells with FC Basel in Switzerland and Italian side Fiorentina before joining English club Chelsea for £11 million in 2014.
After struggling to establish himself at Stamford Bridge, Salah was loaned out to Serie A side AS Roma in 2016. He impressed during his time in Italy, scoring 15 goals in 31 league appearances. This form led to Liverpool paying a then-club record fee of £37 million to sign him in 2017.
Since arriving at Anfield, Salah has been nothing short of sensational. He scored 44 goals in his debut season, winning the Premier League’s Golden Boot award. He followed that up with another 27 goals last season as Liverpool won the Champions League.
Salah’s performances have seen him nominated for numerous individual awards and he is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world. His exploits have also helped raise the profile of Egyptian football and he is a national hero back home.
Paul Pogba – $34 Million
Paul Pogba is a French professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester United and the France national team. He is one of the highest-paid footballers in the world, earning over $34 million annually. Pogba began his career with Manchester United, where he made his first-team debut in 2011. He then moved to Juventus for a record transfer fee of £89 million (€105 million/$116 million). In 2016, Pogba rejoined Manchester United for a then-world record transfer fee of £89 million (€105 million/$116 million).
Pogba has represented France at two FIFA World Cups and two UEFA European Championships. He was named to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Team of the Tournament and won the 2019 FIFA World Cup with France.
Antoine Griezmann – $33 Million
Antoine Griezmann is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the France national team. He is one of the highest-paid footballers in the world, earning €33 million annually.
Griezmann began his career at Real Sociedad, making his debut in 2009. He later moved to Atlético Madrid for a then-club record fee of €30 million in 2014. In his first season at Atlético, he won the La Liga title and was named the best player in the league. He also helped the club reach the final of the UEFA Champions League, where they were defeated by city rivals Real Madrid. In 2016, he was named both La Liga’s Best Player and Atlético’s Player of the Year.
In 2018, Griezmann moved to Barcelona for an initial fee of €120 million, which made him one of the most expensive footballers ever. In his first season with Barcelona, he won another La Liga title and was once again named La Liga’s Best Player. He has also represented France at several international tournaments, including Euro 2016, where he was named Player of the Tournament and helped France win their second title.
Gareth Bale – $31 Million
Gareth Bale, who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team, is one of the highest-paid footballers in the world. He earns a salary of $31 million per year, which puts him fourth on the list of FIFA’s highest-paid players.
Bale started his career with Southampton before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007. He became one of the most expensive players in history when he transferred to Real Madrid for €100.8 million (US$132.6 million) in 2013.
Bale has been named Welsh Footballer of the Year a record six times, and was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year in 2013. He has also been named UEFA Club Footballer of the Year and UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match.
Eden Hazard – $28 Million
Eden Hazard, who plays for both Chelsea and Belgium, is the fifth highest-paid footballer in the world. His salary is a reported $28 million. He is known for his speed and dribbling ability, as well as his finishing. Hazard has been named the Chelsea Player of the Year three times, and he was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2014-15. He has also been included in the FIFPro World XI four times.
David De Gea – $27
David De Gea is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for English club Manchester United and the Spain national team. He is one of the highest-paid footballers in the world, earning an annual salary of $27 million.
De Gea began his career with Atlético Madrid, making his first-team debut at the age of 18. He made his senior debut for Spain in 2014 and was named to the FIFA World Cup squad in 2018. He has won a number of accolades, including the Premier League Golden Glove and UEFA Champions League Goalkeeper of the Season.
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