As the FIFA World Cup 2022, Qatar is about to happen in a few months from now, let us give a look at some of the stars of the games. Here we are finding out the highest paid soccer/ footballers 2022 (all league).
1. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) for $62 million/year
Kylian Mbappe is the current highest-paid footballer in the world after signing in a new contract with the PSG. It is indeed a massive deal for him. Although he always had a strong wish to be playing for Real Madrid, Mbappe chose against joining the Spanish giants. He committed his future to Paris to a deal that allows him control over the player recruitment and the coaching appointments.
2. Lionel Messi (PSG) for $41 million/year
Although Lionel Messi is 34 years of age, still he is acknowledged as the GOAT by many. This superstar of Argentina had become a free agent after announcing a surprising decision of leaving Barcelona during the summer of 2021. He joined PSG after he left Camp Nou. The French giants had offered him a total annual salary of $41 million. This contract was signed for two years also leaving an option for the third year as well.
3. Neymar Jr. (PSG) for $36.5 million/year
Neymar has extended his contract with PSG during the summer of 20221. He shall be with this club until the summer of 2025. Per year he shall receive a salary of $36.5 million. PSG also has said that they shall pay him a heavy bonus if the club wins the elite continental competition. For the last ten years, he has constantly been amongst the top five or top ten players in the world. He had won every single tournament in France.
4. Christiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) for 36million/year
Ronaldo had signed a deal for two years with Manchester United during the summer of 2021. He became the highest-paid player ever in the English Premier League. Even at the age of 37, Ronaldo is very much in demand. He had returned to this Old Trafford-based club after spending more than ten years in Real Madrid and Juventus.
5. Andres Iniesta (Vissel Kobe) for $31 million/year
He was the man who had scored the winning goal in the 2010 world cup final and is playing in the defense in the Japan-based club. He too is 37 years of age. His earnings are $31 million each year. He has no plans to retire from his club yet and is looking forward to playing till the age of 40. There are possibilities that his contract may further be extended.
6. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) for $28 million/year
This Belgian midfielder had recently renewed his contract during the 2021 summer. He shall be with the Manchester City club until 2025. The contract deal that he has signed is for $28 million per year. things looks very perfect between him and his club.
7. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) for $27 million/year
Pogba was part of the world cup winning team of France in 2018. Currently, he is in a contract deal with the Manchester United club for $27 million every year.
8. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) for $27 million/year
Being the star player for Bayern Munich, Robert is earning a huge salary package deal with his club each year. This Polish striker is absolutely worth every penny. He has regularly been making a great number of goals ever since he joined this club. He shall turn 34 at the start of the next season. His club may try to extend his contract further, as he is one of the valuable assets for them.
9. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) for $26 million/year
He is one of the assets for the Real Madrid club. He had won his club four Champions League and also had scored in the two finals as well. He also had been the contender for the best goal ever against Liverpool. This Welshman earns $26 million every year.
10. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) for $26 million/year
Hazard had been a part of the real Madrid club for a long time now. He had signed a contract with this team in 2019 for $28 million every year, after he had left his former club, Liverpool.