Football is not just the most popular sport in the United States but also in the whole world. In two of the dominating countries of North America including the United States and Canada football is known as soccer. They may call football differently but the popularity of this game is increasing at a high rate in North America day by day. If you are trying to find something that is common between your favourite sport football and soccer you must consider money the first most observable factor. In both of the games the best players get paid the salary in millions of dollars. The biggest football stars are the one having several titles to his name including the highest paid footballer. So let’s have a quick look at the top 10 highest paid soccer players in the world in 2022 where the top spot is occupied by the most successful Footballer Kylian Mbappe with an income of $90,402,736.
1. Kylian Mbappe
If you are a regular football viewer, you must be noticing a new trend where Paris Saint Germain is paying the highest amount to take the biggest footballers in its team. Some of the most popular and highest paid soccer players are occupied with PSG including Kylian Mbappe who has topped the list and become the highest paid Soccer player in the world 2022. Kylian Mbappe is a French player who is known for his finishing, speed and playing skills. Even though he did not move to Real Madrid and signed another contract with PSG that will last till 2025, he remained the highest paid soccer player in the world. It can be said that if he ever transfers to another team he will still get a huge amount of money.
2. Lionel Messi
After getting another player from Paris Saint Germain on the second place in top 10 highest paid soccer players, it is proved that PSG is keen on becoming the most successful club with these record breaking players. Lionel Messi’s greatness is so apparent that Ronaldo fans can also not deny it. The Argentinian player has recorded his name and several Football history books making it apparent that he makes massive sums of money. Along with Neymar and Kylian, PSG paid a great deal of money to bring Messi to the French Capital but it seems questionable that he is getting paid $63,284,898 at this stage of his career. But when you see his soccer moves and him doing magic, all these doubts vanish away.
3. Neymar, PSG
Third consecutive highest paid footballer from Paris Saint-Germain making it the highest paying club as well. The Brazilian player has a massive popularity all over the world and now he has become one of the highest paid soccer players as well with a salary of $56,045,520. His abilities with the ball are outstanding and worth paying this huge sum of money. He is a global star who plays for Paris Saint-Germain competing with Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
4. Frenkie de Jong
The Dutch professional footballer Frenkie de Jong is the fourth highest paid soccer player from Barcelona making $37,290,756 every year. He has an amazing combination of youth skills and talent in possession. Player working for Spain makes it obvious why Barcelona chose to open its wallet to sign him away from Ajax in 2019. His playing skills are undefeated and this is why Barcelona can afford to pay him a big deal of money. He joined Barcelona in 2019 after leaving Ajax as a midfielder only at the age of 22. He has also played for teams like Willem II and Jong Ajax in his early career. He has a bright future ahead.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
Here comes the Portuguese legend of football. Cristiano along with Lionel Messi is the greatest player and has been dominating football for over decades. Now he has also become one of the highest paid soccer players from Manchester United with an estimated income of $31,563,472. He plays as a striker for Manchester United with unbeatable dribbling skills. Striker’s aim is always to score a goal and believe it or not, a goal is what actually makes a team win. He is a cracking player when it comes to scoring goals and perhaps that’s why he is earning so much money. Before joining Manchester United, he played for Juventus where he made 98 league appearances scoring 81 goals. But this fortune might not last for long as some factors are limiting his effectiveness in football. Apart from this he also works for Portugal National team.
6. Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard plays for Real Madrid and has become one of the highest paid soccer players in the world in 2022 earning $31,075,630 per year. Before Real Madrid he played for Chelsea where he was regarded as Chelsea’s little wizard but he couldn’t touch the same heights in Real Madrid. Real Madrid took a courageous step to move Sergio Ramos away but bringing Eden in couldn’t prove a sharp move. The Belgian player (winger) has been injured, and slipped behind Vinicus Jr. On the performance charts.
7. Sergio Ramos
Another global personality from Paris Saint Germain making it to the list of top 10 highest soccer players with an income of $27,117,837. After forging an incredible football career in Spain, Sergio moved to attempt his career in the France capital, Paris Saint-Germain. PSG paid a huge amount of money to bring the star in in return of which Sergio was supposed to provide some stability as the club is looking forward to winning some exclusive Champions League title. Though he didn’t play much for the club due to his consecutive injuries, he still remains one of the highest paid soccer players. It would be amazing to see what magic he will do when he returns to his regular form after recovery during the 2022-23 campaign.
8. Kevin de Bruyne
Earning $24,497,023, Kevin de Bruyne is a Belgian midfielder who has become the runner of Manchester City. A soccer team needs the best midfield engine to become successful and that’s what Manchester City has. Kevin is always ready to push the field up to contribute to more goals. He sets the path for scorers to score. His creative abilities have been consistently nurtured by the former manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola who is incharge of his work. Manchester City can clearly afford to pay Kevin this amount of salary but even when it is facing a financial crisis, he would be worth the money.
9. Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is a French player who is currently playing for Spanish club Real Madrid. The Frenchman is on the 9th position in the list of 10 highest paid soccer players in the world 2022 with an income of $23,866,084. He has proved that he is worth the money Real Madrid is paying him. He was a key player in the 2021-2022 La Liga and Champions league double. He has strengthened the team’s ability to win championships. Players like him are no less than a blessing to the soccer teams who get better with age instead of losing creativity and energy.
10. David de Gea
Last but not least, another Player from Manchester United has grabbed 10th spot in the list and become one of the highest paid soccer players in the world. He earns an estimated income of $22,965,959. Once upon a time, the Spanish goaltender was considered one of the best shot-stoppers in the world. Though the case is not the same today, he still is getting a great amount of salary. His wages are also the subject of issue at Old Trafford where it is argued that he is overpaid for his underperformance with a massive salary.
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