Top Highly paid footballers in the world 2022
With millions of fan-followings, Football is the most loved game among the spectators, Cricket stands at the second. Some players have massive popularity among the masses and there loved ones are so much interested in knowing everything about them ranging from their personal, professional and financial life. Here we are today brought you all the list of “Highly paid players of the year 2022.”
- KYLIAN MBAPPE
He is a professional footballer of France, who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris-Saint-Germain and the France national team. He was born in Paris, and started his career in 2015 while playing for Monaco, he won the Ligue-1 title. Currently, he is the highly-paid footballer in the world on a weekly wage of £1m (€1.16m) per week.
This footballer is a prolific player well known for his finishing, dribbling skills and exceptional speed. Won the Golden boy in 2017, also Ligue 1 player of the year three times and Ligue 1 top scorer for four seasons.
- LIONEL MESSI
Lionel Andres Messi, also known as Leo Messi, an Argentine footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris-Saint-Germain. He is also a captain of Argentina National Team. He stands at the second position on highly paid footballers in the world with wage £960,000 (€1.14m) per week. He is considered one of the greatest players of all times.
Over 750 senior career goals have made by the Messi for club and the country. Also, he is the highest goal-maker by a player in a single club. He is a man of several accolades -he has won a record seven Ballon d’Or Award. Apart from it he won a record six European Golden Shoes. He left his Barcelona club in 2021, before that he won 35 trophies as a club-record.
He also named ten La Liga titles, seven Copa Del Ray titles and four UEFA Champion League.
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, known as Neymar is a professional football player who plays as a winger for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil National Team. He occupied third position on the list of highly paid footballer in the world. He earns weekly wage of £606,000 (€703,000). He is an all-rounder, can play as a central striker, second striker, winger or as an attacking midfielder.
He has scored 100 goals for three different club, positioned him with three players to achieve this. At the age of 18, he made 74 goals in 119 matches, became him the second highest goal-scorer for his national team. In 2018, he was listed under worlds’ third highest paid footballer and the same year, Forbes mentioned him as a third highest paid athlete.
- MOHAMED SALAH
Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly, known as Mohamed Salah is a professional football player who plays as a forward for the Premier League Club Liverpool and also captains of the Egypt national team. Known very well for his dribbling and speed, Salah is considered among the greatest African players of all time.
From started his career in 2010 while playing for Al Mokawloon to joining Liverpool for a then-club record transfer of £36.9 million, Salah became a key figure. Currently, he stands at the fourth position as weekly wage £400,000 (€465,000). He has won various individual accolades comprises of two PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award, three Premier League Golden Boots, Premier League Player of the Season and many more.
- CRISTIANO RONALDO
Cristiano jumped into fifth rank in the list of highly paid footballers in the world with weekly wage £385,000 (€447,000) It is interesting to know, Cristiano was on the top of the list mentioning highest paid player in the history of English Premier League, when he signed two-year deal with his club Manchester United in 2021. He is a Portuguese professional football player who plays as a forward for Manchester United’s premier league club. He is also a captain of Portugal National Team.
Ronaldo is one of the greatest players of all times. Winner of 32 trophies, comprises of seven league titles. Also, he is a champion of five UEFA champions league and the UEFA European Championship. He was ranked as the world’s highly paid athlete in 2016-17 by Forbes. He won three premier leagues FIFA World Cup, the Champion League, Ballon d’Or in early age.
He is record holder of Ronaldo holds the records for most appearances (183), Goals (140), and assists (42) in the Champions League (14), international goals (117), and international appearances by a European (189).
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