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Do you who the highest paid player in the world is in 2022? In this article, NaijNaira will profile 20 of the highest-paid footballers in the world currently.
You will see their weekly wages and their yearly salaries too.
These players are taken from across the different top leagues in the world.
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Top 20 Highest-Paid Football Payers
20. Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid (on loan from Barcelona)
In August 2021, Griezmann was loaned to Atletico Madrid for one year, with the option to extend it by a further year, and complete with an obligatory permanent transfer clause worth €40 million to be activated by 2023. This would see Antoine earning £338,708 per week and £17,612,816 per year.
19. Raphael Varane – Manchester United
In July 2021, Manchester United and Real Madrid reached an agreement for Varane’s transfer. The transfer was completed on 14 August 2021 and Varane was announced in Old Trafford in a match against Leeds United. The former Real Madrid centre-back earns £340,000 per week and £17,680,000 per year at Manchester United.
18. Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich
Neuer is a german goalkeeper who plays for Bayern Munich and the German National team. He has won 28 trophies with Bayern including 10 Bundesliga titles, 5 DFB-Pokal titles, 7 DFL-Supercup titles, 2 UEFA Champions League titles, 2 UEFA Super Cup, and 2 FIFA Club World Cup titles. The german legend also has 1 FIFA World Cup title to his name. He earns £341,472 per week and £17,756,544 per year.
17. Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
In July 2022, Salah signed a new contract with Liverpool keeping him at the club until 2025. The 2019 UEFA Champions League winner earns £350,000 per week and £18,200,000 per year.
16. Jadon Sancho – Manchester United
In July 2021, Manchester United and Dortmund reached an agreement for the transfer of Sancho. The transfer was completed on 23 July, with Sancho signing a five-year contract with the option of a further year which would see him earning £350,000 per week and £18,200,000 per year.
15. Toni Kroos – Real Madrid
Kroos joined Real Madrid in 2014 from Bayern Munich and has won 17 trophies with them including 3 La Liga titles, 4 Champions League titles, 3 UEFA Super Cups and many more. Toni has 1 year left on his contract. He earns 356,757 per week and £18,551,364 per year.
14. Sergio Busquets – Barcelona
Busquets has been in Barcelona throughout his career and has made 682 appearances for them in all competitions scoring 18 goals. In 2018, He signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2023. He earns £357,733 per week and £18,602,116 per year.
13. Sadio Mane – Bayern Munich
In June 2022, Mané joined Bayern Munich on a three-year contract until 2025. The contract would see the former Liverpool man earning £357,733 per week and £18,602,116 per year.
12. David Alaba – Real Madrid
In May 2021 Alaba signed for Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on a five-year contract. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win over Barcelona in October. He earns £365,863 per week and £19,024,876 per year.
11. Erling Haaland – Manchester City
In May 2022, Manchester City announced they had reached a deal to sign Haaland after activating his €60 million (£51.2 million) release clause. The deal was completed on 13 June, with City announcing that Haaland would be joining the club on 1 July on a five-year contract that would see him earning £375,000 per week and £19,500,000 per year.
10. David De Gea – Manchester United
In September 2019 De Gea signed a new contract with Manchester United keeping him at Old Trafford until 2023. The Spaniard earns £375,000 per week and £19,500,000 per year.
9. Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
Benzema joined Real Madrid from Lyon in 2009 and has scored 327 goals in 609 appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions. In 2021 Benzema signed a contract extension keeping him at the Bernabeu until 2023. He earns £390,254 per week and £20,293,208 per year.
8. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
De Bruyne joined Manchester City from VfL Wolfsburg in 2015 and has scored 87 goals in 313 appearances in all competitions for the club. He signed a new four-year contract in April 2021 which will see him earning £400,000 per week and £20,800,000 per year.
7. Sergio Ramos – Paris Saint-Germain
Ramos joined Paris Saint Germain in 2021 after 16 years at Real Madrid. In July 2021, Ramos signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain which would see him earn £443,426 per week and £23,058,152 per year.
6. Frenkie de Jong – Barcelona
De Jong signed for Barcelona from Ajax in January 2019 on a five-year contract. He has made 143 appearances and scored 13 goals in all competitions since then. He is the highest-paid player in Barcelona with wages of £474,321 per week and £24,664,692 per year.
5. Eden Hazard – Real Madrid
Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea in June 2019 on a five-year contract. He spent 7 years at Chelsea scoring 110 goals in 352 appearances for the club. He is the highest-paid player in Real Madrid with wages of £508,143 per week and £26,423,436 per year.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United
Ronaldo is Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer with 450 goals in 438 appearances for the club. Cristiano joined Manchester United in August 2021 signing from Juventus on a two-year contract with an option for a further year. He is the highest-paid player in Manchester United as well as the Premier League with massive wages of £515,385 per week and £26,800,020 per year.
3. Neymar – Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain from Barcelona in 2017, after 4 years at the club scoring 105 goals in 186 appearances at the Camp Nou. He signed a four-year contract extension at P.S.G. in May 2021which would see him earning £916,446 per week and £47,655,192 per year.
2. Lionel Messi – Paris Saint-Germain
Barcelona All Time Top Scorers
Messi is Barcelona’s all-time highest goal scorer with 672 goals in 778 appearances as well as the all-time highest goal scorer in La Liga with 474 goals in 520 appearances. Messi joined P.S.G. in August 2021 on a two-year contract with an option for a further year which would see him earning £1,034,823 per week and £53,810,796 per year.
1. Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain
Mbappe joined P.S.G. from Monaco in 2018. In May 2022, Mbappé signed a four-year contract extension with P.S.G. despite speculations of a possible transfer to Real Madrid. The contract would see him earning £1,478,249 per week and £76,868,948 per year making him the highest-paid player in the world.