Are you ready to know who is the highest-paid soccer players in the world right now? While the two legendary soccer players Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are no longer holding the top spot this year. Read the article till last to find out who’s the highest-paid soccer players in the world in 2022.

The sport of soccer has become extremely popular over the years. Millions of fans around the globe watch their favorite players compete in the World Cup every four years.

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and its popularity continues to rise. This year’s tournament is expected to attract nearly 200 million viewers worldwide. So without any further ado, let’s know about the top 10 richest soccer players in the world in 2022.

The Top 10 Highest-Paid Soccer Players in 2022

10. Toni Kroos

 

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 At number 10 on the list of the top ten highest-paid soccer players in 2022 is Toni Kroos. He is a German-French footballer who is one of the great midfielders of his generation. He plays for La Liga Club Real Madrid and has also been a deep-lying playmaker in his career.

At the age of 17, Toni began his career at a senior club career playing for Bayern Munich. In 2014, Kroos joined Real Madrid with a transfer worth €25 million. He has won 16 trophies including La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League Titles, and many more. As of 2022, his total net worth is around 42 million dollars, while in 2020 he was one of the richest footballers in the world.

9. Kevin De Bruyne

 

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 The Belgian midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne is 9th on the list of the top highest-paid Soccer players in 2022. He is arguably one of the best players in the world right now who plays for Premiere League, Machester City, and Belgium National Team. He is described as a “Complete Footballer.”

In 2014, he signed with Wolfsburg for £18 million and established himself as one of the best players. He charges around 25 million dollars on the field while his off-field charges are $4 million from brand endorsements. He endorses brands such as Wow Hydrate, Nike, Credit Karma, and many more.

De Bruyne signed a deal with Machester City in 2021 and extended his deal til 2025. Kevin has been named in the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season five times. He truly deserves to be on the list as the highest-paid Football player in 2022.

8. Andres Iniesta

 

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 The 38-year-old Spanish footballer Andres Iniesta is the next highest-paid football player in 2022. He is one of the greatest midfielders of all time and is the captain of the J1 league club Vissel Kobe. He spent 22 years of his career at Barcelona before shifting to the Japanese football club Vissel Kobe.

Iniesta charges nearly $31 million a year both on the field and off the field. Iniesta got a breakthrough, at La Masia the Barcelona youth academy at an early age. He has a sponsored deal with Nike and appeared in the commercials alongside Christiano Ronaldo.

In addition, Andres has launched his sportswear brand named Capitten. The brand made its debut with a limited edition launch of a signature cleat and focuses mainly on the Japanese market. He is also expected to see in the upcoming documentary about the FIFA World Cup.

7. Eden Hazards

 

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 Yes, Hazard is the 7th highest-paid soccer player in the world football despite making 50 appearances in four years. He is a Belgium footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfield for La Liga Club, Real Madrid, and is the captain of the Belgium National Football team

The Belgium superstar charges 27 million dollars on the field while $ 4 million off the field. At the age of 16, he made his debut and became an integral part of the Lille team under manager Rudi Garcia. This richest football player became the first non-French player to win the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year Award. In 2019, he joined Real Madrid with a transfer worth up to €150 million, making it one of the highest transfer fees ever. However, his continuous injuries resulted in limited games and in declining in performance.

6. Erling Haaland

 According to Forbes, Erling earns $4 million from endorsements. He endorses brands such as Samsung, Hyperice, Viaplay, and many more. While his earning are 35 million dollars on the field. The 22-year-old Erling Barut Haaland is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a striker for Premiere League Club, Manchester city, Norway National Team.

In January 2019, he signed with the Austrian Bundesliga and won two league titles and one Austria Cup. He is one of the best players in the world, known for his speed, strength, and finishing, In 2022, Erling transferred to Manchester City for a fee of €60 million (£51.2 million).

During his career, he has won several awards and broken various records. During the 2019-2020 season, he became the first teenager to score in five consecutive UEFA Champions League matches. While in the Premiere League he became the quickest individual to score two and three hattricks. Undoubtedly, he deserves to be on the list of the top 10 highest-paid soccer players in 2022.

5. Mohammed Salah

 

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 The Egyptian King of Liverpool signed a new 3-year contract at the start of July. It was well deserved, after a stunning 156 goals in 254 games at Anfield – and counting. With 26 million per year, he deserves to be on the list of the top 10 highest-paid soccer players in 2022. He will be more important than EVER this season after Sadio Mané’s departure. We reckon he’ll cope!

4. Neymar Jr

 

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 The next highest-paid football player of 2022 needs no introduction. If you love football, you must have heard about him often. Neymar is a Brazilian footballer who has become famous around the globe for his incredible talent and skills. After all, he is one of the world’s top 10 most famous and hottest soccer players. His face is full of charm and charisma. He has a perfect body, and he looks great in every photo. His payment is nearly $36.5 million per year.

Neymar was born in Brazil, started playing football at age 17, and became famous after joining Santos FC. He plays as a central striker, second striker, and occasionally as a midfielder. Since then, he has become one of the biggest stars in the sport. In 2020, Neymar was in 4th place on Forbe’s list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

3. Christiano Ronaldo

The third richest soccer player is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo has won several awards over the years, including being named the World Player of the Year twice. He also holds the record of winning five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden shoe awards. Despite less playing time, he is the highest-earning soccer player off the pitch. He endorses brands such as Nike, Livscore, Herbalife, and many more.

 

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 Ronaldo was born in 1985 in Aveiro, Portugal. In 2003, he joined Manchester United’s youth team. Ronaldo is the first footballer to earn US$1 billion in his career. His good looks have earned him 470 million followers on Instagram.

2. Lionel Messi

 

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 Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest footballer in history. He was named FIFA World Player of the Year five times and won seven Ballon d’Or and six European Golden Shoes. His career has spanned over two decades, and he currently plays for FC Barcelona. Although 35 years old, he has shown no signs of aging and is still one of the most handsome soccer players in the world. A large part of his income which is $19 million comes from the brand endorsement of well-known brands. While as salary, he is paid $20 million.

According to Forbes and in our list, he is the 2nd highest-paid soccer player in the world in 2022. In addition, he also ranked on the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes by Forbes in 2019 and 2022.

Born and raised in Argentina, Messi started playing football at the age of seven and has since become one of the most recognizable faces in the sport. He’s also a role model for millions of fans around the globe.

1. Kylian Mbappe

 

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 The first one to top the list of the top ten highest-paid soccer players in 2022 is Kylian Mbappe. He is a 23-year-old french footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris-Saint German and the France national team.

Under the terms of his deal, which like most football contracts are not public, Kylian will collect roughly $100 million between his salary and a share of her signing bonus for this season. In addition the estimated $20 million in annual endorsements Mbappe earns from a stable of partners that includes Nike, Adidas, Puma, Dior, Hublot, and many more.

Mbappe interests off the field don’t end there, he recently appeared on the cover off the FIFA video game for the second consecutive year. He founded his own production company, Intersport; and joined the fantasy NTF platform Sorare as both an ambassador and an investor.

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