Top 10 Highest-Paid Players at the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Over time, football has evolved into a game centred around money. It’s unreal how much money teams and their players make in salaries, transfer fees, and other revenue. The top 5 leagues are getting richer and richer with each passing year. Financially speaking, the football industry is generally moving along smoothly. As of right now, the Premier League is in the lead in terms of finances and purchasing power. Due to FC Barcelona’s and Atletico Madrid’s financial issues, La Liga is currently having some difficulties. Let’s discuss the top ten football players in the world by salary in 2022.
10. Sadio Mane – £350,000 p/w
It was shocking to learn that Mane was moving to Bayern. The German league was the new challenge that Sadio Mane selected. The winger’s salary has increased from his previous Liverpool contract to £350,000 per week. He is now the highest-paid player in Germany thanks to his new contract.
In addition, Sadio hopes to establish himself quickly. In eight games for Bayern Munich, the Senegal international has already scored five goals. Robert Lewandowski has left Bayern, but Mane’s addition has ensured that the team’s attack is still formidable. Mane, Leroy Sane, and Serge Gnabry’s attacking capabilities pose a significant threat.
9. Mohamed Salah – £350,000 p/w
Mane’s shocking departure suggested that Liverpool would exert every effort to keep Mo Salah. They did a good job on this. As of right now, Mohamed Salah makes £350,000 per week and has a deal with Liverpool that runs through 2025.
Salah is currently having some difficulty in light of his high expectations. Only twice have the Egyptian scored in six Premier League games. Overall, Liverpool is having a lot of difficulty. Liverpool has dropped games to Manchester United and most recently Napoli 4-1. They may have had fewer attackers due to Sadio Mane’s absence.
8. Erling Haaland – £375,000 p/w
In terms of talent, the young Norwegian player is on par with players like Kylian Mbappe. Haaland is unquestionably a player who belongs on this list. Haaland has a five-year contract with Manchester City, and his pay will probably rise yearly.
Haaland’s fans frequently compared him to Darwin Nunez. These claims were made in reference to a terrible preseason game in which Erling struggled. Erling, however, disproved everyone’s assumptions. In his first six Premier League games, the forward has 10 goals. There are also two hat-tricks in this.
7. David De Gea – £375,000 p/w
One of Manchester United’s best and most devoted players is David De Gea. Manchester United’s demise is unbelievable. Many talented players left the team, particularly when they were most needed. It appeared that DDG’s journey was coming to an end after a discouraging loss in the Europa League championship game. However, David De Gea showed last season that he is among the best keepers.
Due to United’s weak defense, the Spanish goalkeeper has given up numerous goals. The backline and the team have made some progress under Erik Ten Hag. Raphael Varane’s improved form and the addition of Lisandro Martinez have greatly aided United.
6. Eden Hazard – £380,000 p/w
Eden Hazard’s pay would have been appropriate if this had happened at Chelsea. That is not the case, though. Real Madrid now has one of the best attacking players in the world thanks to Hazard’s move to Spain. But Hazard has struggled and fallen short at Madrid, largely due to a lack of fitness.
Only four goals have been scored by Hazard for Real Madrid in his three seasons there. In addition, he has only been able to make 50 appearances for Real Madrid in four years. Eden Hazard is still the sixth highest-paid player in the world despite all of this. The management of Real Madrid may have faith in the superstar Belgian player, who wants to shine this season.
5. Kevin De Bruyne – £400,000 p/w
De Bruyne recently extended his deal with Manchester City through 2025. The Belgian, who was once rejected by Chelsea, is currently among the best midfielders in the world. The midfielder excels at both scoring goals and distributing assists. The £400,000 a year that Kevin De Bruyne makes is only fair.
De Bruyne’s season also appears to be improving with the addition of Erling Haaland. The Haaland-De Bruyne team has already begun to apply the pressure.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo – £480,000 p/w
Since Erik Ten Hag made drastic changes at Manchester United, Ronaldo has been having trouble. Ronaldo is obviously not in EtH’s plans, despite the fact that the changes are benefiting the team. In the last seven games for United, Cristiano has played just 297 minutes and hasn’t scored. Ronaldo used to make £515,000 a year, but his weekly salary has decreased a little bit.
Nevertheless, despite United’s shortcomings in the previous season, Ronaldo did not disappoint. Cristiano led Manchester United in goals with 24 in 38 games. He also recorded two hat-tricks, one against Norwich and one against Tottenham Hotspur. The Portuguese also made a significant contribution to the Champions League. In the Champions League, he scored two dramatic goals against Villarreal and Atalanta.
3. Neymar Jr – £606,000 p/w
2010 marked the debut of the Brazilian superstar in the news. He achieved a rare feat by making the top ten of the Ballon D’Or list while competing in Sao Paulo. Once more making news was Neymar’s £200 million move from Barcelona to PSG.
A team of superstars has been put together by a club with the resources of Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar Jr. receives an astounding £606,000 per week from PSG. Neymar is undoubtedly demonstrating his abilities every season, despite the animosity directed at him. In 152 games for PSG, Neymar has accumulated 109 goals and 67 assists overall.
2. Lionel Messi – £960,000 p/w
One would anticipate that a list like this would include the greatest football player in history. Lionel Messi is the second highest paid player in the world, taking home a staggering £960,000 per week. Lionel Messi made every effort to stay with his home team FC Barcelona, but he ultimately had to relocate.
Messi had a difficult first year at PSG. In 34 games for PSG, the Argentine had 11 goals and 15 assists. These numbers are average for a player like Messi but quite good for any other player. This season, he wants to rekindle his lethal attacking partnership with Neymar Jr. In his first eight games for PSG this year, Messi has already tallied four goals and eight assists.
1. Kylian Mbappe – £1,600,000 p/w
The inclusion of three PSG players on the list is not shocking. Mbappe makes way too much money for a player, though. At Paris Saint-Germain, the French superstar makes £1.6 million per week. Earlier this year, Kylian Mbappe passed up the opportunity to sign with his ideal team, Real Madrid. You can tell why from PSG’s lucrative offer to keep Mbappe. Additionally, the team is centred on the World Cup champion from last year.
His contract, worth £1.6 million per week, is the highest-paying one in football history. Mbappe is still one of the best players in the world despite his ego. This season, Mbappe has six games and nine goals for PSG. The MNM (Messi-Neymar-Mbappe) is clearly visible in action during the most recent games.