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Top 5 Highest-paid football players in the world in 2022: 1, 2 and 3 Are From One Club, See Here

Soccer is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world (although some people call it soccer - sorry).

He is estimated to have more than 3.5 billion followers. Cricket is a single sport with around 2.5 billion players.

High popularity brings high salary. In fact, these numbers have reached record highs, and the trend doesn’t seem to be abating.

Let’s talk about the player who eats the best cake. Here is the list of the highest paid footballers in the world in 2022.

Some of these names, no doubt! 2022 highest paid footballers

1. KYLIAN MBAPPE (PSG) - $62 million per year

We see the French giant a few times on this list. Three of the five biggest money stars in football reside at Paris Saint-Germain.

Surprisingly, winning the Champions League is still a challenge for the Parisians. However, Mbappé signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain and became the highest paid player in the world.

Despite repeatedly stating that he wanted to play for Real Madrid, Mbappé chose not to join the Spanish giants, instead committing his future to PSG, where he will control the training and recruitment of players.

Hopefully this will help ease the pain of the inevitable shampoo bottle spit next season.

2. Lionel Messi (PSG) - $41 million per year

Second place goes to arguably the greatest player in the history of the game.

Lionel Messi, even at the age of 34, is still considered a kid by many. The Argentina star became a free agent after making the shock decision to leave Barcelona in the summer of 2021.

Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain shortly after leaving the Camp Nou. The French heavyweight gives Rio an annual net salary of $41 million.

The contract is for two years with an option to extend it to a third year. Click here for the latest tips and football updates.

3. Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain) - $36.5 million/year

Next up is Messi’s team-mate Neymar, who has signed a new contract until 2021 with Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian star will remain loyal to Paris until January 2025. He gets an annual salary of $36.5 million.

Neymar has been one of the top 5 or 10 players of the past decade.

He won everything in France, but many of his domestic titles will be turned into silverware in the Champions League.

Speaking of which, Paris Saint-Germain have wrangled a huge bonus on Neymar’s contract if the team continues to compete on the continental.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - $36 million per year

Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a two-year deal with former club Manchester United until January 2021, becoming the highest paid player in Premier League history.

Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford after more than a decade at Real Madrid and Juventus.

Things don’t look good at the moment, but Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t have to worry about money.

Even at 37, he is the fourth highest paid player in the world. Like his eternal rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo has signed a two-year deal.

5. Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) - $34 million / year

The Year When Oscar left for China in 2016, the pinnacle of his career was yet to come.

However, in Shanghai, the Brazilian is believed to have been paid more than three times what he earned with the Blues.

Yes, he may have had a great career, but we think it would be comforting not to go on a private island with a huge trophy cabinet.

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