Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappe:
Top 10 ‘Richest’ Footballers
In 2022 

The list of world’s highest-paid footballers in 2022 was compiled by Forbes in October this year based on the combined total of on-field earnings for the 2022-23 season, including base salaries

World's Highest-Paid Footballers List
By Forbes

Kylian Mbappe beat Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to top the Forbes highest-paid footballers 2022 list

Kylian Mbappe, 23

He has made history as the youngest player to earn over $100 million in one year and makes nearly $1.7 million weekly gross income, as per reports

Kylian Mbappe
- $128 million

Lionel Messi reportedly racks up $35 million annually. His biggest lifetime deal with Adidas fetched him $25 million yearly. 

Lionel Messi, 35

Messi’s Pepsi and Budweiser endorsements also help him earn big bucks 

Lionel Messi
- $120 million

Since moving back to Manchester United in 2021, Ronaldo has held his No 1 position in the Premier League for a base salary of some $575,000 per week

Cristiano Ronaldo, 37

His earnings include a $1 billion lifetime deal with Nike as well as endorsements with Herbalife, Tag Heuer and Clear. However, Ronaldo recently parted ways with Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo
- $100 million

Neymar made history with his Paris Saint-Germain fee of $263 million in 2017

Neymar, 30

He makes up to $40 million yearly from his deals with Nike, Puma, Gillette and Red Bull, according to reports

Neymar - $87 million

Liverpool’s favourite Mohamed Salah has renewed his contract with the club for US$60 million for three years

Mohamed Salah, 30

He bags US$2.5 million every year from his 10-year-deal with Adidas since 2020

Mohamed Salah - $53 million

Erling Haaland makes about $1 million weekly though British media reported his base salary as $419,000 per week

Erling Haaland, 22

Forbes estimated that his endorsement earning is about $4 million yearly from huge brands like Nike, Hyperice, Samsung and Viaplay

Erling Haaland
- $39 million

Robert Lewandowski moved from Bayern Munich to Barcelona with a deal of nearly $50 million in 2022

Robert Lewandowski, 34

He has deals with Nike, Huawei, Head & Shoulders and vitamin water brand Oshee among others

Robert Lewandowski
- US$35 million

Eden Hazard is among the top five highest-paid players in La Liga and reportedly makes over $600,000 a week

Eden Hazard, 31

Hazard was also a face of Nike in addition to a range of brands like China’s Sina Sports, toy-company Topps and Lotus Bakeries

Eden Hazard - $31 million

The Barcelona legend Andrés Iniesta played for FC Barcelona for 22 years before joining Japanese club Vissel Kobe in 2018

Andrés Iniesta, 38

At around the same time, Iniesta signed his first-ever deal with Japanese sportswear brand Asics after endorsing Nike for 19 years

Andrés Iniesta
- $30 million

Belgian footballer Kevin De Bruyne played in the Premier League with a $450,000 weekly salary, second only after Cristiano Ronaldo, as per reports

Kevin De Bruyne, 31

He has numerous endorsements with brands like Nike, EA Sports and Orange

Kevin De Bruyne
- $29 million

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