Top 10 Highest-Paid Soccer Players In The World In 2022

10. Mick Foley

David De Gea 

David De Gea is a goalkeeper for Manchester United and Spain. David was considered one of the top goalkeepers in the world in the 2010s. He has made over 400 appearances and won a Premier League title, an FA Cup, a League Cup, and three community shields.

09. Robert Lewandowksi

Robert Lewandowksi 

Robert Lewandowksi plays striker for Bayern Munich and captains Poland. As one of the best attackers of all time and one of the most successful players in Bundesliga history, he is an inspiration to the next generation.

08. Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is a Welsh winger for Real Madrid and Wales. He debuted for Wales in 2003. He becomes the youngest player to represent Wales and has since won almost 90 caps and 33 international goals, making him Wale's all-time leading scorer. His club earns $29 million.

07. Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann

Antonie Griezman is a forward for Barcelona and France. Real Sociedad's senior club won the Segunda division title. He's the club's fifth-highest all-time goalscorer, and his $33 million contract raises every three to four years.

06. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is a center midfielder for Manchester United and the France national team. He can also play as an attacking midfielder, defensive midfielder, and deep-lying playmaker. His current salary is $34 million, and he's been named best young player.

05. Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah is an Egyptian footballer who plays forward for Liverpool and captains Egypt. He is recognized for his finishing, dribbling, and pace. Adapting from winger to forward, he scored 32 goals in 36 league games in his debut season, winning the Premier League Golden Boot and shattering the 38-game scoring record. His salary is $37 million.

04. Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe 

Kylian Lottin is a French attacker for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. He made his professional debut at 16 with PSG in 2015. He won Ligue 1, young player of the year, and golden boy. He's the club's third-leading scorer. At 18, he became the youngest French player to score at a World Cup.

03. Neymar


Neymar is a Brazilian forward for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He made his professional debut at age 17. He helped the team win two consecutive Campeonato Paulista titles. His net worth is $95 million and will grow soon. Neymar is his country's second-highest goalscorer and an inspiration to many.

02. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a striker for Serie A club Juventus and captain of the Portugal national team. He has won five Ballon d'Or honors and four European Golden Shoes. 32 major awards, including 7 league crowns. He holds the record for most goals (134) and has a $1billion lifetime deal with Nike.

01. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi 

Leo Messi is a famous and wealthy Argentine football player. He plays forward for PSG and captains Argentina. He has won a record six Ballon d'Or awards, six European Golden Shoes, and a club-record 35 trophies with Barcelona until 2022. Currently. Messi earns $130 million a year.