Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers 2022 in the World and what they earn can be accessed below on Ejes Gist News
The Top 10 Highest Paid Footballers according to Forbes, Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has surpassed Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain as the highest paid footballer in 2022
Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United has made him the world’s highest-paid footballer, surpassing Lionel Messi as the highest-paid footballer in 2022 .
This season, the Portugal captain will earn nearly €107 million in total, including a salary of close to €60 million and more than €40 million in sponsorships and partnerships with brands such as Nike, Herbalife, and the CR7 brand, which includes perfumes, clothing lines, hotels, and gyms, making him the Highest Paid Footballer in 2022 .
Only three athletes have more commercial earnings than Ronaldo as the Highest Paid Footballer in 2022 : tennis legend Roger Federer (approximately €77 million), basketball star LeBron James (approximately €55.5 million), and golfer Tiger Woods (approximately €51 million).
Ronaldo’s latest earnings have seen him pass Lionel Messi, who will earn around €94 million gross with a salary of €64 million but lower commercial earnings after joining PSG from Barcelona.
Adidas, Pepsi, and Budweiser are some of Messi’s sponsors.
Meanwhile, Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain is the third-highest earner in the world, behind Ronaldo and Messi.
Despite earning the same salary as Messi, the Brazilian earns €81 million.
Forbes’ top ten highest-paid footballers for 2022 are listed below.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – £91.5m ($125m)
- 2. Lionel Messi – £80.5m ($110m)
3. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior – £69.5m ($95m)
4. Kylian Mbappe – £31.5m ($43m)
- 5. Mohamed Salah – £30m ($41m)
- 6. Robert Lewandowski – £26m ($35m)
7. Andres Iniesta – £26m ($35m)
- 8. Paul Pogba – £25m ($34m)
- 9. Gareth Bale – £23.5m ($32m)
10. Eden Hazard – £21m ($29m).
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