Top 10 Richest Footballers in the World 2022

If you’re interested in knowing who are the top 10 Richest Footballers in the World 2022, keep reading our list of top 10 soccer player salaries by 2022.  There are many professional footballers who have grown famous thanks to their skills on the field, often idolized by their fans. 

Cristiano Ronaldo

From the list of the top Richest Footballers in the World. Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world. who currently plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid. Ronaldo began his career with the Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon, before moving to the English side Manchester United in 2003. He spent six seasons with United, winning a number of trophies, before moving to Real Madrid in 2009. Since joining Real Madrid, Ronaldo has helped the club win a number of trophies, including three consecutive Champions League titles.

Lionel Messi

From the list of the second Richest Footballers in the World. Lionel Messi is the second Richest Footballer in the world and has a net worth of $130 million. This puts him behind only Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of wealth. Messi’s net worth is largely a result of his large salary and endorsement deals.  he earns an annual salary of $84 million from his club, Barcelona, and also has lucrative contracts with brands like Adidas, Gatorade, and Pepsi.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a professional footballer for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He is widely regarded as one of the most talented strikers in the world and has scored over 500 goals in his career.  The UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup, among others, are among the numerous individual and team awards won.

Neymar Jr

A Brazilian footballer known as Neymar plays for the French football club Paris Saint-Germain. They are counted as one of the Richest Footballers in the world. He has won many awards, such as South American Footballer of the Year (for years 2011 and 2012). 

Kylian Mbappé

Mbappé is a professional football player hailing from the France national team. He began his career in 2015 with Ligue 1 club Monaco where he received recognition for being a Young Player of the Year and Golden Boy. The most expensive teenager ever became a member of the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club in 2017. Today, Mbappé’s net worth is approximately $110 million.

Samuel Eto’o

Eto’o is a professional footballer that plays as a striker for Antalyaspor club. He is the all-time leading scorer in the African Cup of Nations, having scored 18 goals in 11 appearances. He eventually joined Mallorca, where he scored a hat-trick on his debut and went on to win the Copa del Rey. They was a key member of the team that won the treble of the La Liga title, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League in the 2006-07 season.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is a professional footballer who is currently playing in (for) the (specialized football club) Manchester United alongside top-class players. He is also famous for his work on the field with both the national football team of England and the England national football team.

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is a professional soccer player. On loan from Tottenham Hotspur, he plays as a forward and a winger for Real Madrid. Gareth Bale was born in Wales in 1989. In 2011, Gareth Bale became the most expensive  football player sold to Real Madrid in a deal costing £84 million or €100 million. 

Alexandre Pato

Brazilian footballer Alexandre Pato plays forward for Sao Paulo FC. He spent six seasons with Milan, winning the Serie A title in 2010–11 and 2012–13. Brazil won the bronze medal for him at the Olympics in 2008.


Ronaldinho is counted as one of the richest footballers in the world. He  made his fortune playing professional football. Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, and Lille are some of the big teams he has played for. He has also won many prestigious awards throughout his career, including the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballond’.

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