Picking out highly competent footballers is each national team's priority to rank among the greatest soccer teams as well as to win the World Cup trophy. The better they play, the more valuable they can become.
The France Golden forward has emerged as the world's highest-paid football player earning $110 million per year from his salary and another $18 million in endorsements. As Mbappestated his desire to leave PSG for Real Madrid, the French superstar will earn $128 million for 2022-23.
The Argentine captain is one of the greatest-ever players to grace football. After his departure from Barcelona, Lionel Messi’s salary is worth $36 million annually, and another $33 million through endorsements.
The Manchester United attacker is making around $125 million through both football salaries and endorsements. In addition to his salary, the captain of the Portugal national team makes a fortune with his CR7-branded clothing, accessories, gyms, and more.
The French versatile player who is widely regarded as the best forward for Barcelona has a club record of $33 million. Antoine Griezmann part of his income also comes from various endorsement deals with a total net worth of $60 million.
The Brazilian forward signed a four-year contract extension with PSG until 2025 for €36 million net per year. In addition, Neymar signed the most expensive boot partnership with Puma for which he received £23 million each year.
The German footballer Kai Havertz earns $18 million for his deal as club Chelsea's forward and attacking midfielder. Havertz is also one of the best players on the German national team.
Kevin De Bruyne who plays for Belgium’s national team is one of the greatest midfielders of his generation. The Manchester City midfielder has a net worth of $60 million, with a salary of $20 million and endorsement estimated at $40 million.
The captain of the Poland national team is regarded as one of the most prolific goalscorers. AsLewandowski is the best striker for Barcelona, he earns $35 million and other extra earnings through his endorsement and his RL9 brand of clothing.
The Welsh player is regarded as one of the greatest wingers of all time playing for Real Madrid and Los Angeles FC. Gareth Bale is making around $32 million from both football salaries and endorsements.
Hazard joined Real Madrid in 2019 for La Liga as a winger, which nets him a salary of $27 million per year. Added to endorsements, the captain of Belgium’s national team gain is around $29 million annually.
The Belgian star striker for Inter Milan club and on loan from Premier League club Chelsea has a net worth of $20 million. As the striker has partnered with Nike, he earns around $1.5 million per year.
The unforgettable captain of the Croatia national team Modrić is one of the greatest midfielders of all time. Modrićjoined Real Madrid until the season 2022–23 with a total earnings of $22 million.
The Manchester United star ranks among the highest-paid players in the world with a net worth of $19 million. The English centre-back Maguire signed deals with Puma estimated to be around $1 million.
Moroccan international Achraf Hakimi is among the nine highest paid African footballers in 2022. The PSG right back earns around $13.82 million per year, bonuses excluded. He is also part of the highest paid players in France's League 1.
The Argentine winger has signed a contract with Juventus until mid-2023, for an annual salary of $8.18 million. When he was still playing for PSG, Di Maria was paid $9.35 million annually.
The English striker has the second-highest salary at Manchester United, after David de Gea, at $12.94 million a year. Rashford is one of the ten highest-paid players in the world in this position.
It is rumoured that the Dutch international is set to hold the record salary at Barcelona with a reported figure of $22.35 million per year for the 2022-2023 season. According to De Jong's contractual terms with the Catalan club, this figure could rise to $29 million by the 2023-2024 season.
The Belgian international goalkeeper, who plays for Real Madrid, earns an annual salary of $7.44 million. Courtois is one of the three best paid goalkeepers in La Liga.
The French player is offering his defensive skills to Manchester United for an annual salary of $12 million. With this emolument, Raphael Varane is the fourth-highest-paid player at Manchester United.