Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar are the top three highest paid footballers in the world and this might not include the tax they paid out of their salaries and contracts made against Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG respectively, Here you can get deep insight of top 20 footballers with heavy salaries in 2022 season.
No doubt Ronaldo and Messi are the leading footballers in the perspective of massive salaries and dominated the football world for the last 10 years. But now Neymar after making his official contract with PSG started to earn heavy amount in respect of his contract and bring his annual salary near to Rolando and Messi. All these three players have made various contracts with different football contracts and their salaries are counted after excluding taxes. Cristiano Ronaldo after signed with Real Madrid back in 2009 make new world record of contract fee and became the highest paid footballer of the world after making 5 years deal with Real Madrid in 2016 and now he will play for Madrid till 2021. The net worth of his contract is £76 Million and as per information he is paying £ 365,000 after paying tax which clears that Rolando is earning £39 Million per year.
The list of 25 highest paid players include 7 players from Chinese Super League, whereas 2 representing Barcelona, 2 Real Madrid, 3 from Manchester City and last three highest paid footballers belongs to Manchester United.
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)||£365,000 after tax||£17.5 million after tax|
|2||Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)||£350,000 after tax||£16.8 million after tax|
|3||Neymar (PSG)||£600,000||£28.8 million|
|4||Oscar (Shanghai SIPG)||£375,000||£18 million|
|5||Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)||£350,000||£16.8 million|
|6||Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United)||£350,000||£16.8 million|
|7||Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)||£320,000||£15.3 million|
|8||Hulk (Shanghai SIPG)||£320,000||£15.3 million|
|9||Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)||£300,000||£14.4 million|
|10||Luis Suarez (Barcelona)||£290,000||£13.9 million|
|11||Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei China Fortune)||£290,000||£13.9 million|
|12||Paul Pogba (Manchester United)||£290,000||£13.9 million|
|13||Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)||£290,000||£13.9 million|
|14||Pelle (Shandong Luneng Taishan)||£260,000||£12.5 million|
|15||Sergio Aguero (Man City)||£260,000||£12.5 million|
|16||David Silva (Man City)||£250,000||£12 million|
|17||Eden Hazard (Chelsea)||£220,000||£10.5 million|
|18||Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)||£220,000||£10.5 million|
|19||Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)||£220,000||£10.5 million|
|20||Yaya Toure (Man City)||£220,000||£10.5 million|
|21||Ramirez (Jiangsu Suning)||£220,000||£10.5 million|
|22||Jackson Martinez (Guangzhou)||£210,000||£10 million|
|23||Alexis Teixeira (Jiangsu Suning)||£210,000||£10 million|
|24||David De Gea (Manchester United)||£200,000||£9.6 million|
|25||Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd)||£200,000||£9.6 million|
Among the other footballers only Messi and Rolando are paid their salaries after tax which is apart from all other players. The salaries of this footballers also includes incentives, bonuses and other money earned from different sponsors and advertisement companies.
Ronaldo after signed with Barcelona also help Messi to make contract in 2014 and kept his star with him in Camp Nou till 2018. His now contract will earn him £ 275,000 per week after paying tax. That makes £ 14.5 Million per year and this makes him 2nd highest paid footballer of the world. It is heavily expected that these footballers will dual their salaries in upcoming seasons of football.