With the FIFA World Cup 2022 fast approaching, each national team is scouting highly skilled players at the top of their game. But top talent comes at a cost, the wages of the world’s top soccer players are at an all-time high.
France has the highest paid soccer player in the world with Kylian Mbappe earning over $88 million a year. Argentina is second, with Lionel Messi ($59m) and Brazil third with Neymar ($50m).
Earning nearly $21m annually, Sadio Mané ranked as the highest paid soccer player in Africa!
The 37-year-old Christiano Ronaldo is the highest paid soccer player in Portugal while Eden Hazard is the highest earner in Belgium. Together with Mbappé, they are the top 3 highest paid footballers in Europe.
South Korean superstar Heung-Min Son is the highest paid in the country and in Asia. Paris Saint-Germain hosts the most affluent stars in six nations, followed by Napoli, Liverpool and Barcelona with four.
The English Premier League is home to the country’s best paid stars (24).