Have you been wondering about the Highest Paid Footballers in the world?Football popularly known as soccer is a game of passion, love and unity and is reportedly the only game that has the highest fans in the world with over 3.5 billion people.
As a result many players have undoubtedly been paid and are receiving a huge money as salary making them becoming the highest paid footballers in the world. Meanwhile, we have also written about the highest paid footballers in Africa and the highest paid Footballers in Nigeria 2023.
Here is the list of the highest paid footballers in the world 2023
Highest Paid Footballers in the World 2023
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr FC) ($214 million/year)
Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid player in the world 2023 after his move from Manchester United to Al Nassr FC early this January. He has overtaken Kylian Mbappe of PSG who has been the highest paid footballer in the world since 2022. Ronaldo left Manchester United and joined Al Nassr FC after the just concluded World cup. Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the highest paid footballer in the world 2023.
2. Kylian mbappe (PSG) ($62 million/year)
Mbappe who is serving as the second highest paid footballer in the world is a great player with good and excellent performance; which he has been exhibiting in both PSG and his country France.
He is among the squad who won the world cup 2018 in Russia where he won the world best young player. Recently in 2022, he also won a golden boot after playing the world cup finals with Argentina.
3. Lionel Messi (PSG) ($41 million/year)
The world best player with 7 ballon d’Or became the third highest paid player after mbappe. Messi signed a new contract in PSG which increased his salary and gave him some right in controlling in buying and selling off, of players in the club.
Words are not enough to describe how Messi football success is as many children and adults know his name and his achievement in the football world.
4. Neymar Jnr (PSG) ($36.5 million/year)
It is surprising as three of PSG players have are among the top 4 Highest paid player in the world. it is of no surprise that when listing the best players in the world, these three players will undoubtedly be among the list.
Neymar joined the PSG side in 2021 since then, his performance has increased and he is anticipating in winning the UEFA champions League.
5. Oscar (Shanghai SIPG) ($34 Million / Year)
The former Chelsea player made it to the list of the highest paid players in the world after leaving Chelsea for China in 2016. Many circumstances surround his movement to the China side as concerned fans were thinking about how young and agile he still is to play and make his name known to the world.
Ask her then made it known that he is after money rather than career as he is from a poor family background. It is estimated that he earns three times more in his current club than in Chelsea
6. Andres iniesta (Bissell Kobe) ($31 million/year)
You might be thinking iniesta has retired and maybe enjoying with his family but he is still active and playing in Japan. The former Barcelona player left to join his current club in the year 2018.
He has successfully won The emperor’s cup and Japanese super cup, he is currently 37 years old.
7. Eden hazard (Real Madrid) ($26 million/year)
The former Chelsea player is the seventh highest paid footballer in the world after joining real Madrid in 2019. Although he’s not in his best form we hope he buckle up and resume his wonderful playing as he used to be in Chelsea.
8. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) ($26 million)
Salah is not only among the highest paid players in the world but also the highest paid Liverpool player in history.
His new contract he signed in July see him increased in his salary. He has a total of 156 goals in 254 games he has played in Liverpool and still counting. He is also the highest paid footballer in Africa.
9. Kevin de bruyne (Manchester City) ($24 million/year)
Kevin de bruyne’s performance in Manchester city has been of loyalty and excellency as he is eager and ready to do his best for the club. He is the Ninth Highest paid footballer in the world.
10. Erling Haaland (Manchester City) ($24 million/year)
The Dortmund Goal Scoring machine is making the tenth highest paid footballer in the world after joining Manchester city from Dortmund. He is known for scoring goals on almost all matches he plays.