Highest Earning footballers in the world right now

List of top 7 Earning footballers  

1. Cristiano Ronaldo  

Team: Al-Nassr

Earnings: 173 million Euros  

Probably the biggest star in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo also known as CR7 is widely regarded as the G.O.A.T. A generational talent who has always been in his prime left Manchester United for the second time after falling out with the management and manager Erik Ten Hag to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. The prolific striker since has been amassing goals just as he does while also promoting the league tour's ultimate height bringing in more star players since his arrival. Probably into the last stages of his career, he is earning the biggest package to have been ever given out standing at 173 million Euros per Year.

2. Neymar Jr.

Team: Al-Hilal

Earnings: 86 million Euros  

Brazil’s prodigal son has been one of the biggest stars the South American country has ever produced. The silky feet star has had stints with some of the biggest clubs like Santos, Barcelona, and PSG with him joining Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal this time out. The Arabs spent some mouthwatering money to bribe him up to join their side whilst also almost matching their bid to his wages by making his earnings go exponentially high with an 86 million per year package.

3. Karim Benzema  

Team: Al-Ittihad

Earnings: 85 million Euros  

Karim Benzema has achieved almost everything in his football career. Multi is a UEFA Champions League winner, and La Liga winner with many cups too included in his trophy galore. He was never asked to leave the Los Blancos but a surprise decision to leave them for Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad FC poached him away to a new adventure. The former French international is earning around 85 million net Euros per season with a possibility of earning even more if he decides to renew his contract.

4. Kylian Mbappe  

Team: Paris Saint Germain

Earnings: 65 million Euros

A superstar already with more of his life yet to be witnessed in the world of football left. The 24-year-old left-sided winger who can play on either side of the field and also in the center is someone compared to Cristiano Ronaldo who he looks up to as an idol. The France international team captain and PSG marquee player was asked to stay for another year with the French capital by being given a wage packet of 62 million per year by the club and also not to mention a request by the President of France himself to stay back with the Paris-based club.

5. Lionel Messi  

Team: Inter Miami

Earnings: 55 million Euros

The Magician is always compared to Cristiano Ronaldo as he has been the only player who has ever been able to go past him or has given him the competition/motivation to achieve height and success. The Argentine international had the only missing puzzle in his footballing career fixed by winning the FIFA World Cup 2022 when he decided to leave PSG and join David Beckham-owned side Inter Miami for a mouth-watering package of 55 million Euros per season, making him the fifth-highest earner in the World.

6. Riyad Mahrez

Team: Al-Ahli

Earnings: 45 million Euros  

The Algerian winger is probably the biggest start the African country might have ever produced. The only player from the country who could achieve these heights which he amassed. Starting his career in France with a minimal money move to Leicester City who had just been promoted, guiding them to a fairy tale Premier League crown which got him his first fame. A big-money move to Manchester City also went successful with him now playing for Al-Ahli where he is earning 45 million Euros per season.

7. Sadio Mane  

Team: Al-Nassr

Earnings: 35 million Euros  

Prodigy of the famous Redbull Salzburg academy with a phase of life spent in England with Southampton under Ronald Koeman who gave him value that’s earned him a move to Liverpool where he left as a legend. His partnership with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will always be remembered but as time comes by it’s always the end of a good chapter which it did and he moved to partner up with Cristiano Ronaldo before an unsuccessful stint with Bayern Munich. He is currently earning a package of 35 million Euros per season.

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