The latest reported figures for the highest-paid football players in 2022 across Europe’s biggest leagues have been announced.
Neymar has emerged as the highest-paid football player across Europe’s top 5 leagues.
That’s according to L’Equipe. The report claims that Neymar, alongside PSG teammates Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, makes more money a month than any other footballer in Europe. Combined, the trio make more than €9.6 million a month before taxes and any other deductions are accounted for.
Below are the lists of the highest-paid football players across each European league per month gross.
🏴 Premier League – Ronaldo leads the way
Cristiano Ronaldo is unsurprisingly the highest-paid player in the Premier League. The 37-year-old bags a sweet €2.63 million a month before taxes at Old Trafford.
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is the only non-Manchester United player to make it into the top five.
|1.||Cristiano Ronaldo||Man Utd||€2.63m|
|2.||Kevin De Bruyne||Man City||€2.06m|
|3.||David De Gea||Man Utd||€1.93m|
|4.||Jadon Sancho||Man Utd||€1.85m|
|5.||Raphael Varane||Man Utd||€1.62m|
🇪🇸 La Liga – Cash-strapped Barca still top
Despite the cash problems at Camp Nou, Gerard Pique has succeeded Lionel Messi as the highest-paid player in La Liga. The Barcelona defender just edges Real Madrid outcasts Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard for the honor.
|2.||Gareth Bale||Real Madrid||€2.27m|
|2=||Eden Hazard||Real Madrid||€2.27m|
|5.||David Alaba||Real Madrid||€1.88m|
|5=||Antoine Griezmann||Atletico Madrid||€1.88m|
🇩🇪 Bundesliga – A Bayern Munich whitewash
Unsurprisingly, Bayern Munich dominate the best-paid player charts as well as the Bundesliga standings.
Star striker Robert Lewandowski leads the way on an incredible €2 million per month at the Bavarian capital. Manuel Neuer, meanwhile, takes home the crown of the best-paid goalkeeper across Europe’s top five leagues.
|1.||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich||€2m|
|2.||Manuel Neuer||Bayern Munich||€1.75m|
|3.||Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich||€1.66m|
|3=||Joshua Kimmich||Bayern Munich||€1.66m|
|4.||Leroy Sane||Bayern Munich||€1.41m|
|4=||Kingsley Coman||Bayern Munich||€1.41m|
|4=||Lucas Hernandez||Bayern Munich||€1.41m|
🇮🇹 Serie A – Dybala succeeds Ronaldo
With Cristiano Ronaldo gone, Paulo Dybala has succeeded his former Juventus teammate as the highest-paid player in Serie A.
The Argentine just edges new Juventus signing Dusan Vlahovic for the honor on €1.13 million per month.
🇫🇷 Ligue 1 – Neymar edges Messi
Perhaps the biggest surprise on this list from L’Equipe is Neymar earning more money than Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazilian, who joined the club for a world-record transfer fee of €222 million in 2017, earns over €4 million a month gross.