Footballers’ are one of the richest athletes in the world and they get paid heavily to do what they like the most. From Europe to America and Africa – the game of soccer is played in every part of the world and no matter where a player comes from, he will certainly get paid handsomely, especially if a European club signs such a player.
But you might be wondering which player from your continent earns the highest salary. Well here’s a list of the highest-paid footballers in each continent.
Europe: Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain | £1,000,000-per-week
Paris Saint-Germain star player Kylian Mbappe is currently the highest-paid footballer alive after he renewed his contract with the Ligue 1 champions.
The 23-year-old France international signed a new contract with PSG in May when he rejected a move to Real Madrid. Kylian Mbappe now earns more than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
His new contract will keep him at the club until 2025 but till then he’ll be earning £1,000,000 every week.
South America: Lionel Messi | Paris Saint-Germain | £960,000-per-week
Seven times Ballon d’Or winner and Paris Saint-Germain star player Lionel Messi is not only the highest-paid South American footballer but also the second highest-paid player in the world. Lionel Messi moved up in the chart after his sudden departure from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last season.
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However, the great footballer is yet to show his qualities at Paris Saint-Germain. He earns just over £350,000 per week more than his teammate, Neymar.
Africa: Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | £400,000-per-week
The Egyptian king is currently the highest-paid African footballer and he earned the status after he renewed his contract with Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah earns around £400,000 every week which is bigger than what Sadio Mane earns at Bayern Munich. The 31-year-old extended his contract by just one year and is expected to leave after two seasons.
North America: Christian Pulisic | Chelsea | £150,000-per-week
Chelsea player Christian Pulisic is sitting on a £150,000-per-week contract at Stamford Bridge and he’s expected to renew his contract soon – which means he’ll even earn more. The American star player joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund on a £59m move in 2019. Pulisic has played 115 games for the Blues, scoring just 25 goals.
Asia: Son Heung-min | Tottenham Hotspur | £140,000-per-week
Tottenham Hotspur’s highest goal scorer last season Son Heung-min is the highest paid player in Asia. The South Korean hero is regarded as one of the best wingers in the world currently. He also won the Premier League Golden Boot last season with 24 goals.
Oceania: Chris Wood | Newcastle | £80,000-per-week
Wood made the £25m transfer from Burnley to Newcastle in January. He scored just two times in 17 appearances for Newcastle United in 2021/22. The player is expected to improve his performance next season and also live up to expectations.