Mbappé becomes world’s highest paid player, Messi-Ronaldo duo dethroned

Mbappé becomes world's highest paid player, Messi-Ronaldo duo dethroned

According to Forbes, PSG and France striker Kylian Mbappé has become the highest paid football player on the planet this season, ahead of teammates Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. With his contract extension, signing bonus and sponsors, the 23-year-old striker would earn a record $128 million in the 2022-23 season.

Kylian Mbappé is used to dominating the leaderboards. And now he’s on top of the highest paid football players on the planet. He’s just 23 years old. Thanks to the extension of his contract at PSG last summer, as well as sponsorship income, the French world champion will earn an estimated income this season. forbes $128 million or approximately €131 million (excluding tax and agency fees). Record revenues allowed the unstoppable Messi-Ronaldo duo to get ahead for the first time since 2014.

He was demoted to the second place by his young Argentinian teammate in the ranking determined by the American economy magazine. The seven-time Ballon d’Or should earn $110 million (55 of which include non-sporting income). Ten more than Cristiano Ronaldo ($100 million), he is 3rd in the standings and currently plays for Manchester United.

Three Parisians in the Top 4

As two famous stars approach retirement, Kylian Mbappé continues to climb to the top and increase his earnings. Of the $128 million he should earn in 2022-2023, 110 comes from his salary at PSG and his signing bonus after being extended through 2025. He would win the contracts he signed with his sponsors (Nike, Dior, Hublot, Oakley, Panini…). 18 million euros.

Proof that the Paris Saint-Germain Qatar version has enormous possibilities, not only are Mbappé and Messi in the top two places, but Neymar is also in 4th place after the CR7 with $87 million.

Behind him, Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah is in the 5th place with $ 53 million, while the Norwegian phenomenon writer Erling Haaland, who made his debut with Manchester City, comes out with $ 39 million. The former Dortmund striker should be much higher in a year. Specifically, he needs to renegotiate his contract with Nike. Also, according to Forbes, Haaland could sign a juicy $18 million deal with the comma brand for his shoes.

Ranking of the highest paid football players according to Forbes:

one. Kylian Mbappé (PSG): $128 million (110 salaries, 18 sponsors)
2. Lionel Messi (PSG): $120 million (65 salaries, 55 sponsors)
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United): $100 million (40 salaries, 60 sponsors)
4. Neymar (PSG): $87 million (55 salaries, 32 sponsors)
5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): $53 million (salary 35, sponsor 18)
6. Erling Haaland (Manchester City): $39 million (35 salaries, 4 sponsors)
7. Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona): $35 million (27 salaries, 8 sponsors)
8. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid): $31 million (27 salaries, 4 sponsors)
9. Andrés Iniesta (Vissel Kobe): $30 million (25 salaries, 5 sponsors)
10. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): $29 million (25 salaries, 4 sponsors)

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