Kylian Mbappe Is The Highest-Paid Footballer In The World

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has emerged as the world’s highest paid football player, as per Forbes magazine. This is the first time a player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the rundown in eight years.

Mbappe, 23, is estimated to earn $128 million for the 2022-23 season before agents’ fees, a record for Forbes’ yearly rankings, with PSG colleague Messi second at $120m and Manchester United’s Ronaldo ($100m) taking the third spot.

PSG’s Neymar ($87m) and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah ($53m) made the top five.

Erling Haaland, who has made a rankling start to his Manchester City career in the wake of joining the club from Borussia Dortmund this late spring, makes his debut in the top 10 with earnings of $39m.

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The rise of Mbappe and Haaland, the top players younger than 30 on the list, flags a change in the global game, as per Forbes, as Messi and Ronaldo edge nearer to the end of their superb careers.

Altogether, the 10 highest-paid players are expected to collect record earnings worth $652m this season, up 11% from last year’s $585m.

Forbes’ list of highest-paid footballers 2022

  1. Kylian Mbappe
  2. Lionel Messi
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo
  4. Neymar
  5. Mohamed Salah
  6. Erling Haaland
  7. Robert Lewandowski
  8. Eden Hazard
  9. Andres Iniesta
  10. Kevin De Bruyne

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