Mbappe topped the list of the highest paid footballers in the world

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Mbappe has surpassed Messi and Ronaldo in the list of the highest paid footballers in the world

Thanks to the new contract, the forward of “Paris Saint-Germain” surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the rating. This season, the 23-year-old French forward will earn $125 million.

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Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has become the highest-paid footballer in 2022. The annual ranking was published by the Sportico portal.

The 23-year-old Frenchman is said to have overtaken last year’s leader and team-mate Lionel Messi thanks to a new PSG contract signed in May.

Sportico estimated that Mbappe will earn $125 million this season. Of this, $105 million is salary, and $20 million is from various sponsorship contracts.

Photo: Sportico

Photo: Sportico

Messi fell in the ranking to the third place. The 35-year-old Argentine will earn $110 million ($62 million – salary, $48 million – sponsorship contracts). In second place is Portuguese forward “Manchester United” Cristiano Ronaldo with $113 million ($52 million + $60 million).

The top 10 also includes Brazilian Neymar (PSG, $91 million – $56 million + $35 million), Egyptian Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, $39.5 million – $24.5 million + $15 million), Belgian Eden Hazard (Real , $31.3 million – $28.6 million + $2.5 million), Spaniard Andres Iniesta (“Visel Kobe”, $30 million – $23 million + $7 million), Englishman Raheem Sterling (“Chelsea”, $29.4 million – $21 .4 million + $8 million), Belgian Kevin De Bruyne (“Manchester City”, $29 million – $25.5 million + $3.5 million) and French Antoine Griezmann (“Atletico”, $27.5 million – $22 million + $5, 5 million).

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