The highest-paid football player in the world is Kylian Mbappe. The 23-year-old Frenchman turned down a move to Real Madrid earlier this year in favor of a massive £500 million contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe has surpassed all other footballers in terms of salary thanks to his huge deal, which will keep him at Parc des Princes through June 2025, according to Sportico.
In addition to his £91 million annual salary from PSG, the striker also makes about £17.3 million in sponsorship deals.
He is currently supported by some of the most well-known companies in the world, including Christian Dior, Hublot, Oakley, Electronic Arts, Nike, and Hublot.
Mbappe became one of the most sought-after players in Europe as a result of his rapid rise at Monaco, which rapidly attracted the attention of the entire globe.
He was acquired by PSG in 2018 for a staggering £166 million, and he has since scored an amazing total of 181 goals in 225 games.
Portuguese footballing sensation Cristiano Ronaldo is the second-highest paid player in the world. Given that the Manchester United forward has one of the most recognizable names in sports, it’s hardly surprising that endorsements account for over £52 million of his overall earnings.
In fact, the majority of his revenue comes from his sponsorships, which include those from Nike, Herbalife, and Tag Heuer.
Messi is in third place, just £2.6 million behind rival Ronaldo for second place.
With £78.9 million, Neymar is in fourth place. No wonder three players from Paris Saint-Germain, who have a combined value of £382.8 million, dominate the top five.