For many years, Cristiano Ronaldo was the “de-facto” highest paid footballer in the world.
With the rich contract and huge commercial benefits, no player in the world could be pushed with him financially.
However, the new generation of talent is challenging his dominance on and off the pitch.
For the first time, Kylian Mbappe tops the “Sportico” list, being announced as the highest paid footballer of 2022.
This is not at all surprising since a few months ago, the star of Paris Saint-Germain extended his contract after receiving an irresistible offer at the “Park of Princes”.
The list of “Sportico” reveals the 10 footballers who currently earn the most.
The world champion with France earns 125 million dollars a year, including salary and advertising.
However, the five-time winner of the Golden Ball has now dropped to second place with 113 million dollars.
Positions three and four belong to two other PSG players, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
The Argentine has an annual income of 110 million dollars, while the Brazilian star has 91 million dollars.
The Top 5 also includes Mohamed Salah, who earns 39.5 million dollars per year.
Below you can see the list of Top 10 highest paid footballers in the world.