Football: here are the 10 highest paid players in the world

Kylian Mbappé, who extended his contract with PSG last May, has become the highest paid player in the world, overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, according to a ranking revealed by the specialized site Sportico.

Change at the top of the hierarchy of the highest paid players in the world. If Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi share the lead for several years, they have just come back from being dethroned by Kylian Mbappé. The French striker, who extended his contract at PSG last May with a significant salary increase, is now the highest paid footballer in the world, according to the specialized site Sportico.

With emoluments of 125 million euros (105 million euros in salary and 20 million euros in sponsors), the 2018 world champion is ahead of the Portuguese (113 million euros) and his Argentinian teammate (110 million euros). ‘euro). PSG also places three players in the first four places with Neymar, who points to him at the foot of the podium (91 million euros).

Far behind this leading quartet, Mohamed Salah (39.5 million euros) ranks 5e place ahead of Eden Hazard (31.3 million euros), Andrés Iniesta (30 million euros), Raheem Sterling (29.4 million euros) and Kevin De Bruyne (29 million euros). Antoine Griezmann (27.5 million euros) completes this top 10.

Top 10

1. Kylian Mbappé (PSG, France): 125 million euros (105 million euros in salary and 20 million euros in sponsors)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Portugal): 113 million euros (53 million euros in salary and 60 million euros in sponsors)

3. Lionel Messi (PSG, Argentina): 110 million euros (62 million euros in salary and 48 million euros in sponsors)

4. Neymar (PSG, Brazil): 91 million euros (56 million euros in salary and 35 million euros in sponsors)

5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt): 39.5 million euros (24.5 million euros in salary and 15 million euros in sponsors)

6. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid, Belgium): 31.3 million euros (28.6 million euros in salary and 2.5 million euros in sponsors)

7. Andrés Iniesta (Vissel Kobe, Spain): 30 million euros (23 million euros in salary and 7 million euros in sponsors)

8. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea, England): 29.4 million euros (21.4 million euros in salary and 8 million euros in sponsors)

9. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium): 29 million euros (25.5 million euros in salary and 3.5 million euros in sponsors)

10. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid, France): 27.5 million euros (22 million euros in salary and 5.5 million euros in sponsors)

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