France international Kylian Mbappe has been named by Forbes as the highest-paid footballer in the world, ending almost a decade of dominance between the duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Mbappe signed a juicy three-year contract, with a wage of $1.15 million per week and a lucrative $128 million signing-on fee.
Forbes estimates the 23-year-old forward will bank around $128 million this season.
Messi, second on the list and is set to bank around $120 million, while Ronaldo will earn $100 million to occupy the third spot.
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The only African to make the Top 10 list is Mohamed Salah. He is expected to earn $53 million to complete the top five, just behind Neymar, who is fourth.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, Barcelona goal-poacher Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid midfielder Eden Hazard, Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta, and Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will complete the Top 10 list.
They are expected to earn $39 million, $35 million, $31 million, $30 million, and $29 million this season.