Surpassing Messi and Ronaldo.. Mbappe is the highest paid player in 2022

New York: American magazine ‘Forbes’ has revealed in its annual list of the highest paid soccer players in 2022 that French player Kylian Mbappe is in top of the list. Kylian Mbappe, 24, became the highest-paid player in 2022, with total earnings of $128 million. The star of the Paris Saint-Germain striker has moved up three places in ranking, having finished fourth in 2021 with approximately $43 million. Mbapp√© joined Paris Saint-Germain in July 2018 from AS Monaco in a transfer deal worth around $191 million. And the “Forbes” ranking tracked Messi’s second place in the ranking of the highest paid players, maintaining the same position as last year. Messi, 35, earned a financial return of $120 million last year, up from $110 million in 2021. Interestingly, Messi, with his country’s historic win over France in the World Cup final in Qatar, now owns all first-class titles, including That is the Copa America, European Champions League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup. The Argentinian player moved to Paris Saint-Germain following his departure from Barcelona in 2021 , by parameter zero. In context, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo came in third place in the “Forbes” list, and recently signed a big deal with the club Saudi Al-Nasr after his departure from Manchester United. Ronaldo, 37, earned an estimated $100 million in 2022. Ronaldo was in topped ‘Forbes’ list of highest-earning soccer players in 2021, with $125 million, but questyear fell to third place. Interestingly, fourth place on the list went to Brazilian player Neymar (30), who made $87 million in profits last year, while Egyptian player Mohamed Salah (30) came in fifth place with a total annual profit of $53 million. (Anatolia)