Highest paid player
Kylian Mbappe is the highest-paid player in world football.
The Frenchman, 23, snubbed a transfer to Real Madrid earlier this year to sign a new deal with Paris Saint-Germain worth a whopping £500million.
Mbappe’s bumper contract – which will keep him at the Parc des Princes until June 2025 – has seen him become the highest-paid footballer in the world, according to Sportico.
On top of the £91m-a-year he earns from PSG, the striker also receives around £17.3m in endorsements.
He is currently sponsored by some of the world’s biggest brands including Nike, Hublot, Electronic Arts, Oakley and Christian Dior.
Mbappe’s meteoric rise at Monaco quickly caught the eyes of the world, making him one of the most sought-after players in Europe.
PSG signed him for a huge £166m in 2018 and he has since gone on to score an incredible total of 181 goals in 225 games.
The second-highest earner in world football is Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Manchester United forward has one of the most recognisable names in sport, so it’s no surprise that around £52m of his total income is from endorsements.
In fact, his sponsorships – including Nike, Herbalife and Tag Heuer – generate the majority of his income.