Kylian Mbappe has topped the Forbes list for highest-earning footballers, the first time someone other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo has been number one for nine years.

Forbes estimate Paris St-Germain (PSG) forward Mbappe, 23, will earn 115.2 million pounds this season.

Mbappe’s PSG team-mate Messi is second on 108 million pounds and Manchester United forward Ronaldo third on 90 million pounds

Neymar and Mohamed Salah complete the top five.

PSG and Brazil striker Neymar will earn an estimated 78.4 million pounds in 2022-23 and Liverpool forward Salah 47.7 million pounds.

The last player to top the list other than Ronaldo or Messi was former England captain David Beckham in 2013.

Credit: BBC

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