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Top 10 highest paid football players in 2023

Top 10 highest paid football players in 2023

Cristiano Ronaldo the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, was the highest-paid football player in 2023, according to Forbes’ annual ranking.

After leaving Manchester United to transfer to Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, Cristiano Ronaldo’s earnings from pay, endorsements, and bonuses drastically increased to a stunning €260 million.

The salaries of other players, such as Sadio Mane, Karim Benzema, and Neymar, who also signed with Saudi Pro League teams, increased significantly, placing them among the top ten highest-paid football players.

After joining Inter Miami from Paris Saint-Germain, Lionel Messi was second in terms of earnings with €135 million.

Below are the top ten highest-paid footballers in 2023 according to Forbes:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – €260 Million – Al Nassr

2. Lionel Messi – €135 million – Inter Miami

3. Neymar – €112 million – Al Hilal

4. Kylian Mbappe – €110 million – PSG

5. Karim Benzema – €106 million – Al-Ittihad

6. Erling – €58 million – Manchester City

7. Mohammed – €53 million – Liverpool

8. Sadio Mane – €52 million – Al Nassr

9. Kevin De Bruyne – €39 million – Manchester City

10. Harry Kane – €36 million – Bayern Munich