Cristiano Ronaldo, the Juventus forward, has been named the highest-paid footballer in the world, according to the latest Forbes ranking as reported by Mirror UK on Saturday.
The Portugal international became the number one position with £85.8m in total earnings, both endorsements and salary.
Ronaldo is ahead of Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, who has £83.4m in total earnings both endorsement and salary.
Following Ronaldo and Messi is Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, who has total earnings of £76.6m.
Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star player, is in the fourth position with total earnings of £28.2m million.
Kylian Mbappe of PSG, comes fifth with total earnings of £27.1m.
Others that follow respectively are Vissel Kobe’s Andres Iniesta (£23.7m), Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil (£23m), Manchester United’s Paul Pogba (£22.8m), Shanghai SIPG’s Oscar (£22m) and Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann (£21.4m).