Liverpool star Mohamed Salah enjoyed enormous financial returns in the past 12 months and has now emerged the only African star in the Forbes’ list of highest-paid footballers for the year 2020.
The Egyptian winger is placed fifth in the global 10-man shortlist behind no. 1 Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Barcelona’s Antoine Griemann, Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea complete the ranking.
Over the past 12 months, Salah earned a total of $37 million which include a salary of $24 million and endorsement deals worth $13 million.
During the period, the two-time African Footballer of the Year enjoyed success with Liverpool on continental and global level before helping them end their 30-year wait for a Premier League title in July.
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