According to a list released by Forbes ranking of highest-paid soccer players globally, Egypt’s football idol and Liverpool forward, Muhammed Salah, is the only African soccer star to make it to the list of ten most paid football players in the world for this year.
Muhamed Salllah, ranked with total earnings of $37 million, occupies the fifth position in the world position trailing only behind Lionel Messi at the first position, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, respectively.
The high profiled Egyptian player is not only celebrated as a sporting legend in his native country but is also renowned for his charity. His foundation has facilitated providing monthly financial assistance in the form of an allowance to at least 450 members of his home community of Basyoun. In July this year, he donated an ambulance facility to his home village in the Nile Delta.
News reports emanating from gulfnews.com reveals that Sallah personally donated the sum of 15 million US dollars to his Egypt as it faces economic challenges in the battle against the novel coronavirus.
African players throughout the world are generally underpaid according to several surveys.
Below is the ranking released by Forbes together with the ranking.
1. Lionel Messi – $126m
2. Cristiano Ronaldo – $117m
3. Neymar – $96m
4. Kylian Mbappe – $42m
5. Mohamed Salah – $37m
6. Paul Pogba – $34m
7. Antoine Griezmann – $33m
8. Gareth Bale – $29m
9. Robert Lewandowski – $28m
10. David De Gea – $27