Following a recent report from Forbes, Mohamed Salah has been identified as the fourth highest-paid footballer in world football.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JULY 22: Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrate with The Premier League trophy following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on July 22, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool via Getty Images)

Salah, 28, has become a global icon ever since joining Liverpool in 2017 and his growing status as one of the world’s leading athletes has been rewarded financially.

According to Forbes, The Egyptian forward takes home £27 million a year taking into account salary, rewards & endorsement deals.

Salah is placed behind only Cristiano Ronaldo (No. 2, $105m), Lionel Messi (No. 3, $104m) and Neymar (No. 4, $95.5m) from a footballing sense although the Liverpool man did finish above World Cup-winning forward Kylian Mbappe who placed fifth.

Salah climbed up the 2020 standings from 99th position in 2019 following an increase in earnings of $10 million.

 

His salary of $23.1 million accounts for almost two-thirds of his total earnings, whereby a highly commercialised contract at Liverpool boosts his earnings well beyond his £200,000 weekly pay packet he currently earns playing at Anfield (Spotrac).

While Liverpool’s strict wage structure ensures the books are appropriately balanced, Salah’s influence and status off the pitch has ensured his earnings have skyrocketed over the past 12 months and remain in an upward trajectory.

Liverpool’s on-field success that have included a Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and Super Cup triumphs will undoubtedly continue to see Salah’s stock rise from a financial sense which is only going to further benefit both parties going forward.

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Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah runs with the ball during the friendly test match Liverpool v FC Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria on August 25 2020. (Photo by BARBARA GINDL / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT (Photo by BARBARA GINDL/APA/AFP via Getty Images)

Salah’s endorsement deals with Adidas, Vodafone Egypt and Pepsi, among others, totalled a gargantuan sum $12 million, as the Liverpool star’s current stock as one of the world’s leading players continues to grow by the year.

Rodger Federer topped the list having edged past Ronaldo and Messi with eye-watering earnings throughout 2020 of $106.3 million.

 

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