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Rudy Gobert, highest-paid French sportsman in the world

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1. Rudy Gobert: 33.4 million euros per year between 2021 and 2026

Utah was counting on its two-time best defenseman of the year (in 2018 and 2019) for the future: Rudy Gobert signed a 5-year contract extension on Sunday, XXL salary at stake. The Frenchman has committed until 2026 against 167.2 million euros (205 million dollars), or 33.4 million euros per year. With this salary, he enters a new dimension, becoming the third highest-paid player in NBA history (behind Antetokounmpo and Westbrook) and the first pivot in this ranking. As well as the highest-paid French sportsman of all time.

2. Nicolas Batum: 21.6 million euros between 2016 and 2021

Four years before Rudy Gobert, it was Nicolas Batum who had pioneered long-term contracts across the Atlantic. In 2016, the Charlotte Hornets broke their piggy bank to afford the services of the winger, who had pledged 108 million euros ($ 120 million) over 5 years, or 21.6 million euros per year. The Frenchman, who recently signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, ultimately did not complete his contract but is expected to earn his final season’s salary over the next few years.

3. Antoine Griezmann: 20 million euros in 2019

His desire to leave in Catalonia, then his choice to finally stay at Atlético, had allowed Antoine Griezmann to negotiate a record contract in 2018-2019. Doubling his salary from the previous year, the striker earned around 20 million euros during his season in Madrid, not counting his advertising contracts. By signing for FC Barcelona the following year, he slightly revised his salary ambitions downwards, since he no longer receives “only” 17.3 million euros, which is enough to make him the 60th best athlete. paid from the planet.

4. Paul Pogba: 18.8 million euros in 2020

His signing at Manchester United in 2016 was one of all records. The Red Devils, having spent 120 million euros to acquire it, had offered a lucrative welcome to Paul Pogba on his arrival in England. In 2020, for his penultimate year of the contract, the midfielder receives 18.8 million euros in salary, excluding bonuses. Like his France teammate, he too enjoys significant sponsorship spinoffs, which allows Forbes to estimate his annual income at 23.3 million euros in total.

5. Kylian Mbappé: 17 million euros in 2020

No Tony Parker, nor Zinédine Zidane, who have long dominated the ranking of the best paid French athletes, for this top 5. It is Kylian Mbappé who leads the way, with the contract he signed until 2021 with PSG. According to Forbes, the striker would receive nearly 17 million euros annually from the Ile-de-France club, plus any bonuses. A sum to which he can add his advertising revenues: the face of Nike and Hublot, he would earn more than 10 million euros additional per year thanks to his various contracts.

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