Messi has been bounced by Ronaldo as the World highest paid football earners

Written by on September 22, 2021

Professional Portugal footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo,  who recently moved to Manchester United, plays as a forward, has outsold his Paris Saint-Germain counter, Lionel Messi, as the highest earner in world football.

Messi has just recently joined PSG from FC Barcelona and his current earning is reportedly around €94 million gross, with a salary of €64 million.

According to Forbes, Ronaldo is set to earn $125 million before taxes in the 2021-22 season, with $70 million coming from salary and bonus for his return to United. Other income earnings are gotten from personal endorsements and partnerships with brands.

The list below are the top 10 highest football earners compiled by Forbes:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – £91.5m ($125m)

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2. Lionel Messi – £80.5m ($110m)

3. Neymar – £69.5m ($95m)

4. Kylian Mbappe – £31.5m ($43m)

5. Mohamed Salah – £30m ($41m)

6. Robert Lewandowski – £26m ($35m)

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7. Andres Iniesta – £26m ($35m)

8. Paul Pogba – £25m ($34m)

9. Gareth Bale – £23.5m ($32m)

10. Eden Hazard – £21m ($29m)

 

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