Cristiano Ronaldo Forbes’ highest-earning footballer- Cristiano Ronaldo big-money move to Manchester United saw him replacing Lionell Messi as the highest paid footballer in the world according top the latest rankings realeased by Fobes.
Highest-earning footballer- Ronaldo is set to earn $125 million before taxes amid the 2021-22 season, with $70m of that coming from his salary and bonuses for his return to Old Trafford.
Messi, in the mean time, sits fair behind him at $110m with his modern Paris Saint-Germain team-mates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe rounding out the beat four.
Forbes’ top 10 highest-earning footballer
Top 10 highest earners in soccer:
- Cristiano Ronaldo – $125 million
- Lionel Messi – $110 million
- Neymar – $95 million
- Kylian Mbappe – $43 million
- Mohamed Salah – $41 million
- Robert Lewandowski – $35 million
- Andres Iniesta – $35 million
- Paul Pogba – $34 million
- Gareth Bale – $32 million
- Eden Hazard – $29 million
How does Ronaldo compare to other athletes?
With $55m of his profit coming from commercial bargains, Ronaldo is one of the highest-paid athletes within the world when it comes to sponsorship profit.
Only three other active competitors make more commercially than the Manchester United star: Roger Federer ($90m/£66m), LeBron James ($65m/£48m) and Tiger Woods ($60m/44m).
In add up to, the 10 highest-paid footballers are set to collect pretax profit of around $585m (£428m) this season, up from final year’s add up to of around $570m (£471m).