Rabat - Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the highest-paid footballer in the world by US Forbes Magazine with total earnings of 79.6 million dollars.
Rabat – Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the highest-paid footballer in the world by US Forbes Magazine with total earnings of 79.6 million dollars.
The Real Madrid star has also been ranked the third highest-paid athlete in the world, beating Barcelona rival Leo Messi, who came 4th with $73.8 million dollars.
Floyed Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have been named the world’s top two highest paid athletes in Forbes’ annual rich list.
The boxers earned a combined $460 million in the past 12 months, mostly from their Las Vegas ‘fight of the century’ at the MGM Arena back in May.
Mayweather’s $ 300 million earnings put him atop Forbes annual list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the second year in a row.
Top paid footballers are:
1. £51.7m Cristiano Ronaldo
2. £48.m Lionel Messi
3. £25.4m Zlatan Ibrahimovic
4. £22.8m Gareth Bale
5. £20.2m Neymar
6. £18.9m James Rodriguez
7. £17.5m Wayne Rooney
8. £16.8m Radamel Falcao
9. £16.2m Sergio Aguero
10. £13.7m Luis Suarez