Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s highest earning professional footballer. Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been revealed to be the world’s highest earning professional footballer. He is surpassing Paris star Lionel Messi from Saint-Germain Many former champions are completed.
A report from financial and banking website Forbes Sports Money and ufabet has released the latest data set for 2021. After the European summer market closed at the end of August. Therefore, the official wage figure came out.
It appears that the 36-year-old Portuguese striker, who moved from Juventus to return to play for Manchester United. He has become the richest professional player with a figure of $125 million. That divided into $70 million in main income and revenue from Product-Sponsor, another 55 million US dollars.
In second place is Messi, 34, with full-year earnings of $110 million. That divided into $75 million in competitive wages and $35 million in product-sponsorship income.
Other interesting rankings because they are players from the English Premier League. That is namely No. 5 Mohamed Salah 29 of Liverpool. His annual income is $41 million, consisting of $25 million in wages and revenue from the product-sponsor for another 16 million US dollars
Another top 10 come from the elite league is Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. He is coming in 8th place with annual revenue of $34 million. The consisting of $27 million in wages and revenue from merchandise – players support another $7 million.