Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leapfrog long-term rival Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football participant in the world, in accordance to Forbes.
Following his cross lower back to Manchester United, the Portuguese movie star is forecast to earn $125 million earlier than taxes this season — with $70 million coming from his profits and bonuses alone.
Messi, meanwhile, is set to earn $110 million in the 2021-22 season, making him the second-highest earner in the game.
The 34-year-old joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona this yr and is expected to earn greater than Ronaldo in phrases of profits — $75 million.
The World’s Highest-Paid Football Players
Cristiano Ronaldo — $125M
Lionel Messi — $110M
Neymar — $95M
Kylian Mbappe — $43M
Mohamed Salah — $41M
Robert Lewandowski — $35M
Andres Iniesta — $35M
Paul Pogba — $34M
Gareth Bale — $32M
Eden Hazard — $29M
*expected salary for 2021-22 season
But Ronaldo — who is the most famous athlete on social media with greater than five hundred million followers throughout Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, in accordance to Forbes — brings in $55 million in endorsements in contrast to Messi’s $35 million.
Messi’s PSG teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe sit down 0.33 and fourth on the list, with the duo predicted to earn $95 million and $43 million respectively.
Neymar, who these days signed a four-year extension, is predicted to earn greater than Ronaldo in phrases of on-field revenue ($75 million) however has nowhere close to the equal pulling electricity when it comes to endorsements, forecast to carry in $20 million.
Overall, the Parisian facet owns three of the pinnacle 5 highest-earning gamers on the planet, as it appears to collect a group succesful of triumphing the coveted Champions League trophy for the first time.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah makes up the pinnacle five, with the Egyptian predicted to earn $41 million this season.
Forbes compiles its listing by using speakme to clubs, sponsors, participant sellers and monetary specialists and estimates the pinnacle 10 earners will accumulate pretax income of $585 million this season, an extend on final year’s haul of $570 million.