Cristiano Ronaldo Tops Lionel Messi in Earnings: Report

Updated: 27 March 2017 22:12 IST

Messi's Brazilian teammate Neymar is third with 55.5 million euros ahead of Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (41m) and Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi (28.5m), who plays for Hebei Fortune in the Chinese Super League.

Cristiano Ronaldo Tops Lionel Messi in Earnings: Report
Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17, with 87.5 million euros ($95.3m) in earnings. © AFP

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17, with 87.5 million euros ($95.3m) in earnings, ahead of his Argentinian rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi (76.5m), according to figures to appear in Tuesday's edition of France Football.

Messi's Brazilian teammate Neymar is third with 55.5 million euros ahead of Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (41m) and Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi (28.5m), who plays for Hebei Fortune in the Chinese Super League.

Manchester United's Jose Mourinho is the best paid coach, with income of 28 million euros, the magazine said.

France Football said it based its figures on salary, bonuses and advertising income for the 2016-2017 season.

Topics : Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro Lionel Andres Messi Football
Highlights
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17
  • Ronaldo earned 87.5 million euros in 2016-17
  • Ronaldo beat Lionel Messi and Neymar
Related Articles
Real Madrid Complete Spanish Super Cup Rout Of Barcelona
Real Madrid Complete Spanish Super Cup Rout Of Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo's Appeal Against Five-Match Ban Rejected
Cristiano Ronaldo's Appeal Against Five-Match Ban Rejected
Cristiano Ronaldo Handed Five-Match Ban For Ref Push
Cristiano Ronaldo Handed Five-Match Ban For Ref Push
Show Comments
Advertisement