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Friday, May 13, 2016

Ronaldo tops the list of world highest-paid Football stars- See List of Top 20

Forbe has released the list of highest earners in Football.  Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list with $82m in earnings and endorsements.

That put the 31-year-old Portugal captain ahead of Barcelona rival Lionel Messi ($77m), with Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic a distant third on $37m.   Ronaldo, a three-time FIFA Ballon d'Or winner, is now the best-paid team athlete across all sport.  

Listed below are top 20 highest paid footballers:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - $82 million
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - $77m
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) - $37m
4. Neymar (Barcelona) - $36m
5. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) - $34m
6. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - $26m
7. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) - $24m
8. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) - $23m
9. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) - $22m
10. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) - $21m
11. James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) - $21m
12. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) - $20m
13. Radamel Falcao (Chelsea) - $19m
14. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) - $18m
15. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) - $18m
16. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United) - $18m
17. Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain) - $18m
18. Robin van Persie (Fenerbahce) - $17m
19. David Silva (Manchester City) - $17m
20. Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - $15m


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