Lionel Messi tops wealth league ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo | …

first_imgLONDON: Lionel Messi has become the world’s richest footballer. According to Forbes Magazine’s list, Barcelona have overtaken Italian club Juventus’ Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in every aspect of the game. Messi’s revenue across all segments this year is $ 126 million.Messi, who receives $ 92 million in salary alone, earns $ 34 million through advertising deals. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is the second richest man in the world, has $ 117 million. Messi’s former teammate and French club PSG superstar Neymar is third. Neymar is worth $ 96 million. France’s Killian Mbabane, Neymar’s teammate at the French club, is the fourth richest footballer with $ 42 million.The English Premier League is the richest local football league. Mohamed Salah, the Egyptian player of champions Liverpool, is fifth on the list. Salah makes $ 37 million in and out of the field. Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba is sixth with $ 34 million. They are two of the three Premier League players in the top ten. Pogba’s teammate and Barcelona star Antonio Griezmann and Real’s Gareth Bale are seventh and eighth respectively. Bayern’s forward and Polish player Lewandowski has been named in the top ten from the German Bundesliga. Manchester United goalkeeper De Gea is also behind ninth-ranked Lewandowski.Messi is set to leave Barcelona after suffering an 8-2 defeat to UEFA Champions League champions Bayern Munich. However, his contract could last until next year, when he could leave the club with a 700 million ransom. With this, the player abandoned the move. With Barcelona offering another $ 83 million bonus, the player will not go down in the list of richest footballers anytime soon.last_img

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