Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is at this time the maximum paid soccer player in the world with $73 million in total earnings.
According to the most recent list by Forbes, the 29-year-old Portuguese star usurped the No. 1 spot from the now–retired David Beckham thanks to income totaling $49 million and $24 million in endorsement.
It’s a $30 million boost up in earnings for Ronaldo from last year, and the Spanish Primera now owns the peak two spots with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi next up with $65 million. Messi is expected to receive a raise of €13 million when his fresh deal is signed.
The list of highest-paid players is encumbered with stars exactingly from the English Premier League, Spanish Primera and France’s Ligue 1.
a number of players dropped, most particularly Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney. Both actually earned more money in 2014, but the likes of Paris Saint-Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Messi teammate Neymar posted exceptional earnings with higher salaries and endorsements from a year ago.
Ibrahimovic wasn’t even ranked in the top 10 last year, even as Neymar moved up from No. 8 to No. 4 after his first year in Spain………………..
No. 1 Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid: $73 million in total earnings. Reuters
This year’s Ballon d’Or recipient, the Portuguese racked up 31 goals and helped Real Madrid arrive at the Champions League final with his leadership and otherworldly scoring abilities. Ranking tops in income and endorsements, Ronaldo is by far the uppermost salaried player in the world.
No. 2 Lionel Messi, Barcelona: $65 million Reuters
The Argentine celebrity agreed to a new agreement, and whilst he hasn’t signed yet, his salary is set to go up and he could be No. 1 next year.
No. 3 Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint-Germain: $34 million Reuters
Known for both his unbelievable goals and cockiness on the pitch, Ibrahimovic has brought PSG back between the top clubs in Europe with two successive French Ligue 1 titles.
No. 4 Neymar, Barcelona: $28 million Reuters
The only player on the list who’s endorsements outweighed salary, Neymar has become a impression in Barcelona and looks to conduct Brazil to a sixth World Cup title in Rio this summer. He earned $12 million in salary, and $16 million from sponsor like Nike, Panasonic and Volkswagen.
No. 5 Radamel Falcao, AS Monaco: $26 million Reuters
A grim knee injury derailed the Colombian’s season, his first in Monaco, but he could still play a important role in his country’s World Cup bid.
No. 6 Gareth Bale, Real Madrid: $24 million Reuters
An amazing and record-breaking transfer to Real Madrid put lots of anxiety on Bale, but his winning-wonder goal in the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona solidified his place in Spain’s toughest league.
No. 7 Wayne Rooney, Manchester United: $22 million Reuters
Rooney and the Red Devils were walking through an English Premier League season oppressed, but the support of Nike, Samsung and Harper Collins held for 28 years in the black and the top 10.
No. 8 Sergio Aguero, Manchester City: $21 million Reuters
He helped City capture a second EPL title in the last three years with 17 goals, the fourth most in this league season.
No. 9 Yaya Toure, Manchester City: $21 million Reuters
Just below his teammate, Touré was third in the EPL with 20 goals and his contract is loaded with incentives that could skyrocket your wages next year if the city works well again.
No. 10 Fernando Torres, Chelsea: $20 million Reuters
Already considered one of the best strikers in the world, Torres may have played his last game at Stamford Bridge, but his endorsement deals with Adidas and Pepsi still place him among the highest paid.