C’ Ronaldo Listed 3rd World Highest Paid Athlete, Messi Follows

The distinct line as been shown in the battle for superiority between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the world Highest paid athletes ranking recently compiled.
the Real Madrid- Portuguese, Cristiano Ronaldo was placed the third highest paid athlete in the world with his fore La-liga contender, Lionel Messi of Barcelona FC right behind him. This was in accordance with a famous US business magazine, Forbes.

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The Real Madrid star was said to have earned a total of $82 million (£56.7m), with an annual salary of $53m (£36.7m) and $29m (£20m) in endorsements.
The 31-year-old Portugal captain, who became the world’s highest paid player in football, when he joined Madrid from Manchester United for £80m in 2009, signed a lucrative new five-year contract at the Bernabeu in 2013.
Forbes, which also ranked Real Madrid as football’s most valuable club, said Ronaldo, a three-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner, is now the best-paid team athlete across all sport.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner, was second in the list on $77m (£53.3m), with the 28-year-old’s $51m (£35.3m) salary augmented by $26m (£18m) in endorsements. The Argentina captain renewed his Barca contract in 2014.
Forbes reported that Ronaldo has made $550m (£380.9m) over the course of his 14-year playing career, which began with Sporting Lisbon, while Messi, who has spent his entire career with Barca, has made $450m (£311.5m) in his 11 years.
Former basketball star Kobe Bryant, who retired in April, is the only team sport athlete to have made more than Ronaldo, with Forbes reporting that he earned $680m (£470.8m) in a career that lasted 17 years, while Floyd Mayweather (Boxer) stands on top of the ranking as the highest paid athlete in the world.
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