Real Madrid and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten
Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi to second place
in the best paid footballer in 2016-2017.
According to France Football, Ronaldo’s earning for 2016-2017
Messi was second with $76.5m, while his Barcelona
teammate Neymar is third with 55.5 million euros.
Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale is in fourth spot
on $41m and Argentina’s Ezequiel Lavezzi who plays for Hebei
Fortune in the Chinese Super League is placed fifth on
For the highest earning coach, Manchester United manager
Jose Mourinho is number one, with income of 28 million euros.
France Football said it based its figures on salary, bonuses
and advertising income for the 2016-2017 season.