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Sport Ronaldo set to be highest paid footballer

00:15  23 september  2021
00:15  23 september  2021 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Ronaldo is set to earn more than Messi this season. The American business magazine claims Ronaldo will earn £92MILLION this season - £51.3m coming from his eye-watering Man Utd salary. The forward completed a return to Old Trafford on deadline day and the rest of his staggering earnings will But there is a significant gap between the Brazilian and PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe, 22, who is set to earn £32m. The Frenchman, 22, is the youngest player on Forbes' list and is tipped to be one of the sport's best- paid players for years to come. Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah, 29, is fifth on the list

Cristiano Ronaldo has replaced Lionel Messi as the highest - paid footballer in the world, according to latest rankings released by Forbes. Ronaldo is set to make 5m (£91.63m) before taxes in the 2021-22 season after moving back to Manchester United with m (£51.31m) coming from his salary and bonuses at Old Trafford, according to Forbes. The 36-year-old is set to earn an estimated m (£40.31m) from commercial deals, with only three athletes set to earn more from sponsorship; Roger Federer (m, £65.97m), LeBron James (m, £47.64m) and Tiger Woods (m, £43.98m).

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leapfrog long-term rival Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes.

Following his move back to Manchester United, the Portuguese superstar is forecast to earn $125 million before taxes this season -- with $70 million coming from his salary and bonuses alone.

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Messi, meanwhile, is set to earn $110 million in the 2021-22 season, making him the second-highest earner in the game.

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Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Lionel Messi as world's highest - paid soccer player. With his gargantuan earnings at Barcelona reported to be the catalyst that drove his expedited departure from his boyhood club, Messi took a significant pay cut to join PSG in August. Fear not though as the Argentine is still set to take home m in wages, which will be further supplemented by an estimated m in commercial endorsements from Adidas and Pepsi among other brand partners.

With $ 125 million in pre-tax income, Cristiano Ronaldo will be the highest - paid player in the world in the 2021-2022 season, according to Forbes in its annual ranking of the best paid footballers . The Portuguese is ahead of Lionel Messi (110 million), the Brazilian Neymar (95) and the French Kylian Mbappé (43). Mohamed Salah is , meanwhile, with $ 41 million. Among the highest paid players are also Pole Robert Lewandowski (35 million) and midfielder Andres Iniesta, ranked 7th. The top 10 is completed by Paul Pogba (34 million), Gareth Bale (32 million) and Eden Hazard 10th (29 million).

Cristiano Ronaldo standing in front of a crowd:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United laughing all the way to the bank. © Getty Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United laughing all the way to the bank.

The 34-year-old joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona this year and is anticipated to earn more than Ronaldo in terms of salary -- $75 million

But Ronaldo -- who is the most popular athlete on social media with more than 500 million followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, according to Forbes -- brings in $55 million in endorsements compared to Messi's $35 million.

Messi's PSG teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe sit third and fourth on the list, with the duo expected to earn $95 million and $43 million respectively.

a football player on a field: Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain reacts following the UEFA Champions League group A match between Club Brugge KV and Paris Saint-Germain at Jan Breydel Stadium on September 15, 2021 in Brugge, Belgium. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) © Getty Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain reacts following the UEFA Champions League group A match between Club Brugge KV and Paris Saint-Germain at Jan Breydel Stadium on September 15, 2021 in Brugge, Belgium. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Neymar, who recently signed a four-year extension, is expected to earn more than Ronaldo in terms of on-field earnings ($75 million) but has nowhere near the same pulling power when it comes to endorsements, forecast to bring in $20 million.

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Sir Alex Ferguson likens Ronaldo's debut to 'Caesar entering Rome' .
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