Cristiano Ronaldo Officially Overtakes Lionel Messi To Become Forbes 2021 Highest Paid Footballer

Latest report gathered from the world of sports indicates that Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has assisted him to overtake Lionel Messi to officially become Forbes’ most highest-earning footballer for 2021.

As per the report gathered Cristiano Ronaldo is will officially earn a whopping $125 million (£91.5m) before taxes during the 2021-22 season, with $70m (£51.25m) of that from his compensation and rewards for his return to Manchester United.

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With $55m (£40m) of his profit coming from commercial deals, Ronaldo is one of the most generously compensated sportsman on the planet with regards to sponsorship income.

Messi, in the interim will earn $110m (£80.5m) this season while his new Paris Saint-Germain colleagues Neymar and Kylian Mbappe come third and fourth in the Forbes list respectively.

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Just three other dynamic competitors get more cash-flow financially than Ronaldo: Roger Federer ($90m/£66m), LeBron James ($65m/£48m) and Tiger Woods ($60m/44m).