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.
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.
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).