Lionel Messi Tops Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar as World’s Highest-Paid Footballer

Lionel Messi’s annual earnings of €74 million (£59.3 million) saw him top Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona team-mate Neymar as the world’s highest-paid footballer in 2015. 
According to France Football (h/t AFP via Fox Sports), Ronaldo earned €67.4 million (£54 million), while Brazilian Neymar took in €43.5 million (£34.8 million) to keep the top three the same for the third year running.
The report explained that the estimates took into account “players’ pre-tax salaries, sponsorship revenues and various bonuses.”

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