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Cristiano is highest-paid player, Messi third – Forbes


Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, beating out NBA star LeBron James. 
Footballers on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes:

1 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): $93m (€82.5m, £71.7m)

2 Lionel Messi (Barcelona): $80m (€71m, £61.7m)

3 Neymar (Barcelona): $37m (€xm, £28.5m)

4 Gareth Bale (Real Madrid): $34m (€32.8m, £26.2m)

5 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United): $32m (€28.4m, £24.6m)

6 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United): $23.6m (€20.9m, £18.2m)

7 Luis Suarez (Barcelona): $23.3m (€20.6m, £17.9m)

8 Sergio Aguero (Manchester City): $22.6m (€20m, £17.4m)

9 James Rodriguez (Real Madrid): $21.9m (€19.4m, £16.8m)

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