The highest income in the world Messi or Ronaldo?
Lionel Messi, who recently extended his contract with Barcelona, has become the most expensive player in the world, according to club president Joseph Maria. “He is the best player in the world and we pay him as the best player in the world and in the history of football,” Bartomeu said in an interview with Mundo Deportivo. Player of the Year 5 times, until 2021 without revealing the value of the contract.
Messi was the third player in the ranking of the top players with an income of 80 million US dollars, including 53 million salaries and bonuses, according to the classification of the magazine “Forbes” specialized in early June 2017, before the extension of his contract.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the title with 93 million US dollars, including 58 salaries and bonuses, followed by US basketball player LeBron James (86.2 million dollars, including 31.2 salaries and bonuses). According to AFP.
Messi, who joined the club when he was 13, will remain the top scorer in the history of the Catalan giants by scoring 507 goals in 583 official matches, until he reaches the age of 34, possibly until the end of his career. Is playing in Rosario, his hometown of Newell’s Old Boys, and he is spending his honeymoon in Argentina after his marriage on June 30 with his girlfriend and mother of two children, Antonella Russotto.
Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo, the 32-year-old star, kept top of Forbes magazine’s list of top-grossing athletes for the second consecutive year with revenues of $ 93 million, distributed over 58 million footballs and $ 35 million in other revenues. Care contracts.
Ronaldo led his side in Cardiff to retain the Champions League title after beating Juventus 4-1 in the final, and the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA champion LeBron James was second on the list with revenues of $ 86.2 million, after he was in 18th place last year. James was the “King” in the center instead of Argentine Lionel Messi, who came third with $ 80 million, James was one of the 32 players in the American basketball league among the richest 100 athletes, came the star tennis Roger Federer fourth (64 million) and star Golden State Wrestling American Kevin Durant V. (60.6 million). According to AFP.
American tennis star Serena Williams, who has 23 Grand Slam titles (Australia, Paris and Wimbledon in London and New York), was the only woman on the list with $ 27 million in revenue, 19 of which were sponsorship contracts. She was ranked 51st, “Forbes” proceeds from sponsorship contracts and the like, salaries, awards and incentives between 1 June 2016 and 1 June 2017.