Christiano Ronaldo has been crowned Forbes’ 2021 highest-earning footballer as a result of his recent transfer to Manchester United, overtaking Lionel Messi.
Christiano Ronaldo is will now earn $125 million (£91.5m) before taxes during the 2021-22 season, with $70m (£51.25m) of that from his salary and bonuses for his return to Manchester United.
Commercial Deals help him earn $55m (£40m), Ronaldo is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world when it comes to sponsorship earnings.
Messi however will earn $110m (£80.5m) this season, $15 million (£11m) lesser than Ronaldo.
Neymar, Mbappe, and some other well-known players are on this list.
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