• Forbes names Ronaldo best-paid footballer ahead of Messi – See top 5

    Forbes names Ronaldo best-paid footballer ahead of Messi – See top 5

    U.S business magazine, Forbes, has named Cristiano Ronaldo, as the world’s highest-paid footballer and highest-paid team athlete.

    Real Madrid star Ronaldo was said to have earned a total of $82 million (£56.7m), with an annual salary of $53m (£36.7m) and $29m (£20m) in endorsements.

    The 31-year-old Portugal captain, who became the world’s most expensive player when he joined Madrid from Manchester United for £80m in 2009, signed a lucrative new five-year contract at the Bernabeu in 2013.

    Forbes, which also ranked Real Madrid […]