According to a recent survey in France Football magazine, Lionel Messi is the highest paid footballer in the world. In 2014 he earned a tidy sum of £47.8 million, equating to around £920,000 PER WEEK. Not bad.
The Barcelona superstar earns a basic salary of £26 million (lol) from his club, but his earnings are almost doubled from commercial deals. Becoming the ‘poster boy’ for EA Sports’ earned him a large sum and he’s also the joint face of Turkish Airlines with Didier Drogba.
The french magazine cited Cristiano Ronaldo as the second highest earning footballer with almost £10 million less than Messi with £39.7 million. Although Goal concluded that Ronaldo is the most valuable football player, with a calculated wealth of £152 million.
Following behind in 3rd is Neymar with £26.8 million.