A new distinction for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese striker climbed back to first place in the Forbes ranking of the highest paid football players in the world.
He returns in front of Lionel Messi.
The new Manchester United player is expected to earn $ 125 million pre-tax in the 2021/2022 season.
Also according to the American magazine, of the total sum that would receive the fivefold Golden Ball, $ 75 million correspond to his salary and his signing bonus for his return to Old Trafford.
The remaining 55 million relate to its partnerships with Nike, Herbalife and Clear as well as the development of its CR7 brand.
Having started with underwear, CR7 now represents perfume, eyewear, hotels and gyms.
The former Juventus and Real Madrid striker has a fairly large strike force thanks to his immense popularity on social networks.
At the start of 2021, he became the first person in the world to exceed 500 million subscribers through the three platforms Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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Cristiano Ronaldo thus passed in front of Lionel Messi who still remains on the second step of the podium.
The new darling of Paris-Saint-Germain is expected to touch $ 110 million.
A sum equally distributed with 75 million dollars collected on the pre and 35 million due to its various partnerships, in particular with Adidas.
Three Parisians in the top 5 and two French in the top 10
With the new Parisian number 30, we find the Brazilian Neymar in third place to complete the podium.
He is followed by French striker Kylian Mbappé in fourth position ahead of Mohammed Salah and Robert Lewandowski.
Catalan legend, exiled in Japan, Andres Iniesta then took seventh place.
A length further, the number 6 of Manchester United and the French team Paul Pogba is found in eighth position in the standings.
Real Madrid strikers Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard are the last two players in the Top 10 highest paid footballers in the world.
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In the Forbes ranking of the world's highest paid athletes in 2021, it was UFC champion Conor Mcgregor who took the lead with $ 180 million.