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World’s highest paid footballer Lionel Messi

The French outlet have put together a list of the top 20 richest players, with salaries, bonuses and commercial revenue factored in.

And it’s Lionel Messi who leads the way by quite a distance. It’s reported that the five-time Ballon d’Or accrues a whopping €13017 million-per-year overall, earning €17 million more than Cristiano Ronaldo despite the Portuguese superstar signing an improved deal with Juventus and being an absolute marketing machine.