According to France Football, France’s Lionel Messi (Argentine / FC Barcelona) earned 126 million euros (39.2 billion forints) as the world’s best-earning footballer in the 2017/18 season.
In addition to paying from the club, the account also took into account bonuses, sponsorship and advertising revenue.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese / Real Madrid) and Cristiano Ronaldo (81.5 million euros) followed Messi with a total of € 94 million, followed by Neymar (Brazil / Paris Saint-Germain) with € 44 million for Gareth Bale (welsh / Real Madrid) and 29 million for fifth Gérard Piqué (Spanish / Barcelona) is far behind the top earner.
A year earlier Ronaldo (87.5) finished in the first place, Messi (76.5).
For coaches, José Mourinho is the first Portuguese coach in Manchester United to look for 26 million euros this season. The second behind him is Marcello Lippi (Italian / Chinese captain) with 23 million euros, while third Diego Simeone (Argentine / Atlético Madrid) with 22 million. Zinédine Zidane (French / Real Madrid) and 20 million Josep Guardiola (Spanish / Manchester City) are looking for 21 million euros.