Lionel Messi Beats Cristiano Ronaldo As The Best Paid Player In The World

Lionel Messi has been revealed as the best paid player in the game ahead of Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sports Illustrated have released their ‘Fortunate 50’ list.

For football, the Barcelona star with €30.5m came out above Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in the list, who earned €27.1m and €23m respectively.

The following are the Top 8 footballers in the world :

1. Lionel Messi ($43,800,000)
2. Cristiano Ronaldo ($38,800,000)
3. Wayne Rooney ($29,200,000)
4. Kaka ($27,300,000)
5. David Beckham ($26,800,000)
6. Ronaldinho ($25,800,000)
7. Carlos Tevez ($21,700,000)
8. Frank Lampard ($20,100,000)

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