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Who’s Richer – Messi or Ronaldo? The 2015 Goal Rich List

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We can debate all day about who the better player is, but who’s on top when it comes to the footballing rich list? Is it Messi or Ronaldo? Goal.com have recently released their annual study of active footballers’ wealth for 2015. The study is based on income streams including salary and endorsements and all of the information is sourced from public and reputable sources.

For the second year in a row, it is Ronaldo that tops the footballing rich list, with an incredible personal wealth of €210m. This has been boosted by bonuses for winning the Champions League, the Club World Cup as well as the Ballon d’Or.

1st Ronaldo - €210m, 2nd Messi - €200m

The results of Goal’s study highlights Ronaldo’s considerable off-field income, as Messi actually has the edge in terms of salaries. According to the BBC, Lionel Messi earns a massive €20,800,000 per year, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo earns €18,200,000 per year.

The full list of the 20 richest footballers, courtesy of Goal.com, is below:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo – €210m
  2. Lionel Messi – €200m
  3. Neymar – €135m
  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – €105m
  5. Wayne Rooney – €103m
  6. Kaka – €96m
  7. Samuel Eto’o – €87m
  8. Raul – €85m
  9. Ronaldinho – €83m
  10. Frank Lampard – €80m
  11. Bastian Schweinsteiger – €75m
  12. Rio Ferdinand – €72m
  13. Gigi Buffon – €68m
  14. Steven Gerrard – €64m
  15. Yaya Toure – €62m
  16. Franck Ribery – €61m
  17. Francesco Totti – €60m
  18. Gerard Pique – €58m
  19. Sergio Aquero – €58m
  20. John Terry – €56m

See the full list on Goal.com

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