Messi pips Ronaldo in Football rich list, 3 Premier League stars in top ten

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has beaten Cristiano Ronaldo to top the list of the world’s richest footballer.

According to reports, the Argentine star earned around £98 million last season and Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo was second with earnings of around £91 million.

PSG duo Neymar and Mbappe were third and fourth on the list respectively. 

Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah was fifth and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba was sixth on the list.

The only other Premier League player on the list was David De Gea.

Apparently Lionel Messi earned around £71.6 million in salary and £26.4 million through endorsements.

There is no doubt that the Argentine is the best player of his generation and it is hardly a surprise that he’s topping the list of the highest earners as well.

The Barcelona player was linked with a move away from Spain this summer but it seems that he has changed his mind and he will continue at Camp Nou next season.

Barcelona have been struggling to win the top honours over the last few seasons and Messi will be hoping to turn things around this coming year. The Argentine superstar will want to win the Champions League and the La Liga once again.

It will be interesting to see if the Spanish outfit can help Messi fulfil his ambitions this coming season. They have already appointed Ronald Koeman as the new manager and the Dutchman will have a massive challenge in front of him this year.