Five Highest-Paid Football Players Racked Up $415M In 2021


The year 2021 has been a pretty good year for the world’s best football players, who earned hundreds of millions of dollars through their lucrative sports contracts and heavy endorsement deals.

According to data presented by, the world’s five highest-paid footballers, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, took home pre-tax gross earnings of around $415 million this year.


Cristiano Ronaldo Earned $125M This Year, But Messi Has the Highest Salary

In the world of football, two giant names stand out, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. As the world’s top two footballers, the two players have flipped spots over the years and continued competing in total earnings and the number of won titles.

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The Statista and Forbes data show Cristiano Ronaldo edged out his rival in the 2021 rankings, earning $70 million through his salary and bonuses and a further $55 million in endorsements.

Also, 2021 made a full circle in his career. After three years in Italy, where he won the Serie A…

Source: Complete Sports

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