Football player of the Spanish club “Barcelona” Lionel Messi topped the ranking of the highest paid football players of the year according to Forbes magazine, according to the publication’s website on Monday, September 14.
In 2020, the income of the 33-year-old athlete amounted to $ 126 million, of which $ 34 million are advertising contracts.
Behind him is the 35-year-old captain and striker of the Portuguese national football team Cristiano Ronaldo, who earned $117 million this year. The Brazilian football player of the French club PSG Neymar closed the top three with an income of $96 million.
In August, Messi announced his intention to leave Barcelona. Information about this was confirmed by the leadership of the Spanish club. However, later the player changed his mind.