Forbes named the highest paid football player in the world


Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi has been named the world’s highest paid footballer in 2018 by Forbes magazine.

According to the publication, Messi’s annual income from June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018 amounted to $111 million, $84 million of which was from the player’s salaries and bonuses at Barcelona, ​​and $27 million from advertising revenue. According to Sport-Express, a new contract with the Catalan club helped him to be on the first line, according to which the striker earns $667,000 a week.

In addition, the 30-year-old Argentine for the first time outstripped Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo on the Forbes list, whose income was $108 million, $61 million of which was salaries and bonuses, and $47 million was advertising revenue. The third line of the rating went to the striker of the Brazilian national team and the French PSG Neymar. His total income was $90 million, of which $73 million came from salaries and $17 million from advertising.

On June 11, it became known that Lionel Messi thought about ending his career in the national team.

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