Highest Paid Footballer in the World – According to Forbes and Goal.com record of the year Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid footballer in the world earning a massive £288,000 a week which is after tax which means he cost around £575,000 a week to Real Madrid if we count the tax Real Madrid has to pay on his salary which is around 52% in Spain.
Not only that he his the highest paid footballer earner but also the highest paid player in Real Madrid – seconded by Gareth Bale (£256,000) from the same club.
Here are the list of Top 15 2015 World’s Highest Paid Footballer in the World with their weekly paid amount.
List of 2015 World’s Highest Paid Footballer in the World
|NO#||NAMES PLAYERS||AMOUNT PAID WEEKLY|
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||£288,000 after tax|
|2||Lionel Messi||£275,000 after tax|
|5||Robin Van Persie||£250,000|
|13||Angel Di Maria||£200,000|
Cristiano Ronaldo – £288,000 a week (After tax)
Endorsement Deals: Nike, Coca-Cola, Castrol, Konami, Motorola, Herbalife, KFC, Tag Heuer, Emirates and Armani. He owns 50 percent of his image rights with the club at the same time he has many endorsement deals with major brands
Lionel Messi – £275,000 a week (After tax)
His Endorsement Deals are as follows: Adidas, Turkish Airlines, Pepsi Herbalife, EA Sports, Dolce & Gabanna, Gillette. He also enjoy many endorsement deals with major brands most of are the competitors of ronaldos brand, for example he endorses Pepsi while ronaldo endorse Coca Cola, he has adidas as his sponsor while ronaldo has nike. So they are in competition both on and off the field.
Wayne Rooney – £250,000 a week
His Endorsement deals are as follows: Nike, Coca Cola, EA Sports. Rooney’s major endorsement deal is with Nike and previously he also had deal with EA Sports for their FIFA franchise games.