Barcelona's Messi outstrips Man Utd star Ronaldo earnings

Barcelona star Lionel Messi outstripped great rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the earning stakes last season.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi outstripped great rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the earning stakes last season.

Messi, according to France Football, earned a massive €28.6 million last year through wages and endorsements, while Manchester United star Ronaldo raked in €18.3 million.

The top eight are:

1) David Beckham (LA Galaxy) - €32.4 million
2) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - €28.6 million
3) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - €18.3 million
4) Kaka (AC Miilan) - €15.1 million
5) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan) - €14 million
6) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) - €13.5 million
7) Frank Lampard (Chelsea) - €13 million
8) John Terry (Chelsea) - €11.7 million

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