– Cristiano Ronaldo has dropped from the football’s top 5 earners in the world
– Barcelona forward Lionel Messi occupies first position thanks to his recent deal
– Former Manchester United star Carlos Tevez occupies second
position on the list
Despite winning the last two editions of the FIFA Ballon d’Or, Real Madrid and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo has dropped out of football’s top five earners.
The former Sporting Lisbon winger could fall even further down should his ex club Manchester United announce the signing of Chilean star Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
Lionel Messi is top of the list after signing a £780,000-a-week massive new Barcelona contract and leaving his rival on the breadline.
Ronaldo comes into the picture in sixth place with his weekly take-home of £355,000 at Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has reportedly complained that he wants a pay rise at Spanish club Real Madrid which will bring him level with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.