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Messi, third better sportsman paid of all the world

Published:8/06/2017 - 18:18h

Updated:8/06/2017 - 22:26h

The prestigious magazine "Forbes" desvela that the Portuguese of the Real Madrid leads the ranking of the 100 better sportsmen paid of the world. LeBron James occupies the second stair of the podium and Leo Messi (FC Barcelona) the complete

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Cristiano Ronaldo won 93 million euros in the year 2016 between wage, rights of image, advertising and sponsorships, fact that allows him lead by second consecutive year the list of better sportsmen paid of the world according to "Forbes".

The second position is for the player of basketball of Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James, that accredited an income by value of 86,2 million euros. Complete the podium the footballer of Barcelona Lionel Messi, with 80 millions.

The basketball surpasses to the football

The basketball is the sport with more representatives in the list. There are 32 players of the NBA between the 100 better paid. It follows him the baseball, with 22, the American football, with 19 representatives, and the football, with nine.

Apart from Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, the others seven footballers that appear in the ranking of Forbes are Neymar (37 millions), Gareth Bleat (34 millions), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (32 millions), Wayne Rooney (23,6 millions), Luis Suárez (23,3 millions), Kun Agüero (22,6 millions) and James Rodríguez. 

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