Most of the people know about the two best male footballers in the world Ronaldo and Messi. But how many of you know that they are also the highest paid footballers on and off the ground. There is only a slight difference in the money that separates them in the list but the greatness makes them entirely different from each other.

Not much of the people have the idea about how much the world known footballers earn, so we have compiled the list of 10 highest paid footballers of the World and you will be shocked after reading this.

The payment figures are in the USD and the details consist of their soccer salaries, bonuses, and endorsements earned in 2015. Do not get your heart racing as the list starts with two of everyone’s favourites.

Goal Them All Here:

1. CRISTIANO RONALDO, REAL MADRID / PORTUGAL

cristiano ronaldo
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Total Income: $82 million
Salary & Bonus: $53 million
Endorsements: $29 million
Leading Sponsors: Nike, Herbalife, Tag Heuer, Clear, Pestana Hotel Group

2. LIONEL MESSI, BARCELONA / ARGENTINA

LIONEL MESSI
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Total Income: $77 million
Salary & Bonus: $51 million
Endorsements: $26 million
Leading Sponsors: Adidas, Gatorade, Lays, EA Sports

3. ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC, PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN / SWEDEN

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC
image source: skysports.com

Total Income: $37 million
Salary & Bonus: $30 million
Endorsements: $7 million
Leading Sponsors: Nike, Volvo, Vitamin Well

4. NEYMAR JR, BARCELONA / BRAZIL

NEYMAR JR
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Total Income: $36 million
Salary & Bonus: $14 million
Endorsements: $22 million
Leading Sponsors: Nike, Rexona, Clear, Panasonic

5. GARETH BALE, REAL MADRID / WALES

GARETH BALE
image source: skysports.com

Total Income: $34 million
Salary & Bonus: $24 million
Endorsements: $10 million
Leading Sponsors: Adidas, BT Sport, Sony Xperia

6. WAYNE ROONEY, MANCHESTER UNITED / ENGLAND

WAYNE ROONEY
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Total Income: $26 million
Salary & Bonus: $20 million
Endorsements: $6 million
Leading Sponsors: Nike, Harper Collin

7. SERGIO AGUERO, MANCHESTER CITY / ARGENTINA

SERGIO AGUERO
image source: skysports.com

Total Income: $24 million
Salary & Bonus: $17 million
Endorsements: $7 million
Leading Sponsors: Puma, Pepsi, EA Sports

8. LUIS SUAREZ, BARCELONA / URUGUAY

LUIS SUAREZ
image source: sportal.co.nz

Total Income: $23 million
Salary & Bonus: $18 million
Endorsements: $5 million
Leading Sponsors: Adidas, Pepsi, Abitab

9. EDEN HAZARD, CHELSEA / BELGIUM

EDEN HAZARD
image source: cbc.ca

Total Income: $22 million
Salary & Bonus: $18 million
Endorsements: $4 million
Leading Sponsors: Nike, Topps, Lotus Bakeries

10. CESC FABREGAS, CHELSEA / SPAIN

CESC FABREGAS
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Total Income: $21 million
Salary & Bonus: $16 million
Endorsements: $5 million
Leading Sponsors: Puma, Beats by Dre

And you thought only actors and cricketers make money out of the game and advertising.

Take your time to get out of the surprise that just hit you.

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12 May 2016
Avni S.Singh

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