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Messi Becomes Second Billionaire In Football History, Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest Earners



Star Player Lionel Messi has been listed as the highest paid footballer on earth for the year 2020 according to the new list from Forbes.

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Captain of Spanish giants Barcelona, according to Forbes, earns $1billion in pre-tax earnings in his football career. The magazine reports that the Argentina international is set to earn a whopping $126million (salary of $92million plus $34million in endorsements).

Messi leads his arch-rival and Juventus attacker Ronaldo with just a step as the later follows in second place with $117million.

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Neymar followed in third place with a set earning of $96million. The PSG winger switched his endorsement deal from Nike to Puma after his contract came to an end.

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