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Ronaldo and Real Madrid topped the ranking of "Forbes"

Ronaldo and Real Madrid topped the ranking of "Forbes"

The influential American magazine "Forbes" has published its annual ranking of the highest-paid players in the world. First in importance in the ranking is the star of Spanish club Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to estimates by the publication in 2013, Ronaldo has won 73 million dollars. From them 49 million were fromsalary and bonuses in the club, and the remaining $ 24 million came from advertisements for such companies as "Nike", "Samsung", "Tag Heuer", "Fly Emirates" and "Herbalife" .

In September last year, Ronaldo signed with the club a new five-year contract under which will receive a record 206 million dollars. In January, he received the "Golden Ball" - an annual award for the best player in the world. Second in the ranking ranks the forward of Spanish football club Barcelona - the Argentine Lionel Messi, who last year earned 65 million dollars.

His contract with the club brought him 42 million dollars, while the rest came from advertising contracts with "Adidas", "Samsung", "Pepsi", "Turkish Airlines" and "Herbalife." "Forbes" notes that Messi will soon sign a new contract with Barcelona, the financial conditions that will not yield to those of Ronaldo's contract with Real.

Third 'Forbes' puts the Swedish striker for French Paris Saint Germain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who earned $ 30 million on his contract with the club and 4 million advertising for "Nike" and "Volvo".

"The modest" revenue of Ibrahimovic from advertising is determined by the fact that his team failed to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil. Among the top five highest paid players in the world ranks Barcelona striker Neymar - with $ 28 million and the forward Radamel Falcao from the French Monaco - $ 26 million.

Last year's rating of "Forbes" is headed by Englishman David Beckham, followed by Ronaldo and Messi - third.

"Forbes" has published a list of the most expensive football clubs in the world. In a set of value of the players, infrastructure and other assets palm of the leadership is held by Real Madrid, who last year was notable. It is currently estimated at 3.44 billion dollars. Barcelona is 3.2 billion dollars, Manchester United 2.82 billion, the German Bayern with 1.85 billion dollars and the British Arsenal with 1.33 billion.

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