- Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are among the best footballers in the world
- These two stars have made big money in football since they started their careers
- Messi is currently playing for Spanish giants Barcelona while Ronaldo plays for Juventus
Lionel Messi who is the captain of Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona and his biggest rival in football Cristiano Ronaldo are reportedly having net worth of $400m and $500m respectively.
These two players are considered as the greatest stars of their generation considering their achievements in the game of soccer since they started their career.
Cristiano Ronaldo started his career on the streets in Portugal before he was signed by Sporting Lisbon from where he moved to Premier League side Manchester United.
It was at Old Trafford that Cristiano Ronaldo's career began to shine winning the Champions League and Premier League before moving to Real Madrid.
Messi on the other hand started his football career at La Masia Academy before moving to Barcelona's first team where he has been playing since 2004.
The Argentina international has won six Ballon d'Or awards, while Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned winner five times.
According to the report on Sportsbible, Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly earns more than $60 million per year on his base salary at Juventus.
The 35-year-old Portuguese forward also earned more than $40m a year from endorsements, with Ronaldo also selling his own self-branded products like clothes and perfume.
Lionel Messi on the other hand is reported to be collecting overall salary of $92m at Spanish giants Barcelona.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona captain Lionel Messi landed another remarkable achievement in his professional career after scoring for the Catalans against Valencia in League game.
The Argentina international is now the second player on earth to score 450+ goals in the top five Leagues in Europe and Lionel Messi is behind Cristiano Ronaldo who has 459 goals.
Lionel Messi is no doubt one of the best forwards in the world considering his massive achievements since he broke into Barcelona's first team in 2004.
He has won six Ballon d'Or awards so far in his career and one more than his rival Cristiano Ronaldo who has five in his cupboard.
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