Barcelona ace and 3 time world player of the year Lionel Messi has became the top earner in the Football world by pocketing 33 Million Euros in the year 2011. He beat David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo for the race to the top. Messi last night broke the record of the top scorer for Barcelona and you can imagine he is not gonna stop scoring goals soon.
2010 top earner is now at the second place after losing his place to Lionel Messi. Beckham has signed some lucrative deals with sponsors like Armani , EA Sports, Adidas in the past but it looks like the the time of 35 year old former England Captain is about to end.
Real Madrid goal machine and the top goal scorer of Europe in 2011 is at the third place but very close to Messi and Beckham. Ronaldo earns a very pig salary at Madrid plus bonuses and his deals with some big companies around the world make him the number three in our list.
Cash rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o is fourth in our list. He the highest paid footballer in the world right now , earning 10 Million pounds a year through salary even more than Ronaldo and Messi.