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Lionel Messi becomes football’s second BILLIONAIRE as Barcelona star pips Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes’ rich list

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BARCELONA star Lionel Messi has become football’s second billionaire as he tops Forbes’ rich list in 2020.

According to Forbes, the 33-year-old has pocketed over $1bn in pre-tax earnings during his career – following in the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Barcelona icon Lionel Messi tops Forbes’ high-paid footballers of 2020 list

And they have stated the Argentine international is the highest-paid footballer of 2020.

Messi is said to be set to pocket £98m from his salary and endorsements.

As well as being sponsored by the likes of Adidas and Pepsi, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has just released a limited edition Budweiser beer.

Juventus striker Ronaldo is second in the Forbes list, as they state he stands to earn £91m this year.

Unsurprisingly, Brazilian trickster Neymar – who could be handed a seven-game ban for punching Marseille defender Alvaro – is in third place.

The Paris Saint-Germain winger is in line to pocket £75m, with his Les Parisiens team-mate Kylian Mbappe fourth with £33m.

Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah (£29m) is fifth thanks to his endorsements from Adidas and Vodafone Egypt.


Following him in sixth is Paul Pogba (£26.4m), with his French compatriot Antoine Griezmann seventh with the Barcelona man to earn £25.6m.

Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale – who is a loan target for Manchester United – is eighth with £22.5m thanks to his whopping wages at the Bernabeu.

Bayern Munich centre-forward Robert Lewandowski is ninth with £21.7m, with Red Devils goalkeeper David De Gea completing the top ten with the Spaniard to take home £21m.

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