Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 9:01
Cristiano Ronaldo dethrones David Beckham as world's richest footballer
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has gone past England soccer legend David Beckham to become the richest footballer in the world with earnings of 122 million pounds. Beckham, who was last year's richest with 165 million Pounds, was not considered for the annual Goal Rich List after his retirement.
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi finds himself in second place with 120.5 million Pounds, his ad deals for Adidas and Turkish Airlines being one of the reasons for the wealth.
Chelsea forward Samuel Eto'o, was third with a 70 million-Pound profile.
Interestingly, England player Wayne Rooney, at fourth, is the only one from his country to make the list after he signed a 300,000 Pounds-per-week deal with Manchester United.