Year after year, Ronaldo makes his way to the podium for all kinds individual trophies, if but take a look at the list of the highest paid players in the world, in fact his name is not mentioned in the 'top 3'.
Footballing world has come to a standstill following Cristiano Ronaldo’s revelation that he is professionally unhappy. While many have speculated that the Portuguese star does not like the terms of his contract terms, it is worth noting that he may have
a genuine cause for concern.
The talismanic forward reached the 150 goal milestone in his latest match for Real Madrid and is easily one of the best players in world football, a fact stated otherwise by what he earns annually from his employers.
Not only is Ronaldo out of the reckoning for the top three, he finds his name dead last when the list of top-10 highest paid footballers is compiled.
Samuel Eto'o enjoys pole position at the top of the list. The former Barcelona and Real Madrid player left Inter Milan and claimed a mountain of gold for playing on the ranks of Anzhi Makhachkala in the Russian Premier League. He earns a staggering twenty
million Euros, something which might not be threatened at the moment by any other player.
Following Eto’o are the money minting duo of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney to complete the 'top 3'. The Swede joined Paris Saint Germain in 2012 summer transfer window and signed a ginormous 14.5 million Euros annual contract to take the second spot.
Zlatan is trailed by Manchester United forward, Wayne Rooney. The English international takes home a sweet 13.8 million Euros every year. Manchester City duo of Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero follow Rooney in the list with annual salaries of 13 and 12.5 million
Euros to close the top-5.
Didier Drogba (12 million Euros), Fernando Torres (10.8 million Euros), Conca (10.6 million Euros) and Lionel Messi (10.5 million Euros) precede Cristiano Ronaldo in the top-10 listing.
The Portuguese earns 10 million Euros and still has three years to run on his June 2015 expiring deal. However, with a clause instilled in his contract that earmarks him to get a wage matching the highest in the world, Ronaldo has much to whine about with
the delayed negotiation talks.