23 Mar '11, 7am

A whopping S$56 million - that is how much Lionel Messi, the world's best footballer, earns per annum

PARIS - A whopping €31 million (S$56 million) - that is how much Lionel Messi, the world's best footballer, earns. The Barcelona forward is the highest paid footballer in the world while Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho tops the managerial rich list, according to a survey by France Football magazine. Argentinian star Messi, universally regarded as the world's best footballer and who has won the Ballon d'Or for the past two years, earns €31 million per annum from his salary and publicity deals. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is second on the list with his pay of €27.5 million. Ronaldo's former team-mate at Manchester United, Wayne Rooney, is some way down the list in third place with an annual income of €20.7 million. Major League Soccer stars David Beckham of LA Galaxy and Thierry Henry of New York Red Bulls are fifth and 11th in the list with earnings of €19 million an...

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