Highest annual earnings for a footballer (current year)
Who
Cristiano Ronaldo
What
88,000,000 US dollar(s)
Where
Not Applicable
When

International soccer superstar and Real Madrid player, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) is estimated to have earned $88 million (£65.6 million) in the 12 months leading up to 30 June 2016, according to Forbes. The total comprises both wages and sponsorship/endorsement income.

The next highest-grossing footballer of 2015–16 was Lionel Messi (Argentina), with estimated earnings of $81.5 million (£60.8 million).