Highest annual earnings for a footballer (current year)
Cristiano Ronaldo
105 million US dollar(s)
Not Applicable ()

International soccer player and star striker for the Italian club Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) earned $105 million (£84.9 million) in the 12 months to 1 June 2020, according to Forbes. This figure is made up of wages and sponsorship deals.

Forbes estimates that Ronaldo earned $60 million (£42.5 million) from his player salary and winnings in the year to 1 June 2020, with a further $45 million (£31.9 million) from endorsements. He has lucrative sponsorship deals with Nike, DAZN and Unilver, among others.

As of February 2021, Ronaldo has also scored the most Champions League goals and has the most followers on Instagram. Ronaldo moved to the Serie A club Juventus in 2018 after nine successful years at Real Madrid. During the 2018/19 season, he was Juventus's top scorer.