Ronaldo might have beaten him to the Ballon d’Or but the Argentine wizard still holds the edge in terms of earnings.

France Football Magazine released their annual list of highest earning footballers worldwide, placing the Barcelona ace at No.1. Aside their club salaries, these players make most of their money from endorsement deals and the like.

Messi’s total earnings for 2014 totalled a staggering $72m. That computes to just under $1.4m a week. Ronaldo wasn’t that far behind, raking in $60m for his toils in 2014.

These were the top 10 earning footballers in 2014, via France Football Magazine


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Top Earning Footballers in 2014 (all figures in euros)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) : 65m
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 54m
Neymar Jr (Barcelona) 36.5m
Thiago Silva (Paris-SG) 27.5m
Robin Van Persie (Manchester United) 25.6m
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 23.8m
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United): 22.5m
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris-SG): 21.5m
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City): 21.2m
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): 20.2m
See the list of top earning managers on the next page

Top Earning Managers in 2014 (all figures in euros)

José Mourinho (Chelsea): 18m
Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) 15.5m
Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich): 15.2m
Arsène Wenger (Arsenal): 11.3m
Louis Van Gaal (Manchester United) : 10m
Fabio Capello (Russia) : 9m
André Villas-Boas (Zenith Saint-Pétersburg) : 8.5m
Sven-Göran Eriksson (Shanghai SIPG) : 8m
Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund) : 7.2m
Laurent Blanc (Paris-SG) & David Moyes (Real Sociedad) : 7m