Professional football is among the world’s highest-paid professions, with footballers (particularly from Europe) earning millions each year.
In 2014, Forbes rated 15 footballers, all playing in Europe, among the world’s highest-paid athletes, thus proving how influential football is as a high-earning profession. Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is the top-paid footballer, making $80 million in salary and endorsements, while Barcelona's Lionel Messi pocketed $64.7 million in 2014.
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