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1: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid footballer in the world. Last year, the Real Madrid striker earned $73 million in total salary, endorsements and bonuses, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

1: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-paid footballer in the world. Last year, the Real Madrid striker earned $73 million in total salary, endorsements and bonuses, according to the latest ranking from Forbes. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

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2: Argentina's Lionel Messi is second with earnings of $65 million. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

2: Argentina's Lionel Messi is second with earnings of $65 million. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

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3: Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic is third with $34 million in earnings. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

3: Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic is third with $34 million in earnings. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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4: Brazil's Neymar earned $28 million. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

4: Brazil's Neymar earned $28 million. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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5: Colombia's Radamel Falcao earned $26 million. REUTERS/Olivier Anrigo

5: Colombia's Radamel Falcao earned $26 million. REUTERS/Olivier Anrigo

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6: Gareth Bale of Wales earned $24 million. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

6: Gareth Bale of Wales earned $24 million. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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7: England's Wayne Rooney earned $22 million. REUTERS/Phil Noble

7: England's Wayne Rooney earned $22 million. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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8: Argentina's Sergio Aguero earned $21 million. REUTERS/Darren Staples

8: Argentina's Sergio Aguero earned $21 million. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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9: Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure earned $21 million. REUTERS/Toby Melville

9: Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure earned $21 million. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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10: Spain's Fernando Torres earned $20 million. REUTERS/Darren Staples

10: Spain's Fernando Torres earned $20 million. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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