Barcelona's Lionel Messi

Messi gets the Top Spot (photo by boldorak2208)

Messi has one again beaten Ronaldo. This time it is not on the football field and neither is related to any of the awards that are given out by FIFA, also where Messi beat Ronaldo. Oh wait, NO. Messi did not beat Ronaldo to become the FIFA Ballon Dor Player Of The Year. He beat his own teammates to become the Official best player in the world.

As far as I can remember, Messi was 1st, Iniesta was 2nd and Xavi was 3rd. So, in reality Ronaldo did not lose to Lionel Messi.

Anyway, Messi now earns more money than Ronaldo according to Sport Illustrated Fortunate 50 list.

That also means that Messi is now the best payed football player in the world of football. Messi who is regarded by some to bethebestplayeron the planet beat off competition from Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the top prize.

Here is the list of top 8 best paid football players:

Rank/ Player/ Amount /Earned (USD)

1- Lionel Messi -$43,800,000

2 -Cristiano Ronaldo – $38,800,000

3 -Wayne Rooney- $29,200,000

4- Kaka- $27,300,000

5- David Beckham -$26,800,000