01. Cristiano Ronaldo ($79 Million Per Annum)
Ronaldo, the new sensation of the World of Football is currently leading all footballers in the world and ranked at number 1 in the list of highest paid footballers. He and Lionel Messi are the new synonyms for professional rivalry. He is currently the captain of Portugal and has leaded his side to their first ever major title Euro Cup. He is the all-time star player for the famous club Real Madrid. The club has recently won so many titles due to Cristiano Ronaldo. But now, Ronaldo decides to play for the Italian club Juventus. The brands like Nike, Samsung, Fly Emirates, Herbalife an Tag Heuer are the current sponsors for him.