Ronaldo Beats Messi To Top The Rich List 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's richest footballer after topping the annual list of players' net worth compiled by Goal. The Real Madrid superstar held off Barcelona rival Lionel Messi in the Goal Rich List 2014 with an estimated wealth of 148 million. The Goal Rich List is collated by a team of analysts and takes into account all streams of revenue for active footballers over the course of their careers. Ronaldo succeeds David Beckham, who led the way on the 2013 list but called time on his playing career last May.