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‘Ronaldo Deserves To Earn As Much As Messi’

‘Cristiano Ronaldo Deserves To Earn As Much As Lionel Messi’

By David Kappel - Feb 01, 2018 09:00 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo currently earns less than half of Lionel Messi and is reportedly upset that he is not offered a higher salary by Real Madrid's bosses - he has now been supported in his claim.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the five highest paid players, as per Marca.

The Real Madrid hero equalled the FC Barcelona superstar’s Ballon d’Or tally after lifting his fifth Golden Ball in December and also helped Los Blancos to win three of the last four UEFA Champions League titles.

Messi, though, reportedly earns an annual salary of €46 million (R681 million) after his recent contract extension – more than double of Ronaldo’s current €21 million (R311 million).

This massive gap has left the 32-year-old frustrated and he now received a backing from former Real boss Manuel Pellegrini.

"Messi has a natural capacity to play football that nobody can match,” the Hebei China Fortune coach told El Larguero, as quoted by ESPN.

"But Cristiano, with his effort and hard work and huge ambition, deserves praise as a tremendous professional.

"Maybe he does not have the same technical qualities, but this allowed him to match what Messi has done all these years.

"I believe that both deserve to be the best paid players in the world for what they have done."

Read: Messi: Why It's Difficult For Ronaldo And I To Be Friends

Ronaldo is currently Real’s all-time record scorer, netting 426 goals in 420 appearances. This season, though, he has failed to reach his own standard after just scoring eight LaLiga goals.

Do you think Ronaldo deserves to earn as much as Messi? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Feb 08, 2018 05:21 AM
Messi will always be on top of him
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Mtwesi Joined: 17 Aug 2016
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Mtwesi Feb 04, 2018 09:48 AM
Really???
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Pholish Moyana Joined: 04 Dec 2014
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Pholish Moyana Feb 03, 2018 05:00 PM
Madrid fans has to put their opinion on this one, cause mina hay, i dont know why he should earn more than Messi.
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Matayitayi Feb 02, 2018 09:53 PM
Messi is the God of football
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DopeZN Feb 02, 2018 03:22 PM
Editor you need to explain to us what profanity means to you... mxm
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DopeZN Joined: 22 Jan 2014
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DopeZN Feb 02, 2018 03:18 PM
My King is being under-valued here, Perez gotta do something.
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Master25 Joined: 26 Nov 2014
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Master25 Feb 02, 2018 09:23 AM
@ZZ2, I like your jokes man. You're so funny. You say you were talented and nearly became another CR7 but you were robbed by favouritism?
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Feb 02, 2018 08:56 AM
Messi leads the way
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 02, 2018 08:40 AM
@Viscose natural talent!Let him throw dice for any team in england nc if he do well,i was also talented but outside Malamulele i faild,i ws slighly gived as the kingcr7 unfortunetly favourizm robbed the world a copy of cr7
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venroy24j@yahoo.com Feb 02, 2018 08:40 AM
I fail to understand why Ronaldo is always crying because Messi is far better than him and he will never
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Pirates_999 Feb 02, 2018 07:51 AM
All those who says CR7 is the best it's their opinion same goes for Messi fans so people should not be bothered just keep supporting your superstar because you are please with how he plays football
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Pirates_999 Feb 02, 2018 07:51 AM
All those who says CR7 is the best it's their opinion same goes for Messi fans so people should not be bothered just keep supporting your superstar because you are please with how he plays football
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Pirates_999 Feb 02, 2018 07:50 AM
All those who says CR7 is the best it's their opinion same goes for Messi fans so people should not be bothered just keep supporting your superstar because you are please with how he plays football
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Tque Feb 02, 2018 06:44 AM
Usually players that were bought with large sums of money often than not earn less than players who were acquired on a free transfer or promoted from development then work their way up, its only Neymar who was bought with millions and still earn more, Pogba earns almost half of Sanchez’s salary , sometimes as a player when u are doing well you shouldn’t rush to sign contract extensions Bcos if another teams comes for you then u become in control of ur salary and u earn more, Billiat has a huge chance of making millions more than any other playa in the PSL
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Sucker Punch The Legend Feb 02, 2018 06:17 AM
@arnoldmongwe00700@gmailcom: Neymar best player in the world? Lol in your dreams. He isn't even the best at PSG. How can he be in the world? At Neymar's age, Messi and Ronaldo had already one or two Balloon D'ors on their names buddy so your Neymar is late
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Sucker Punch The Legend Feb 02, 2018 06:17 AM
@arnoldmongwe00700@gmailcom: Neymar best player in the world? Lol in your dreams. He isn't even at PSG. How can he be in the world? At Neymar's age, Messi and Ronaldo had already one or two Balloon D'ors on their names buddy so your Neymar is late
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arnoldmongwe00700@gmail.com Feb 02, 2018 05:40 AM
Neymar is the best player in d world who s gng to surpass all messi and Rinaldo, this year he s gng to win world cup which none of them ever won or WL NVR win, and he stl have a chance to win two more of them and 7 ballon d'ors loading
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Sucker Punch The Legend Feb 02, 2018 04:03 AM
Then he must also play like Messi
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JOMMAK Feb 02, 2018 02:40 AM
I've found out that by arguing with him you only end up looking like you're stupid too...leave him alone
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JOMMAK Feb 02, 2018 02:38 AM
People, @zz2 is a ret.@.rd, please leave him to his world that only exists in his head...

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