Cristiano Ronaldo has been listed as the highest-paid athlete in the world by American business magazine Forbes.
The Real Madrid forward is the first footballer to ever top the annual list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes, having earned $88m in the last 12 months – $6.6m more than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who is second.
There are five Britons in the top 100, led by Lewis Hamilton in 11th on $46m, with Rory McIlroy at 17 ($42.6m), Gareth Bale at 25 ($35.9m), Wayne Rooney at 49 ($26.1m) and Andy Murray at 74 ($23m).
See the list below.
Forbes top-earning athletes 2016
|Name||Sport||Salary + endorsements ($m)|
|Cristiano Ronaldo (Por)||Football||88.0|
|Lionel Messi (Arg)||Football||81.4|
|LeBron James (USA)||Basketball||77.2|
|Roger Federer (Sui)||Tennis||67.8|
|Kevin Durant (USA)||Basketball||56.2|
|Novak Djokovic (Srb)||Tennis||55.8|
|Cam Newton (USA)||American football||53.1|
|Phil Mickelson (USA)||Golf||52.9|
|Jordan Spieth (USA)||Golf||52.8|
|Kobe Bryant (USA)||Basketball||50.0|
|Lewis Hamilton (Eng)||Formula One||46.0|
|Tiger Woods (USA)||Golf||45.3|
|Eli Manning (USA)||American football||45.0|
|Joe Flacco (USA)||American football||44.5|
|Tom Brady (USA)||American football||44.1|
|Floyd Mayweather (USA)||Boxing||44.0|
|Rory McIlroy (NIrl)||Golf||42.6|
|Russell Wilson (USA)||American football||41.8|
|Sebastian Vettel (Ger)||Formula One||41.0|
|Philip Rivers (USA)||American football||38.0|