Sports Illustrated have released their list of the highest earning athletes in sport.

Alongside a top 50 from American citizens or athletes competing in the country, the US-based magazine has also produced a list of the top 20 ‘international earners’ spanning all sports.

‘Soccer’ players, as they like to say across the pond, dominate the list. Indeed, of the top 20, exactly half play the most popular game in the world.

Roger Federer and Fernando Alonso are second and third on the list respectively, whilst boxer Manny Pacquiao comes in sixth. US pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather was the highest-earning athlete in the world.

We’re focusing on football players in this list however, so enjoy the top ten players who earn the big bucks whilst putting a smile on the faces of fans.

Remember, the figure is based on salary, bonuses and sponsorship…

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