Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after winning the Copa del Rey final soccer match between Barcelona and Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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Lionel Messi has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest earner in world football while Jose Mourinho tops the managers' chart, according to France Football magazine.The Barcelona attacker is a long way ahead in the figures for the current season, pulling in 126 million euros ($154mn) in salary, bonuses and commercial revenue while his great Real Madrid rival is making 94mn euros.Last season 'CR7' led with 87.5mn euros with Messi on 76.5mn euros.There is a big gap to Ronaldo's Real teammate Gareth Bale on 44mn euros and Barca defender Gerard Pique on 29mn euros.Among coaches, Manchester United's Mourinho remains the biggest earner with 26 mn euros.
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