Ronaldo takes over Beckham to become the world's richest footballer
Real Madrid’s star footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named as the world's richest footballer dethroning England’s legendary player David Beckham, ARY News reported.
Cristiano Ronaldo topped the annual list of players' net worth with earnings of 122 million Pounds.
Ronaldo succeeds David Beckham, who led the way on the 2013 list but called time on his playing career last May.
Ronaldo 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.
Portuguese forward and FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldo has enjoyed a remarkable 12 months in which his value to club and country has never been more evident.
Samuel Eto'o placed at third spot followed by Wayne Rooney, Kaka, Ronaldinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gianluigi Buffon and Thierry Henry in the top 10 list.