In late 2022, Messi’s estimated stands at £524m, though his profile grew further due to Argentina’s success at the Qatar World Cup – when he finally managed to get his hands on the prestigious trophy.
That is £87m more than Ronaldo’s, which is thought to be in the region of £437m – but his move to Saudi Arabia and growing property empire could certainly see the tables turn at some point in the immediate future.
Speaking about the move after his unveiling at Al Nassr, Ronaldo said: “So far I’m feeling very good, I’m so proud to make this decision in my life, and as you mentioned before in Europe my work is done. I won everything, I played at the most important clubs and for me now it is a new challenge in Asia.
“I’m grateful that Al-Nassr have given me this opportunity to show and develop, not only for the younger generation, but for the women’s generation. It’s a challenge but I’m very proud.”