Cristiano Ronaldo set to overtake Lionel Messi as highest-paid footballer this season

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leapfrog long-term rival Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes. (OLI SCARFF/AFP/AFP via Getty Images/CNN) Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leapfrog long-term rival Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes. (OLI SCARFF/AFP/AFP via Getty Images/CNN)