Ronaldo has not ruled out the imminent departure from real Madrid

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    Ronaldo I'm not a galactico

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The rankings combine athletes' salary and endorsements.

Real Madrid icon Cristiano Ronaldo and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James top Forbes' 2017 top 100 earning athletes list in 2017.

The only piece of pseudo-Canadian content comes via Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan, who came in at No. 32 buoyed by the five-year, $139-million deal he signed with the club last off-season. He edged out basketball star LeBron James, who took home $86.2 million and Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi, who received $80 million.

Only a night after his father had essentially stolen the show during the Champions League final - this time through sheer brilliance as opposed to a late penalty and gratuitous, movie trailer-ready celebration - six-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, son of God, had the Bernabeu on its feet.

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Twitter commented on the sheer amount of money represented on the list and the dearth of females represented (only one, tennis' Serena Williams, made the list this year).

Ronaldo, 32, is reckoned to have earned $93 million between his Real salary ($58m) and off-the-field endorsements ($35m) a year ago. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo remains first.

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 30th with $32m (£24.79m), is the highest-placed Premier League footballer. National Basketball Association players accounted for 32 players on the list, more than any other sports league, followed by the MLB with 22 players and the NFL with 15 players. Forbes calculated its ratings based on income earned in the 12-month period ending June 1, 2017.

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