Top 10 Richest Brazilian Footballers

By Abhinandan Lawati

When it comes to evaluating a Brazilian footballer’s worth, it is a norm to add an extra $5 million. Brazilian footballers carry a bag of tricks and their flair is sought after in the world. Brazil continues to produce talented footballers at a regular basis and all the top clubs pay big bucks to land the footballers’ signatures. Fittingly, some of the Brazilian footballers are multi millionaires. In this list, we inspect the richest Brazilian footballers.

  • The players in this list have a combined fortune of $694 million.
  • Between them, the players have won 7 FIFA Player of the Year Awards.
  • Pele is the highest goal scorer with 1283 goals. 
  • Between them, the players have won 10 World Cup medals.
  • There are 4 forwards, 3 midfielders and 3 defenders in this list.

1. Ronaldo (Net Worth : $150 Million)

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Ronaldo could hardly put a foot wrong in the game. Opposition goalkeepers would mostly pick the ball from the net when an opportunity came by Ronaldo. The retired footballer has a net worth of $150 million and has played for some of the biggest football clubs in the world. He played for Inter Milan, AC Milan, Real Madrid, and Barcelona etc.

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2. Kaka (Net Worth : $100 million)

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Kaka possesses a net worth of $100 million and is considered a gem of a talent. In his prime, the midfielder could skillfully go past defenders and release defense splitting passes. His exploits on the pitch has earned him a FIFA World Player of the Year award. The man has donned the jerseys of Real Madrid, Sao Paolo and AC Milan. 

3. Ronaldinho (Net Worth : $90 million)

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Ronaldinho has a net worth of $90 million. He is one of the most talented footballers of recent time. He is in the twilight of his career right now but during his heyday, the man regularly took the world by storm. The 2 time FIFA World Player of the Year has had major lucrative endorsement deals with Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Gatorade.

4. Rivaldo (Net Worth : $74 million)

Rivaldo’s finest hour came when he helped Brazil claim an unprecedented 5th World Cup. He has a net worth of $74 million. His stellar career has seen him sporting the jerseys of several clubs namely FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Olympiakos, and Deportivo La Coruna etc. 

5. Pele (Net Worth : $55 million)

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Heavily regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, the legend makes it to our list with a net worth of $55 million. The man scored 92 hat tricks and 1283 goals in his illustrious career. He has also helped Brazil to 3 World Cup victories and he continues to hold the record of being the youngest player to lift the trophy. 

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6. Neymar (Net Worth : $50 million)

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Neymar is one of the latest Brazilian talents to leave the world mesmerized with his phenomenal talent. He has a net worth of $50 million and currently plays for FC Barcelona. The player reportedly earns around $16 million annually through endorsement deals alone. Some of his sponsors include Nike, L’Oreal, Panasonic, and Unilever. 

7. Robinho (Net Worth : $45 million)

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Robinho has a net worth of $45 million. He would have earned a lot more had he lived up to his expectations. Nevertheless, he has managed successful stints in some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Real Madrid, Manchester City, and AC Milan etc. 

8. Thiago Silva (Net Worth : $45 million)

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Thiago Silva is the great wall of Brazil and he has a fortune of $45 million. He serves as the captain of both club and country. The man is currently under contract with Paris Saint Germain. Other clubs who have benefitted from his services are Fluminese and AC Milan.

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9. Dani Alves (Net Worth : $45 million)

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Dani Alves has a net worth of $45 million and currently plays as a defender for both club and country. His glittering career has seen him win several accolades and trophies both individually and collectively. The man has lent his services to Sevilla FC, Bahia, and FC Barcelona.

10. Roberto Carlos (Net Worth : $40 million)

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Roberto Carlos will be forever immortalized for his blistering free kick against France. The in swinging free kick left goalkeeper Fabien Barthez utterly motionless. He has a net worth of $40 million. The left back has lent his services for various clubs such as Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Anzhi Makhachkala etc. 

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