Top 10 Richest British Footballers

By Abhinandan Lawati

Let me just keep it plain and simple. You guys are probably not here to read an introduction. Your curiosity led you here and if I were you, I would just skimp through the introduction and rush to the list. So without further ado, here’s the list on the richest British Footballers in the world. But first, here are some facts which may be of interest to you:

  1. The combined net worth of the Top 10 Richest British Footballers stand at $858 million.
  2. Between them, the players have managed to win 37 Premier League medals.
  3. Only Ryan Giggs and Steven Gerrard have stayed loyal to their clubs in their entire careers.  
  4. There are 4 midfielders, 4 strikers and 2 defenders in the list.
  5. Frank Lampard has come closest to winning the Fifa Ballon D’or. He bagged the silver Ballon D’or award in 2005. 

1. David Beckham Net Worth : $300 Million

david beckham

David Beckham tops this list and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. His net worth of $300 million puts the average person’s savings to shame. The winner of 4 different league titles has played the sport for over 20 years with stints in several renowned clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Manchester United. 

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2. Wayne Rooney Net Worth : $125 Million

wayne rooney

Wayne Rooney is one of the highest paid footballers in the Premier League. He holds a fortune worth $125 million. The versatile player plays for Manchester United and has been there since summer 2004 when United splashed $44 million to purchase the burgeoning youngster from Everton. He has scored around 216 goals for his current club. 

3. Rio Ferdinand Net Worth : $75 Million

rio ferdinand

Manchester United definitely has a habit of producing rich British footballers. Boasting a net worth of around $75 million, Rio Ferdinand comes next on our list. Owing to his 2.5 million followers in Twitter, the defender is deemed to be pretty marketable. He also has a record label labeled White Chalk Music. The footballer has also made sound investments in Scion Films and Leaseback Sixth Llp and Rosso restaurant. 

4. Michael Owen  Net Worth : $68 Million

michael owen

Michael Owen took the world by storm as a teenager. He was an early bloomer who scored goals at will before niggling injuries halted his incredible rise. The retired striker has a net worth of $68 million and has enjoyed spells in Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, and Manchester United. He is also the owner of a company named Owen Promotions; the company showed assets of over $13 million in its 2010-2011 accounts. 

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5. Alan Shearer Net Worth : $52 Million

alan shearer

Alan Shearer is a retired English footballer who has a net worth of $52 million. The striker bagged over 206 goals for Newcastle United before calling it quits in 2006. His company, Shearer Promotions, has also helped the man rake in humongous profits. The man’s longstanding deal with Umbro has also been very profitable.

6. Sol Campbell Net Worth : $51 Million

sol campbell

The retired English footballer has a net worth of $51 million. The founder of company Sol Man Ltd, has played for many teams over the years and some of them are Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth, and Newcastle United. 

7. Ryan Giggs Net Worth : $50 Million

ryan giggs

Ryan Giggs is a legendary footballer who has around $50 million stacked in his bank vaults. The most decorated player in English football history has a litany of medals in his trophy cabinet. He has helped Manchester United win 13 League titles, 4 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, and 2 Champions League. 

8. Robbie Fowler Net Worth : $47 Million

robbie fowler

Robbie Fowler has done an astute job away from the pitch as well. His earnings from salary combined with neat investments in high end properties have helped him accumulate a fortune of $47 million. Although he played for several clubs in his career, he will forever be remembered for his exploits in a Liverpool jersey. 

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9. Steven Gerrard Net Worth : $45 Million

steven gerrard

Possibly the greatest midfielder of our generation, Steven Gerrard has amassed a fortune of $45 million for his explosive performances. The Liverpool and England Captain has lucrative endorsement deals with Jaguar, Lucozade and Adidas. The man holds the distinct honor of being the only player ever to score in a League Cup Final, a Champions League Final, an FA Cup Final and a UEFA Cup Final. 

10. Frank Lampard Net Worth : $45 Million

frank lampard

Alongside Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard is heavily regarded as one of the finest midfielders of his generation. Frank has a net worth of $45 million and has achieved monumental success at Chelsea Football Club. He is the first midfielder to score 150 Premier League goals.


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