Top 75 Richest Football Players
In The World
By Abhinandan Lawati
It is not a surprise seeing football players earn as much they do. Making the cut in the big leagues is as difficult as winning the lottery. The modern heroes of the game make it easier for commoners like us to get by our difficult lives. Fittingly, they earn a fortune while doing so. We have compiled a list of some of the richest football players in the world. Take a look!
- The Top 10 richest footballers have a combined net worth of $1.4 billion
- The Top 10 players combined have won 12 World Player of the year awards.
- Cristiano Ronaldo leads the scoring charts in the top 10 list with 375 goals.
- 2 players in the Top 10 list have already retired from the game.
- The Top 10 players have 5 World Cup medals between them.
- Lionel Messi has won the Ballon D’or the most number of times. He has 4 Ballon D’Ors.
- England and Brazil both have 3 players each in the Top 10 list.
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary of $49 million per year makes him the highest paid footballer.
- Cristiano Ronaldo’s $24 million earnings from endorsements make him the most marketable player in the list.
- In the Top 10 list, Brazilian footballer, Ronaldo, has never won the Champions League.
1. David Beckham Net Worth : $300 million
David Beckham has a net worth of $300 million and continues to rake in millions even after retirement. His football career has seen him win several trophies with several clubs namely Manchester United, Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSG, and LA Galaxy. During his heyday, the man was renowned for his banana free-kicks.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth : $250 million
Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth of $250 million and is one of the most marketable athletes in the world. The man is the first Portuguese to win 2 Ballon D’ors. His endorsement portfolio includes Coca Cola, Castrol, Motorola, Herbalife, KFC, and Fly Emirates etc.
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3. Lionel Messi Net Worth : $180 million
Maradona’s successor, Lionel Messi, has a net worth of $180 million. The man won an unprecedented 4th Ballon D’Or in 2012. At the age of 25, he became the youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals. He is backed by several lucrative sponsorship deals. Companies like Adidas, PepsiCo, AirEuropa, and Dolce & Gabbana pay him big bucks for his services.
4. Ronaldo Net Worth : $150 million
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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5. Wayne Rooney Net Worth : $125 million
Wayne Rooney is one of the highest paid footballers in the Premier League. He has 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.
6. Kaka Net Worth : $100 million
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.
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7. Ronaldinho Net Worth : $90 million
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.
8. Andres Iniesta Net Worth : $86 million
Andres Iniesta plays club football for FC Barcelona. The diminutive player has a net worth of $86 million and is heavily regarded as the best playmaker in the world. He has achieved massive success with both club and country. The man has won 6 La Ligas, 3 Champions League medals, a World Cup and 2 UEFA European Football Championships.
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9. Arjen Robben Net Worth : $80 million
Our pulse starts racing faster the moment we see the ball at magical feet. He possesses a net worth of $80 million. His stellar career has seen him donning the jerseys of Chelsea FC, Real Madrid, PSV, and Bayern Munich. He has won 4 different league titles.
10. Rio Ferdinand Net Worth : $75 million
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.
Here is the complete list of the richest football players in the world:
- David Beckham Net Worth : $300 million
- Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth : $250 million
- Lionel Messi Net Worth : $180 million
- Ronaldo Net Worth : $150 million
- Wayne Rooney Net Worth : $125 million
- Kaka Net Worth : $100 million
- Ronaldinho Net Worth : $90 million
- Andres Iniesta Net Worth : $86 million
- Arjen Robben Net Worth : $80 million
- Rio Ferdinand Net Worth : $75 million
- Rivaldo Net Worth : $74 million
- Zinedine Zidane Net Worth : $70 million
- Radamel Falcao Net Worth : $60 million
- Michael Owen Net Worth : $68 million
- Samuel Eto Net Worth : $64 million
- Sergio Ramos Net Worth : $60 million
- Thierry Henry Net Worth : $60 million
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic Net Worth : $60 million
- Didier Drogba Net Worth : $60 million
- David Villa Net Worth : $50 million
- Pele Net Worth : $55 million
- Alan Shearer Net Worth : $53 million
- Raul Gonzalez Net Worth : $52 million
- Steven Gerrard Net Worth : $52 million
- Frank Lampard Net Worth : $52 million
- Sol Campbell Net Worth : $51 million
- Ryan Giggs Net Worth : $50 million
- Franck Ribery Net Worth : $50 million
- Sergio Aguero Net Worth : $50 million
- Neymar Net Worth : $50 million
- Bastian Schweinsteiger Net Worth : $50 million
- Mesut Ozil Net Worth : $50 million
- Robbie Fowler Net Worth : $46.5 million
- Andriy Shevchenko Net Worth : $45 million
- Robinho Net Worth : $45 million
- Juan Mata Net Worth : $45 million
- Eden Hazard Net Worth : $45 million
- Thiago Silva Net Worth : $45 million
- Luis Figo Net Worth : $45 million
- Dani Alves Net Worth : $45 million
- Vincent Kompany Net Worth : $45 million
- Roy Keane Net Worth : $44 million
- Francesco Totti Net Worth : $43 million
- Roberto Carlos Net Worth : $40 million
- Fernando Torres Net Worth : $40 million
- Xavi Hernandez Net Worth : $40 million
- Gareth Bale Net Worth : $40 million
- Luis Suarez Net Worth : $40 million
- Karim Benzema Net Worth : $40 million
- John Terry Net Worth : $39 million
- Wesley Sneijder Net Worth : $38 million
- Mario Balotelli Net Worth : $35 million
- David Silva Net Worth : $33 million
- Patrick Viera Net Worth : $33 million
- Robin Van Persie Net Worth : $32 million
- Andrea Pirlo Net Worth : $30 million
- Park Ji Sung Net Worth : $30 million
- Clarence Seedorf Net Worth : $30 million
- Hidetoshi Nakata Net Worth : $28 million
- Paul Scholes Net Worth : $27 million
- David Trezeguet Net Worth : $27 million
- Petr Cech Net Worth : $27 million
- Sami Khedira Net Worth : $26 million
- Danielle De Rossi Net Worth : $25 million
- Michael Ballack Net Worth : $25 million
- Alessandro Del Piero Net Worth : $25 million
- Miroslav Klose Net Worth : $25 million
- Nicolas Anelka Net Worth : $23 million
- Ashley Cole Net Worth : $23 million
- Michael Essien Net Worth : $23 million
- Robbie Keane Net Worth : $22 million
- Samir Nasri Net Worth : $22 million
- Iker Casillas Net Worth : $20 million
- Dimitar Berbatov Net Worth : $20 million
- Gianluigi Buffon Net Worth : $20 million
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