Richest Soccer Player In The World

Soccer is the envy of other sports. It commands a huge following globally. The game has been a source of entertainment, rivalry and even a matter of national pride. So one can see what the big deal is when it comes to the players. As of 2014, Cristiano Ronaldo is officially the world’s richest soccer player with a net worth of $203 million.

The Real Madrid star player surpassed his Barcelona rival, Lionel Messi, to achieve one of the most prestigious tags in professional sports. Thanks to his salary of $23 million a year coupled with endorsement deals with companies such as Nike, Konami and CR7. His marketability has seen him develop into a brand of his own becoming one of the most sought after brand ambassador for major brands around the world. He replaced fellow soccer player David Beckham as the Armani face and body.

The Portuguese philanthropist is known for his fluid style of play on the pitch. He has received several awards including The European Golden Shoe, FIFA World Player of the Year and the highly coveted Ballon d’Or. Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the greats of his generation.

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