Top 10 Richest Footballers in the World

Top 10 Richest Footballers in the World

Football is the most popular game in the world, with a total of 3.5 billion active followers of the game. Due to its immense popularity, it is quite naturally a big money sport. Sponsors from all over the world invest in this global game in order to run their business. Such is the monetary impact of this game that the country winning the global title of football will automatically see a rise in its economy due to international fame and the lucrative cash prize that will become a part of the cash flows of the country. Now, it won’t be any surprise to guess that footballers themselves must earn big money for playing this sport. In fact, two of the three highest paid athletes in the world are footballers themselves. In this list, we will discuss the top 10 richest footballers in the world.

Football is the most popular game in the world, with a total of 3.5 billion active followers of the game. Due to its immense popularity, it is quite naturally a big money sport. Sponsors from all over the world invest in this global game in order to run their business. Such is the monetary impact of this game that the country winning the global title of football will automatically see a rise in its economy due to international fame and the lucrative cash prize that will become a part of the cash flows of the country. Now, it won’t be any surprise to guess that footballers themselves must earn big money for playing this sport. In fact, two of the three highest paid athletes in the world are footballers themselves. In this list, we will discuss the top 10 richest footballers in the world.

10. Frank Lampard

Current net worth: €80 Million (US $87 Million)

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard is a 6 feet tall English footballer. With a net worth of US $87 Million, he is the tenth richest footballer in the world. Other than football, his other passions include writing. He has his known to write small stories for the children too. He retired in 2017 after an illustrious career that lasted nearly 23 years. He holds the distinction in being the all-time leading goal scorer for his most prominent club, Chelsea, for which he played for 13 years. Other than Chelsea, he also has reasonably brief stints with Manchester City and New York City.

9. Ronaldinho

Current net worth: €83 Million (US $90.5 Million)

Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho is a Brazilian footballer, who is more prominently known from his club FC Barcelona, though he has played for several other clubs too. Due to his prodigious achievements in the sport, Ronaldinho has been listed amongst the greats of the game. With a net worth of US $95 Million, he is the ninth richest footballer in the world. For his sheer services to the game, he has been awarded with dozens of distinctions, especially from UEFA and FIFA. He also received the prestigious Ballon d’Or in 2005.

8. Raul

Current net worth: €85 Million (US $93 Million)

Raul Blanco

Raul Blanco is a Spanish footballer who is known for his services to Read Madrid. Retired in 2015, he is regarded as the greatest Spanish footballer of all time. He was an aggressive goal striker who was gifted with exceptional ball handling and ball striking abilities. For his services to the game and to his club, he has received multiple distinctions and honors. With a net worth of US $93 Million, he makes it to number eight on the list.

7. Samuel Eto’o

Current net worth: €87 Million (US $95 Million)

Samuel Eto’o

Samuel belongs from Cameroon. He is currently playing for Antalyaspor, a Turkish club, though his services are mostly associated with Barcelona for which he has scored more than 100 goals. He took his retirement from international football in 2015 and is only limited to playing club football these days. With a net worth of US $95 Million, he is number seventh on this list. For his goal scoring abilities, he was awarded with the Golden Foot award in 2015.

6. Kaka

Current net worth: €96 Million (US $105 Million)

Ricardo Kaka

Ricardo Kaka is a Brazillain footballer who plays his national Brazilian team and for Orlando City. He is 35 years of age and has an experience of 15 years of professional footballing. His initial stints with Italian clubs made him grow into recognition when he won trophies as well as held individual distinctions. Kaka is not only known for his passion for football but also for his habit of regularly participating in humanitarian activities. With a net worth of US $105 Million, he is the sixth richest footballer in the world.

5. Wayne Rooney

Current net worth: €103 Million (US $112 Million)

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Mark Rooney, or simply Rooney, is one of the most popular footballers in the world. He is native to England and captains the national team of his country. Alongside playing for his national slide, he also plays club football for Everton, a very popular English club. Rooney started playing football as young as only 9 years old. He made his professional debut at the age of 16. Currently 31 years of age, he is England team’s record scorer for scoring the most number of goals for his national side. With a net worth of US $112 Million, this charismatic footballer is fifth in the league of the richest footballers in the world.

4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Current net worth: €105 Million (US $114 Million)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan is another popular name from footballing. Born in Sweden, he has played for his national team and holds the distinction of winning 33 trophies. He retired in 2016 after an illustrious career in which he held several distinctions. He is the leading goal scorer for his country, with a record of 62 goals. He also holds the distinction of winning the award for the Swedish player of the year 11 times, 10 times out of them was consecutively from 2007 to 2016. Zlatan is currently placed at number four amongst the richest footballers in the world.

3. Neymar Jr

Current net worth: €135 Million (US $148 Million)

Neymar Jr

Neymar is a Brazillian footballer who plays for his national team as well as for the French club, Paris Saint-Germain. Only 25 years of age, he is already the third richest footballer in the world. He shifted from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a transaction of whopping US $261 million, making him the most expensive footballer ever. Achievements like these at such a tender age do promise the making of a phenomenal career.

2. Lionel Messi

Current net worth: €200 Million (US $218 Million)

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is an Argentinian football player and currently plays for the popular Spanish club, FC Barcelona as well as for his own national team. Messi is the second richest footballer in the world and the third highest paid athlete in the world. With a massive salary cap of US $80 million, he is third on the Forbes list of the highest paid athlete in the world. As far as his achievements cabinet is concerned, he is amongst the greatest to embrace this game. He has won 29 trophies with Barcelona. Despite having medical issues at a tender age, he worked hard in order to grow into the stature he is today. Such is his accuracy and talent with the ball that a rival team’s manager called him a “PlayStation”, because he latches on to any mistake that the opponent team makes and uses it to good effect.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Current Net worth: €210 Million (US $230 Million)

Cristiano Ronaldo

The most popular footballer of this era and the heart throb of probably any football follower, Cristiano Rolando, tops the list of being the wealthiest footballer in the world. He is not only the richest footballer in the world but also the highest paid athlete in the world as well. With a net worth of US $220 million and with annual earnings of US $93 million, he tops the Forbes list of the highest paid athlete in the world. He is from Portugal and plays for Real Madrid. He has the distinction of winning 23 trophies in his career. He did not have the best of starts to his career as he was medically unfit to endure the load of such sports. At the age of just 15, he had to take medical help in order to find himself fit enough to play the game. Today, by his sheer hard work, dedication and love for the game, he is the most followed footballer in the world and no wonder why he earns more than any other athlete in the world.

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