While the wealthiest footballer in the world hasn’t earned a billion U.S. dollars yet, there are many successful men whose earnings truly impress. Let us look at the top ten richest players in the world right now. They are incredibly great in the field, and their net worth is very high.
Most names are known to everyone, be it a soccer fan or a housewife. Their life is impressive, their career is overwhelming, and their bank accounts are fantastic. So, who are they, the wealthiest players now?
We are talking about the wealthiest footballer in the world from Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and another wealthiest man from Argentina, Lionel Messi. These two players are believed to be the best footballers on the planet. It is great to know that their hobby is their life and work, and their career makes it possible for them to earn several millions of U.S. dollars per year and be awarded the title of the richest players in the globe.
It has become easier for top players to earn their fortune. The best footballers in the field can sign up successful endorsement deals, earn additional bonuses and get high salary. All these earnings help the top 10 richest footballers to stay famous, have an army of followers and fans and be proud of themselves, their career and football industry overall.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – $450 million
This name is famous and influential. Over 153 million people follow Cristiano Ronaldo’s social account on Instagram. No wonder, he has incredible endorsements with the world’s top brands such as Nike, EA Sports, Herbalife, and many others.
The list of Ronaldo’s trophies is incredible. This richest footballer in the world has won 5 Ballon d’Or, many Best Players awards of UEFA and FIFA, 4 Golden Shoe titles and a lot of other prestigious prizes. He is currently a member of the Juventus team.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Ronaldo’s net worth is approximately 450 million U.S. dollars.
2. Lionel Messi – $400 million
The player from Argentina is another richest footballer in the world in 2019. The captain of Barcelona is terrific when he is out in the field. Just like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi is also a 5-time-winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. Besides, he has been awarded many impressive titles and prizes, including World Cup Golden Ball, 5 European Golden Shoe titles, many other FIFA and UEFA awards.
Based on his profile on celebritynetworth.com, his net worth is about 400 million U.S. dollars. The wealth is growing year after year because this astonishing player earns about 60 million U.S. dollars per year.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $190 million
One of the top ten richest football players in the world originates from Sweden. Zlatan Ibrahimovic played for several top European clubs while building his remarkable career in the field and earning his great fortune. Right now, he plays for the American squad LA Galaxy. Among many prestigious FIFA, UEFA and other awards, this man boasts several impressive prizes from 2018 (Golden Boot, Goal of the Year and Player of the Year).
Based on the report from celebritynetworth.com, the net worth of Ibrahimovic is around 190 million U.S. dollars.
4. Neymar – $185 million
Brazil is also the motherland of one of the top ten richest players in the world. We are talking about Neymar who is the wealthiest footballer in the world following Messi and Ronaldo. This man’s style of playing is unique and unusual. Considered one of the top players on the planet, Neymar is currently representing the French team Paris Saint-Germain, but he was once a part of Barcelona squad along with Lionel Messi. According to celebritynetworth.com, Neymar’s net worth is about 185 million U.S. dollars.
5. Wayne Rooney – $160 million
British footballers are also incredible and can be not just the best but also the richest on the planet. This player is unique because he is the winner of every possible title and award in English and European football. He is loved by all his fans and always performs incredibly in the field. He spent most of his career in England, but he changed the English team for American club D.C. United in Washington in 2018. He can afford anything because he is rich. As noted by therichest.com, the net worth of Wayne Rooney is approximately 160 million U.S. dollars.
6. Kaka – $105 million
It is the second player from Brazil on our list of top ten wealthiest players in the world. Kaka has retired from big sports, but his net worth is still impressive. According to celebritynetworth.com, the wealth of this famous footballer is about 105 million U.S. dollars. It was possible thanks to his great performances, annual salary and great endorsement deals with such giants as Adidas, WiseUp, and Hyundai.
7. Raul – 100 million
This famous striker has retired from big sports, but his victories and performances as a part of Real Madrid, Schalke 04, All Sadd and New York Cosmos were incredible. Just think of this. Raul is believed to be one of the most capped footballers and one of the highest goalscorer in the history of Champions League. Based on the footballer’s profile from celebritynetworth.com, Raul’s net worth is about 100 million U.S. dollars.
8. Samuel Eto’o – $95 million
The man from Cameroon has proved that African footballers are impressive, hardworking and successful. Samuel Eto’o began his international career as a part of the Spanish squad Real Madrid. These days he represents the soccer team Qatar SC. During his incredible performances, this richest African footballer in the world has won multiple awards including the Olympic Gold Medal (for his performance in 2000), Golden Foot award, UEFA and FIFA titles and various African awards. As noted by therichest.com, Samuel’s net worth is around 95 million U.S. dollars.
9. Ronaldinho – over $90 million
As proved by several retired footballers, this sport can earn you a good fortune for the rest of your life. Ronaldinho is still a superstar for many fans of soccer even though he stopped playing in 2015. The man was the face of Barcelona, Milan, and many other top clubs. He won a lot of awards, including Golden Shoe and Golden Ball, several FIFA, and EUFA titles. According to celebritynetworth.com, Ronaldinho’s net worth is more than 90 million U.S. dollars.
10. Frank Lampard – $90 million
Some footballers become managers after retiring from their impressive career as a player. Frank Lampard is one of such men. He played for several English teams such as Chelsea and West Ham United, and American squad New York City. According to celebritynetworth.com, the net worth of Frank Lampard is about 90 million U.S. dollars. P.S. These are the top ten richest football players in the world whose net worth is very high and impressive. It is incredible to see an African player among the wealthiest men whose life has been completely devoted to playing soccer.