Footballers are among some of the most wealthiest sports persons in the world. With huge pay checks and numerous sponsorship deals, it is not doubt as to how come they have such huge financial accounts. Some football players over the years have enjoyed playing at the top level of football with incredible clubs for a long time and thus, how well their accounts have risen to such status. Others happened to all of a sudden make lucrative moves to Asian countries where they harnessed a whole lot of wealth in a short time.
However, the top richest footballers in the world necessarily do not have to be the very best in the game. The list of the top 10 richest football players points to a not too known fact that some of the big names in the world of football are not the richest players in the game. In the compilation of the top richest football players in the world, we look into the net worth of the highest paid stars as well as their salaries and endorsements to deliver the latest piece on the richest footballers in the world.
It should be noted that this article is aimed at listing the richest footballers, not necessarily the highest paid. The wealth of the listed players are not entirely generated from football, and that was a factor which was considered before the list was compiled.
These players have stood out when it comes to finance, and they have made our list of the top 10 most richest footballers:
Net Worth: $85 million
Club: Manchester United
Country of Birth: France
A very skillful and talented midfielder, Paul Pobga's exploits at the 2018 FIFA World Cup was instrumental in his side's victory in the mos prestigious tournament in world football. Currently playing for Manchester United, he receives about 290,000 pounds weekly. Pogba's net worth is valued at $85 million as of 2020, which places him 10th on the list of the top ten most richest football players.He also had endorsements deals with sportswear manufacturing brand, Adidas.
Net Worth: $100 million
Club: Real Madrid
Country of Birth: Belgium
Following his high profile move to Real Madrid from EPL side, Chelsea, worth 100 million Euros, Eden Hazard signed a 5 year deal with Real Madrid to become the club's righest paid signing. The Belgian naitonl team captain receives a whooping 400,000 Euros a week. He also has an endorsement deal with Nike, Topps and Electronic Arts. Hazard's networh is valued at $100 million, as of 2020, which places him 9th on the list of top ten richest footballers in the world.
Total Net Worth: $120 million
Club: Vissel Kobe
Country of Birth: Spain
The current Vissel Kobe midfiekder is the one who spent most of his career at Barcelona, where he served as the captain for three seasons winning numerous trophies. He has been a very successful player during his career and is known as one of the bests in the football world all around the world. It is so sad that with his amazing talent, he never got his hands on the prestigious Ballon d'Or trophy. It is interesting to know that his move to Vissel Kobe in 2018 has brought him an astonishing amount of money in wages and bonuses.
The former Barcelona skipper who currently plays in Japan for Vissel Kobe earns $576,923 a week. His net worth is estimated to be at $120 million as of 2020, making him the 8th richest football player in the world. He has endorsement deals with Japanese footwear brand, Asics. He also owns a winery named Minuto 116, after the minute he scored in the 2010 World Cup final.
Total Net Worth: $125 million
Club: Real Madrid
Country of Birth: Wales
Despite the player has had a tough summer and after all the ups and downs with Zinedine Zidane, the player has managed another torrid season at the Blaugrana.
However, that does not stop the Welsh man from earning big and accumulating immense wealth from the beautiful game of football. The player earns a whooping 350,000 pounds weekly and has a net worth of $125 million as of 2020. The player also has numerous other ways of earning cash with lucrative deals from Adidas, Lucozade, and BT Sport among others. The player also has his fair share of business interests including his own sports bar called 'Elevens' in his hometown, Cardiff.
Total Net Worth: $160 Million
Club: Derby County
Country of Birth: England
Widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation, he has scored many goals for bothe the England national team and Manchester United, in addition to the other clubs he has kicked the ball for. He was DC United's forward from 2018 to 2019 but most recently, he 34 year old has moved to Derby County.
He has been awesome all through these years and has won the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Europa League, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Rooney who is currently at Derby County playing as a forward, as well as the team's assistant coach since 2019, receiving a salary of about $70,000 a week. Wayne's net worth as of 2020 is valued at $160 million, which finds him the 6th spot on the list.
His success over the years at club level and internationally has made him rich in cash, but he has also made endorsement deals with big brands such as Nike, Nokia, Coca-Cola, and Ford which has made him more wealthier.
Total Net Worth:$185 million
Country of Birth: Brazil
A lot has been going on with the 27-years-old Brazilian of lately. He is one of the best players in football currently. If you are being fair enough, you would rate not more than 3 footballers ahead of him in the game. He made a mega record breaking move from FC Barcelona to the French capital to join PSG when the Parish based club was able to pay his release clause of 222 million Euros back in 2018. A move, he regrets, according to many sources.
He receives a staggering 707,692 every week. He has a net worth valued at $128 million placing him as the 5th richest soccer player in the world.
Aside his mega move, the huge pay and bonuses he receives from PSG, he is also known for for his social marketing and numerous sponsorship deals that make him so rich to earn the 7th spot in the list of the most richest footballers currently.
Total Net worth: $190 million
Club: AC Milan
Country of Birth: Sweden
The big Swede is is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world of football. Through all his playing career, the player has managed to play for a good number of top clubs in France, Spain, England, The United States and Netherlands. He appeared for Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan (where he curently plays), Ajax, Barcelona, PSG, Manchester United and LA Galaxy.
The Swedish player who plays for Ac Milan in the Serie A earns about $138,000 every week. Zlatan's net worth is currently valued at $190 million.
It is also interesting to know that he is one of a few players who has had deals with both Nike and Adidas.
Total Networth: $400 million
Club: FC Barcelona
Country of Birth: Argentina
The six-times Ballon d'Or and European Golden shoe winner has spent his entire career with Barcelona, where he currently earns a whooping $650, 000 per week. His huge collection of wealth has made him one of the world's richest soccer players. Lionel Messi's net worth in 2020 is valued a $400 million, making him the 4th riches footballer in the world.
However, that is not all, as the famous captain has had a brilliant performance at the international level as well.
In addition, he has an interesting revenue through his sponsorship contracts such Pepsi and his life-long deal with Adidas.
Total Net Worth: $450 million
Country of Birth: Portugal
As far as the football of the 21st century is concerned, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messio stand out to be nothing but the best. However, you have to know that though they are the bests, they are not the richest.
Ronaldo who plays for Serie A side, Juventus receives $663,000 every week. Cristiano Ronaldo's net worth is currently valued at $460 million.
For Ronaldo, playing professionally is not the only way to earn money. With his elegance, class and trendy self, the Portuguese star earns handsomely from lucrative deals with brig brands. The player also has his personal CR7 brand in addition to various business ventures including his hotels and clothing line.
It is interesting to know that he currently earns $663, 000 per week, which gathers him $35 million per year.
Total Net Worth: $20 Billion
Club: Leicester City
Time to see who is the richest football player in the world. I bet you couldn't have guessed his name unless you knew unless you knew about this fact.
Currently, Brunei national team captain, Faiq Bolkiah, who also kicks tha ball as a midfielder for Leicester City is standing first on this list. I bet you are concerned as to how he managed to climb or attain such a spot on this list since he isn't a popular player.
Interestingly, he is the son of Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei, and the nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. Brunei is a small oil producing nation that is fairly rich as well. And that's how this player makes his money and has been able to put Ronaldo and Messi behind him to stand atop the list of he richest football players.
With his huge net worth, I believe it would be difficult for any player to outshine him as the richest footballer until he retires.
And that is our list of the top richest football players. Which of the inclusions or exclusions surprises you the most? State your opinion in the comment section below.
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