Top 10 richest footballers in the world (2021)
Some of the richest footballers are said to be playing in some of the best teams in the world. Their hard work and commitment make them one of the greatest players of all time. Player’s earn money through their club wages as well as from advertisement deals.
Here is the list –
10. Eden Hazard
( About 100 million $ ) – Professional footballer from Belgium who plays as an attacking winger for Real Madrid is known for his dribbling and passing. The weekly wages of this player are around 415,000 pounds with a net worth of about100 a million $.
( 100 million $ ) – Every other man in this world is aware of this superstar because of his records. Pele has won three FIFA World Cup with Brazil and has a Guinness World record because of his number of goals.
Pele’s net worth is 100 million.
8. Francisco Totti
( 101.6 million $ ) – Born on 27th September 1976 in Rome, Italy, Totti is regarded as one of the best players of all time for Roma & Italy. He has scored around 250 goals with that he is the second-highest goal-scorer of all time in Serie A. The creative midfielder is 8th on the list.
7. Gareth Bale
( 145 million $ ) – Until August 2016, Bale had the costliest player transfer fee in the world. After his great performance with Tottenham Hotspurs, Real Madrid bought him for a massive sum of 86 million pounds.
6. Alexandre Pato
( 145 million $ ) – Serie A Young Footballer of the year Mr. Pato was one of the brightest young talents in Brazil but with various injuries, he wasn’t able to perform of what he was expected. He earned money mostly through his salary and then started his business.
5. Wayne Rooney
( 170 million $ ) – The Manchester United legend is known for accurate finishes and the ability to score goals. Rooney has earned great about of money thanks to his 19 years long footballing career. He with his wife also own the most beautiful Barbados villa.
4. Dave Whelan
( 210 million $ ) – Dave Whelan who used to play for Blackburn Rovers as a defender now owns DW Sports which is into fitness. Mr. Whelan who once owned Wigan Athletic sold the club in 2018 for 22 million Euros.
3. Lionel Messi
( More than 400 million $ ) – Footballer with the most number of FIFA Ballon d’Or ie. 6 is an owner of almost 400 million $. Messi’s income is through his monthly salary of 8.3 million Euros. Brands such as Adidas, Lay’s, Pepsi and Huawei etc. are endorsed by Lionel Messi.
2. David Beckham
( 450 million $ ) – One of the most handsome men in the world once played for clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, PSG, and AC Milan, etc. During his peak year’s he earned a great amount of money from Football clubs because of his determination in the Premier League, performance, and team achievements.
Beckham who won FIFA World Player of the year twice now has a major hold in the Miami Football team which plays in the Major League Soccer.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
( About 500 million $ ) – Cristiano Ronaldo who currently plays for Juventus in Serie A has a super huge fan following all around the world and because of that, he has some very big brand endorsements like NIKE, Tag Heuer, Castrol, and American Tourister.
Cristiano Ronaldo has also come with his own fashion brand called ” CR7 ‘ that has shoes, underwear, perfumes, and T-shirt, etc.
According to sources, Ronaldo also gifted an island in Greece for his agent which is around 3.5 million to 50 million $.
With all these, he also comes under the list of richest athletes in the world.