Top 9 Richest Football Players In The World

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Excellent football players not only own a large number of fans but also possess an attractive salary. Read this article to know about top 9 richest football players in the world. 

Today, football is considered one of the most popular sports on the planet with more than three billion fans around the world.

In addition to skills, goals, strategies, and tournaments, fans are also interested in the wealth of players in the whole world.

The wealthiest players in the world depend not only on their paid wages but also on the amount of money for advertising products as well as a personal brand. Besides, some people invest their funds in business. 

Below is a list of top 9 richest professional football players at this time.

Cristiano Ronaldo - CR7  

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Cristiano Ronaldo

As one of the most productive player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo owns a total asset value of up to 250 million USD.

It is worth mentioning that most of the money he earns is thanks to football competition, while advertising contracts account for a very small part. 

Ronaldo is not only the richest football player in the world but also one of the most famous superstars in the world. In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo moved from Real Madrid club to Juventus with huge money. When he arrived at the new club, he scored a total of 44 goals in 43 matches. 

According to, Ronaldo earns more than 19 million euros ($ 24.4 million) each year with his talents. In addition to receiving major salaries from football, CR7 has many other sources of income, including fashion advertising contracts with Nike, Herbalife, and EA Sports. 

Lionel Messi

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Lionel Messi

Many people believe that Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest player. However, according to real statistics, Messi is the wealthiest football player in the world. 

The Barcelona Football Club has just extended his contract for another three years from 2017 to 2021. The Argentina footballer is currently receiving $ 111 million, of which $ 84 million is salary, and the rest is transfer money and insurance. 

Including advertising contracts from well-known brands such as Adidas, Ooredoo, Gatorade, Pepsi, Huawei, and Hawkers, the total net worth of his assets is now $ 318 billion. This is a vast number, and not every young football player can do this before the age of 30.

Neymar Jr

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Neymar Jr

The Brazilian superstar is currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain club. With the innate ability with the ball plus the sophistication on the field, Neymar is probably the most famous football player nowadays. 

In August 2017, Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain with a transaction worth € 222 million, making Neymar the most expensive player in the world. His total annual income is currently $ 90 million.

Similar to other famous people, he took advantage of his popularity to connect with many famous brands such as Nike, Red Bull, Gillette, McDonald's and Bre's Dre.

Zlatan Ibrahimović

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Zlatan Ibrahimović

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish football player. He is currently playing for LA Galaxy Club (USA). In February 2009, Ibrahimovic with Kaká was one of the two highest paid players in the world. 

Each person received an annual salary of nine million euros. He currently holds the record for the second highest transfer fee player in history, totaling 69 million euros when moving from Internazionale to FC Barcelona.

Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is a famous Welsh football player, and anyone who admires soccer easily recognizes this. He kept his style of playing very calm, and every match was more inspirational than planned. 

Bale has contributed a lot to the Liverpool club for their achievements. He has won the 13th Champions League title for Real Madrid for the fourth time in just five years. Also, he won many performances in La Liga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, World Cup, etc.

The 28-year-old football player currently has a total income of $ 34.6 million in a year. His salary is 28.6 million dollars, and the rest is from personal insurance.

Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney


Wayne Rooney is one of the most famous and talented football players in England. In 2017, he left Manchester United as the club's top scorer and returned to his childhood club - Everton. By 2018, he moved to play for DC United (USA).

Rooney's massive fortune includes supercars like Lamborghini, Rangers, and many other luxury properties in his hometown. According to statistics, he owns total assets of 120 million USD.


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Brazilian professional football star Kaka has now retired. As a Real Madrid star, Kaka was one of the best midfielders of the time. In the 2015 – 2017 season, he played at the American Major for the Orlando City Club. 

Kaka is also the highest paid player in the US career award with 7.2 million USD per year.

In addition, the advertising contracts also help him earn 5.5 million USD a year, making him become one of the richest players in the world. His total assets are estimated at 105 million USD.

Eden Hazard

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Eden Hazard

According to Forbes, Eden Hazard earns £ 12.4 million ($ 16 million) annually from Chelsea. Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer playing for Chelsea club (England) and the Belgian national team. 

Many coaches, experts, and fans rate him as one of the best players in the world. Hazard owns clever ball paths and excellent assists for teammates to score.

Samuel Eto'o

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Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto'o is the only African player on the list of the wealthiest footballers in the world with a total asset value of about 95 million USD (about 2118 billion VND). He scored 100 goals in five seasons for Barcelona.

He also signed a contract with Chelsea and Everton to play in the Premier League worth 7 million USD per year. Besides, he owns many supercars namely Maybach Xenatec and Bugatti Veyron.

Above is the basic information about the 9 richest football players in the world. All of them are excellent players who not only earn on the football field but also make money with their business talent or popularity. Hope this article makes you excited.