So, who is the richest footballer in the world?
You may have different ideas regarding it. But who is it in the year 2023? In this article, we will talk about the top 15 richest footballer in the world. The list is made according to their weekly salaries and their net worth.
We all know that football is the most popular sport in the world, though, in some regions, it is called soccer. And if we talk about the numbers, then there are millions of professional footballers from all over the world. And there is a percentage of them who are really rich. But, from the rich, we will talk about the richest.
So, let’s begin.
Top 15 Richest Footballer In The World
You must be thinking of some other players instead of who are actually on this list. But that’s all right. Maybe you will judge the list according to the teams that the players play for or their wages. But you need to understand that wages are not the only income. They have investments, they get bonuses, and most importantly, there are brand endorsements, and this is how these football players make their net worth this much.
15. Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba was a legendary striker and used to play for Chelsea. During his prime time, he took his country to another level. Before that, Ivory Coast was not even a team that other nations would consider. According to recent data, Drogba has a net worth of around $90 million.
14. Samuel Eto’o
Samuel Eto’o represented his country Cameroon in World Cup, and Eto’o is one of the best goal-scorers of all time. He also got African Player of the Year four times. Currently, he is the president of the Cameroonian Football Federation. As of now, his net worth is $95 million.
Here comes the magician of the midfielder, the little boy who came from Sao Paulo FC. Kaka was one of the best midfielders. Before the two giants came into football history, Kaka won Ballon d’Or in 2007. He played for both AC Milan and Real Madrid. And his net worth is around $95 million.
12. Eden Hazard
Here comes the bad boy of football, the Belgian dribbler and one of the players who took its nation to second place in the world ranking, Eden Hazard. Before Real Madrid, Hazard used to play for Chelsea and where he showed the best performance. His net worth is around $100 million.
11. Abedi Pele
I don’t think that I have to introduce this player. The three times world cup champion, the boy who came from the Brazilian street and achieved major success in his life. He used to be the minister of Sports for Brazin, and at the time of his death, his net worth was $100 million.
10. Francesco Totti
Here comes the Italian legend Francesco Totti. At the age of 8, he joined the youth squad. Totti was nominated for Ballon d’Or but could not win it. But the next year, he won the Italian Footballer of the Year, he is also a loyal footballer who served only one club, Roma. He has a net worth of around $102 million.
9. Mesut Ozil
Here is another magician from German who used to play for Real Madrid and Arsenal. Ozil was also one of the crucial players who helped Germany to win the 2014 World Cup. This left-footed midfielder currently plays for Basaksehir. His net worth is nearly $120 million.
8. Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale broke many hearts last year when he announced his retirement last year. Bale represented Wales as a captain for many years, and he took his country to the international level that no other player had done before. He played for Real Madrid and Tottenham for most of his career, and his net worth is $125 million.
7. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney is currently doing his job as a manager. Before this, he used to play for Manchester United, where he found his best level, and he was one of the greatest strikers of all time. After conquering Europe, he went to MLS, where he showed his performance again. His net worth is $145 million.
6. Alexandre Pato
Alexandre Pato used to play for AC Milan and Brazil. Though Pato had the potential to be one of the greatest players, at the peak of his career, he got injuries. Right now, he plays for Orlando City. He started his career in 2006. Right now, his net worth is $145 million.
5. Neymar Jr.
Here is the controversial, bad and the man who is a masterclass at dribbling, Neymar Da Silva Santos Junior. First, he moved to Barcelona from Santos for a huge fee. And then he left Barcelona and joined PSG with a wage hike. His current net worth is $200 million.
4. Dave Whelan
Dave Whelan used to play for England, and he was a legend at Blackburn Rovers. Right now, he is the owner of Wigan Athletic, which is competing in the Football League Championship. The net worth of Dave Whelan is $220 million.
3. David Beckham
Here is the handsome man who used to be a masterclass when it came to set pieces. Beckham represented many clubs, such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, PSG, and LA Galaxy. His current net worth is around $450 million.
2. Lionel Messi
The world cup winner, Lionel Messi‘s net worth is $600 million. There are many possible ways to introduce this G.O.A.T., but everything will is less than what he actually is. Currently, he plays for PSG, where his wages are higher than the time of Barcelona.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Here comes the richest footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo. If I start naming his awards and trophies, it will take one day to complete. Currently, he has scored the most number of goals in football history. Yesterday, he was able to score another four goals in a single match. His net worth was $700 million when he signed the contract with All Nassr.
Football is the sport that most people watch, and if you see the numbers, then you will find that more than 3.5 billion people watch football. And this is the main reason that players are compensated the most by giving their services. Now that you know who are the top 15 richest footballer in the world, here are a couple of names who are after these 15.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- Mohamed Salah
- Andres Iniesta
- Robert Lewandowski
- Sergio Ramos
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