Richest footballers in the world
Football or soccer is one of the most popular sports events in the world. It is also the most viewed sports around the country with over 4 Billions fans worldwide and the count is increasing. Along with the popularity of the game, it is also known for the great pay to the players. Here we will bring you with the top ten richest footballers in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo – $450 million (Current Net Worth)
Even at the age of 34, Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the fastest sprinters in the field. He has scored over 700 goals in his career and countless assists too. A very few people know that he was diagnosed at the age of 15 for a racing heart. He also underwent surgery for the same. In 2018, Ronaldo joined Juventus for a whoopping 100 million Euros. Born on 5/02/1985, Ronaldo’s net worth is over $450 million.
Lionel Messi – $400 million
Now you be a soccer fan or not, it will be rare to find a person interested in any kind of sports who is not aware of the name Messi. Messi is considered one of the greatest and best players in the world due to his amazing skills with the black and white ball. He is often considered as the successor of the greatest Maradona. Messi plays and is also the captain of FC Barcelona and the Argentina national football team. Born in 24/06/1987, he has a net worth of over $400 million.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $195 million
Zlatan has 31 trophies under his belt till now and has over 520 goals for his country and clubs. Currently, he plays for LA Galaxy. Till now, he has been an integral part of many prominent clubs like Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, PSG, Manchester United and others. Born in 3/10/1981, Zlatan’s net worth is over $195 million.
Neymar – $185 millon
He is one of the most prominent names in the field of soccer. Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was born on 5th February 1998 and is known as Neymar Jr. He plays for the Brazil National Team and also for Paris Saint-German Club. His skills in dribbling, pace, skills in both the feet and amazing skills to finish make him one of the most loved players in the world. Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-German Club at a transfer rate of 222 Million Euros and thus became the most expensive player. His net worth is over $185 million.
Wayne Rooney – $160 million
Before Theo Walcott, Rooney was the youngest player to represent the national football team of England and he is still the youngest goalscorer for England. The name Rooney and his number 9 jersey need no further introduction and he is no doubt one of the best soccer players in the world. Born on 24/10/1985, Rooney started playing for the Everton youth team since at the age of 9 years. Currently, he is playing for D.C. United club as he signed a three and half year contract. His net worth is over $160 million.
Gareth Bale – $125 million
Born on 16th July 1989, Gareth Bale soon became a renowned name in world football especially for his amazing free kicks, pace and dribbling skills. Gareth Bale played for the Wales National Team and plays for Real Madrid. He was transferred to Real Madrid on 1st September 2013 on world-record transfer fees of around 100 million Euros. He started his soccer career in the position of left-back at Southampton. Later on, seeing his tactical skills, he started to play a more attacking game and now plays in the position of Winger. His net worth is over $125 million.
Eden Michael Hazard – $100 million
As per reports, Eden Hazard gets $16 million from the club Chelsea every year. Along with this, he also gets a huge payout from endorsing huge brands like Nike. He currently plays for the club Chelsea and is also the captain of the Belgium national team. Due to his incredible skills in the field, he is also compared with some major names like Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Eden was born on 07/01/1991 and has a net worth of over $100 million.
Yaya Toure – $70 million
Yaya Toure was born on 13/05/1983. He played and also the captain of the Ivory Coast National Team. He usually played as a striker in his early career, later on, he started to play in the position of centre back. But he gained his popularity by showing his immense skills in the midfield and became one of the best players in the world in that position. His net worth is around $70 million.
Sergio Aguero – $80 million
This 30 years old striker plays for the Argentina National Team. He is also an important part of Manchester City. His current net worth is over $80 million and is also the youngest player to play in the Argentina Primera Division. 2nd June 1988 is his date of birth and this young striker has got a very bright future in the field of football. Since 2011, he is with the club Manchester City and is not looking to leave the team in the near future.
John Terry – $50 million
John Terry plays for the club Aston Villa and has got a net worth of over $50 million. The veteran defender left Chelsea and joined Aston Villa with a pay of $5 million deal per year. The 38 years astounding defender is still going great guns. He was also an integral part of the England National Football team.
We all know that soccer is a difficult sport and thus these payouts are completely justified. The earning includes the fees paid by the clubs along with the fees for playing for the national team along with all kind of endorsements made by the players.
So, in any case, if you think that any name is missing in this list of richest footballer in the world 2019, don’t forget to mention the same in the comments.
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