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Top 100 Richest Soccer Players

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, and David Beckham – if you know these people, then you must be one of the millions of avid soccer (aka football) fans today. They are just some of the most popular personalities in the intense and action-packed world of football. Beside the fact that they are among the most decorated athletes in the sport’s history, they are also the frontrunners in our list of wealthiest footballers. Football is a very lucrative sport that is played in over 200 countries worldwide. With more than 250 million people playing this sport, football is also considered as among the watched sports nowadays. Given its popularity, it’s no wonder that many footballers were able to snatch millions of dollar worth of contracts with some renowned teams and sports associations. In 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo topped Forbes’ list of highest paid athletes. In addition to his staggering annual salary, Ronaldo’s total fortune is further upped by sealing lucrative endorsement and sponsorship deals with some globally renowned brands. This also happens with other great-performing players in the leagues. Ronaldo was able to earn a total salary of $58 million and sponsorship deals valued at $35 million. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi came in third with his $80 million annual earnings, $53 million was given as salary while the rest was earned from endorsing brands such as Samsung, Dolce & Gabbana, Gatorade, Gillete, and Adidas. Success in the football field usually required hard work, perseverance, determination, and intensive training. The player’s outstanding football ground performance usually leads to greater popularity and higher income. Curious about who else made it to the list of wealthiest footballers today? Read on!

Rank Name Net Worth Age Country
David Beckham Net Worth
David Beckham
$450 M 42 United Kingdom
Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth
Cristiano Ronaldo
$375 M 32
Lionel Messi Net Worth
Lionel Messi
$280 M 30
Dave Whelan Net Worth
Dave Whelan
$210 M 81 United Kingdom
Wayne Rooney Net Worth
Wayne Rooney
$160 M 32 United Kingdom
Alexandre Pato Net Worth
Alexandre Pato
$145 M 28 Brazil
Francesco Totti Net Worth
Francesco Totti
$101.6 M 41 Italy
Kaka Net Worth
$100 M 35 Brazil
Eden Hazard Net Worth
Eden Hazard
$100 M 27 Belgium
Gareth Bale Net Worth
Gareth Bale
$90 M 28 United Kingdom
Didier Drogba Net Worth
Didier Drogba
$90 M 39
Ronaldinho Net Worth
$90 M 37 Brazil
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Net Worth
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
$90 M 36
Andres Iniesta Net Worth
Andres Iniesta
$86 M 33 Spain
Samuel Eto Net Worth
Samuel Eto
$80 M 36 Spain
Arjen Robben Net Worth
Arjen Robben
$80 M 33
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior Net Worth
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
$75 M 25 Brazil
Rio Ferdinand Net Worth
Rio Ferdinand
$75 M 39 United Kingdom
Willian Net Worth
$75 M 29 Brazil
Rivaldo Vitor Net Worth
Rivaldo Vitor
$74 M 45 Brazil
Zinedine Zidane Net Worth
Zinedine Zidane
$70 M 45 France
Yaya Toure Net Worth
Yaya Toure
$70 M 34
Radamel Falcao Net Worth
Radamel Falcao
$70 M 31
Sergio Aguero Net Worth
Sergio Aguero
$70 M 29
Michael Owen Net Worth
Michael Owen
$68 M 38 United Kingdom
Juan Mata Net Worth
Juan Mata
$63.4 M 29 Spain
Thierry Henry Net Worth
Thierry Henry
$63 M 40 France
David Luiz Net Worth
David Luiz
$62 M 30 Brazil
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Net Worth
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
$60.3 M 34
Franck Ribery Net Worth
Franck Ribery
$60 M 34 France
Sergio Ramos Net Worth
Sergio Ramos
$60 M 31 Spain
Ryan Giggs Net Worth
Ryan Giggs
$60 M 44 United Kingdom
Fernando Torres Net Worth
Fernando Torres
$60 M 33 Spain
Andy Carroll Net Worth
Andy Carroll
$60 M 29 United Kingdom
Steven Gerrard Net Worth
Steven Gerrard
$60 M 37 United Kingdom
Clarence Seedorf Net Worth
Clarence Seedorf
$56.2 M 41
Sol Campbell Net Worth
Sol Campbell
$55 M 43 United Kingdom
Robbie Keane Net Worth
Robbie Keane
$55 M 37 Ireland
Alan Shearer Net Worth
Alan Shearer
$52.5 M 47 United Kingdom
Raúl González Blanco Net Worth
Raúl González Blanco
$51.7 M 40 Spain
John Terry Net Worth
John Terry
$50 M 37 United Kingdom
David Villa Net Worth
David Villa
$50 M 36 Spain
Mesut Ozil Net Worth
Mesut Ozil
$50 M 29 Germany
Luis Figo Net Worth
Luis Figo
$50 M 45
Esteban Cambiasso Net Worth
Esteban Cambiasso
$49.2 M 37
Lassana Diarra Net Worth
Lassana Diarra
$48.8 M 32 France
Robbie Fowler Net Worth
Robbie Fowler
$46.5 M 42 United Kingdom
Joe Cole Net Worth
Joe Cole
$45 M 36 United Kingdom
Robinho Net Worth
$45 M 33 Brazil
Frank Lampard Net Worth
Frank Lampard
$45 M 39 United States
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