Do you know the top 10 richest football players in the world?

Football is the “king sport” played in more than 200 countries around the world. With over 250 million people playing this sport, football is also one of the most viewed games today. Besides, it also attracts a large number of players to participate in betting. You can see It is advantageous to become famous, without a doubt, many footballers can win millions of dollars worth of contracts with some prestigious sports clubs. Here are the richest footballers in the world today.

Faiq Bolkiah

The first name mentioned is not Ronaldo or Messi but Faiq Bolkiah. The player missed the AFF cup appointment twice. But now he owns a considerable fortune. 

Born in Los Angeles, USA on June 9, 1998, Faiq is the grandson of the Sultan of Brunei (known as the Sultan), Mr Hassanal Bolkiah. The head of state has an estimated fortune of $20 billion and was once the wealthiest person in the world.

Although the family is wealthy, this guy is passionate about football. At the age of 9, he started his career at AFC Newport (Wales). Then, over the next four years, he moved to Southampton and worked at the Young Talent Academy. In 2013, he was brought back to Arsenal and also joined the U15 team in the Lion City tournament and even scored a goal.

Faiq then moved to the Gunners’ direct rival, Chelsea Club in 2014, and signed a 3-year contract with Leicester City in March 2016. Although not yet playing for the first team, Faiq has left a mark for “Foxes” in the UEFA Youth League.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo has long been known as one of the greatest footballers of all time. The Juventus striker has won the 2016 European Championship for Portugal and has also won numerous awards for his clubs over the years.

The former Real Madrid player is not only the player who earns the most money each week in a football club, but he also receives huge revenue thanks to the lucrative CR7 brand and various business ventures including both hotel and apparel lines.

Lionel Messi 

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The captain of Argentina’s national team, Messi, is considered one of the best players, so it is no surprise that he topped this list. His colossal salary deserves the achievements he brings to the Barcelona club. In addition, he also has considerable revenue from his sponsorship contracts to ensure the prosperous future.

David Beckham

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In next place is David Beckham, a former professional footballer. Although he no longer plays, his assets are enough to make people overwhelmed. His total assets are 450 million USD.

He was named the best free-kick player of all time and played football for 20 years. During his football career, he was ranked the highest-paid player in the world in 2004.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Many people believe that good players come to Major League Soccer (MLS) to get the playing days in a more comfortable environment. Ibrahimovic is the exception to that theory. Playing for the state club helps him increase his wealth when there are more opportunities to promote his Zlatan brand.

Eden Hazard 

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The highest transfer in the summer of 2019 is from Hazard (Belgium) from Chelsea to Real Madrid for $111 million. With this new position, the talented winger not only increases his weekly income but also helps him get more attractive deals for brand representation contracts.

Hazard has a huge sponsorship deal with Nike and is also the face of Belgium-based Lotus Bakeries. In 2017, Hazard also invested in a franchise of the North American Football Association of San Diego 1904 FC.

Wayne Rooney

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Former England captain, Rooney is still playing his commercial career. His success at the club has turned him into one of the “easiest sell” players in the world. Promotional deals with major brands such as Nike, Nokia, Coca-Cola and Ford have contributed to his revenue stream over the years.

Dave Whelan

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Dave Whelan (November 24, 1936) is a former English player. In his football career, he has played for Blackburn Rovers and Crewe Alexandra.

His fortune is approximately 220 million USD.


Neymar/ Source:

Not many players can take advantage of the power of marketing like Neymar. He is considered one of the most exceptional attacking talents in the football world. Rape accusations in 2019 may have damaged Neymar’s image and sponsorship contracts, but he still made enough money through his brand to stay on top with a net worth of $185. millions of dollars.

Paul Pogba

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There are not as many controversial footballers as Manchester United midfielder Pogba. He has made no secret about his desire to join Real Madrid, but right now he also needs to settle down with a decent salary at the Red Devils.

Pogba’s representatives have implemented many strategies to turn him into one of the most “marketable” characters in the sport with his media jobs including appearing at the MTV Europe Music Awards and in many ads like computer games FIFA 17.


Pelé/ Source:

A former Brazilian footballer, he is also considered a legend in football history and has received a golden ball. His current net worth is the US $100 million.

Considered the greatest player in football history, Pele won the World Cup at the age of 17 in 1958. Previously, he debuted Santos at the age of 15, in 1956.

The ‘soccer king’ has scored more than 1,000 goals in his career. He is the only player to have won the World Cup three times, and still holds the record for the most goals scored for Brazil – with 77 goals in 92 matches.

Above is the list of the richest football players. Who else do you know? Don’t hesitate to leave your comments below. 

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