This article contains the list of the top 10 richest footballers in the world as well as their net worth. The best footballers are some of the richest but not all the richest are highly skilled.
Everyone knows footballers for their extravagant wealth and lifestyle. Some even aspire to be footballers for this reason asides the passion.
Richest Footballers In The World 2021
1. Faiq Bolkiah
No, this is not a mistake. This not-very-popular player is currently the richest in the world. The 20-year old player is from Brunei and is the captain of the national team.
He is presently in Leicester City English football club. He is the son of Jefri Bolkiah, the prince of Brunei. The Bolkiah dynasty is said to worth about $20 billion.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo, I believe, is expected to top this list, but well, he is second. The famous Portuguese player is known to be one of the best players in the world currently.
He has endorsement deals with popular brands like Nike, EA, and DAZN. He currently plays in Juventus and has a net worth of $450 million. This puts him on the 2nd spot on this list.
3. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is also one of the best footballers in the world. His social rivalry with Christiano Ronaldo has been in existence for a long time now. He is still playing for his country, Argentina.
Playing for Barcelona FC, he has won several awards and trophies and currently has a net worth of $400 million. Messi is the 2nd richest footballer in the world. He also has endorsement deals with brands like Adidas, Pepsi, and Huawei.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimović
Another great and widely recognized footballer, Zlatan is 3rd on the list of the world’s richest footballers.
The Swedish player presently plays for the Italian club AC Millan after leaving LA Galaxy. His net worth is $190 million. He has an endorsement deal with Nike and Nivea.
5. Neymar Jr.
4th on this list is Neymar Jr. of PSG. The Brazilian player has endorsement deals with Gillette, EA, Nike, and so on.
He was the former captain of his national team before losing the title due to an altercation. Neymar’s net worth is currently $185 million.
6. Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney joined D.C United in the American Major League Soccer in 2018. He has since then, being one of the highest-paid footballers in the world. With a net worth of $160 million, the English player is the 6th richest footballer in the world.
7. Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale is 7th on the list of the richest footballers in the world, having a net worth of $125 million.
The Welsh footballer currently plays for Real Madrid in the Spanish league. He also has a sports bar and restaurant called Elevens, situated in Cardiff.
8. Andres Iniesta
The Spanish footballer is the most decorated player of all time. He has won 35 trophies in total. He currently plays for Vissel Kobe in Japan and has endorsement deals with Asics, a Japanese footwear brand.
He also owns a winery named Minuto 116. He has a net worth of $120 million which puts him on the 8th spot on this list.
9. Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard is a former player of Chelsea who moved to Real Madrid in a move worth 100 million pounds. The Belgian footballer is the captain of his national team.
His endorsement deals include brands like Nike, Topps, and EA. With a net worth of $100 million, Eden Hazard is the 9th richest footballer in the world.
10. Paul Pogba
This skilful and talented French footballer currently plays for Manchester United in the English Premier League. He has signed endorsement deals with Adidas.
His net worth is currently $85 million and he is number 10 on the list of richest footballers in the world.
You have seen how much wealth and fortune football promises. Perhaps it is time to kick off that football career you have always thought of. Let’s hear your thoughts and comments in the comment section.