Top 10 richest footballer the world in 2020
A look at the richest football players in 2020. Football players in this modern era are on extravagant wage bills, and are in no doubt, among the richest employees in the world.
The football world has produced lots of amazingly talented players in different football leagues with lots of skills that have brought joy to football fans.
Football is one of the richest sports in the world. Let us look at the richest of these talented football players in the world.
1. Faiq Bolkiah with a net worth of $20.00 Billion
Faiq Bolkiah is the first richest football player in the world with a net worth of 20.0 Billion U.S dollars. Faiq Bolkiah is the richest footballer player, not because of his football salaries, but because of his roots.
Faiq Bolkiah is the first richest football player in the world
Faiq Bolkiah is a professional footballer and also the son of the prince of Brunei Jefri Bolkiah. Faiq Bolkiah currently plays as a midfielder for Portuguese club Marítimo.
Fraiq's uncle Hassanal Bolkiah is the Sultan of Brunei, which is an oil-rich country. The 22-year-old player holds the citizenship of both Brunei and the United States as he was born in Los Angeles, United States.
Faiq loves football so much that he decided to pursue it as his career. He played most of his youth career in different clubs in the Premier League including Southampton, Chelsea, Reading and Arsenal.
The Midfielder signed his first Professional contract with Leicester City on a three-year contract. He further extended a one-year contract with Leicester in 2019.
In the 2020 transfer window, Faiq joined Portuguese club Maritimo on a free transfer on September 23rd 2020.
Faiq captains the Brunei national team and has made six appearances for his country and scored one goal.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo with a Net Worth of $460.00 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo is the second richest football player in the world with a net worth of around 460 million U.S Dollars.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the second world richest football player in the world
Ronaldo is one of the most decorated football players in the world who has played in different top clubs in Europe including his childhood club Sporting CP, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Currently Juventus in Italy.
In 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo was the second-highest paid football player in the world earning $109 million annually.
He was ranked as third-richest athlete in 2018 behind Floyd Mayweather and Lionel Messi but came up to the second position after signing for Juventus in an annual salary of $64 million.
His net worth also increased with his endorsement worth $47 million and his individual prizes such as five Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year and others.
C. Ronaldo's salary in Juventus in the current 2020 season is roughly $663,000 per week.
C. Ronaldo is also the most followed athlete in the world, hitting over 200 million followers in 2020. Ronaldo was also the first soccer player in history to earn 1 billion dollars.
Ronaldo has earned 200 caps in his national team in Portugal and has scored 199 goals making him the second-highest goal scorer on an international level in the world.
Ronaldo is one of few players to have a signed a lifetime deal with Nike, which is worth at $ 1 billion. His other endorsements are Electronic Arts, Altice, DAZN, Herbalife, MTG, Egyptian Steel etc.; it’s almost impossible to keep track of them, claims Forbes.
Ronaldo has a total of 19 cars that are worth over $4.9 million.
The lists of his cars are Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI, a Bugatti Veyron worth $ 1.7 million, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 worth $ 3,18,000, a Bentley GT Speed worth $ 220,000, Aston Martin DB9 $ 200,000, Audi R8, $ 150,000 and others.
3. Lionel Messi with a Net Worth of $400.00 Million
Lionel Mesi is the third richest footballer in the world with a networth of 400 million U.S dollars.
Barcelona club captain and legend Lionel Messi is the third richest footballer in the world
Lionel Messi is also one of the most decorated footballers in the world who give football fans lots of happiness with unbelievable footballing skills, vision, awareness, dribbling, assists and goals.
Messi started his football career in Barcelona academy playing in Barcelona C and Barcelona B before moving to the senior team.
Currently, Messi is the highest-paid football player in the world earning a week salary worth £615,0000. In 2019 Messi was ranked the most highest-paid athlete in the world by Forbes.
Messi has earned 161 caps in Argentina and has scored 86 goals for his country.
Messi has different endorsements in the world that help him to make the list of one of the richest footballers including Gatorade, Adidas, Huawei, Lay’s, Mastercard, Pepsi, Hawkers, Gatorade and Ooredoo.
According to Forbes, Messi gained $28 million from campaigns of Pepsi, Turkish Airlines, Gillette, etc. converted to around ₦10.2 billion. In 2019, he earned $35m from endorsements.
Most of Messi's individual award has also helped in his ranking including his six Ballon d'Or, Ballon d'Or/FIFA Ballon d'Or, FIFA World Player of the Year and others.
Messi has a mansion in Barcelona that is worth over ₦740 million, and he also has lots of expensive cars including Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti, Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradal, Audi R8 Spyder, Maserati GranTurismo S, Lexus RX 450h, Range Rover Vogue and others.
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a Net Worth of $190.00 Million
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swedish magician, is the fourth richest football player with a net worth of around 190 million U.S dollars.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a lot of assets and receives huge salaries that earned him a spot in the list of richest footballers in the world
Ibrahimovic is a Swedish professional player that currently plays for Italian side AC Milan.
Ibrahimovic has also played for different clubs in Europe including Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona, Paris-Saint German, AC Milan and Manchester United.
Playing at all these top European clubs where he earned a huge amount of salaries has earned hin a spot as one of the richest footballers in the world.
Currently, Ibrahimovic earns an annual salary worth €3.5 million. He also has many endorsement deals worth over $10 million per year, including the one from Nike, Microsoft Xbox, Nivea, Samsung, and Volvo.
The striker captained Sweeden's team and scored 62 goals in 116 caps for his country.
Ibrahimovic owns three luxurious houses in Sweden worth over $14 million and has different expensive cars including Ferrari Enzo, Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi S8, Maserati Gran Turismo and Volvo C30 T5.
5. Neymar Jr with a Net Worth of $185.00 Million
Despite his young age, Brazillian playmaker Neymar Jr is the fifth richest football player in the world with a net worth of around 185 million U.S dollars.
Neymar's fine salaries and endorsement has made him one of the richest footballers in the world
Neymar is a professional football player who currently plays as a winger for French champions Paris-Saint German, and he is regarded as one of the most skilful football players in the world.
He is the fourth most highest-paid athlete in the world according to the latest rankings by Forbes.
He earns $95 million, of which $70.5 million comes from his salaries while $25 million comes from his endorsements. Playing for Barcelona and PSG has helped him in reaching such miles.
Neymar has lots of endorsement deals such as Nike, Panasonic, Air Jordan, L’Oreal or Gillette and his latest contract with Pumas.
The Brazilian international is currently the captain of the national team and has scored 61 goals in 101 appearances for Brazil.
He has also won many individual awards including World Soccer Young Player of the Year, FIFA Puskás Award, FIFA Club World Cup Bronze Ball and others.
Neymar owns different expensive and eye-catching cars including Lamborghini Veneno, Lykan Hypersport, Aston Martin Vulcan, Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita and others.
He also has one luxury yacht which requires extra $120,000 for yearly maintenance cost and two private jets worth $4 million and $5 million.
Neymar also has a 6000 m2 house in Brazil worth €8 million.
6. Wayne Rooney with a Net Worth of $160.00 Million
Wayne Rooney's earnings during his career in Manchester United has made him one of the richest footballers in the world
Rooney is the all-time highest goal scorer in England and Manchester United. He scored 51 in 120 appearances for England and scored 253 goals in 559 appearances for Manchester United.
Rooney currently plays for Leeds United after he left DC United in the Major League soccer. The Midfielder was once the highest-paid player in Manchester United during his time at the club.
Currently, Roneey's annual salary is over $26 Million and his endorsement deals have earned him lots of money which makes him one the richest football player in the world.
Rooney has several sponsorship deals with Nokia, Coca-Cola, Adidas and FIFA, and he is the most marketable active English football player.
Rooney also has a big mansion worth $17.83 million which is located at the civil parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire, England.
He also has some expensive and beautiful cars including Bentley Continental GTC, Range Rover Overfinch, Aston Martin Vanquish, Audi RS6, Silver Bentley Continental GTC and others.
7. Gareth Bale with a Net Worth of $125.00 Million
Wales Striker Gareth Bale joins in the list as the 7th richest football players in the world with a networth of 125 million US dollars.
Gareth Bale has earned lots of Money in his football and endorsements which placed him as the seventh richest footballer player in the world
Gareth Bale is a professional football player who plays as a winger for Tottenham Hotspur in England on a season-long loan from Real Madrid. He is regarded as one of the fastest footballers in the world.
Bale joined Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2013 in a world record fee of £85.3 million from Tottenham Hotspur.
Being regarded as one of the best footballers in the world at that time, Bale's contract with Real Madrid earned him £15 million annually, and this has made him become one of the richest footballers in the world.
In 2020, Gareth Bale signed a contract with Tottenham that is worth over 10 Million Euro per year.
Bale also has different endorsement deals worth over £10 million per year including his deals with Adidas, EA Sports, Lucozade, BT Sport, Nissan Motor, Konami and Foot Locker.
Bale is currently the captain of his country Wales and has scored 33 goals in his 85 appearances for the country.
Bale, like every other football player, has lots of expensive and beautiful cars including a £165,000 Mercedes SLS AMG, £152,000 Bentley Continental GT, £156,000 Lamborghini Huracan and £230,000 Ferrari GTC4Lusso.
Gareth Bale has a three-hole golf course modelled on the Postage Stamp at Troon, the Amen Corner 11th at Augusta and the 17th hole at Sawgrass, which he built for himself.
8. Andres Iniesta with a Net Worth of $120.00 Million
Barcelona club legend and midfield maestro Andres Iniesta is the 8th richest footballer in the world.
Andreas Iniesta who no longer plays for the Spain national team was one of the best midfielders in the world during his days.
Andres Iniesta is the eight richest football player in the world
Iniesta is the former Barcelona midfielder who currently plays for Japanese club Visel Kobe. He was the former captain of Barcelona before the current captain Lionel Messi.
Spending most of his career in Barcelona, Iniesta earned a weekly salary of $240,000 per week, which is around $11.5 million per year.
When he left Barcelona to join Visel Kobe, Iniesta started earning a weekly salary worth over $600,000, and that pushed his net worth high.
Iniesta also has some cool endorsement deals including UFX.com, Nissan, and Nike, which he reportedly earns around $5 million per year.
Iniesta also has the highest share of $400,000 in Albacete Football Club, a club in his country Spain.
The midfielder also owns a lovely looking house in his hometown of Fuentealbilla, Spain worth $4.6 million. The house has a swimming pool and 5 bedrooms.
Iniesta also owns a Winery in his hometown which he named Bodegas Iniesta Winery. He owns some collection of beautiful and expensive cars including Audi Q7 2013 model, Bugatti Veyron 2014 model, Audi A72014 model and others.
9. Eden Hazard with a Net Worth of $100.00 Million
Former Chelsea playmaker and currently a Real Madrid player Eden Hazard is the number 9 richest footballer in the world.
Eden Hazard is the number 9 richest footballer in the world
Eden Hazard is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and his country Belgium. Hazard who has played for Chelsea was once the highest-paid player in the club and earned an annual salary of $15.4 million.
Currently, his weekly salary with Real Madrid is over 550,000 pounds per week, and that raised his net worth to make the top ten list of the richest football players in the world.
Eden Hazard's endorsement deals include his biggest deal with Nike; others include Sina Sports, Toops and Lotus Bakeries.
The talented player also owns a big mansion in Spain worth over $12.3 million and also some collections of expensive and fine cars including Audi Q8 worth $68,200, Audi R8 V10 worth $134,000, Aston Martin Vanquish which costs as much as $264,000 and others.
10. Paul Pogba with a Net Worth of $85.00 Million
Paul Pogba is the 10th richest football player in the world and is still at a young age.
Paul Pogba is the tenth richest football player in the world
He was once the most expensive player in the world when he rejoined Manchester United from Juventus in a fee of €105 million.
His weekly salary in Manchester United is worth over £290,000 per week and has helped boost his net worth, and he also has an endorsement with Adidas which is valued at £31 million per year.
Pogba also owns a real estate company worth over £2.6 million in Cheshire and also owns different beautiful and expensive cars including Mercedes GLS 4X4, Lamborghini Aventador, Audi RS6 Power R, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Bently Flying Spur, Maserati Quattroporte, Ferrari 812 Superfast and others.
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