“Football is like life: it requires perseverance, hard work, self-denial, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.”
― Vince Lombardi
A very accurate statement stated by Vince Lombardi highlights his passion for his game. Along with him, many footballers worldwide gain a considerable fanbase and earnings due to their great gameplay all over the world. If you are a footballer lover and player, this article will know more about your favorites.
Football is admired as a phenomenal sport in sports lovers’ eyes, which find it even more fascinating than cricket. As being a wealthy sport, it supports in over 200 countries with apar 250+ millions of fans all around the world. When it comes to a game, it comes along with many perks and huge wealth aura. Many footballers around the globe can earn contracts of millions of dollars from well-renowned sports associations. Here we show you a comprehensive list of the top 10 wealthiest footballers worldwide and their net worth. By the time, you will be more transparent in your mind when it comes to the world’s top richest footballers.
1. Faiq Bolkiah
Net worth: $20.00 Billion
Faiq Jefri Bolkiah, a midfielder/winger footballer, is a name that is globally known for his tremendous contribution just at the age of 22 in the game of football. This Bruneian guy has made a record to top the richest footballer in the world in 2020. He was born on 9 May 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Being a kid of a renowned royal family of the oil-rich country Bruneian, he is a confident player in football. His father, Jefri Bolkiah is honored as the Prince of Brunei, and his uncle Hassanal Bolkiah is the renowned Sultan of Brunei.
He plays for Leicester City Club and drives the captaincy of his Brunei National Team.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Net worth: $460.00 Million
This Portuguese guy is one of the best-gifted players in the world of football. He was born on 5 February 1985 as a native kid of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Christiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is the full name of Ronaldo. He was the first player who has a tremendous record of winning the Modern Trophy Five times. He is famous person in the world. He also plays for Juventus and Serie club in a forward position. Apart from the world of football, he has much involvement in promoting brands like Nike, Altice, and DAZN, which gives a massive rise in his net worth.
3. Lionel Messi
Net worth: $400.00 Million
Although he isn’t succeeding in topping the first two most prosperous footballer positions globally, He is considered the God of football by his millions of fans because of his incredible performance in his sports. His full name is Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini. He was born on 24 June 1987 as a native of Rosario, Argentina, where he started building up his football career. He has many awards by his name as Golden Ball and Golden shoe in FIFA World Youth Championship held in 2005 and Olympic Gold Medal in 2008 Summer Olympics. Apart from that, he has owned many sponsorships of various most affluent brands like Adidas, Huawei, and Mastercard.
4. Zlaton Ibrahimović
Net worth: $190.00 Million
He was born on 3 October 1981 at his native place of Malmo in Sweden. Being a Swedish Professional Footballer, he is also much known for his controversies. He is one of the fast footballers in Europe. 34 trophies and scored 540 goals are by his name. He is a player of the Swedish National team and also plays for AC Milan club. Being a top 5 most productive football player, he is also the brand ambassador of Luxurious brands Nike, Nivea, and Microsoft Xbox.
5. Neymar Jr
Net worth: $185.00 Million
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was born on 5 February 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil. In 2019 he suffered many controversies in his career because a Brazilian woman inculpates him of rape. But further, the case was being dismissed due to a lack of evidence. Being at the richest footballers’ 5th position, he has McDonald’s, Nike, and Mastercard sponsorship with it.
6. Wayne Rooney
Net worth: $160.00 Million
Wayne Mark Rooney, also known as Rooney by his fans, was born on 24 October in 1985 at Croxteth, England. At the peak of his early age, he was playing for Manchester United. Later on, now playing for England National Team and Derby County. At a very old age of 17, he started his International Career. He is very known for his highest goal-scoring record in England. His primary sponsorships deals are Samsung, Coca Cola, and EA sports with adds on with his net worth.
7. Gareth Bale
Net worth: $125.00 Million
Gareth Frank Bale is in 7th position in the most popular wealthiest footballers. He was born on 16 July 1989 at Cardiff in Wales. The main score of Bale is 33 international goals, which is the highest goal scorer in wales. He is recently playing for Real Madrid and Wales National team. Apart from his net worth, he has many sponsorship deals with Nissan, Konami, and Adidas. $413k per week is a hefty estimation of his net worth.
8. Andres Iniesta
Net worth: $120.00 Million
Andres Iniesta has a full name as Andres Iniesta Lujan, born on 11 May 1984 in his antive town Fuentealbilla, Spain. He stood at number 8 on the topmost richest footballers in the world. Currently, he is playing for Spain National Team and Vissel Kobe club. He has a sponsorship deal with Asics and a winery named Minuto 16.
9. Edan Hazard
Net worth: $100.00 Million
Eden Michael Hazard is the full name of Hazard. As a Belgium guy, he was born on 7 January 1991 at La Louviere, Belgium, in his native place. He looks out for the captaincy of the Belgium National Team and also a part of the Real Madrid club in a current contract of 5 years. With approx. $100 as net worth, he signed many sponsorship deals with Electronic Arts, Topps, and Nike.
10. Paul Pogba
Net worth: $85.00 Million
Paul Labile Pogba, the full name of Pogba, was born on 15 March 1993 at Lagny-Sur-Marne in France. He is currently a player of the France national team. He also plays for Manchester United Club. Under his captaincy, France won the FIFA under 20 World Cup. During that tournament, he was also honored as the best player of the tournament. Along with the net worth of approx $85, he has a sponsorship deal with Adidas.