Footballers are some of the richest in the world of sports and we are bringing you 13 of the richest on the planet. These players are paid fortunes as basic salaries besides the endorsement and sponsorship deals they enjoy from huge corporations around the world.
Here are the 13 richest footballers in the world as at October 2018.
13. Luis Suárez- FC Barcelona – net worth £31million
According to Forbes, Luis Suárez is worth around £31million pounds, he also has sponsorship deals with Adidas and Pepsi.
12. Cesc Fàbregas – Chelsea – net worth £35 million
Fabregas gets paid by Chelsea around £8.1 million a year, he also has a Puma football boot deal that brings in cash totaling up to £35 million.
11. David Silva – Manchester City – net worth – £36 million
David pockets around £10.4 million a year from Manchester City, he also has an Adidas boot deal worth £5 million.
10. John Terry – net worth- £39 million
The legendary Chelsea defender joined Aston Villa for about £4 million a year deal and is currently worth £39 million making him the 10th richest player in the world.
9. Sergio Agüero – Manchester City – net worth £40 million
Manchester City’s forward Sergio Agüero is paid £10.4 million a year by Manchester City, apart from that he also earns an extra £14 million from endorsements and sponsorship from Puma and Pepsi.
8. Yaya Touré – Manchester City – net worth £43 million
Yaya is worth about £43 million pounds, according to reports he was earning £10.4 million a year but that was reduced by 50% because he didn’t want to leave Manchester City. He is ranked among the Top 3 richest African footballers in the world.
7. Neymar Jr- Paris Saint-Germain – net worth- £49 million
Neymar broke a world record by signing the biggest football transfer of all time.
He left FC Barcelona because they didn’t accept his request for a salary increase,he then joined Paris Saint-Germain PSG.
Neymar earns £26 million per year from that contract and apart from that,he will receives salary from his sponsors like Nike, Panasonic, Red Bull Etc
Neymar also owns his own business.
6: Gareth Bale – Real Madrid – net worth £56 million
Gareth Bale earns about £18.2 million yearly from Real Madrid and his contract is going to last till 2022.
The Welsh forward also has sponsorship deals with with Adidas, Sony, Footlocker Etc which are estimated to be worth around £9 million.
5. Eden Hazard- Chelsea FC – net worth £77 million
Chelsea pays Eden Hazard £12.4 million per year.
The blistering attacking mid-fielder is also sponsored by Nike.
4. Wayne Rooney, Everton – net worth- £93 million
Whenever you mention the name Wayne Rooney what comes to your mind is ‘Manchester United’ but the striker has long left Man U, joined everton for a year and now plays for D.C United and earns £7.8 million per year.
Rooney is Manchester United’s all time leading goal scorer.
3. Zlatan Ibrahimović – net worth- £110 million
Zlatan is among the Top 3 richest footballers in the world. He now plays for L.A Galaxy in the United States after a brief but successful stint with Manchester United. The Swedish man has a lucrative Nike contract and even patented his own name in Sweden.
2. Lionel Messi – FC Barcelona – net worth £230 million
The football god Lionel Messi is speculated to be earning about half a million every week.
He also has sponsorship deals with brands like Adidas, Pepsi, Gillette, and Turkish Airlines which translates to more money for the Argentina team captain.
Messi earns an extra £21 million from endorsements.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid – net worth £250
Cristiano Ronaldo earns £19 million a year from Real Madrid. Ronaldo has sponsors like Nike, Tag Heuer, and Armani and also his own CR7 brand which sells after shave and clothes.
There you go. Those are the richest footballers. Stay tuned to idonsabi.com for more updates.