Here are the top 10 richest footballers in the world today.
10.Sergio Agüero — Net worth $80 Million
The Man city forward earns £10.4 million ($13.3 million) at Manchester City but earns even more — £14 million ($18 million) — from his sponsors, Puma and Pepsi.
9.Paul Pogba — Net worth $85 Million
Pogba signed a five-year deal with United worth a reported £290,000 per week. But, like many top sports stars, his income is heavily supplemented through commercial deals and endorsements.
According to Forbes, Pogba’s was the 5th highest paid footballer in 2018 making £23.2m ($29.5m).
In 2016, Pogba signed a 10-year sponsorship contract with Adidas reported to be worth £31m.
8. Samuel Eto’o – Net Worth $100 Million
Eto'o is one of the most decorated Africa footballers of all the time. He has won numerous individual awards raging from African footballer of year and helped his national team Cameroon win a couple of trophies.
He played for renowned clubs such as FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea and he currently plays for Qatar club Qatar SC.
It's from these European clubs he has made a lot of money plus has endorsement with PUMA worth $7 million each year. He owns Maybach Xenatec, Bugatti Veyron, etc.
7.Eden Hazard — Net worth $120 Million
Eden Hazard earns £12.4 million ($16 million) per year at Chelsea. The Belgian attacking midfielder is sponsored by Nike but also endorses trading card company Topps and Biscoff biscuit manufacturers Lotus Bakeries. Hazard is currently considered as on of the best professional footballers in the world today.
6.Gareth Bale — Net worth $140 Million
Real Madrid pays Gareth Bale $23.4 million a year. The Welsh wizard is contractually-tied to the La Liga giants until 2022. His sponsorship agreements with Adidas, Electronic Arts, Sony, and Footlocker are worth £9 million ($11.5 million) a year.
5.Wayne Rooney — Net worth $160 Million
Wayne is the richest English and also The three Lions all times top scorer. After a 12 year spell at Manchester united he moved back to his boyhood club Everton.
He currently plays for MLS club DC United where Rooney takes home an annual salary of £13m , which surpasses the £150,000 he was earning a week at Everton. The net worth of Rooney also comes through other endorsements deal with Samsung and Nike.
4.Neymar Jr – Net worth $185 Million
Neymar is currently the world most expensive footballer after securing a move worth &222M from FC Barcelona to PSG. Neymar earns &36.8 million a year apart from his many endorsement deals, which include agreements with the likes of Nike, Panasonic, Volkswagen, Red Bull, and many more. That’s not a bad haul for being only 26 years old.
3.Zlatan Ibrahimovic — Net worth $190 Million
Zlatan had a huge salary at Man United but was forced to take a pay cut after moving to MLS side LA Galaxy. Despite the pay cut his net worth is estimated to be around $190 Million. According to Goal.com , he has sponsorship deals with Nivea, Xbox, Volvo, and Dressman; his investments include owning a substantial amount of property.
2. Lionel Messi — Net worth $400 Million
Lionel Messi earns $36.4 million a year from his latest contract renewal with Barcelona. He also makes $27 million a year by endorsing brands Adidas, Gatorade, Pepsi, Gillette, and Turkish Airlines.
According to the Forbes he was 2nd highest earning athlete worldwide in 2018 making a whooping $110 million. With a net worth of $400 million, the Argentine forward is the second richest footballer.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Net worth $450 million
Ronaldo is a 5 times winner of Balloon d'or which is the football's most prestigious individual award. Ronaldo earns more than €31 Million annually at Juventus.
He makes money by endorsing renowned brands like Motorola, Nike, Armani and Tag Heuer.
Ronaldo also has his own CR7 brand which sells aftershave and clothes, according to Forbes . He is the richest Football player with a most significant net worth of $450 million.