Today football is considered to be the most famous sport on the planet, and with intense worldwide popularity, comes plenty of money. Goal.com released their annual "Goal Rich List," sometimes last year which provides a detailed look at which players make the most money and where their wealth comes from. This list considers salaries, endorsement deals, and any form of investment portfolios a player might have as well. 

Here, we list the top 10 richest footballers in the world today.

10. John Terry — net worth £39 million ($50 million).

The veteran defender left Chelsea last year for Aston Villa after a successful career at the Stamford bridge. His success there earned him a lot of money and as retirement is nearing I'm sure he pretty happy of what he has achieved financially and in football.

9.Sergio Agüero — net worth £40 million ($51 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.

8.Yaya Touré — net worth £43 million ($55 million).

Yaya Toure was at Manchester city for close to 10 years where he achieved a legendary status and has been one of their best players hence in turn being one of the highest paid by the club. Toure defied odds by signing a one-year contract extension at Manchester City. He was previously earning £10.4 million ($13.3 million) He has since then left City for Greek side Olympiakos.

7. Samuel Eto'o – Net Worth €87 Million ($95 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 has 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 Turkish side. 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.

6.Eden Hazar — net worth £77 million ($100 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.



5.Wayne Rooney — Net worth £93 million ($120 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 where he agreed to a 50% pay cut and earned around £7.8 Million. He currently plays for US club DC United The net worth of Rooney also comes through other endorsements deal with Samsung and Nike.

4.Zlatan Ibrahimovic — net worth £110 million ($141 million).
Zlatan has a huge salary at LA Galaxy which makes part of his huge net worth. According to Goal.com , he has sponsorship deals with Nivea, Xbox, Volvo, and Dressman; his investments include owning a substantial amount of property. 

3.Neymar Jr – Net worth €135 Million ($148 million).
Neymar is currently the world most expensive footballer after securing a move worth €222M from FC Barcelona to PSG. Neymar earns €8.8 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 25 years old.

2. Lionel Messi — net worth £230 million ($295 million).
Lionel Messi earns £26 million ($33.4 million) a year from his latest contract renewal with Barcelona. He also makes £21 million ($27 million) a year by endorsing brands Adidas, Pepsi, Gillette, and Turkish Airlines. With a net worth of $295 million, the Argentine forward is the second richest footballer.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Net worth €250 Million ($321.5 million).
Ronaldo is a 5 times winner of Balloon d'or which is the football's most prestigious individual award. Ronaldo earns more than €19 million ($24.4 million) each year. 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 soccer player with a most significant net worth of $321.5 million.

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