Who is the richest football player 2019
Today football is considered to be the most famous sport on the planet, and with intense worldwide popularity, comes plenty of money. This article gives a detailed look at which players make the most money and where their wealth comes from. 
Here are the top 10 richest footballers in the world today.

10.Sergio Agüero — Net worth $80 Million

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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. Mesut Ozil -  Net worth $100 million

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Mesut Özil is a 30-year-old German football player who currently serves as an attacking midfielder on Turkey's 
Fenerbahçe team. In early 2018, the player renewed his contract with Arsenal and boosted his pay, earning $23.7 million. Additionally, he earns $6.5 million in endorsements and sponsorships.He boasts deals with Adidas, Mercedes Benz and Beats by Dre.

7. Andreas Iniesta - Net worth $86 million

The former FC Barcelona captain has an estimated net worth of $86 million,  this is thanks to an extensive career at Camp nou. According to Forbes he was the 5th best paid player in the world 2019 taking home $32.5 million. He currently plays for Japanese side Vissel Kobe. After moving to Kobe, the player ended his long-running sponsorship with Nike and signed on with Asics and also endorses Mikakus. He earns $2.5 million in sponsorships total. He also earns extra income from Bodega Iniesta, his winery in Albacete, Spain

6.Eden Hazard — Net worth $120 Million

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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.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.

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

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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 $460 million

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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.

 
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